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  • President Duterte: Trump says Philippines fighting drugs ‘the right way’

    12/03/2016 7:33:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    MANILA, Dec 3 — US President-elect Donald Trump told Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte that Manila was conducting its deadly drug war “the right way,” Duterte said today, in stark contrast to the criticism he received from President Barack Obama. The Philippine president called Trump late yesterday evening to congratulate him on his election victory with Trump wishing him “success” in his controversial anti-crime crackdown, in which some 4,800 people have been killed since June, according to Duterte. “He was quite sensitive also to our worry about drugs. And he wishes me well... in my campaign and he said that... we...
  • Philippine President Duterte all smiles, laughing during conversation with Trump (Video)

    12/03/2016 7:24:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    GMA Network ^ | 12/03/2016
    President Rodrigo Duterte was seen laughing and smiling during a phone conversation with US President-elect Donald Trump on Friday night. The Presidential Communications Office posted an excerpt of the conversation on its Facebook account before noon Saturday. The video was mostly muted due to the nature of the conversation, but Duterte was seen smiling all the time. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Malacańang (the Philippine equivalent of the White House) said earlier that according to Duterte, he and Trump have a "good rapport." In a released transcript by Malacańang, Duterte assured Trump that the Philippine government's campaign against drugs...
  • Philippines' Duterte gets Trump invite during 'animated' call: aide

    12/02/2016 10:02:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 2, 2016 | Manuel Mogato and David Brunnstrom
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump spoke on the telephone on Friday with Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte and invited him to the White House next year during a "very engaging, animated" talk, an aide to Duterte said. The call lasted just over seven minutes, Duterte's special advisor, Christopher Go, said in a text message to media. The conversation came amid tension and uncertainty between the United States and the Philippines after months of anti-American rhetoric from Duterte, fueled by his anger over the Obama administration's concerns about his deadly war on drugs. Though Duterte has spoken of his optimism for better ties...
  • Phone call set: Duterte to congratulate Trump over victory

    12/02/2016 12:16:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    ABS - CBN News ^ | December 2, 2016 | Staff and Reuters
    MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled to place on Friday evening a congratulatory call to US president-elect Donald Trump, a Palace official confirmed. Presidential Communications Office Assistant Sec. Ana Marie Banaag said she does not have yet any information on what the talking points would be between the equally controversial personalities. Banaag also said she is also not yet sure whether Duterte will be invited to Trump’s inauguration in January. The phone conversation could signal an improvement of ties between the US and the Philippines, two long-time allies in the Pacific. The US, under outgoing President Barack Obama, has...
  • Philippines: 9 injured in bomb blast targeting Duterte's security team

    11/29/2016 7:20:45 AM PST · by csvset · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 29 nov 2016 | Ivan watson
    (CNN)Nine members of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's security team have been injured after their convoy was hit by an explosive device. One person is in a critical condition after the blast in Marawi, in the southern island of Mindanao. President Duterte was not with the convoy. "We assure our brave men and women who put their lives on the line for duty and country that their Commander-in-Chief will never abandon them in their time of need," Duterte's spokesman Martin Andanar told CNN.
  • Bomb found near US embassy in Philippines

    11/28/2016 9:22:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 11/28/16 16:09 | Gary Willig
    Authorities detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) Monday that was found in a trash bin near the U.S. Embassy to the Philippines in Manila. There were no injuries reported during the incident. […] National police chief Director-General Ronald dela Rosa said at a news conference that police believe that Maute militants could be behind what he called an “attempted act of terrorism” against the embassy. …
  • Who's The New Philippine Envoy? The Man Building Trump Tower Manila

    11/22/2016 2:13:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WFDD-FM ^ | November 22, 2016 | Michael Sullivan
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has had a strained relationship with the U.S. since taking office in June, mainly because of U.S. criticism of his controversial — and often brutal — war on drugs. But he says he's hoping to get along with President-elect Trump. Toward that end, he's appointed real estate magnate Jose E.B. Antonio as a special trade envoy to the U.S. — and he just so happens to be the man building Trump Tower Manila. "Donald Trump himself is an icon of real estate," Antonio says on the website for the project. "He has been my reference for...
  • Duterte: Philippines Willing to Accept Refugees Until 'Filled to the Brim'

