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  • Fil-Am Republicans ready for a Donald Trump presidency

    07/22/2016 10:45:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Asian Journal ^ | July 22, 2016 | Christina Oriel
    CLEVELAND — The four-day Republican National Convention came to a close on Thursday night, July 21, with Donald J. Trump “humbly and gracefully” accepting the party’s nomination for president. The 70-year-old real estate billionaire and TV personality delivered a speech that clocked in at 1 hour and 16 minutes, laying out his plans on issues like immigration, national security and job creation. “People who work hard but no longer have a voice — I am your voice,” Trump said, promising to repair Americans’ faith in government leadership. Over a year after controversially announcing his candidacy, Trump was formally named the...
  • Remembering Mount Pinatubo 25 Years Ago: Mitigating a Crisis

    07/20/2016 9:05:03 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 10 replies
    USGS ^ | 6/13/2016 | USGS
    The world’s largest volcanic eruption to happen in the past 100 years was the June 15, 1991, eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines. Bursts of gas-charged magma exploded into umbrella ash clouds, hot flows of gas and ash descended the volcano’s flanks and lahars swept down valleys. The collaborative work of scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) saved more than 5,000 lives and $250 million in property by forecasting Pinatubo's 1991 climactic eruption in time to evacuate local residents and the U.S. Clark Air Force Base that happened to...
  • Philippines' Palawan named World’s Best Island for the second time

    07/18/2016 6:20:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Gulf News Destinations ^ | July 18, 2016
    An island province in the Philippines likened by Hollywood A-listers as "Emerald City" and "the most beautiful place" on the planet has been named the world's best island yet again. Palawan first received the distinction in 2013 after being voted the "Best Island in the World" on international magazine Travel & Leisure. This year, Palawan topped the list with a score of 93.71. Voters described Palawan as “every beach lover’s dream destination.” Palawan is known for its crystal blue waters, amazing dive spots, and a plethora of picturesque views. No wonder the island paradise has drawn a string of Hollywood...
  • Beijing sends nuclear capable H-6K bomber over Scarborough Shoal in new South China Sea escalation

    07/18/2016 6:05:02 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 38 replies
    News Corp Australia Network ^ | JULY 18, 2016 | Jamie Seidel
    BEIJING has sent the US a message in the skies above the South China Sea: Anything you can do, we can do too. It’s just flown a nuclear-capable bomber over Scarborough Shoal. The United States has conducted several B-52 bomber ‘freedom of navigation’ flights over the contested waterway in recent months, along with flights by surveillance and patrol aircraft. Beijing on Friday returned the favour. The People’s Liberation air force (PLAAF) at the weekend released photographs of one of its newest H-6K long-range nuclear-capable bombers overflying Scarborough Shoal on China’s Weibo social media service. The aircraft, based on a 1950s...
  • Drug addicts in jail cells and dealers' bodies littering the streets: 60,000 people turn...

    07/15/2016 9:14:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 July 2016 | Max Margan and Nelson Groom
    Drug addicts in jail cells and dealers' bodies littering the streets: 60,000 people turn themselves in to authorities in the Philippines after the president tells citizens to 'go ahead and kill' drug users Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte, dubbed 'The Punisher', has waged a war on drugs throughout the country After winning elections in May this year he has urged citizens to kill suspected drug users and dealers Police have confirmed killing more than 110 drug suspects since the president came to power Communications Office Secretary Martin Andanar said 60,000 drug dependents have surrendered to authorities By Max Margan and Nelson...
  • The Latest: Taiwan Leader Slams UN Ruling, Sends Patrol Ship

    07/14/2016 9:26:18 AM PDT · by DFG · 8 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | 07/13/2016 | AP
    The Latest on an international tribunal's ruling on the case filed by the Philippines against China's claims in the South China Sea (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen is indignant at the U.N. arbitration tribunal's decision to deny China — and Taiwan — their maritime claims in the South China Sea. Although rivals, self-ruled Taiwan and China share the same territorial claims, pitting them against other claimants, chiefly the Philippines and Vietnam. The U.N. arbitration tribunal ruled in favor of the Philippines and said that the biggest feature in the Spratly Islands — Taiwanese-controlled Taiping or Itu...
  • China's down but not out, and the Philippines' Duterte knows it

