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  • 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.
  • US relations 'strong and irreversible,' says Philippine official ahead of Trump trip

    10/03/2017 8:20:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    MENA FN ^ | October 3, 2017
    'President Trump will definitely receive a very warm welcome in Manilla,' Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano in a statement on Saturday. 'President Trump's visit underscores the improving relations between the Philippines and the United States, which no less than Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told me is on an upward vector,' the statement added. The comments come after Cayetano met with Tillerson last Wednesday in Washingotn to discuss strengthening the longtime links between the two nations. Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte drew in Chinese and Russian media last week when he asserted the importance of the Philippine-US security alliance,...
  • Cops say Vegas shooter’s girlfriend is a person of interest

    10/03/2017 2:32:13 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 104 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 3, 2017 | 5:18pm | Danika Fears
    The girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock is still a person of interest, police said Tuesday. Marilou Danley is currently in the Philippines and has been talking to US authorities, Las Vegas Sheriff Joe Lombardo said. “Currently, she’s a person of interest,” he added.

    09/28/2017 8:03:23 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    INTIMACY THE SUBSTANCE AND KEY TO THE KINGDOM OF GOD Here are The Keys to The Kingdom ,Seek me first in all you do ! Not just the big things but in every matter of the heart . Now if you do this , the other keys will reveal themselves to you . SUBSTANCE DESCRIBES THE UNDERSTANDING AND VISION of My Spirit for I AM in and through all creation , the very "Matter" of Eternity and it is when you step into agreement and oneness with Me alone that Heaven and Earth join AS ONE within you and we...
  • Philippine President Duterte Thanks Trump For Helping Him Hammer ISIS

    09/29/2017 1:40:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/29/2017 | Ryan Pickrell
    The president of the Philippines is singing America’s praises for its assistance in the fight against the Islamic State — the exact opposite of what was being said around this time last year. Muslim militants with direct ties to ISIS overran Marawi, a city in the southern Philippines, in late May. Since the radicals first raised the black ISIS standard above the city four months ago, hundreds, possibly thousands, of people have been killed, and hundreds of thousands have been displaced. Efforts to liberate the city from the radical Islamic terrorists are ongoing. The Trump administration has been, from the...
  • Killing an enemy that hides among women and children is never easy

    09/24/2017 8:27:20 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/23/2017 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    “No,” says General Lito Sobejana in his native language Tagalog. “You cannot pay the ransom.” I listen to him as he speaks patiently on the phone with the desperate wife of a man kidnaped by Islamic extremists. He translates the conversation when he hangs up the phone. “She wants to try to raise ransom money,” he tells me. “They told her they would cut off his head today if she didn’t pay. But we have a strict ‘no ransom’ policy.” The day before my meeting with the general, his men attempted a rescue and there was a fatal firefight. Six...
  • Illinois Tollway’s Lao receives national engineering award

    09/26/2017 1:03:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Equipment World's Better Roads ^ | August 30, 2017 | Chris Hill
    The Gintong Pamana Awards Foundation has presented Illinois Tollway Deputy Chief of Program Implementation Clarita Lao with its 2017 Panday Pira Award for Outstanding Achievements in Engineering. The award recognizes “Filipino Americans nationwide whose accomplishments inspire, motivate and sustain others in the Filipino community.” The group recognized Lao for her engineering career accomplishments spanning more than three decades, her leadership and management skills and dedication to engineering excellence. As deputy chief of program implementation, Lao is responsible for providing overall project management and support for multiple engineering projects from inception to completion, including projects that are part of the Tollway’s...
  • Honeylet attends Melania’s UN luncheon in New York (De facto Philippine First Lady)

    09/22/2017 6:32:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Manila Times ^ | September 23, 2017 | Llanesca T. Panti, TMT
    CIELITO “Honeylet” Avanceña, common-law wife of President Rodrigo Duterte, attended the United Nations General Assembly luncheon hosted by the First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump. The Davao businesswoman was spotted in a video posted by the White House during the UN luncheon on Thursday, wherein Mrs. Trump called for the protection of children victims of “drug addition, bullying, poverty, disease, trafficking, illiteracy or hunger.” Malacañang, however, has yet to give clear details about Avanceña’s trip to New York. The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs said Avanceña was invited to attend the side meetings of the UN General Assembly...
  • Philippines' Duterte asks head of human rights agency - 'Are you a paedophile?'

