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China offers PH P500M worth of military equipment to fight terror

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By Genalyn Kabiling

China has offered more than P500 million worth of military equipment to augment the Philippine arsenal in battling Islamic State-linked militants.

President Duterte has expressed gratitude to China for the latest military assistance especially in time of the country’s need during the turnover ceremony held in Clark, Pampnaga.

President Rodrigo Duterte checks the scope of one of the sniper rifles given by the Republic of China as part of their urgent military assistance to the Phiippines during its turnover ceremony at the Clark Airbase in Mabalacat, Pampanga on Wednesday.  (JAY GANZON / MANILA BULLETIN)

President Rodrigo Duterte checks the scope of one of the sniper rifles given by the Republic of China as part of their urgent military assistance to the Phiippines during its turnover ceremony at the Clark Airbase in Mabalacat, Pampanga on Wednesday.
(JAY GANZON / MANILA BULLETIN)

“To (China) Ambassador Zhao (Jianhua), please relate our sincerest thanks to President Xi Jinping and the government of the People’s Republic of China for its military aid package I will receive today in behalf of the Philippine government,” the President said.

“This is not only to strengthen our country’s commitment to support each other during times of need, but also highlights the dawn of a new era in Philippine-Chinese relations,” he added.

The President recalled that when he visited China last year, the two governments agreed on the need to address the threat of terrorism and piracy in Mindanao. He said Beijing expressed willingness to “unconditionally help” the Philippines, which he considered a “sign of goodwill.”

“Seven months after my visit, terrorist groups advocating the Daesh ideology launched a rebellion in Marawi City. Our troops valiantly fought to retake the city. China reiterated its offer to help,” he said.

“As a result, our governments formally entered into two agreements where China committed to turnover 590 million pesos worth of military equipment to help in our campaign against ISIS-inspired terrorists holding up in Marawi,” he added.

In his second trip to China last May, Duterte revealed that he asked for Xi’s help, particularly in the procurement of firearms for government troops amid the “rebellion” threat, and the Chinese leader agreed to his request.

Duterte earlier said he had a complete picture of the threat posed by the IS militants in Marawi before he even declared martial law in Mindanao last May 23 while visiting Moscow, Russia.

“Sabi ko, ‘I would need more arms.’ And true enough to his word, President Xi Jinping and China, and with the assurance of His Excellency the Ambassador assured me that the arms would be coming shortly. And I was glad when I was informed a few weeks ago that it was on its way here,” he said.

“Mr. Ambassador, please accept my gratitude in behalf of the Filipino people,” he said.

Duterte said the military weapons donated by China would be equally divided among the government security forces.

“It will pass inventory by the DND then it will be equally divided as needed by our security forces and that would be our military and the police,” he said.

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  • Dutertard

    Un na un??? 500 Million in peso pa??? eh putcha soli nyo na yan.. ang Amerika nagbibigay 500 BILLION in DOLLARS.. yan in PESO.. UTANG PA!!!! GAGO TLGA presidente naten.. binibigyan ka ng BILLION DOLLARS.. AYA MO>. GUSTO IN PESO NA UTANG PA NA CHINA MAKIKINABANG>> NA UNG KAAPUAPUHAN MO SA TUHOD AT KAPUTAPUTAHAN MO NAGBABAYAD NG UTANG SA CHINA>> BUMABAB KNA LECHE KA!

    • Dutertard

      LILINAWIN KO LNG>. SA BUONG KASAYSAYAN NG REPUBLIC OF CHINA..

      HND PA SILA NAGBIGAY NG KAHIT ANUNG TULONG SA AKAHIT ANUNG BANSA>> LAHAT NG LUMABAS S TREASURY NILA AY UTANG>.. KAYA LINAWIN NYO MABUTI YANG BINIBIGAY NG MGA HAYUP NA AYAN.. MALINAW NA BINEBENTA TAU NI DUTERTE> SOURCE… THE UN REPORTS…

      • Harold Isaac Barrios

        Sadyang malabo na ang mga mata mo — ALL CAPS ka sumulat para mabasa mo habang nagsusulat.

