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  • Trump says he liked Duterte ‘very much’, pours in $101 M (Rebuild ISIS destroyed city)

    11/16/2017 8:33:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Manila Bulletin ^ | November 17, 2017 | Argyll Cyrus Geducos and Ben R. Rosario
    Malacañang said President Duterte has earned the trust of United States (US) President Donald Trump after the White House announced it was pouring in $101.3 million (about P5.1 billion) to support the initiatives of the Duterte administration. In a statement issued Wednesday upon Trump’s return, the White House said the US government pledged the amount to support the rehabilitation of Marawi City, the country’s counter-terrorism efforts, and the administration’s drug war. According to the White House statement, of the $101.3 million, $14.3 million (P750 million) will be for the rehabilitation of Marawi City; $85 million for counter terrorism-related equipments, training...
  • Philippines Pres. Duterte felt insulted by Trudeau bringing up extrajudicial killings

    11/14/2017 10:30:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Interakasyon ^ | 11/14/2017 | By Camille A. Aguinaldo
    President Rodrigo Duterte disclosed late Tuesday night that he did not bother to dignify Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s mention of extra judicial killings irritants and related human rights issues at the sidelines of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. President Duterte described the brief exchange with Trudeau as “a personal and official insult” to him. “I said that I will not explain. It angers me when you are a foreigner and you do not know exactly what is happening in this country,” the president explained during a press briefing after the ASEAN Summit ended. “You don’t...
  • Joint Statement between the United States of America and the Republic of the Philippines

    11/13/2017 9:46:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The White House ^ | November 13, 2017
    U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte met in Manila, Philippines on November 13, 2017, to discuss a broad range of shared interests and priorities. Both leaders praised the enduring United States-Philippines Alliance, built on a strong foundation of shared values, sacrifices, and history, and bolstered by common interests, people-to-people ties, and full respect for legal and diplomatic processes. They pledged to expand cooperation and reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening the bilateral alliance—a 70-year partnership that has stood the test of time and ensures both countries’ mutual security and contributes to regional peace, stability, and economic prosperity....
  • Trump And Duterte Bond At Asia Summit

    11/13/2017 8:32:44 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 2 replies
    reuters.com ^ | NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    Trump and Duterte seem to have warmed to each other after meeting for the first time on Saturday at an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) group meeting in Vietnam. On Sunday, Duterte crooned hit Filipino love song “Ikaw” (You) at a gala dinner for summit leaders in Manila, saying it was on “the orders” of Trump. One of the song’s verses, translated from Filipino, begins: “You are the light in my world, a half of this heart of mine”. “Ladies and gentlemen, I sang uninvited, upon the orders of the commander in chief of the United States,” Duterte said later, according...
  • Philippines is bringing out the red carpet for President Trump.

    11/12/2017 8:04:28 AM PST · by hapnHal · 17 replies
    12 Oct 17 | hapnHal
    Months before Trump was elected, Rodrigo Duterte proved the strength of anti-establishment populism in the Philippines by taking the presidency in a campaign filled with black-and-white promises to wipe out crime by killing drug pushers. And when his administration did indeed start killing hundreds of suspected drug pushers and alleged addicts, US-Philippine relations – historically one of the strongest alliances in Asia – plummeted. At its lowest point, Duterte called former president Barack Obama a “son of a whore” for criticising his human rights record. For Trump, however, the Philippines is bringing out the red carpet.
  • Duterte to ask Trump to return historic spoils of war taken in 1901

    11/12/2017 4:45:49 AM PST · by DFG · 95 replies
    CBS News ^ | 11/11/2017 | JILLIAN HUGHES, JACQUELINE ALEMANY
    When Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sits down for his first face-to-face bilateral meeting with President Trump on Monday in Manila, he will come to the table with an unusual request. Duterte wants the United States to return war trophies seized more than 100 years ago: three historic church bells that were taken from the Philippine village of Balangiga after a bloody clash during the Philippine-American War. In 1899, fighting broke out between U.S. troops and Filipino nationalists after Spain ceded control of the Philippines to the U.S. following Spain's defeat in the Spanish-American War. The nationalists seized control of the...
  • They shoot drug users in the streets…