    09/16/2017 10:26:35 AM PDT · by DFG · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/16/2017 | Reuters
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday asked the head of the country’s Commission on Human Rights (CHR) if he was a paedophile for focusing on the killing of teenagers in the government’s bloody war on drugs. Duterte also suggested to lawmakers using CHR’s proposed 678 million pesos budget to buy the police body cameras if they don’t want to restore funding for the agency, which he has clashed with repeatedly over his anti-drugs campaign. The CHR requested a budget of 1.72 billion pesos for 2018, but the government proposed 678 million instead. Duterte’s allies in the lower house of Congress...
  • After Iraq Defeat, ISIS Fighters Could Move to Philippines for Weapons and Training, Minister Warns

    09/02/2017 7:18:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 09/01/2017 | By Tom O'Connor
    Southeast Asian militants fighting under the banner of the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, are likely to return to the Philippines to regroup, security analysts and officials said. Speaking at a conference Tuesday in Singapore, defense experts and officials discussed the possibility of ISIS veterans returning to the Philippines, especially the nation's restive southern islands, to receive training and weapons. The global jihadist organization has drawn thousands of fighters from across the world to fight for its so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria and received support from foreign Islamist militant groups such as the Philippines-based Abu Sayyaf, which...
  • Philippines President Duterte Gives Military Approval to Bomb Mosques

    09/01/2017 9:50:19 AM PDT · by davikkm · 51 replies
    The people love President Duterte. They support his war on drug dealers and Islamic terroritsts. The global elites hate him. He will not conform to their global vision for the Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte this week announced his approval to bomb mosques in Marawi. Islamic terrorists stormed the city in May. The radicals ransacked churches, murdered innocents and destroyed Christian churches.
  • Vatican starting to look hypocritical on those 'national security concerns'

    08/28/2017 4:52:32 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 27, 2017 | Monica Showalter
    The Vatican has called an ISIS terrorist video from the Philippines threatening the life of the pope "worrying" and made vague statements about security being in ready to halt the potential attack. Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Holy See's No. 2 official, said he has seen the video of militants desecrating Christian statues and threatening the pope by saying they'll come to Rome, as they tear in half photos of him and his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI. The video was mostly filmed in the Philippines, where ISIS has been clashing with government forces for control of the city...
  • Duterte running for US Congress? Republican Fil-Am joins race (Against Maxine Waters)

    08/27/2017 12:11:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Coconuts ^ | August 23, 2017 | Staff
    Is Duterte running for US Congress? He is, but it’s not that Duterte. Republican Filipino-American Edwin Duterte has joined the race for California’s 43rd Congressional District in next year’s US midterm election. While the Philippine president, who shares his last name with Edwin, is widely popular in the Philippines, it will be an uphill climb for the newbie Republican. He will be running against veteran Democrat politician Maxine Waters, who has served in the US House of Representatives since 1991. Waters won the 2016 election by 76.1 percent against her Republican rival. The district covers several cities in Los Angeles...
  • Philippines may get $433-M grant from US next year

    08/20/2017 6:14:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Philippine Star ^ | August 19, 2017 | Helen Flores and Mary Grace Padin
    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines may receive grants amounting to $433 million from the United States’ Millennium Challenge Corp. (MCC) starting next year owing to apparent improvements in governance and other key indicators. In a report released last Wednesday, the MCC included the Philippines in a list of candidate-countries under the “low income” category eligible to receive assistance for 2018. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III welcomed the development. But should the MCC decide to push through with the grant­, he said the Philippine government would still need to go over the conditions set by the agency under the compact and...
  • After raging and swearing at US, Philippines' Duterte tells Tillerson 'I'm your humble friend'

    08/08/2017 1:40:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Business Insider via Reuters ^ | 08/08/2017 | Karen Lema, Reuters
    MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte called himself a "humble friend" of the United States on Monday, taking a break from his notorious hostility towards Washington to grant a warm reception to visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Duterte's often profanity-laden tirades against the United States has become his trademark during his year-old presidency, but he appeared happy to meet Tillerson, who was in Manila to attend a regional security meeting dominated by North Korea's missile tests, and maritime squabbles. "I am happy to see you ... and you have come at a time when the world is...