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  • Wrecks of Japanese and U.S. warships — Including First American Vessel to Fire Shot in WWII — Found

    12/09/2017 2:16:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | DEC 8, 2017
    Wrecks of Japanese and U.S. warships — including first American vessel to fire shot in WWII — found off PhilippinesThe sunken remains of five Japanese and two U.S. warships — including the vessel that fired the first American shot of World War II — have been found off the Philippines, a team of deep sea explorers funded by billionaire Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen have announced. Released earlier this week, ahead of the anniversary of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, underwater footage shows one of the ships is the USS Ward, the destroyer that fired...
  • Sure things come from Jesus Christ[charismatic caucus]

    12/08/2017 9:34:00 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Bible ^ | bible
    Sure things come from me for I AM eternal in all I do and say and so it is as you come to me first I lay a path out for your life that is unshakable made of pure virtue and true and this path holds no lies or deviation for " I Know your Life "it is imprinted in my very HAND . Keep your eyes focused and imprinted into My will for you first and foremost , for this road carries blessings . . . I know your days ; Days past , today and each moment of...
  • The Widow's mite a PENCE to you

    12/03/2017 6:04:48 PM PST · by Jedediah · 9 replies
    bible, ^ | bible
    The widows mite a Pence to you, But soon shall rise from where now it is viewed, Humility about to rise, Where wisdom lives and no demise, So watch My choice begin to show, When "others" preach a Trump to grow, Truly this Pence shall be my choice , A man of God that speaks only My voice, Luke 21:1-4Tree of Life Version Teaching in the Temple 21 Then Yeshua looked up and saw the rich dropping their gifts into the treasury box. 2 He also saw a poor widow dropping in two small copper coins. [a] 3 And He...
  • South Korea Vying with China as New Benefactor for Philippines

    11/20/2017 1:57:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Voice of America ^ | November 20, 2017 | Ralph Jennings
    MANILA, PHILIPPINES — South Korea is vying with China to help develop the Philippines, as the aid recipient’s president crafts a multi-country foreign policy with no clear favorite. South Korean President Moon Jae-in told counterparts from the Philippines, as well as nine other Southeast Asian countries at regional summits last week, that Seoul was “the best partner to share the experience” of economic growth. South Korea, he said, can aid the others in high-tech, railways, clean energy and water management. The Philippines stands near the front of the line for that assistance, analysts say. China pledged $24 billion in aid...
  • 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...
  • Schumer: Trump's Asia trip a 'colossal flop'

    11/14/2017 9:52:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 14, 2017 | John Bowden
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) panned President Trump's 12-day Asia trip as a "colossal flop" Tuesday in a speech delivered on the Senate floor. Schumer said he had "never been more ashamed" of a president's actions abroad. "I have never been so ashamed of a foreign trip in my years. It's just inside-out," Schumer said. "We attack our friends and the people who have given us the most trouble, China and Russia, we [mollycoddle] — that is so bad for the future of this country." Trump has taken criticism for ignoring rampant human rights abuses while interacting with the...
  • 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....
  • ISIS in DIRECT threat to Trump as US President arrives in ‘new home of jihad’

    11/12/2017 6:33:43 AM PST · by mairdie · 14 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 12th November 2017 | Henry Holloway
    Jihadis have been circulating propaganda featuring the a picture of the US President covered in bullet holes as they urge fighters to kill him. The threats come as Trump this evening flies into the Philippines in the final stop of his tour of Asia. Security forces in the Philippines have been battling the threat of jihadis for years, with the city of Marawi being to reduced to rubble by ISIS. Terrorists have been circulating the image on encrypted messaging app Telegram – urging fighters to “lie in wait” and “ambush” the US President. Trump’s Russian opposite number Vladimir Putin also...
  • 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
    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...
  • Ahead of Trump's visit to Philippines, a big thumbs up from U.S. veterans