    07/14/2016 7:42:11 AM PDT · by DFG · 5 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07/13/2016 | Martin Soong
    If you'd randomly turned on a TV in Manila early evening yesterday, you'd probably have caught a rather dour gentleman named Perfecto Yasay telling viewers "restraint and sobriety" were the most important requirements of the moment. Without any other context, you might have thought he was delivering a eulogy. Maybe after some kind of upsetting murder, or after the country's notorious death squads ran amok. But Yasay is the Philippine Foreign Secretary, and he was delivering his country's first official response to a ruling on his country's challenge of China's claim to pretty much all of the South China Sea.
  • Vigilantes kill Bulacan policeman (Philippines)

    07/08/2016 1:10:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Philippine Daily Inquirer ^ | July 8, 2016 | Carmela Reyes-Estrope, Anselmo Roque and Allan Macatuno and Yolanda Sotelo
    CITY OF MALOLOS—Policemen appear to have become targets of a wave of vigilantism across the country. The body of PO3 Michael Lee Manalad of the Malolos police was found on Thursday morning on a grassy knoll in the City of Meycauayan, strapped with the sign, “Pulis na pusher ’wag tularan (This policeman is a pusher. Do not emulate).” Manalad was in uniform when residents found him in Ubihan village at 12:47 a.m. His pockets contained sachets of suspected shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride). A native of Basilan province, Manalad served in the mobile patrol unit of the Malolos police. Police said they...
  • New nurses recruited from the Philippines

    07/05/2016 1:21:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Boston Standard ^ | July 5, 2016
    Representatives of the trust which runs Pilgrim Hospital have travelled to the Philippines in a bid to fill nursing vacancies. Matron of Nursing at Pilgrim Hospital, Michael Brunton, was in the team from United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) who travelled to the islands on a 12-day trip to recruit registered nurses. The team returned having made 85 job offers to nurses, who it is hoped will fill vacancies at Boston,and the rest in Lincoln and 
Grantham The hospital currently has 92 vacancies for registered nurses. Interim Head of Nursing at Grantham Hospital John Boulton said the visit had been...
  • China offers Philippines talks if South China Sea court ignored: China Daily

    07/04/2016 1:01:49 AM PDT · by sunrise_sunset · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/4/2016 | Reuters
    China is ready to start negotiations with the Philippines on South China Sea-related issues if Manila ignores an arbitration ruling expected next week on their long-running territorial dispute, the official China Daily reported on Monday.
  • Philippines' Duterte urges communists to kill criminals

    07/01/2016 10:06:02 PM PDT · by sunrise_sunset · 52 replies
    AP ^ | 6/30/2016 | Cecil Morella
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday urged communist rebels to start killing drug traffickers, adding another layer to a controversial war on crime in which he has warned thousands will die.
  • President Rodrigo Duterte Inauguration Oath taking and Inaugural Speech June 30 2016CONGRATULATIONS

    06/30/2016 7:17:32 AM PDT · by knarf · 39 replies
    https://youtu.be/jFBdpRCyBhg ^ | Published on June 29, 2016June 30, 2016 | EB DABARKADS You Tube
    They're 12 hours ahead of usTotal clip about twenty minutes
  • Indonesia says coal on hold for Philippines after seven sailors abducted

    06/24/2016 2:21:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 06/24/2016
    Indonesia is concerned that piracy in the Sulu Sea area, a major sea traffic corridor for the world's top thermal coal exporter, could reach levels previously seen in Somalia. "The moratorium on coal exports to the Philippines will be extended until there is a guarantee for security from the Philippines government," Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi told reporters. Indonesia supplies 70 percent of the Philippines' coal import needs, which Indonesian data shows stood at about 15 million tonnes, worth around $800 million, last year. Analysts say $40 billion worth of cargo passes through the Sulu Sea area a year, including...
  • ISIS releases first propaganda video for Philippines