        Sa labo ng mga mata mo, hindi mo makita ang tunay na Political sitwasyon ng Pilipinas.

        Mag-saing kana!

        • Noel Lection

          Hindi kumakain ng kanin yan, bato yata kinakain ng tuta. Ang tanong nga ay bakit galit sila na pi

        • Dutertard

          IKAW SADYANG BULAG KA.. BINEBENTA KNA NI DUTERTE SA CHINESE.. MAKA DUTERTE KAPA RIN.. PUNTA KA MALAKANYANG SALSALIN MO CYA HANGGANG MATUWA CYA SAU.. GUNGGONG!!

          • TemplarKnight

            Mga nakuhang bayaran ng LP mukhang mga mumurahin na ksi yung mga
            reasoning pang estero na.hahaha!#PantawidGutom#Tinipid#Nakamura.fg

      • TemplarKnight

        Mga nakuhang bayaran ng LP mukhang mga mumurahin na ksi yung mga
        reasoning pang estero na.hahaha!#PantawidGutom#Tinipid#Nakamura.ss

    • krisaquinomalandimarquez

      ahh sino kalaban mo ulol na yellow tae?lol

      • Dutertard

        ahhh mag salsal kna lng.. nakikilam kpa dito wla kna nmn alam kundi magsalsal

        • TemplarKnight

          Mga nakuhang bayaran ng LP mukhang mga mumurahin na ksi yung mga
          reasoning pang estero na.hahaha!#PantawidGutom#Tinipid#Nakamura.ASS

          • Dutertard

            Ah ganun ba kau?? BAyaran?? Bayaran kita.. mas malaki sa offer ni Duterte.. Salsalin mo bayag ni DUterte maghapaon hanggang maupod bayag nya.. Bwahahahaa!

        • krisaquinomalandimarquez

          ahhh mag salsal kna lng.. nakikilam kpa dito wla kna nmn alam kundi magsalsal lol

          • Dutertard

            salsalin mo bayag mong pendeho ka hanggang maupod bayag mo .. GUNGGONG

          • krisaquinomalandimarquez

            chupain ang idol mong si trillanes na gaya mong isa lang ang bayag lol

          • Dutertard

            wag mo pagpantasyahan sa kwarto mo si DUterte.. punta ka Malakanyang chupain mo cya doon gawin mo mouthwash tamod nya.. GUNGGONG!!

          • krisaquinomalandimarquez

            ok abnoy mongoloid

          • Dutertard

            pre, libog na libog kna.. salsalin mo na si Duterte para mairaos mo na un..

    • Harold Isaac Barrios

      Hoy “Dutertard”! – Kung magsasalita ka, ilabas mo tunay na pangalan mo at mukha – katulad ko. Duwag! Palibhasa, nasira na ni Duterte ang raket mong shabu at sugalan!

      • Dutertard

        eto address ko: #326 Maya st., Isla Puting Bato, Tondo Manila
        sigaw ka lng ng labas matapang jan.. un ay ung matapang ka tlga at handang hindi na umuwe sa inyo..

        • MAGNETIC LEVITATION

          Hahahaha.. This is the troll teams company address..

          • Dutertard

            punta lng matapang jan.. tsaka ung gusto

          • MAGNETIC LEVITATION

            I’ll give the address to the Police, so it’ll be raided. It seems you are high daily.

          • Dutertard

            Well Go Ahead.. I will wait for you.. High Daily?? ulol! kontra lng kay DUterte High na agad??? yan ang malaking halimbawa bkt kau ay mga GUNGGONG!!