    11/18/2016 11:27:08 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    ABS-CBN News ^ | Nov 18 2016
    President Rodrigo Duterte sees no problem accepting refugees from conflict-torn parts of the world even if the Philippines gets “filled to the brim.” Duterte made this announcement even as he slammed the West, which he said has been keen on reprimanding him over his human rights records but has not displayed enough compassion for refugees who are mostly from conflict-ridden Middle Eastern and African countries. “They can always come here and we will welcome them until we are filled to the brim. It’s alright,” Duterte said in an interview with Al Jazeera’s 101 East. “They (Western countries) build a wall,...
  • President Duterte changes his mind, OKs U.S. assault rifle deal for Philippine police

    11/15/2016 7:44:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    UPI ^ | 11/15/2016 | By Ryan Maass
    MANILA, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will move forward with purchasing more than 26,000 assault rifles from the United States, reversing his earlier position. The M4 carbine rifles from SIG Sauer are destined for the Philippine National Police. Duterte's reversal comes just weeks after the president said he would consider buying similar weapons from Russia if the United States blocked the sale. The controversial head of state gave his approval following a meeting with PNP Director General Ronald dela Rosa, who maintained the deal would not meet any opposition. "We reported to him that the processing of...
  • Chinese firms have 'big enthusiasm' to invest in Philippines

    11/15/2016 7:12:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2016 8:56 AM EST
    A Beijing trade official said Tuesday that Chinese companies have “very big” enthusiasm about investing in railways and airports and other major infrastructure projects in the Philippines, and his government will encourage them to build an industrial park. Wu Zhengping of China’s Ministry of Commerce said the two countries have agreed to hold a meeting of a joint trade and economic commission early next year and sign a six-year plan to boost trade and investment. …
  • Duterte says if Islamic State comes to Philippines, forget human rights

    11/14/2016 9:26:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 14, 2016 | Martin Petty
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned on Monday that Islamic State militants driven out of Syria and Iraq could set up in his country, and if that happened he would forego human rights obligations to keep his people safe. Duterte said the southern Philippine province of Mindanao was already a hotbed of rebellion and banditry and he was worried about "looming terrorism" and an influx of extremists who could exploit the insecurity.
  • 'We both like to swear': Duterte makes peace with US, Trump

    11/10/2016 12:44:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | November 10, 2016 | Ben Westcott and Kathy Quiano
    Controversial Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has moved to bury the hatchet with the United States after Donald Trump's election to the White House. "I would like to congratulate President Trump. Long live!" Duterte said to applause on Wednesday. "Now we're here, I don't want to ... fight because Trump is already there." The traditional alliance between the United States and the Philippines had been strained since Duterte called Obama a "son of a bitch" in September. One month later, during a visit to China in October, Duterte said the US alliance was over, claiming "America has lost." But one day...
  • Philippines' pivot to China is just the start: America sleepwalking into disaster in tinder box Asia

    11/05/2016 2:13:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    City A.M. ^ | October 31, 2016 | Dr. John C. Hulsman
    Give him his due. At the very least, Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte is never dull. Beyond calling Barack Obama names that would naturally lead in another setting to a brawl behind the schoolyard, the canny if vulgar Duterte is surprisingly effective at doing what smaller powers are supposed to do in a multipolar setting: playing larger powers off one another. With the Philippines long seen as being comfortably in the pocket of Washington, the country’s new leader has initiated a policy of strategic drift away from the US, moving to a more equidistant position between America and China. Duterte being...
  • Philippines' Duterte says drugs flow slows, vents at U.S. and Soros

    11/04/2016 10:54:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/4
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday his war on drugs had cut back the supply to "very low" levels and thanked China for supporting his crackdown, but swore repeatedly at ally the United States for criticizing it. Duterte said his bloody campaign against drugs had successfully reduced the narcotics flow, but conceded there were signs that criminals had now turned to kidnapping, another problem he planned to tackle. "There is a very low supply of drugs now. But, there is a shift to kidnapping by these idiots," he said during a televised speech. "This is a new game, so...
  • US halts sale of 26,000 assault rifles to Philippines police amid human rights concerns