    06/22/2016 5:16:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Philippine Star ^ | June 22, 2016 - 6:55pm | Camille Diola
    The so-called Islamic State, or ISIS, released a video early on Wednesday in an attempt to recruit radical fighters in the Philippines and neighboring countries. Rita Katz, director of SITE Intelligence Group tracking the activities of ISIS, said the video targeting the Philippines was in five languages: Arabic, English, Filipino, Indonesian and Malay. Screenshots of the video taken by the agency show Filipino, Indonesian and Malaysian fighters urging their countrymen to join their ranks in Syria. But for those who could not reach the Middle East, the group also gave them an alternative. “If you can’t get to Syria, ‘join...
  • The US Navy just flexed its muscles in the world's most contested region

    06/21/2016 2:37:14 PM PDT · by Mariner · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 21st, 2016 | Produced by Graham Flanagan
    The US Navy is making its presence known in the heavily disputed South China Sea. It recently deployed two aircraft carriers along with about 140 aircraft and additional ships to conduct training exercises. This action comes as China and the Philippines await a decision from The Hague about whether or not the former can legally claim sovereignty over the South China Sea.
  • You have come through the eye of the needle into Kingdom Come [Charismatic Caucus]

    06/21/2016 10:33:39 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    You have come through the eye of the needle into Kingdom Come , Zion lays before you blessed daughters and sons, So now the "real awakening begins", Truly you ARE worthy free from all sins, Look you are dressed in righteousness for you wear my gown, I have bestowed on you and a clean turban as your crown, Your feet shine at the mention of My WORD, For Now they Know it IS the Path of Righteousness they have heard, Holy ! Holy ! Holy ! Is the sound, That you hear now echoing all around, Voices that sound like...
  • Report: Killings of environmentalists up 60 percent in 2015

    06/20/2016 12:01:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 20, 2016 2:42 PM EDT | Stan Lehman
    A London-based advocacy group said Monday it documented 185 killings of environmental activists around the world last year, nearly 60 percent more than in 2014 and the highest since it began collecting data dating back to 2002. In a newly released report, Global Witness said Brazil topped the 16-country list with 50 environmental defenders slain in 2015, followed by the Philippines with 33 and Colombia with 26. The group says 116 were slain worldwide in 2014. Last year “was the deadliest year on record for killings of land and environmental defenders — people struggling to protect their land, forests and...
  • ‘Vicious and brutal’: A second Canadian man is beheaded by Islamist militants in the Philippines

    06/15/2016 8:30:15 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 14, 2016 | Ben Guarino
    A small group of Islamist militants in the Philippines, known as Abu Sayyaf, has beheaded a second Canadian hostage in two months, authorities said Tuesday. “We strongly condemn the brutal and senseless murder of Mr. Robert Hall, a Canadian national, after being held captive by the Abu Sayyaf group in Sulu for the past nine months,” Herminio Coloma, a representative for the Philippines President Benigno Aquino, said in a statement, according to AFP. A head believed to belong to Hall, 58, was found Monday on an island near an Abu Sayyaf outpost.
  • Philippines just elected their version of Trump

    06/13/2016 6:55:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Detroit Lakes Online ^ | June 11, 2016 | Jake Pfeifer
    If the 2016 presidential election in the United States is seen as a circus, then other countries around the world must be ready to join it. Across the globe, political groups teetering on the extreme are gaining public support. Much like as in the rise of Donald Trump in the U.S., local populations are seemingly fed up with current governance. The latest victim of this movement is the Philippines with its election of Rodrigo Duterte to its presidency. With just over 25 percent of its population living in poverty and a noticeable inequality gap, it is no wonder that resentment...
  • Head found in Jolo, Sulu hours after Abu Sayyaf announced Canadian’s beheading

    06/13/2016 8:45:31 AM PDT · by ch.man · 13 replies
    Inquirer Mindanao ^ | June 13th, 2016 | Julie S. Alipala
    ZAMBOANGA CITY – A decapitated head was found in Jolo, Sulu, on Monday night, more than five hours after the Abu Sayyaf claimed it beheaded one of its captives—Canadian Robert Hall.
  • Duterte Eyeing ‘Martial Law’ In Sulu to Thwart Abu Sayyaf Group