    11/11/2017 3:53:48 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Sharyl Attlisson.com ^ | November 10,2017 | Sharyl Attlisson
    Sunday on Full Measure, we have an incredible cover story from The Philippines where President Duterte is drawing international attention for his radical tactics in fighting drug crimes and Islamic extremist terrorism: he has given the green light for police and ordinary citizens to shoot down drug dealers–and users–in the streets without trial. And he’s installed martial law in the troubled southern region where ISIS is said to be moving in. We’ll talk to President Duterte’s vocal opponents and also some of his supporters as he enjoys popularity ratings that are the envy of any national leader.
  • ISIS Defeated in the Philippines - Duterte says Marawi is militant-free

    10/17/2017 8:33:43 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 51 replies
    BBC ^ | 17 Oct 2017 | BBC
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared the city of Marawi "liberated" from militants, even as fighting continues... Mr Duterte's declaration came a day after the army said they had killed top militants Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute. The two men led the Abu Sayyaf and Maute groups which formed part of the insurgency in Marawi. Both groups have pledged allegiance to, or have links to, IS.
  • Trump to meet with Philippine's President Duterte during Asia trip in November

    10/17/2017 9:00:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/17/2017
    President Donald Trump will ask U.S. allies to pressure North Korea on its nuclear program in an upcoming trip to the Asia-Pacific region. He'll also meet with controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Trump has praised Duterte for his deadly war on drugs that has left thousands dead, according to a leaked transcript of an April phone call. In December, Duterte said that in a phone call, Mr. Trump praised his anti-drug crackdown. "He wishing me success in my campaign on the drug problem," Duterte said. As of August, the operation has slaughtered over 7,000 drug users, according to Human Rights...
  • US relations 'strong and irreversible,' says Philippine official ahead of Trump trip

    10/03/2017 8:20:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    MENA FN ^ | October 3, 2017
    'President Trump will definitely receive a very warm welcome in Manilla,' Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano in a statement on Saturday. 'President Trump's visit underscores the improving relations between the Philippines and the United States, which no less than Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told me is on an upward vector,' the statement added. The comments come after Cayetano met with Tillerson last Wednesday in Washingotn to discuss strengthening the longtime links between the two nations. Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte drew in Chinese and Russian media last week when he asserted the importance of the Philippine-US security alliance,...
  • Philippine President Duterte Thanks Trump For Helping Him Hammer ISIS

    09/29/2017 1:40:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/29/2017 | Ryan Pickrell
    The president of the Philippines is singing America’s praises for its assistance in the fight against the Islamic State — the exact opposite of what was being said around this time last year. Muslim militants with direct ties to ISIS overran Marawi, a city in the southern Philippines, in late May. Since the radicals first raised the black ISIS standard above the city four months ago, hundreds, possibly thousands, of people have been killed, and hundreds of thousands have been displaced. Efforts to liberate the city from the radical Islamic terrorists are ongoing. The Trump administration has been, from the...
  • Honeylet attends Melania’s UN luncheon in New York (De facto Philippine First Lady)

    09/22/2017 6:32:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Manila Times ^ | September 23, 2017 | Llanesca T. Panti, TMT
    CIELITO “Honeylet” Avanceña, common-law wife of President Rodrigo Duterte, attended the United Nations General Assembly luncheon hosted by the First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump. The Davao businesswoman was spotted in a video posted by the White House during the UN luncheon on Thursday, wherein Mrs. Trump called for the protection of children victims of “drug addition, bullying, poverty, disease, trafficking, illiteracy or hunger.” Malacañang, however, has yet to give clear details about Avanceña’s trip to New York. The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs said Avanceña was invited to attend the side meetings of the UN General Assembly...
  • Philippines' Duterte asks head of human rights agency - 'Are you a paedophile?'

