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  • Philippines' Duterte insists he can be 50 times more brutal than terrorists

    04/24/2017 4:02:18 AM PDT · by DFG · 25 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | 04/24/2017 | AP
    MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Sunday that he could be "50 times" more brutal than Muslim militants who stage beheadings and said he could even "eat" the extremists if they're captured alive by troops. Duterte has repeatedly threatened drug suspects with death, but he raised his shock rhetoric to a new level as president when he said in a speech during the opening of a national sports tournament what he could do to terrorists who have staged beheadings and other gruesome attacks. Duterte ordered troops to kill fleeing Muslim militants behind a foiled attack in the central...
  • US Navy F-18 from carrier Carl Vinson crashes off the Philippines

    04/21/2017 9:56:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    RT News ^ | 04/21/2017
    A fighter pilot was forced to eject during an attempted landing on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Celebes Sea, south of the Philippines, the US Navy has said. The pilot was recovered safely. The F/A-18E fighter jet, which was part of Carrier Air Wing 2, was on final landing approach after conducting “routine flight operations,” US 7th Fleet Command said in a statement. The incident is under investigation. “There are no apparent injuries at this time,” the Navy said, noting that the pilot has been evaluated by medical personnel aboard the Carl Vinson. The carrier is the...
  • Trump to Attend Three Summits in Asia in November

    04/20/2017 6:34:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Tempo ^ | April 21, 2017
    Jakarta - US President Donald Trump will attend three important summits in Asia this November, as a sign of firm and unwavering commitment to building strong foundation shared between US and Asian nations, Vice President Michael Pence confirmed. President Trump is planning to attend the US-ASEAN summit and the East Asia summit in the Philippines, as well as the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam. "Our relationship without any doubt has benefited both ASEAN and America, diplomatically, economically and from the standpoint of national security," he said while visiting the headquarters of Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Jakarta,...
  • Neglected and Shamed, Filipino Poor Seize and Redistribute Homes, Demand Jobs

    04/20/2017 1:01:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    teleSUR ^ | April 19, 2017
    “Jobs and free mass housing ... These are fundamental rights and the situation of extreme poverty demands it,” a Kadamay representative told teleSUR. Representatives of homeless families who occupied thousands of vacant government-built homes for over a month delivered a firm “wake-up call” to the Philippine Senate Tuesday, telling officials that the wretched social conditions and government neglect forced them to act. Now, the group is demanding jobs and free mass housing — or they'll have no choice but to continue their campaign of redistributing idle homes to the needy. “They said those who occupied the Bulacan houses were lazy,”...
  • Trump ‘indicated’ PH visit in November (Clark Field, Philippines for ASEAN Conference)

    04/19/2017 11:19:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Filipino Times ^ | April 20, 2017
    Malacañang protocols chief Ambassador Marciano Paynor on Wednesday said US President Donald Trump has personally indicated over the phone that he is coming to the Philippines later this year. The newly elected American leader is expected to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations meeting in November. “As of now, President Trump, for instance when President Rodrigo Duterte called him up to congratulate him had already indicated that he was coming in November,” said Paynor. “Multilateral meetings of this sort, we usually expect 100 percent attendance,” Paynor added. He was referring to the leaders of nine other ASEAN members states...
  • Philippines President Duterte: ‘Trump Is a Realist, a Pragmatic Thinker’

    04/19/2017 3:59:29 PM PDT · by davikkm · 19 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN HAYWARD
    Speaking at a news conference in Qatar, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte compared himself to U.S. President Donald Trump as a leader criticized for bold speech, but he praised Trump as “a realist and a pragmatic thinker.” “Trump is profound even if he does not seem to be one. Just like me, I am not that bright but I am very deliberate. I really think it over before I curse at you,” Duterte said. “Have you seen his building? How can he be stupid?” he exclaimed, referring to Trump Tower in New York City. Duterte went on to claim that Trump...
  • Duterte tells taxpayers: 'Stand up for your rights' (Like the Americans do)

