Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $26,834
Woo hoo!! And the first 30% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: philippines

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • "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 · 87 replies ^ | 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...

    03/15/2010 7:15:29 PM PDT · by Cindy · 16 replies · 245+ views 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...

    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 ^ | 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.
  • Philippine President Wants US Forces out of Restive South

    09/12/2016 1:48:58 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09/12/2016 | Jim Gomez
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday he wants U.S. forces out of his country's south and blamed America for inflaming Muslim insurgencies in the region, in his first public statement opposing the presence of American troops. Duterte has had an uneasy relationship with the U.S. since becoming president in June and has been openly critical of American security policies. As a candidate, he declared he would chart a foreign policy that would not depend on America, his country's treaty ally.
  • FA-50 Golden Eagle: The Low-Cost Fighter that Might See Some Serious Combat

    09/12/2016 1:40:57 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    The National Interest ^ | September 11, 2016 | Sebastien Roblin
    The newly elected president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has been throwing shade on his country’s recently-acquired—and only—fighter jets, the South Korean FA-50 Golden Eagle. “We only have what, two FA-50s? Why did you buy that?” he remarked [3] in June this year. “What a waste of money. You cannot use them for anti-insurgency, which is the problem at the moment. You can only use these for ceremonial fly-by.” (The Philippine Air Force will have 12 of the supersonic fighters by 2017.) He added: “There’s only one purpose for buying it. To match the airpower . . . At least...
  • Catholicism’s incredible growth story (global numbers have doubled since 19700)

    09/11/2016 5:54:37 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 43 replies
    Catholic Herald (U.K.) ^ | Thursday, 8 Sep 2016 | Philip Jenkins
    `There are around 1.2 billion Catholics in the world today; by 2050 it may be 1.6 billion (CNS) `Critics keep announcing the Church's imminent demise. If only they realised that numbers have doubled since 1970 – and are still rising In many parts of the world, it’s difficult to feel optimistic about the future of the Catholic Church. Some years ago, the American Physical Society heard an alarming paper that predicted the countries in the world that would have no religion whatever by 2100, and high on the list were such former Catholic heartlands as Austria and Ireland – Ireland!...

    09/08/2016 6:12:21 PM PDT · by knarf · 56 replies
    MINDANATION ^ | September 8, 2016 | ED LINGAO
    A reporter has apologized to President Duterte for having filed a false report President Duterte did not call Obama a swear word
  • Obama meets with president who called him son-of-a-whore

    09/08/2016 8:41:33 AM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 19 replies
    NY Post AP story ^ | 9-7-2016 | AP wire story
    <p>VIENTIANE, Laos — Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay says President Obama has met briefly with new Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte — who called him a “son of a whore” — on the sidelines of a summit in Laos.</p> <p>There was no immediate confirmation from the White House.</p>
  • Philippine President calls Obama 'the son of a w****' as he refuses to be lectured on human rights

    09/05/2016 7:07:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 117 replies ^ | 9/5/2016 | unknown
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte called Barack Obama a "son of a w****" on Monday as he vowed not to be lectured by the US leader on human rights when they meet in Laos. The acid-tongued Duterte bristled at warnings he would face questioning by the US president over a crime war in the Philippines that has claimed more than 2,400 lives in just over two months. "You must be respectful. Do not just throw away questions and statements. Son of a whore, I will curse you in that forum," Duterte told a news conference shortly before flying to Laos to...
  • President of The Phillipines Uses "Profane Term" to describe Obama

    09/07/2016 2:57:05 PM PDT · by vette6387 · 57 replies
    lauguagelog,.dc | 9/7/16 | vette6387
  • Barack Obama cancels meeting after Philippines president calls him 'son of a whore'

    09/05/2016 5:16:41 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 88 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/5/16 | Damien Gayle
    Barack Obama has cancelled a meeting with the president of the Philippines after Rodrigo Duterte appeared to call him a “son of a whore”. The move followed a warning from Duterte to the US president to keep off the subject of extrajudicial killings in his country’s brutal drug war when they were due to meet on Tuesday at a regional summit in Laos. Duterte told a press conference that Obama “must be respectful”. The firebrand president was answering a reporter’s question about how he intended to explain the extrajudicial killings to Obama, before boarding a plane to Laos for the...
  • Obama cancels meeting with new Philippine President Duterte