          • TemplarKnight

            Mga nakuhang bayaran ng LP mukhang mga mumurahin na ksi yung mga
            reasoning pang estero sna.hahaha!#PantawidGutom#Tinipid#Nakamura.WWW

          • Dutertard

            MGa Reply ni Templar paulit ulit.. mukang wlang alam utak nito kundi ulit ulitin ang reply

          • TemplarKnight

            Mga nakuhang bayaran ng LP mukhang mga mumurahin na ksi yung mga
            reasoning pang estero na.hahaha!#PantawidGutom#Tinipid#Nakamura.ss

          • Dutertard

            hahahaha cge ulitin mo lng.. mapagkakamalan kang spammer

        • TemplarKnight

          Mga nakuhang bayaran ng LP mukhang mga mumurahin na ksi yung mga
          reasoning pang estero na.hahaha!#PantawidGutom#Tinipid#Nakamura.sss

    • MAGNETIC LEVITATION

      Attention: wag patulan..Kulang sa edukasyon. 😀

      • Dutertard

        Attention: Wag patulan so Magnetic Levitation.. Bakla. taga salsal ni DUterte ;0

        • TemplarKnight

          Mga nakuhang bayaran ng LP mukhang mga mumurahin na ksi yung mga
          reasoning pang estero na.hahaha!#PantawidGutom#Tinipid#Nakamura.
          er

    • TemplarKnight

      Mga nakuhang bayaran ng LP mukhang mga mumurahin na ksi yung mga
      reasoning pang estero na.hahaha!#PantawidGutom#Tinipid#Nakamura.

  • Constitutional_Rights

    US just handed anti-terror weapons to PH government worth $150 Million (not peso) despite of DuDirty’s negative rapport against US forces in PH under mutual defense agreement. China is expecting more return of investment other than shoal island given free by DuDirty, perhaps more islands and control of PH military.

    • MAGNETIC LEVITATION

      US giving xxx , China giving xxx, Australia giving xxx .. Diplomacy at work.. Diplomacy..
      It’s working.. unlike your yellow president… hahaha

      With all your Constitutional knowledge one would think you knew better.. Hahaha

      Offering the shoal for free..

      • Constitutional_Rights

        I don’t have time from your sarcasm.

        • MAGNETIC LEVITATION

          Hahahaha.. Make comments and can’t even support it. so typical of you yellows.

    • runningchillipepper .

      Isa lang ang ibig sabihin nyan, ang US di maka get over sa pilipinas lalo nat si Duterte anf presidente, may balak kasi ang US sa Asia dati, ung ‘Pivot to Asia’ plan nila. kaya kahit mura murahin sila ni Duterte, magdodonate pa rin yan, gusto ng US na mapansin sila ni Duterte kasi natatakot sila na lalong magiging malakas ang China sa Asia.. at isa pa, silat na silat ang presidente natin. kaya inaamo amo sya ng US.

      • Constitutional_Rights

        Naintidahan ko ang political and military strategy ng US kahit na minumura ni DuDirty pero ang hindi ko nagustuhan ay ang presidente ng Pilipinas na dapat ehemplo ng Filipinos at Asian countries ang naging galamay ng intsik. Ang Pilipinas enjoys democracy simula pa noong araw pero ang problema ngayon ay ang istilo ni DuDirty na naging miyembro ng CPP as public knowledge at manipulasyon ng mga gulo ng muslim rebels sa Mindanao para makapag declare siya ng martial law na matagal na niyang gawin. Ang drug wars niya ay hindi sapat para mag declare ng martial law pero ang rebelyon ng mga ‘MUSLIM REBELS’ ay sapat na para sabihin niya sa Filpinos na credible threat to national security kaya puwede siyang mag declare ng martial law.

  • James O Sullivan

    MRT? Fire engines? ….. The chinese standard is set. Cheap trade though – all those islands for just $10mil worth of guns.

    • tarikan

      Never mind the islands/islets/shoals. The mineral resources underneath our EEZ might be worth the GDP of China. That’s what they (pucking Chinese) are coveting for.

  • Mr. Troliling

    Mr. President, please ensure non of those weapons would be sold to our enemies by unscrupulous military officers.