    06/12/2016 2:59:58 AM PDT · by WVKayaker · 20 replies
    Philippine Lifestyle ^ | June 12, 2016 | TIMOTHY WALKER
    MANILA, Philippines – President-elect Rodrigo Duterte is considering implementing martial law in Sulu, Basilan and the entire Sulu Archipelago in an attempt to eliminate the Abu Sayyaf Group. The terrorist group has continually engaged in high-profile kidnappings throughout the southern regions of the Philippines – often abducting business owners and foreigners. Recently the group has begun decapitating its captives after ransom demands are not met. Duterte told reporters during his pre-election campaign that he would not hesitate to invade Sulu if the Abu Sayyaf Group does not surrender to his demands. ...
  • Admiral Enters Guilty Plea in Navy Bribery Scheme

    06/09/2016 5:58:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 6/9 | R. Stickney
    This case is unusual as it is rare for an Admiral to even face criminal proceedings Source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/San-Diego-Navy-Admiral-Guilty-Plea-Navy-Bribery-Scheme-382400401.html#ixzz4B8MhpHYZ Follow us: @nbcsandiego on Twitter | NBCSanDiego on Facebook A rear admiral in the U.S. Navy plead guilty to one felony charge in connection with a multi-million dollar bribery scheme that has led to the arrest or imprisonment of more than a dozen U.S. Navy officers and Pentagon employees. Rear Admiral Robert J. Gilbeau appeared in court Thursday in the downtown San Diego federal courthouse. Gilbeau entered a change of plea to one count of providing false statements to federal investigators and...
  • Philippine president-elect urges public to kill drug dealers

    06/05/2016 2:05:44 PM PDT · by rey · 68 replies
    SFGATE ^ | 5 June 2016
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president-elect has encouraged the public to help him in his war against crime, urging citizens with guns to shoot and kill drug dealers who resist arrest and fight back in their neighborhoods. In a nationally televised speech late Saturday, Rodrigo Duterte told a huge crowd in the southern city of Davao that Filipinos who help him battle crime will be rewarded.
  • Kerry warns Beijing over air defense zone for South China Sea

    06/04/2016 9:20:04 PM PDT · by Mariner · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 4th, 2016 | by Yeganeh Torbati
    ULAANBAATAR (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday the United States would consider any Chinese establishment of an air defense zone over the South China Sea to be a "provocative and destabilizing act". U.S. officials have expressed concern that an international court ruling expected in coming weeks on a case brought by the Philippines against China over its South China Sea claims could prompt Beijing to declare an air defense identification zone, or ADIZ, as it did over the East China Sea in 2013. "We would consider an ADIZ...over portions of the South China Sea as...
  • Incoming Philippine president abandons kidnapped police chief to communist rebel guerillas

    06/04/2016 4:54:28 PM PDT · by HERO98 · 33 replies
    Politics Com Ph ^ | 05 June 2016 | HERO
    President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will not move a finger in getting Chief Inspector Arnold Ongache who was abducted by the New People’s Army on 29 May 2016. Ongache was held as a prisoner of war by the NPA rebels because he was protecting a drug sydicate in Davao Oriental. Ognache reportedly had a sachet of shabu inside his pocket when he captured at the Governor Generoso Municipal Police Station. In a late night press conference on 2 June 2016, Duterte said that he talked to an NPA leader, whom he identified as “Quinn”, and he confirmed that Ongache was deep in...
  • Philippines' Duterte endorses killing corrupt journalists

    05/31/2016 9:38:04 PM PDT · by fella · 29 replies
    channelnewsasia.com ^ | 01 June 2016
    Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday (May 31) that corrupt journalists were legitimate targets of assassination, as he amped up his controversial anti-crime crusade with offers of rewards for killing drug traffickers. Duterte won this month's elections by a landslide largely due to an explosive law-and-order platform in which he pledged to end crime within six months by killing tens of thousands of suspected criminals. The foul-mouthed politician has launched a series of post-election tirades against criminals and repeated his vows to kill them - particularly drug traffickers, rapists and murderers. In a press conference called on Tuesday to...
  • Philippines: Duterte Will Use Leftover Campaign Cash to Reward Killing Drug Dealers