    04/15/2017 12:21:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    ABS CBN News ^ | April 16, 2017
    'Alam mo ang mga Amerikano ganun...they are very assertive.' President Rodrigo Duterte is urging Filipinos to stand up for their rights when dealing with unscrupulous officials and staff of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). Duterte has repeatedly vowed to go after government workers involved in corrupt practices, and he has proven he can put his money where his mouth is, firing scores of them in a presidential term that's barely a year old. On Saturday, he said the tendency of some Filipinos to be non-confrontational emboldens such officials. "You know what is contributing to the graft of our country?...
  • [N.Korea]Kim Jong Un may be behind biggest bank heist in history

    03/22/2017 11:02:38 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 22, 2017 | Kevin Dugan
    Kim Jong Un may be behind biggest bank heist in history he man behind the biggest bank heist in history may have been Kim Jong-un. Federal prosecutors are preparing to finger North Korea for orchestrating the theft of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank’s account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York last year, according to a report.
  • ‘Abu Sayyaf chief plans to surrender’

    04/14/2017 5:36:59 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 23 replies
    Gulf Today ^ | 15 Apr 17 | Manolo B. Jara
    A senior military officer revealed that the head of the Al Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf terror group, who carries a $1 million cash reward of his head offered by the US, planned to surrender because he was “already old.” Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez, the head of the military’s Western Mindanao Command (Westmincon), said the plan of Radulah Sahiron, the Abu Sayyaf leader, to surrender was relayed to him by Moro elders from the island province of Sulu. Aside from his advancing age, Galvez said Sahiron also expressed concern over the unabated “search and destroy” operation launched by the military against him...
  • TERRORISTS ATTACK PHILIPPINE TOURIST DESTINATION

    04/11/2017 7:08:34 AM PDT · by knarf · 57 replies
    Time delay MAY be a day or so difference
  • PH’s anti-submarine warfare helicopters to be armed with Israeli missiles (Philippines)

    03/26/2017 7:02:50 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Update Philippines ^ | March 26, 2017
    The Philippine Navy (PN)’s first two anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters will be armed with Spike NLOS missiles giving it a capability to engage hostile vessels beyond visual range. The said weapon manufactured by Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. NLOS is short for “non-line of sight”. It was originally designed to destroy tanks. PN spokesperson Capt. Lincuna said these helicopters are the AgustaWestland AW-159 “Wildcats” which are scheduled to be delivered by 2018. The Department of National Defense signed a contract with AugustaWestland, now Leonardo, to buy two AW-159 ASW helicopters for PHP5.362 billion, March 2016. It will be deployed...
  • Japan set to deliver aircraft to Philippines this month

    03/18/2017 6:52:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Update Philippines ^ | March 18, 2017 | PNA
    Pilots and flight crews of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSF) will be tasked to fly and deliver two of the five leased turbo-prop TC-90 aircraft to the Philippine Navy’s (PN) Sangley Point air facility on March 27. This was confirmed by Navy spokesperson, Capt. Lued Lincuna, in an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) Friday. He said they are still to get the names of the Japanese pilots. The JMSDF will formally transfer the TC-90s to the Navy on the same day. Lincuna said the Navy will get the remaining three TC-90s before the end of the year....
  • God's Will and Glory ,your Fruit to take in and bare[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/14/2017 10:25:17 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    You my children have been orchestrated for My will and glory but are you accomplishing my will at this very moment or have you put me on pause for I AM your Redeemer, Lord and God . My yoke is easy there is no striving but a beautiful flowing river of Life and this is the wellspring I call to that abides in you ! My law is Love and My Rudder for your life is intimacy with me . So come even now and walk with Me in the Garden of your Destiny for there is fruit of My...
  • Malaysia arrests immigration officer and six others with ISIS links

