Secretary, ditong Red Cross huwag kang mag-alala mabayaran ‘to. We are just looking for a way to present the solution to sa COA pati sa Budget.
Do not worry. We will pay. It will take time but we will pay. We’ll look for the money. Hindi naman marami but ang priorities natin dito is really medical — medical at treatment, medical attention. Iyon ang ano natin. So alam ko na itong bayad na ito. Mabayaran ito in a short while. Do not worry.
Magre-report lang po ako sa mga iilang bagay. Iyong Red Cross kasi hindi nabayaran doon sa testing sa COVID. So ang problema nito Red Cross is threatening to, I do not know, but I do not think Senator Gordon would have in his mind to stop. They have — they would continue.
But what I’m really trying to say is we will pay. Sabihin ko kay Senator Gordon, because he heads the Red Cross, na babayaran ko ‘to. Money has always been a problem everywhere, lalo na mga gobyerno.
So dumaan tayo nang malaking gastos at we are trying to make both ends meet. Ika nga kung parang lastiko talagang ini — binabanat natin nang husto kung — ‘yung resources natin.
~ President Rodrigo Roa Duterte