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  • PH’s anti-submarine warfare helicopters to be armed with Israeli missiles (Philippines)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    02/24/2017 12:33:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Western Investor ^ | February 21, 2017
    Hundreds of Winnipeggers braved -27 C temperatures for the early-morning opening of Canada’s first Jollibee restaurant in mid-December 2016. The Filipino food service franchise said 500 people were lined up by the time the restaurant opened at 7:30 a.m. Jollibee is the ninth-largest fast-food company in the world with more than 3,000 stores, and is considered the McDonald’s of the Phillipines. It is best known for its pineapple-topped hamburgers, Chickenjoy fried chicken and Jolly spaghetti. Winnipeg was chosen as the first Canada location because it has the largest population of Filipinos, per capita, in the country. “We are very encouraged...
  • What is this mysterious giant blob creature? (tr)

    02/23/2017 12:52:18 PM PST · by DFG · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 02/23/2017 | HANNAH AL-OTHMAN
    A huge, hairy mysterious sea creature has washed up on a beach in the Philippines. Stunned locals have flocked to the beach in Cagdainao, Dinagat Islands to gawp at the monster-like beast and take selfies with it. The huge white hairy beast is thought to have come ashore following a recent earthquake. Several unusual sea creatures have been washing up on the shores of the tropical islands following the deadly quake on Sunday.
  • Designer of Pro-Trump Grammys Dress Is an Immigrant

    02/12/2017 6:27:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 12, 2017 | Staff
    Designer Andre Soriano, who immigrated to the U.S. from the Philippines, is a big fan of the new president. The designer behind Joy Villa's "Make America Great Again" pro-Trump Grammys gown, Filipino immigrant Andre Soriano, tells THR that he is supportive of the new president despite his controversial immigration ban, and that the message of the dress was one of positivity. "It’s more so about love," he said of the red, white and blue gown. "We all live on this planet. I’ve never been in the political area. However, it’s just so crazy that people are getting beat up because...
  • Fire engulfs Philippine slum, thousands homeless

    02/08/2017 4:37:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 8, 2017 | Agence France-Press
    As many as 15,000 people are homeless after a huge fire engulfed an overcrowded slum in Manila, destroying thousands of homes and sending residents fleeing with their few possessions. The inferno started in a sprawling slum near the port late Tuesday and raged for about 10 hours, as hundreds of firefighters from across the Philippine capital hauled their hoses across rickety, tin roofs to reach the flames. As the blaze whipped across the squalid area, sending a huge plume of smoke billowing into the night sky, residents ran for their lives carrying refrigerators, religious icons and other valuables. Others, desperate...
  • Jesus forcast for you[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/06/2017 9:42:32 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-6-17 | Jesus the author of our faith
    You are my children so come spend time with me for now as you enter into worship welcoming in My Spirit of Grace truly Heaven shall open and my angelic army abound around you for you are My holy place as I live in and with you as one abiding together . Allow me to show, yes reveal to you that which are mysteries to others yet make I it known to you for you are my Gideons and we are about to take on a great victory over darkness and this is why my presence in you is expanding...
  • Philippines scraps communist truce, Duterte tells troops 'be ready to fight'

    02/04/2017 12:18:09 AM PST · by Paul R. · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/3/2017 | Martin Petty and Manuel Mogato
    MANILA, Feb 3 (Reuters) - The Philippine government will withdraw from a ceasefire with communist rebels on Friday, President Rodrigo Duterte said, as he ordered soldiers to prepare to fight and declared there would be no peace with the insurgents for a generation.
  • Philippine President Duterte: Trump sent me message of support

    01/24/2017 9:07:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Philippine Inquirer ^ | 01/24/2017 | By: Leila B. Salaverria
    MANILA — United States President Donald Trump has sent him a message of support, President Duterte said on Tuesday. In the course of talking about his drug war and the US response to it, Mr. Duterte mentioned that the new American leader was more receptive to him compared to his predecessor Barack Obama. He said Trump sent him a message via Miss Universe organization President Paula Shugart. Shugart is in the Philippines because the country is hosting the international beauty pageant “According to Miss Shugart, US President Trump supports the Duterte administration,” the President said. In contrast, he claimed that...
  • China, Philippines agree to cooperate on 30 projects worth $3.7 billion

    01/23/2017 9:17:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 23, 2017 | Benjamin Kang Lim
    China has agreed to cooperate with the Philippines on 30 projects worth $3.7 billion focusing on poverty reduction, the two countries said after a meeting in Beijing on Monday. Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng announced the deals without giving details, saying it was an "initial batch" of projects that still needed to be finalised and paperwork still needed to be processed by the banks involved.
  • The Philippines: Whatever it takes