    03/13/2017 12:28:49 PM PDT · by csvset · 1 replies
    Straights Times ^ | 13 march 2017 | Star news
    Malaysia arrests immigration officer and six others with ISIS links KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - An immigration officer was among seven Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) suspects who were arrested in Sabah and at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) from last Wednesday to Sunday (March 8-12). The woman officer is alleged to have arranged for militants to travel without valid documents to Sabah before heading to southern Philippines. The other suspects include three Filipinos with permanent resident (PR) status. Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the first arrest was made on...
  • Donald Trump Has Call Centers in the Philippines Worried

    03/09/2017 7:56:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | March 9, 2017 | Ditas B. Lopez and Karl Lester M. Yap
    <p>Outsourcing companies in the Philippines, whose clients are mainly U.S. companies, are worried that Donald Trump’s plan to bring jobs back to America won’t end at just manufacturing but extend into services.</p> <p>The industry is considering hiring a U.S.-based consultant to monitor the threat of rising American protectionism, Ike Amigo, the head of the Philippine association representing outsourcing companies, said in an interview on Wednesday.</p>
  • Chinese survey ships entering Philippine territory: Manila

    03/09/2017 11:37:27 AM PST · by DFG · 6 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 03/09/2017 | AFP
    Chinese survey ships have been entering waters recognised by the United Nations as Philippine territory, Manila's defence secretary said Thursday, in a move he described as "very concerning". Delfin Lorenzana said the ships were seen last year near Benham Rise -- a Philippine territory 250 kilometres (155 miles) off the east coast of the main island of Luzon -- as well as Reed Bank in the South China Sea, which is claimed by both Manila and Beijing. "I have ordered the navy that if they see this service ship this year, to start to accost them and drive them away"...
  • MY VOICE IS YOUR TOOL[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/09/2017 9:16:58 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 3-9-17 | Holy Spirit
    Your submission to strict obedience has released angels of favor never heard of or known before, Truly your obedience has lowered a ladder and opened a door , much in the way I did for Jacob I NOW do for you , Remember My Virtue "abides in you ", For truly your walk of Holiness changes others DNA, As the woman with the issue of blood was healed that day, So pay no attention to those that say with them you must go, For Truly My Voice is all you need to KNOW , I" AM your TRUE SHEPHERD "...
  • Now is the time for your walk of Faith[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/06/2017 1:33:37 PM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    bible, Holy Spirit, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 3-6-17 | bible, The Joshua Chronicles
    I wait upon the waters for you in the midst of your storm. Now is the time for your walk of Faith . . . Step out of doubt and find your trust knowing I am The finisher of your faith and come to me even now for I have laid a table before you to eat from, for my showbread "declares" life everlasting "IS" yours right now ! "Come" for I AM The Peace for your heart. I have met you with a Yes and Amen now walk in your answer for you have received your request. Matthew 14:22-33...
  • Top Philippine Officials Fly to U.S. Carrier in Disputed South China Sea

    03/05/2017 10:04:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 3/5 | Jim Gomez
    The Philippine defense chief and two other Cabinet members on Saturday toured a U.S. aircraft carrier patrolling the disputed South China Sea on the invitation of the navy, U.S. Embassy officials said. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez and Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II visited the USS Carl Vinson along with three Philippine security officials, said U.S. Embassy spokeswoman Molly Koscina. The visit shows continuing top-level engagements between Philippine officials and the U.S. military despite Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s threat to scale back engagements with American forces while reaching out to China and Russia.
  • Family adopts child without arms or legs, and shows world that love conquers all

    03/04/2017 2:35:35 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies
    Aletelia ^ | March 4, 2017 | Zelda Caldwell
    One year after adopting their daughter, who was born without arms or legs, Adrianne and Jason Stewart decided to to share with the world how blessed they feel to have her as a member of their familyLast week, Adrianne posted a video on Love What Matters, a site dedicated to sharing inspiring stories. Maria, now 3 years old, she, wrote,“ has given us far more than we will ever give her. She is so full of joy and light, and is an inspiration to all who meet her.”That video has since been viewed more than 800,000 times and shared over...