    09/05/2016 1:57:16 PM PDT · by PROCON · 90 replies
    VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — President Barack Obama called off a planned meeting Tuesday with new Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, seeking distance from a U.S. ally's leader during a diplomatic tour that's put Obama in close quarters with a cast of contentious world figures. It's unusual for one president to tell another what to say or not say, and much rarer to call the other a "son of a bitch." Duterte managed to do both just before flying to Laos for a regional summit, warning Obama not to challenge him over extrajudicial killings in the Philippines.
  • Philippines president to Obama: 'I'm no American puppet'

    09/05/2016 12:02:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 5, 2016 | Sheena McKenzie and Kevin Liptak
    President Obama had better think twice about raising the issue of Philippine extra-judicial killings, warned the country's confrontational leader on Monday. The US president and his Philippines counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte, were set to meet in Laos this week, where Obama is attending a meeting of Southeast Asian leaders. White House officials previously said Obama would confront the Philippines President about his country's handling of drug dealers, including extra-judicial killings, or government executions without the benefit of judicial proceedings or due process. But the Filipino leader did not take kindly to that notion. "Who does he think he is? I am...
  • Philippines' Dutere Calls Obama 'Son of a Whore'

    09/05/2016 11:28:15 AM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Sept. 5, 2016 | Saul Loeb, Manman Dejeto
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte called Barack Obama a "son of a whore" on Monday as he vowed not to be lectured by the US leader on human rights when they meet in Laos..... The acid-tongued Duterte bristled at warnings he would face questioning by the US president over a war against drugs in the Philippines...... ........"You must be respectful...... "You must be respectful......Son of a whore, I will curse you in that forum," Duterte told a news conference shortly before flying to Laos to attend a summit....."
  • Duterte tells Obama not to question him about killings (Calls Obama "Son of Bitch")

    09/05/2016 6:36:52 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 40 replies
    AP ^ | 5 Sep 15 | Teresa Cerojano
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned President Barack Obama on Monday not to question him about extrajudicial killings, or "son of a bitch I will swear at you" when they meet in Laos during a regional summit. Duterte said before flying to Laos that he is a leader of a sovereign country and is answerable only to the Filipino people. He was answering a reporter's question about how he intends to explain the extrajudicial killings to Obama. More than 2,000 suspected drug pushers and users have been killed since Duterte launched a war on drugs after taking office on June 30....

    09/02/2016 10:38:21 AM PDT · by knarf · 79 replies
    CNNPhulippines ^ | September 2, 2016 | CNN Philippines staff
    Seems to be around ten o'clock PM Philippine time, ten AM our (eastern) time
  • BREAKING: Dozens dead as huge bomb explosion rocks popular market in Philippines

    09/02/2016 10:35:57 AM PDT · by sockmonkey · 28 replies
    The Express UK ^ | Sept 2, 2016 | Vickie Oliphant
    DOZENS have been killed and 60 injured after a huge bomb explosion rocked a popular night market in the Philippines. According to Davao City Police, the incident took place at 10.20pm local time at a street market outside the high-end Marco Polo hotel in Davao, in the southern Philippines. Witnesses reported hearing loud bangs and smoke billowed across the city. Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella confirmed that some 60 people were wounded who were rushed to the San Pedro Hospital for treatment. A further 10 - five men and five women - have been confirmed dead. However the number of casualties...
  • Philippines' Duterte: Obama must listen to me on human rights

    09/01/2016 12:38:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 31, 2016 | John Chalmers, Reuters
    MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday he was ready to discuss any issues with Barack Obama when they meet in Laos next week, but added that the U.S. president must listen to him first before bringing up the question of human rights. Washington has expressed concern about a surge in drug-related killings since Duterte became president two months ago promising to wipe out narcotics in the Southeast Asian nation. Asked if he would be willing to discuss human rights at his meeting with Obama on the sidelines of an East Asia summit on Sept. 6, Duterte...
  • Philippines Sends A Stark Warning To China Over South China Sea Dispute