  • tarikan

    Kopyang-kopya ang M16 ng US ah! Ang bala kaya 100% pumuputok, walang mentis? Puputok pa kaya yan after few dozen rounds? Nasaan na yung order ni Pres. El Guapo na fleet of jetski? Nagamit na sana yun sa blockade ng Lake Lanao.

  • LongLive

    UNCONSTITUTIONAL daw ito sabi ng mga dilawan…

    hahahahahaa… nakakatawa talaga pag nagsalita ang mga dilawan.. mga tanga kasi…

  • hotmate62

    MADALING MASIRA AT MAG JAM LAGI ANG ARMAS NG CHINA LALO ANG CHINESE TYPE 56 AK47 BECAUSE I HAVE TRIED IT AT CRAME’S SHOOTING RANGE…BUTI PA ARMAS NG AMERIKANO AT ISRAEL MADE AY MAAASAHAN!

    • runningchillipepper .

      eh halos lahat ng produktong kinukunsumo mo ay Made in China.

      • hotmate62

        KAYA NGA MADALING MASIRA KASI MADE IN CHINA HIJO

  • Simon

    The bottom line here is bribery to silence the PH claim in disputed WPS. So the more the PH accept any financial support from CHINA, the more the occupied islands gradually sell to China. This is how sales works.

    • runningchillipepper .

      Ok lang, basta mawala ang mga ISIS na yan.

      • Simon

        Correct! Chinese will help in eradicating the ISIS on which DU30 will give high regards to them. Unknowingly, Chinese occupy the PH in a very simple way without bringing war.

  • Kevin Poponi

    Wala magdonate or benta ng tanke maski yung luma na T-72 from the Soviet bloc or lumang T79 model from China… pang bunker buster lang sa Marawi – di naman tayo kasi magbigyan ng Merika ng M60A. Di na uubra sa (mexican) standoff situation na yang mga wheeled fighting vehicles natin kasi sa isang sniper round lang – immobilized ang tropa natin. Mobility is victory pa naman.

  • hotmate62

    I
    WOULD RATHER BE FRIENDS TO ARROGANT AMERICANS WHO SINCE THEN ARE
    HELPING OUR COUNTRY SPECIALLY DURING CALAMATIES LIKE YOLANDA THAN TO BE
    FRIENDS WITH THE FUCKING COMMUNIST CHINA WHO ARE INVADING OUR
    “SOVEREIGN” ISLANDS AND SEA!! NEVER NEVER TRUST THE
    FUCKING COMMUNIST CHINA AND RUSSIA!! EVEN IN MY AGE (56) I AM STILL
    READY TO DEFEND AND DIE FOR MY COUNTRY AGAINST THOSE COMMIES…EVEN
    TODAY IF I SAW ANY COMMIES IN OUR SOIL I WILL SURELY SHOOT THOSE
    BASTARDS ON SIGHT! …KAYA NGA UMIWAS ANG CHINESE NAVY SA MANILA AT
    NAGPUNTA SILA SA DAVAO DAHIL FRIEND SILA NI S.O.B. DIGONG! LAST MONTH AT
    ZAMBOANGA PHILIPPINE MARINE GENERAL SALAMAT ACCEPTED THE HUGE ARMAMENTS
    GIVEN BY US GOVERNMENT FOR FREE TO HELP OUR AFP FOR MARAWI
    CONFLICT…GEN SALAMAT EVEN TOLD OUR TROOPS AND MEDIA TO IGNORE THE
    TIRADES AND ARROGANCE OF S.O.B. DUTERTE TO THE GOOD AMERICANS BECAUSE
    ANYWAY THEY ARE HELPING OUR COUNTRY. ITS TRUE..THAT NOT ALL AFP GENERALS
    AND SOLDIERS ARE SUPPORTING DUTERTE’S WRONG FOREIGN POLICY. THANK YOU
    FOR THE HELP AND GOD BLESS USA!