No need for translation?
Does President Duterte speak Chinese? We took a good look at the picture on page A7 where the news, “PH, China pursue dev’t of energy sources in sea” (11/21/18), appeared.
On the Philippine side, he seemed to be the only one not wearing a headphone (for translation from Chinese to English).
Note that on the China side, no one is wearing a headphone. They are all apparently English-literate but prefer to speak Chinese.
Or did President Duterte care at all what the Chinese were talking about — because he already knows from the cockles of his heart that the Chinese will always be generous to us and never betray us? Help!
MARIA MARGARITA AYTONA,
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