Watch: Chinese Reporter Asks President Duterte in Tagalog During China Visit (Cute Video)
A female Chinese reporter tried her best to speak Tagalog when she asked President Rodrigo Duterte during his visit in China. And although there a lot of Chinese people in the Philippines who can speak Tagalog fluently, it is always a pride for us to hear foreigners speaking Tagalog, especially when talking to a president. Watch the cute video below.
“Magandang magandang gabi po, Ginoong Pangulo. Ito po si Chei ng China Radio International (Filipino service). Chinese po ako, pero marunong ako mag Pilipino….” The female Chinese reporter told President Duterte. Note, however that we are not sure if got her name correctly. Nevertheless, she said they have Philippine studies program.
“So, yung nakalungkot po na nabanggit nyo balita hinggil sa bagyong Lawin, pero sa tingin ko po, maraming beses na may ganitong karanasan ang mga Pinoy, yun sa, naniniwala po akong matagumpayan po kayo ng, ng ano, ng kalamidad na ito. Mabuhay po ang Pilipinas!” She added, who later spoke in English as suggested by President Duterte.
Shortly, the Chinese reporter asked President Duterte about his plan of having an independent foreign policy, especially on how can he enhance the China-Philippines relationship. For his reply, President Duterte admitted that the Philippines has always been allied with the US, and confessed that he is more articulate in English than in Tagalog.
In addition, President Duterte said that the US has been making black propaganda through movies, history books, and others. He also said that China was portrayed as the “bad guy” during the Cold War. However, he said he cannot blame the Filipino for being so inclined with the West. But now that he is the president, he will try to be friends with China.
In related news, President Duterte has just announced his separation with the US. “I will not go to America any more. We will just be insulted there. So time to say goodbye my friend.” He said in his speech in Beijing, after a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. He is also set to sign a $13.5-billion deal with China, and will return to the Philippines this Friday, October 21.