By Prince Golez
There is no way the country can reclaim the West Philippine Sea without any bloodshed, according to President Rodrigo Duterte.
In a televised speech, Duterte said the Philippines can retake the disputed sea region only by force.
“The issue of the West Philippine Sea remains to be a question forever until such time that we can take it back. Ang akin yan is walang iba giyera lang,” according to the Chief Executive.
“If we promote a war against China and America, puwede siguro madalian, pero, at what cost to us? Yan ang problema,” he said.
“You know the cost of war, and if we go there and really to fire out and to assert jurisdiction, I said, it would be bloody. It would result in a violence that we cannot maybe win,” he added.