    06/02/2016 4:04:29 AM PDT · by dennisw · 6 replies
    breitbart ^ | Jun 2016 | Frances Martel1
    The bounty system would reward arrests “dead or alive,” Duterte said: “If they raise their hands, alive. If they fight back, dead.” With the money left over from his campaign, he said, “I could go as far as maybe 100 persons dead.” He said he would place the rewards, depending on how dangerous those captured are considered, between P50,000 to P3 million, about $1071 to $64,000. The president-elect of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has promised to use the money left over from his presidential campaign as a bounty to law enforcement officers who kill those suspected of drug dealing. He...
  • Ex-State aide recalls Hillary’s ‘sloppy communications’ with staff

    05/29/2016 2:13:59 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | 27 May 2016 | Bob Fredericks
    A former military adviser who worked for Hillary Clinton at the State Department says her “sloppy communications with her senior staff” could have undermined two counterterrorism operations. Bill Johnson, the department’s adviser to the special operations section of the US Pacific Command in 2010 and 2011, told Newsweek that secret plans to kill the head of a Filipino jihadi group and stop Chinese armaments being smuggled into Iraq both failed. “I had several missions that went inexplicably wrong, with the targets one step ahead of us,” said Johnson, who worked in Air Force special ops for more than 25 years...
  • Ex-State Dept. Advisor Says Clinton’s ‘Sloppy Communications’ May Have Blown Counterterrorism Ops

    05/28/2016 7:32:01 AM PDT · by russbart · 45 replies
    Law Newz ^ | Chris White
    Buried amid news coverage of the damning State Department Inspector General’s report is another explosive story that is certain to cause even more headaches for Hillary Clinton. A retired military advisor to the State Department has come out with claims that Clinton’s “sloppy communications with her senior staff” may have compromised counterterrorism operations in the Philippines.
  • Alleged Al-Qaeda Operative Sufaat Denies Terror Charges

    04/14/2002 3:42:11 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 518+ views
    Islam Online ^ | April 14 2002 | Kazi Mahmood
    JAKARTA, April 14 (IslamOnline) - Alleged Al-Qaeda operative, Yazid Sufaat, denied terror charges, while he admitted that he met two Arab nationals at his condominium in Kuala Lumpur two years ago, a news report from Malaysiakini.com said on Sunday. However, Sufaat, high on the FBI list of suspects from South East Asia, who might be members or operatives of the Al-Qaeda, stressed the duo could not be involved in the Sept 11 attacks as they were amputees shopping for prosthetic legs in Malaysia. The 37-year-old pathologist and former army captain, who is also a businessmen in Malaysia, told this to...
  • Ex-State Aide Recalls Hillary’s ‘Sloppy Communications’ With Staff

    05/27/2016 8:12:01 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 49 replies
    http://nypost ^ | May 27, 2016 | Bob Fredericks
    A former military adviser who worked for Hillary Clinton at the State Department says her “sloppy communications with her senior staff” could have undermined two counterterrorism operations. Bill Johnson, the department’s adviser to the special operations section of the US Pacific Command in 2010 and 2011, told Newsweek that secret plans to kill the head of a Filipino jihadi group and stop Chinese armaments being smuggled into Iraq both failed. “I had several missions that went inexplicably wrong, with the targets one step ahead of us,” said Johnson, who worked in Air Force special ops for more than 25 years...
  • Philippine President-Elect’s Latest Insult Is Directed at Catholic Bishops

    05/27/2016 2:38:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    CNA/EWTN NEWS ^ | May 27, 2016 | CNA/EWTN NEWS
    MANILA, Philippines — The president-elect of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, recently described the country’s bishops as corrupt and “sons of whores” for allegedly resorting to seeking favors from politicians. During a May 20 press conference, the president-elect described the Catholic Church as “the most hypocritical institution” and insulted the Filipino bishops: “You sons of whores, aren’t you ashamed? You ask for so many favors, even from me.”Currently mayor of Davao City, Duterte has built his political image as a tough leader. Nicknamed  “The Punisher” by Time magazine, Duterte brought law and order to Davao, which was known in the ’70s...
  • After 'sons of whores' comment, Philippines' Duterte says he will defy Church w/ three-child policy

