President Duterte has a “good feeling” that the Philippines will be “OK” with China as long as the Filipinos do not make the Chinese froth at the mouth by claiming Scarborough Shoal.
“I have a good feeling that we will be OK with them. But first let’s not touch the Scarborough Shoal issue because we cannot win that, Even if we get angry, we’ll just be putting on airs. We can’t beat [China]. We’ll ask them to allow our fishermen to [return] to their traditional fishing ground in Scarborough,”
Mr. Duterte gave P10 million in seed money for livelihood projects of coconut farmers in Lamitan and Isabel towns whose farms had been ravaged by cocolisap.
He also handed out 70 motorized, fiber glass fishing boats; seven farm tractors; rice and corn seedlings and fertilizer.