    08/29/2016 9:34:04 PM PDT · by jcon40 · 48 replies ^ | Aug 28, 2016 | Panos Mourdoukoutas
    South China Sea disputes are turning worse. Last week, Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte had a loud and clear message for China: Stay away from our territory or else it could be a “bloody” confrontation. Philippines’s warning comes shortly before China hosts the G20 Leaders’ Summit in the eastern city of Hangzhou on 4-5 September, and one week after a Japan Times editorial revealed that China has set a “red line” for Japan in the South China Sea. China warned Japan “not send Self-Defense Forces to join U.S. operations that test the freedom of navigation in the disputed South China Sea....
  • Philippines drugs war: The woman who kills dealers for a living

    08/28/2016 3:43:21 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 30 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 Aug, 2016
    <p>The Philippines is in the midst of a brutal war on drugs sanctioned by the controversial President Rodrigo Duterte, which has seen almost 2,000 killings in a matter of weeks. The BBC's Jonathan Head explores the country's dark underbelly of dealers and assassins through the story of one woman trapped in a chilling predicament.</p>
  • Drug users aren't human, says Philippines' Duterte

    08/28/2016 1:39:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 28, 2016 | Agence France-Presse
    Manila (AFP) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is waging a bloody war on crime, has justified the large-scale killing of drug users by suggesting the victims were not human. Duterte, who has seen about two thousand people killed since he was elected in May, made the remarks late Friday as he shrugged off the United Nations' concerns over human rights in his country. "Crime against humanity? In the first place, I’d like to be frank with you: are they humans? What is your definition of a human being?" he told soldiers while visiting an army camp, according to transcripts...
  • Philippines' Duterte warns China of 'reckoning'

    08/24/2016 10:01:59 AM PDT · by DFG · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 08/24/2016 | AFP
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Wednesday of a "reckoning" with China if there was no resolution to a tense dispute over rival claims to the South China Sea. An international tribunal ruled last month that China's claims to most of the strategically vital waters had no legal basis, in what was seen as a sweeping victory for the Philippines, which filed the case. Duterte repeatedly had said he did not want to anger China with an aggressive response, and sent an envoy to ease tensions, but on Wednesday signalled he was prepared to adopt a more confrontational approach. "We will...
  • DUTERTE SUPPORTS B.L.M.: "Why are you killing all the black people?"

    08/21/2016 6:26:22 AM PDT · by JDMEJIA · 68 replies
    Philippine Daily Inquirer ^ | 21 August 2016 | Associated Press
    "PRESIDENT Duterte on Sunday lashed out at the U.S. police killings of black men in his latest outburst against critics of his anti-drug campaign, which has left hundreds of suspects dead. The Philippines’ brash-talking President also threatened Sunday to withdraw the country from the United Nations after its human rights experts criticized the extra-judicial killings committed under his anti-crime drive. Reacting to U.S. criticisms, Duterte cited the string of shootings involving police and black men that have sparked protests in the U.S. “Why are you Americans killing the black people there, shooting them down when they are already on the...

    08/15/2016 7:31:39 AM PDT · by knarf · 25 replies ^ | August 15, 2016 | Lui B.
    Carnegie was against the annexation of the Philippines. But he didn’t just put his opinion on paper. In 1898, while the Treaty of Paris was underway, he went to see U.S. President William McKinley to talk him out of that agreement.
  • JESUS calls us Friend[Charismatic Caucus]

    08/12/2016 7:13:57 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 8-12-16 | HolySpirit
    You see I am not just your God I AM your friend. I do things for you that others would not consider because of the cost but I have already laid down my life for you and that is why I send my angels to shut the mouth of the lions for you and turn impossible situations around even without your request at times for truly My name is Prince of Peace and Grace is the scepter I apply to the ones that call me Lord and Savior. John 15:15 15 I do not call you servants any longer, for...
  • The Philippines: And Now for Something Completely Different

    08/12/2016 4:56:28 AM PDT · by LadyDoc · 22 replies
    StrategyPage ^ | August 12, 2016 | Jim Dunnigan
    Rodrigo Duterte got elected president by promising to use unusual methods that had worked during the 22 years he was the mayor of a southern city. 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. Duterte is very much an outsider and is not from one of the old, rich and corrupt families that have dominated Filipino politics for centuries. He is a...