    05/23/2016 12:51:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Reuters
    MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said he will defy the Roman Catholic Church and seek to impose a three-child policy, putting him on a new collision course with the bishops a day after he called them "sons of whores". The southern mayor has yet to be declared the May 9 poll winner, but an unofficial vote count by an election commission-accredited watchdog showed him ahead over his four rivals, three of whom conceded defeat. Duterte assumes office on June 30. Duterte's often outrageous comments have won him huge support and his tirades about killing criminals and a joke...
  • Case Study of Out-of-Control Transnational Adjudicative Body

    05/23/2016 6:16:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/23/16 | Joseph Klein
    Tribunal’s conduct serves as a case study of the dangers in delegating too much ill-defined juridical power to an unaccountable, non-democratic transnational institution Multilateral treaties have become a bedrock of international law, especially since the end of World War II. More than 600 multilateral treaties have been sponsored by the United Nations out of the approximately 8,000 multilateral treaties entered into since World War II. In setting out the parties’ rights and obligations, norms of behavior and dispute resolution mechanisms, carefully written treaties that have buy-in from the member countries can reduce the potential for resort to armed conflict or...
  • San Jose Man Convicted On Sex Tourism, Obstruction Charges

    05/22/2016 7:21:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    A federal jury has found a San Jose man who traveled to Manila several times to have sex with an underage girl guilty of sex tourism. A federal jury on Friday also convicted 56-year-old Michael Lindsay of obstruction charges.
  • The Testimony of Jesus Christ [Charismatic Caucus]

    05/17/2016 7:22:47 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 5-17-16 | bible ,Holy Spirit
    Supernatural experiences are happening now with in my Body and Bride but do not let this distract you for though you walk on the waters with me it is My Testimony that keeps you afloat for I AM in and through all things and it is as you cause others to understand My love for them that I elevate you to walk in the heavenlies for you are not earthly bound and it is "My Spirit IN YOU" that performs what seems impossible to others for as Stephen did now you shall do ! Acts 6 Seven Chosen to Serve...
  • Philippine president-elect Duterte vows to kill criminals (Well, There goes the legislature.)

    05/15/2016 2:48:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/15/16 | Ayee Macaraig - AFP
    Philippines' president-elect Rodrigo Duterte vowed Sunday to reintroduce capital punishment and give security forces "shoot-to-kill" orders in a devastating war on crime. In his first press conference since winning the May 9 elections in a landslide, the tough-talking mayor of southern Davao city warned his campaign threats to kill were not rhetoric. "What I will do is urge Congress to restore (the) death penalty by hanging," Duterte, 71, told a press conference in Davao. He also said he would give security forces "shoot-to-kill" orders against organised criminals or those who violently resisted arrest. "If you resist, show violent resistance, my...
  • Historic 1886 Winchester rifle draws world record-breaking $1.2 million at auction

    05/14/2016 2:17:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 100 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2016 | Jennifer Harper
    It has a fine walnut stock, a blue finish and a very simple inscription that reads “Albee to Lawton.” But this 19th-century rifle has become the most expensive single firearm ever sold at auction according to the Rock Island Auction Company, which recently sent the historic piece to a new destiny with an undisclosed buyer. The price: $1,265,000. “Other guns have sold higher as a pair, but no other single firearm surpasses this new world record. It was an honor to be entrusted with an American treasure,” said Kevin Hogan, president of the Illinois-based company. The rifle itself was a...
  • UN panel against torture flags 'excessive force' by Israel