    11/01/2016 11:17:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | October 31, 2016 | Staff
    The US state department halted the planned sale of 26,000 assault rifles to the Philippines’ national police amid concerns about human rights violations there, Senate aides told Reuters on Monday. Aides said Senator Ben Cardin, the top Democrat on the Senate foreign relations committee, said he would oppose the transaction with the long-time ally of the US.
  • "Jesus is Lord" Immanuel(God with us)[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/25/2016 6:38:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    the joshua chronicles,bible ^ | 10-25-16 | Holy Spirit
    No one else can be with you the way that I AM. Know that as I AM perpetually with you as the flowing down of a waterfall , Truly even this presence is your shield and guard. So there is no need to fear for I have already overcome this world for you and Zion is now your home and place of eternal reside. So "See" yourself here for it is your eternal truths you walk in not what is seen with your eyes but "what you know in your heart and soul to Be true". Now find Peace in...
  • Philippines seals deal for frigates

    10/24/2016 10:47:44 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Shephard ^ | 23rd October 2016 | Gordon Arthur
    Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) announced on 24 October that it had won a contract to build two frigates for the Philippine Navy (PN). The lot 1 contract covers the ship platform and launchers. This contract for the most advanced vessels the PN has ever operated was signed during a ceremony in Manila. A notice of award worth PHP15.7 billion (US$337 million) for these South Korean-built warships was delivered last month. HHI offered its HDF-3000 design as the basis for the PN requirement, upon which South Korean Incheon-class frigates are also based. The company said in a press release, ‘The frigates...
  • Blowback for American sins in the Philippines

    10/23/2016 4:41:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | October 16, 2016 | Stephen Kinzer
    SOMETIMES AMERICANS THINK we have won a war, only to realize years or decades later that our victory was incomplete. Now we are facing an eruption of anger over a war we waged more than a century ago. Rarely has blowback from an overseas intervention come back to haunt us so long after the shooting stopped. This unexpected challenge has emerged from the Philippines. The new president, Rodrigo Duterte, recently announced plans to pull his country out of America’s orbit and adopt an “independent” foreign policy. “I am anti-West,” he explained. “I do not like the Americans. It’s simply a...
  • The Philippines Just Blew Up Obama's Asia Pivot [Bloomberg Link Only]

    10/22/2016 5:51:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | October 21, 2016 | Eli Lake
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  • As Obama’s Clock Winds Down, Revisionist Powers Pounce [China-Philippines]

    10/21/2016 11:41:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    American Interest ^ | October 20, 2016 | Walter Russel Mead
    Hillary Clinton has swept her debate series with Donald Trump, and voters seem to like Trump less the harder they look at him. But as Clinton surely understands, even as she approaches the White House, the global scene is getting darker. This morning, we saw a glimpse of that world, as one of America’s longest-standing allies in Asia turned its back on the United States and embraced China:
  • US on edge over new powder keg in the South China Sea [Philippines in China's Orbit]

    10/21/2016 10:39:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 21, 2016 | Clay Dillow
    China and the Philippines could begin exploiting long-untapped energy reserves in the South China Sea, according to reports coming out of this week's meeting between Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte and high-ranking Chinese officials — including a Thursday sit-down with Chinese President Xi Jinping — in Beijing. How soon that may happen remains unclear, however, as Duterte cautioned reporters that he has not been empowered by his Congress to finalize any energy exploration deal with his Chinese counterparts.
  • The Father's Plumb Line "Jesus Christ in us"[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/21/2016 7:06:32 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    My Plumb Line is a constant in your life it will never leave you or forsake you but can you even see it or is it masked by Your own desires or distorted by those around you that are blind to my True Will for My Word is Eternal and so it is with The Plumb Line of My Heart for it is when you align your life with My Heart by becoming servant of The Living God that your Heart on earth Becomes aligned with My Heart Your Heavenly Father so as you surrender all to Me My Son...
  • Philippine Leader Duterte Ditches U.S. for China, Says 'America Has Lost'