    09/16/2017 10:26:35 AM PDT · by DFG · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/16/2017 | Reuters
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday asked the head of the country’s Commission on Human Rights (CHR) if he was a paedophile for focusing on the killing of teenagers in the government’s bloody war on drugs. Duterte also suggested to lawmakers using CHR’s proposed 678 million pesos budget to buy the police body cameras if they don’t want to restore funding for the agency, which he has clashed with repeatedly over his anti-drugs campaign. The CHR requested a budget of 1.72 billion pesos for 2018, but the government proposed 678 million instead. Duterte’s allies in the lower house of Congress...
  • Philippines President Duterte Gives Military Approval to Bomb Mosques

    09/01/2017 9:50:19 AM PDT · by davikkm · 51 replies
    The people love President Duterte. They support his war on drug dealers and Islamic terroritsts. The global elites hate him. He will not conform to their global vision for the Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte this week announced his approval to bomb mosques in Marawi. Islamic terrorists stormed the city in May. The radicals ransacked churches, murdered innocents and destroyed Christian churches.
  • Philippines may get $433-M grant from US next year

    08/20/2017 6:14:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Philippine Star ^ | August 19, 2017 | Helen Flores and Mary Grace Padin
    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines may receive grants amounting to $433 million from the United States’ Millennium Challenge Corp. (MCC) starting next year owing to apparent improvements in governance and other key indicators. In a report released last Wednesday, the MCC included the Philippines in a list of candidate-countries under the “low income” category eligible to receive assistance for 2018. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III welcomed the development. But should the MCC decide to push through with the grant­, he said the Philippine government would still need to go over the conditions set by the agency under the compact and...
  • After raging and swearing at US, Philippines' Duterte tells Tillerson 'I'm your humble friend'

    08/08/2017 1:40:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Business Insider via Reuters ^ | 08/08/2017 | Karen Lema, Reuters
    MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte called himself a "humble friend" of the United States on Monday, taking a break from his notorious hostility towards Washington to grant a warm reception to visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Duterte's often profanity-laden tirades against the United States has become his trademark during his year-old presidency, but he appeared happy to meet Tillerson, who was in Manila to attend a regional security meeting dominated by North Korea's missile tests, and maritime squabbles. "I am happy to see you ... and you have come at a time when the world is...
  • Now We’re Sending Planes And Drones To The Philippines

    08/07/2017 7:23:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/07/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    With all of the unrest going on in other parts of the world this summer (North Korea, Venezuela, Turkey, Syria, etc.), it’s not too surprising if we miss some of the stories coming out of the Philippines. But they’ve got their own share of troubles to worry about. Their new president has been raising eyebrows around the world with his war on drugs, which sometimes entails killing the occasional mayor of a smaller city, as well as some external threats as well. But they remain one of our allies, at least for now, and you take your friends where...
  • ‘I’ve seen America, it’s lousy’: Duterte vows never to visit US

    07/22/2017 2:40:49 PM PDT · by plain talk · 55 replies
    RT.com ^ | 7-21-2017 | RT.com
    Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has fired back at US senators who criticized abuses during his ‘war on drugs.’ While the US lawmakers opposed any possible trip by Duterte to America, the leader said he had no intention of visiting the “lousy” country. “There will never be a time that I will go to America during my term, or even thereafter,” Duterte said on Friday, as quoted by Reuters. The Philippine leader was also surprised that the senators would think he was willing to go to the US. “I've seen America and it's lousy,” Duterte said.
  • The CIA’s Cloddish ISIS Attack on Philippine President Duterte

    06/30/2017 8:12:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Covert Geopolitics ^ | 06/28/2017 | F. William Engdahl
    The only word I find for it is cloddish. I refer to the latest CIA-instigated attempt to initiate regime change against outspoken Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. The so-called ISIS terror attack in the minerals-rich southern Philippines island of Mindanao, a predominately Muslim part of the mostly Christian nation of 100 million people, took place literally in the midst of President Duterte’s talks in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Duterte-Putin talks in turn followed Duterte’s attendance in Beijing on May 15 for the first New Silk Road or Belt Road Forum. America’s colonial asset since 1898 was clearly walking...
  • Philippines Likely To Buy Super Tucanos

    06/30/2017 5:41:12 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    AIN online ^ | June 29, 2017 | Chen Chuanren
    The Embraer Super Tucano is the sole compliant bidder for a Philippines Air Force (PAF) requirement for a new close air support (CAS) aircraft. The PAF has prioritized CAS and air to ground munitions procurement as a result of the takeover by Muslim extremist insurgents of the city of Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao. An Embraer spokesperson said the company is committed to fulfilling the requirement. The PAF is seeking six aircraft for CAS to complement, and eventually replace its aging fleet of OV-10 Bronco twin turboprops. The Broncos have recently flown missions over Marawi, dropping 500-pound Mk...