    05/13/2016 8:55:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2016 8:39 AM EDT | Jamey Keaten
    A U.N. panel against torture on Friday expressed concerns about allegations of “excessive use of force,” including deadly force, by Israeli security forces in Palestinian areas, and warned about authorities barring access to detained suspects, including minors. The Committee Against Torture, which works under the office of the U.N. human rights chief, released its “concluding observations” about Israel and five other countries — France, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the Philippines — as part of regular reviews by the panel. […] In a 12-page segment on Israel, the committee pointed to “allegations of excessive use of force, including lethal force,...
  • U.S. official signals willingness to work with Philippines' Newly Elected President Duterte

    05/11/2016 11:09:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    NYSE Post ^ | 05/11/2016
    "We'll wait for the official results and we can comment more directly there about our ability to work with the winners of that election", he said. The vice president looks likely to be Leni Robredo, a social activist who is now slightly ahead of Bongbong Marcos, the son of a former dictator Ferdinand Marcos. He said his law and order policy had been the key to his success. On Monday, Duterte was asked to comment on his image as an advocate of mass-murder of crime suspects. But an estimated 500,000 people turned out for Duterte's last rally just as outgoing...
  • How the ‘Donald Trump of the East’ romped into office despite a shocking campaign

    05/10/2016 10:35:13 AM PDT · by GilGil · 10 replies
    Medium ^ | 5/10/2016 | Pauline Eadie
    Mayor Rodrigo Duterte of Davao City in Mindanao is now president elect of the Philippines. His path to the presidency was controversial, riddled with expletives and reduced his detractors to mud slinging and comparisons with Hitler. But the mud failed to stick: with almost all precincts reporting, he looked to have won the race to the presidency with more than 15m votes and nearly 40% of the vote. His nearest rivals have conceded defeat. Duterte came to the presidential race late, prompted by a Senatorial Electoral Tribunal decision to allow Senator Grace Poe to run for the presidency. Her presidential...
  • Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao punches way into Senate

    05/10/2016 4:51:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Asia One ^ | 05/10/2016
    MANILA - Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao is virtually assured of a seat in the upper house Senate, according to election results Tuesday which take him a step closer to his dream of the Philippines presidency. Pacquiao, 37, whose rise from desperate street kid to boxing superstar has made him one of the nation's biggest heroes, retired from boxing last month to become a full-time politician. With over 91 per cent of voting centres accounted for from Monday's polls, the winner of an unprecedented eight world championships had garnered 14.94 million votes, more than enough to enter the Senate. Pacquiao placed...
  • Rodrigo Duterte claims Philippines's presidency, vows crime crackdown

    05/10/2016 4:51:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Incendiary Philippine politician Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Tuesday a relentless crackdown on crime after claiming a landslide presidential victory built on foul-mouthed populist tirades that exposed deep voter anger at the establishment. The 71-year-old firebrand stormed to victory in Monday's election, securing an insurmountable lead of nearly six million votes over his nearest rival, as a growing global howl for strong, populist leaders swept across the Southeast Asian nation. Duterte, the longtime mayor of the southern city of Davao, captivated Filipinos with vows of brutal but quick solutions to crime and poverty, while offering himself as a decisive strongman capable...
  • Philippines elects first transgender woman to congress

    05/10/2016 4:34:42 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/10/2016 | Robert Sawatzky
    (CNN) — Voters have made history in the Philippines, electing their first ever transgender politician to the House of Representatives.Liberal Party candidate Geraldine Roman trounced her closest rival in the congressional district of Bataan, winning 62% of the unofficial vote count with 99% of precincts reporting. It's a significant milestone for the LGBT community in the Catholic-dominated Philippines, where gays, lesbians and transgenders have been publicly ridiculed by some politicians and public figures.Earlier this year, eight-time world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao sparked worldwide condemnation and outrage in the Philippines for saying gay people are "worse than animals." He later apologized...
  • Controversial mayor Rodrigo Duterte wins Philippine president election following incendiary campaign