    10/20/2016 4:53:45 PM PDT · by fision · 35 replies
    NBC ^ | 10/20/2016 | Ron Allen
    Reuters Story. Go to link
  • "America Has Lost" - Duterte Announces "Separation" From United States, Alligns With China; (TR)

    10/20/2016 8:28:02 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | October 20. 2016 | Tyler Durden
    After the relentless barrage of verbal abuse and negative sentiment aimed at Barack Obama and the US, coupled with increasingly complimentary statements toward Beijing, it was only a matter of time before Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte put an end to the speculation if and when he would officially pivot the country's long-held diplomatic alliance away from the US and toward China. He did so today when, during a visit to China's capital, Duterte announced his "separation" from the United States, declaring he had realigned with China as the two agreed to resolve their South China Sea dispute through talks. Duterte...
  • Duterte says U.S. has lost, aligns Philippines with China

    10/20/2016 5:06:06 AM PDT · by kimtom · 97 replies
    http://www.msn.com ^ | October 20, 2016 | Reuters
    BEIJING, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced his "separation" from the United States on Thursday, declaring that it had "lost" and he had realigned with China as the two agreed to resolve their South China Sea dispute through talks. Duterte made his comments in China, where he is visiting with at least 200 business people to pave the way for what he calls a new commercial alliance as relations with longtime ally the United States deteriorate. His trade secretary, Ramon Lopez, said $13.5 billion in deals would be signed Duterte's efforts to engage China, months after a...
  • First International Interview With President Duterte of The Philippineas

    10/16/2016 5:47:00 AM PDT · by knarf · 9 replies
    AlJazeera ^ | October 15, 2016 | knarf
    Hard questions, hard answers, true view of a much loved and controversial man/presidentI personally can make comparisons with Trump46 minutes
  • With brutal drug campaign as model, Duterte turns eye to Islamist rebels

    10/13/2016 1:46:34 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 38 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 12, 2016 | By Ralph Jennings
    Cagayan de Oro, Philippines — Military roadblocks are not common in the Philippines. But there are two of them now on the road from the airport to this scruffy agricultural and industrial hub on the island of Mindanao. They are the first signs a visitor sees of President Rodrigo Duterte’s new campaign to stamp out an Islamist rebellion that has smoldered here for decades, deterring investors and dampening economic growth. Mr. Duterte is bringing to the fight the same brutal determination he has shown in his battle against illegal drug use – a campaign that has killed around 3,500 people...
  • Philippines: Drug addicts and pushers who 'surrender' in Duterte's drug war make coffins in rehab

    10/12/2016 4:10:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | October 10, 2016 | Callum Paton
    Drug users who want to avoid becoming another bloody casualty in Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte's war on narcotics have been making coffins as part of one local rehabilitation programme. Addicts in the city of Olongapo, three hours to the north of the capital Manila, are taught to make coffins after they hand themselves over to authorities. In the Philippines, where more than 3,600 people have been killed since Dutere's election in June, the process is known as 'surrendering'. The macabre irony of the programme is not lost on those who enrol in it. "I knew that if I don't change,...
  • REMAIN IN ME[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/06/2016 1:56:27 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 10-16-16 | Holy Spirit
    My love for you is greater than you can conceive for before you need I AM, I AM there with the answer, I AM there with the breath of supply, My love endures through forever therefore I AM there in an instant for I never left you to begin with for you are in Me and we are one. Now take this love promised through the ages yet forever surrounds you and drink deep and allow the sounds of My waters to drown out the lies of the enemy for truly we are one and as no harm can come...
  • Duterte tells Obama 'you can go to hell,' warns of breakup