    11/11/2017 5:13:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 11, 2017 | Martin Petty, Reuters
    SUBIC, Philippines (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is no stranger to controversy and he has often come in for sharp criticism both at home and overseas, but in the town of Subic in the Philippines, he's a hero. Once home to one of the biggest U.S. naval facilities in the world, Subic is a haven for retired servicemen who seem thrilled that Trump is visiting the Philippines, and convinced the divisive tycoon can do no wrong. "Trump, I back him big time," said Mike McCarthy, a former master chief with the U.S. 7th Fleet, drinking in one of the...
  • They shoot drug users in the streets…

    11/11/2017 3:53:48 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Sharyl ^ | 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.
  • Lopez: $6B Japanese investment pledges to create 500,000 jobs (The Philippines)

    11/02/2017 9:55:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    ABS-CBN News ^ | November 2, 2017 | Davinci Maru
    MANILA - Investment pledges from Japan worth $6 billion are expected to generate at least 500,000 jobs in the Philippines, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said on Wednesday. "We had a successful visit, bringing home about $6 billion of fresh investments from various companies that are tying up with several Philippine companies," Lopez said on ANC's Business Nightly. The latest batch of 18 business ventures, which include investments in manufacturing, infrastructure, and information and communications technology, were secured following President Rodrigo Duterte's official visit to Japan, he said.....
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • ISIS-affliated leaders Isnilon Hapilon, Omar Maute killed in Philippines

    10/16/2017 7:57:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Hans India ^ | 10/15/2017
    Marawi [Philippines]: Two major ISIS-affliated leaders Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute, of the Maute group, were killed in a battle with the Philippine forces in the southern city of Marawi. The government forces killed the two terrorist leaders linked to Islamic State in the Marawi city, signalling the end of the crisis, Defence chief Delfin Lorenzana said. "Two key ISIS-affiliated leaders engaged in a stand-off with the Philippine forces in the southern city of Marawi have been killed. The two leaders were named as Isnilon Hapilon, who was declared terror group's emir for the Southeast Asia, and Omar Maute, a...
  • “NY Needs To Fall”: FBI Busts ISIS-Linked Terror Plot Aimed At Big Apple

    10/07/2017 7:39:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/06/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Another 9/11, another Brussels, another Paris? According to indictments unsealed yesterday by the Department of Justice, a three-man Islamist terror cell plotted versions of all the above for another attack on New York City. Before they could carry it out, an FBI undercover agent discovered the plot in 2016, then coordinated an international manhunt to capture all three erstwhile terrorists: The alleged scheme was more nefarious than many: The group, which wanted to attack Times Square and the New York City subway system, claimed to have been in touch with an Islamic State affiliate to obtain the official sanction...
  • Teen Who Met Trump in Hospital Says He Was ‘Super Nice’ and ‘Comforting’

    10/05/2017 2:23:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | October 5, 2017 | Ivan Pentchoukov and Reuters
    Tiffany Huizar was shot in the stomach and elbow during the Las Vegas massacre on Sunday, Oct. 1, in which 58 people were killed and hundreds injured. She was rushed to a hospital where doctors performed a surgery to remove the bullet the next morning. On Wednesday, Oct. 4, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were at Huizar’s bedside. She said she was surprised at how nice the president was—a far different picture from what she was shown on social media. “He was super nice. He wasn’t who we see on social media,” she said. “He was much...
  • Girlfriend Of Vegas Shooter Arrives At LAX From Philippines For Questioning

    10/03/2017 9:15:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 151 replies
    cbs2la ^ | October 3, 2017 8:40 PM
    Investigators are taking a harder look at Marilou Danley and what she might have known about the attack at a country music festival Sunday, with Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo naming her a “person of interest” and saying the FBI is bringing her back to the U.S. for questioning. Danley, 62, was out the country at the time of the shooting and in the Philippines on Tuesday. “We anticipate some information from her shortly,” Lombardo said.