    05/09/2016 3:24:09 PM PDT · by buwaya · 52 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 5-9-2916 | Adam Harvey
    Controversial mayor Rodrigo Duterte wins Philippine presidential election following incendiary campaign By South-East Asia correspondent Adam Harvey, wires Updated about an hour ago Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte speaks at an election campaign rally in Manila PHOTO: Rodrigo Duterte said he would "accept the mandate of the people". (AFP: Mohd Rasfan) RELATED STORY: Controversial Mayor Duterte leads Philippines election vote countRELATED STORY: Philippines presidential candidate jokes about Australian missionary's rape MAP: Philippines Anti-establishment firebrand Rodrigo Duterte has claimed a huge win in the Philippine presidential elections after an incendiary campaign dominated by his profanity-laced vows to kill criminals. Key points: Rodrigo...
  • MONDO WASHINGTON: Manila Enveloped in Oklahoma Bombing Case

    03/26/2002 2:13:50 PM PST · by Senator Pardek · 3 replies · 159+ views
    Villagevoice.com ^ | March 27 2002 | James Ridgeway
    Fourteen survivors and victims of the Oklahoma City bombing in April 1995 filed suit against Iraq in federal district court in Washington, D.C., last week, claiming that Iraqi officials gave money and training to Tim McVeigh and Terry Nichols. McVeigh was executed last April. Nichols, convicted of manslaughter and given a life sentence in federal court, is awaiting trial in Oklahoma state court, where survivors are determined that he get a death sentence. Nearly a year after McVeigh's execution, the case remains controversial. Families of victims have accused the federal government of shoddy detective work, and some even have claimed...
  • Abu (Sayyaf)part of Oklahoma blast

    04/01/2002 7:15:07 PM PST · by repubmom · 31 replies · 261+ views
    Manila Times ^ | April 1, 2002 | Dorian Zumel Sicat
    (NOTE: Basilan Provincial Information Officer, Christopher Puno was present in the ward at Basilan Community Hospital when I interviewed Elmina Abdul, less than two weeks prior to her death.) ISABELA CITY, Basilan – Elmina Abdul, widow of one of the Abu Sayyaf co-founders, Edwin Angeles, died in the pre-dawn hours of Saturday, March 30. Ten days before she died, she talked with this writer in confidence while lying on her deathbed at Basilan Community Hospital. I was the last, if not the only reporter, to ever talk with her. Elmina was Edwin’s fourth and last wife. She met him in...
  • WATCH: ISIS in Philippines Beheads Canadian John Ridsdel (NSFW OP)

    05/08/2016 9:16:24 PM PDT · by Vendome · 50 replies
    HEAVY ^ | May 3, 2016 | Sam Prince
    In a new video purportedly released by Islamic State affiliate Abu Sayyaf, Canadian hostage John Ridsdel is beheaded after Canada’s refusal to pay the terrorists his ransom. In the latest video, ISIS crudely beheads Ridsdel. Watch the video above. Viewer discretion is advised.
  • Philippines election: Exit polls put controversial mayor Rodrigo Duterte way ahead

    05/08/2016 4:53:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 95 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/08/2016 | South-East Asia correspondent Adam Harvey in Manila,
    Exit polling of overseas Filipino voters are suggesting hardline mayor Rodrigo Duterte will be elected the country's president in today's vote. Key points: Duterte has between 52 and 85 per cent of vote in overseas exit polls Davao mayor promises voters "comfortable life" under his rule Critics voice concerns over Duterte's past Result could be known as early as Monday night, officials say The polls show Mr Duterte way in front of his nearest rivals, the moderate candidates Grace Poe and Manuel "Mar" Roxas. He has between 52 to 85 per cent of the vote in 15 countries where exit...
  • HMS Illustrious the final surviving warship from the Falklands War is heading for the junkyard

    05/07/2016 10:53:50 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    THE DAILY MAIL ^ | 7 May 2016 | ZZY FERRIS
    Britain's last working aircraft carrier and the final surviving warship from the Falklands War is heading for the scrapyard. At least three proposals to preserve HMS Illustrious for alternative uses have failed due to her size and the cost of maintenance. The ship, decommissioned in 2014, is now likely to follow its sister carriers and be sent to Turkey for scrap. HMS Ark Royal was scrapped for Ł2.9 million in 2013 and HMS Invincible fetched around Ł2 million in 2011. It is thought the ship, which was rushed in to service for the Falklands War and went on to sail...