    10/04/2016 8:17:12 AM PDT · by yoe · 41 replies
    AP ^ | October 4, 2016 | JIM GOMEZ
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte told President Barack Obama "you can go to hell" in a speech Tuesday that was his strongest tirade so far against the U.S. over its criticism of his deadly anti-drug campaign, adding that he may eventually decide to "break up with America." He also lashed out anew at the European Union, saying the bloc, which has also criticized his brutal crackdown, "better choose purgatory, hell is filled up." Since becoming president in June, Deuterte has had an uneasy relationship with the U.S. and with Obama and has declared intentions to bolster relations...
  • Philippine leader tells Obama 'go to hell', says can buy arms from Russia, China

    10/04/2016 5:52:46 AM PDT · by Mariner · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 4th, 2016 | by Martin Petty
    Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday told U.S. President Barack Obama to "go to hell" and said the United States had refused to sell some weapons to his country but he did not care because Russia and China were willing suppliers. In his latest salvo, Duterte said he had lost respect for the United States and railed at its concerns about his bloody war on drugs, calling his critics "fools" who could not stop him carrying out a campaign that has killed more than 3,400 people in just over three months. In a tangential, at times profane speech in Manila,...
  • Suspect in Clinton-era scandal due in Miami

    12/28/2002 9:48:38 PM PST · by byteback · 13 replies · 321+ views
    AP ^ | AP
    <p>MIAMI, Florida (AP) -- A Filipino legislator was on his way to Florida, where he faces charges of making illegal campaign donations to former President Clinton and other Democratic politicians.</p> <p>Facing a U.S. extradition request, Mark B. Jimenez voluntarily left the Philippines on Thursday with two U.S. marshals to face an indictment in the case.</p>
  • 9-12-05, Justice Dept on Aragoncillo: "FBI Intelligence Analyst Arrested"

    10/05/2005 4:31:57 PM PDT · by george wythe · 25 replies · 676+ views
    FBI Intelligence Analyst Arrested, Accused of Passing Classified Information; Former Philippines National Police Official Also Charged NEWARK - An FBI intelligence analyst at Fort Monmouth and a former official with the Philippines National Police were arrested Saturday morning, charged in a federal criminal complaint with acting as unregistered agents of a foreign official and passing classified information to that official and others in the Republic of the Philippines, U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie and FBI Special Agent in Charge Leslie Wiser, Jr. announced.Leandro Aragoncillo, 46, a former U.S. Marine, was arrested by Special Agents of the FBI at his home...
  • Eat at the McDonald’s of the Philippines that People Wait in 8-Hour Long Lines to Try

    10/01/2016 11:22:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9/30 | Hayley Peterson
    What it’s like to eat at the McDonald’s of the Philippines that people wait in 8-hour long lines to try The biggest fast-food chain in the Philippines is expanding in the US. Jollibee, known for its "Chickenjoy" fried chicken, sweet spaghetti, and halo-halo iced desserts, is about to open its second location in the Midwest and will soon expand into Florida and New York City. The company is mapping out an expansion to other "key cities" soon as well "where there is a good density of Filipinos," Jollibee North America President Jose Maria Minana told Business Insider. Jollibee currently has...
  • Philippine President Duterte Cancels Future Military Exercises with U.S.

    10/01/2016 8:17:18 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 32 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, October 1, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    This week in Vietnam, President Rodrigo Duterte told a collection of Filipinos his government would cease training with the U.S. following the upcoming PHIBEX 33 amphibious exercises off Luzon next month. “So I’m serving notice now to the Americans. I will maintain the military alliance, the RP-US pact which our countries signed in the early 50s.” During this meeting he called for expanded trade relations with China and Russia. During the planned exercise--PHIBEX 33—some 1,400 U.S. service members based in Okinawa, Japan will work side-by-side with 500 Philippine Armed Forces personnel to improve capabilities and more efficient operations during a...
  • Philippines president: You know who I want to be like? Hitler

    09/30/2016 10:54:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/30/16 | Dan Calabrese
    What? Most observers of politics recognize it’s among the cheapest of ploys to compare your political opponents to Hitler. Not only is just about never accurate, but when that’s what you have to resort to, you show yourself completely incapable of defending your own ideas or explaining the problems you have with your opponents’ ideas. Comparing another person to Hitler is simply pathetic, idiotic and wrong.
  • Duterte of the Philippines: 'I'd be happy to "slaughter" drug addicts like Hitler massacred Jews.

    09/29/2016 7:30:33 PM PDT · by sunrise_sunset · 28 replies
    President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday indicated that he was willing to do what Hitler did to the Jews to the country's drug addicts. "Hitler massacred three million Jews. Now, there are three million drug addicts... I'd be happy to slaughter them," Duterte said upon his arrival in Davao City from an official visit to Vietnam."
  • Duterte declares upcoming Philippines-U.S. war games 'the last one'

    09/28/2016 7:26:06 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 28 replies
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte plunged one of the United States' most important Asian alliances deeper into uncertainty on Wednesday by declaring upcoming U.S.-Philippines military exercises "the last," and ruling out any joint navy patrols.
  • SAVING GRACE and the Evidence of it in our Lives for others[Charismatic Caucus]

    09/27/2016 10:10:41 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    My subject matter(DNA) is Life Everlasting but where in your life is this a "matter of "Evidence" for in your daily endeavors even in your prayer life I should be the main ingredient of your prayer for others and this is, their salvation first for without me no life truly exists it is just matter(dust). Now I AM the breath ~ ~ ~ of your beginning through salvation and the end of the means for you to OVERCOME as I did for you but now is your time of destiny for I AM The Fulcrum of Balance( Plumb Line )...
  • Philippine President Duterte might send team to North Carolina to investigate human rights abuses

    09/26/2016 2:43:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    MSN ^ | 09/26/2016
    The donut poll at Zishe’s Homemade Bakery in Monsey, New York, is favoring Donald Trump to win the first presidential debate tonight. Zishe’s, a kosher sweet shop in the Orthodox-dominated village in Rockland County, cooked up batches of jelly donuts with Trump and Hillary Clinton’s names on them to mark the much-anticipated first presidential debate. “I sold like ten of the Trump and maybe two of the Clinton,” said a woman who answered the phone at Zishe’s. A picture of the debate display at Zishe’s is circulating on Orthodox WhatsApp groups. “We just wanted to make a joke,” said the...
  • Exclusive: SAUDI CHARITY DESIGNATED AS TERRORIST REOPENS OFFICE IN U.S.

    03/15/2010 7:15:29 PM PDT · by Cindy · 16 replies · 245+ views
    http://globalmbreport.com THE GLOBAL MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD DAILY REPORT "EXCLUSIVE: Saudi Charity Designated As Terrorist Reopens Office In U.S." SNIPPET: "The International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO), a Saudi charity whose Indonesian and Philippine offices have been designated by the US. Treasury in connection with the financing of Al Qaeda, has registered a new office in the United States. According to Florida State records, the IIRO (U.S.A.) Inc. was registered as a non-profit Florida corporation in Hialeah, Florida on April 28, 2009. After being required by regulators to provide a street address rather than a PO Box, the office address for IIRO USA...
  • 6.5 QUAKE IN DAVAO ORIENTAL, PHILIPPINES

    09/23/2016 5:34:58 PM PDT · by knarf · 44 replies
    RAPPLER ^ | September 23, 2016 | knarf
    This Just In approximately a half hour ago ... about 8PM our time 12 hour difference, 8 AM Saturday morning there
  • Potty-mouthed Philippine President Duterte gives E.U. the middle finger

    09/21/2016 1:18:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/21/2016 | By Max Bearak
    The new leader of the Philippines is in a league of his own when it comes to presidential profanity. Rodrigo Duterte's favorite phrase, which translates roughly to "son of a whore," has been deployed against the likes of President Obama and Pope Francis. On Tuesday, during a speech to local business executives in his hometown of Davao City, he took aim at the European Union with irreverent gusto. The E.U.'s parliament recently told Duterte to "put an end" to the killings of drug suspects, which human rights groups say has claimed the lives of more than 2,400 people. "I have...
  • Philippines: Crazy Talk

    09/20/2016 5:32:59 PM PDT · by LadyDoc · 25 replies
    StrategyPage ^ | Sept 20,2016 | Jim Dunnigan
    President Rodrigo Duterte is, so far, a man of his word and that has a lot of powerful Filipinos, neighbors and allies worried. Duterte got elected president by promising to use unusual methods that had worked during the 22 years he was the mayor of Davao City in the southeast. He was not expected to win because he did not have the support of one of the wealthy parties or wealthy political donors. He was an outsider who promised change, had a convincing track record in local politics and ran a highly effective and inexpensive campaign... As president Duterte’s aggressive...
  • [Philippine president] Duterte to Chinese envoy: Treat us as your brothers, not enemies

    09/17/2016 11:13:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Inquirer.net ^ | 11:34 AM August 29th, 2016 | Nestor Corrales
    Treat us as your brothers and not enemies. President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday personally pleaded to the Chinese ambassador to the Philippines to allow Filipino fishermen to fish over the disputed West Philippine Sea. “I hope the Chinese may find a place in their hearts for the Filipinos. I hope you treat us [as] your brothers and not enemies and take note of our plight,” Duterte said in front of Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua during his speech at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. …
  • Hillary’s Health, Colin’s Emails, And America’s Dwindling Alliances [radio]

    09/17/2016 12:16:14 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 2 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | September 17, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    This campaign season never fails to disappoint, not even for a day. Despite incredibly strong denials to the contrary, last weekend it was proved for all the world to see that there is something wrong with Hillary Clinton. The campaign officially calls it pneumonia, but the public record clearly shows “something else going on.” Another doozy came later in the week, when Colin Powell’s hacked emails were released. He had some choice words for Trump, Hillary, and especially Bill Clinton. What did we learn? Finally, the Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte ordered that U.S. military advisers leave the Philippines. The following...
  • Philippines is not 'little brown brother' of U.S.: foreign minister

    09/16/2016 7:38:12 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 15, 2016 | David Brunnstrom
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Philippines is firmly committed to its alliance with the United States but will not be lectured on human rights and treated like a "little brown brother," the country's Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay said on Thursday. Yasay rejected criticism of Duterte's war on drugs, in which thousands have been killed, saying that Philippines would never condone illegal killings, and said relations with Washington should be based on mutual respect. "I am asking our American friends, American leaders, to look at our aspirations," he said. "We cannot forever be the little brown brothers of America. ... We have...
  • President Duterte never empowered cops to kill drug suspects–Philippine envoy says to the UN

    09/14/2016 7:22:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | 09/13/2016 | Estrella Torres
    Philippine permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva Cecilia Rebong said President Rodrigo Duterte had never empowered police authorities to “shoot to kill” any individual suspected of drug crimes after the UN high commissioner for human rights criticized the rising summary killings in the Philippines, which is backed by the administration’s war on drugs. The Department of Foreign Affairs said Ambassador Rebong delivered the Philippine statement on Wednesday at the second day of 33rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council in response to the speech of UN high commissioner for human rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. She said...
  • Philippine leader rejects joint patrols, eyes China weapons

    09/13/2016 8:14:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 13, 2016 10:14 AM EDT | Jim Gomez
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday he won’t allow government forces to conduct joint patrols of disputed waters near the South China Sea with foreign powers, apparently scrapping a deal his predecessor reached with the U.S. military earlier this year.Duterte also said he was considering acquiring defense equipment from Russia and China. The Philippines has traditionally leaned on the U.S., its longtime treaty ally, and other Western allies for its security needs. The remarks were the latest from a Philippine president who has had an uneasy relationship with the U.S. but also has tried to mend relations with China strained...
  • Duterte of the Philippines: "I'm Not a Fan of Americans"

    09/13/2016 6:03:30 AM PDT · by sunrise_sunset · 27 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 9/13/2016 | Ted Regencia
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has told American special forces to leave Mindanao, blaming their presence in the southern region for the continuing conflict, while signalling his desire to "reorient" the country's foreign policy vis-a-vis the United States. Just days after declaring that the Philippines "will pursue an independent foreign policy", Duterte said on Monday in a rambling speech from the presidential palace.