    01/19/2017 4:12:18 PM PST · by LadyDoc · 16 replies
    StrategyPage ^ | January 18,2017 | Jim Dunnigan
    The war on drugs continues to enjoy popular support in the Philippines despite condemnation from many outside the country. Recent opinion surveys show 85 percent of Filipinos approve of the violent crackdown on illegal drugs but at the same time 78 percent are fearful they, or someone they know, may become a victim of the increased violence. Despite that 89 percent of people have noted a decline in crime since the anti-drug campaign began and find that overall they are safer.
  • Philippine President Duterte Threatens to Impose Martial Law

    01/15/2017 4:30:46 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    NBC ^ | 01/15/2017 | Mark Hanrahan
    "I have to protect the Filipino people. It is my duty. And I tell you now, if I have to declare martial law, I will declare it," Duterte said, in a speech before a group businessmen in his hometown of Davao on Saturday night. Image: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during the Philippines' ASEAN Chairmanship launch at SMX Convention Center in Davao city Image: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during the Philippines' ASEAN Chairmanship launch at SMX Convention Center in Davao city Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during the Philippines' ASEAN Chairmanship launch at SMX Convention Center in Davao city,...
  • Philippines’ former president urges Donald Trump to mend relations

    01/05/2017 7:10:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 4, 2017 | Guy Taylor
    MANILA, Philippines — President-elect Donald Trump would be well-advised to make a trip here early in his administration to shore up Washington’s troubled alliance with one of the linchpins of its regional security network, says former President Fidel V. Ramos, an elder statesman among the Philippines‘ political and military elite. “I just hope, and please suggest it to him, that he makes an early visit,” Mr. Ramos told The Washington Times. He suggested a Trump visit may be needed to neutralize President Rodrigo Duterte’s threats to downgrade the alliance in favor of deeper ties with China and Russia. “This is...
  • Philippines: President Duterte says some of his cousins may be Islamic State militants

    01/04/2017 12:42:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    RODRIGO Duterte may have relatives in the Islamic State (IS) global terror network, according to the latest stunning admission from the Philippine president himself. He said some have joined the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), two Islamist separatist organisations operating out of the Philippines. “To be frank, I have cousins on the other side, with MI and MN. Some, I heard, are with ISIS,” he was quoted saying during a recent interview with Rappler executive editor Maria Ressa. Duterte appeared to suggest, however, that family ties would not affect the way he deals...
  • Russian Warships in Manila

    01/04/2017 5:55:13 AM PST · by takbodan · 8 replies
    The Phillppine Star ^ | 1/3/17 | Patricia Lourdes Viray
    A warship from Russia's Pacific Fleet docked in Manila on Tuesday morning in time for a maritime exercise with the Philippine Navy.
  • Trump seen likely to tap Fil-Am lawyer to be next SolGen (Kellyanne's husband)

    01/03/2017 11:57:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Manila Bulletin ^ | January 4, 2017
    George Conway, a Filipino American corporate lawyer and husband to US President-elect Donald Trump’s senior adviser Kellyanne Conway, is being eyed as the next solicitor general of America. Bloomberg and CNN both reported that Conway is on the shortlist of candidates being considered for the third-highest post in the US Justice Department. If Trump appoints Conway to the post, the corporate lawyer will become the first Asian-American solicitor general. While Conway has yet to comment on the matter, CNN reported that he is likely accept the position once Trump himself taps him to be the US government’s top appellate lawyer....
  • "Duterte threatens to throw corrupt officials out of a helicopter — and says he’s done it before"

    12/28/2016 4:28:07 PM PST · by sunrise_sunset · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/28/2016 | Kristine Guerra
    In his latest controversial statement, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, known for his bloody anti-drug war that has killed thousands, threatened to throw corrupt officials out of a helicopter, saying he has done it before, to a kidnapper, and won't hesitate to do so again. “I will pick you up in a helicopter to Manila, and I will throw you out on the way,” Duterte said in Tagalog in front of a crowd in the Camarines Sur province Tuesday, according to GMA News. “I've done it before. Why would I not do it again?”
  • Philippines Duterte Says ‘Bye, Bye’ to US, Its Aid

    12/17/2016 9:58:00 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 62 replies
    Voice of America ^ | December 17, 2016 | VOA News
    Possibly thinking a major U.S. aid package had been terminated, an enraged Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said “bye, bye” to America in retaliation Saturday and threatened to dissolve an agreement that allows U.S. troops to visit the Philippines. The Millennium Challenge Corporation, a U.S. government aid agency, did not actually cancel the aid. Instead, the agency deferred a vote on the renewal of aid for the Philippines “subject of a further review of concerns around rule of law and civil liberties.” Duterte won the presidential election earlier this year largely based on his promise to aggressively target drug dealers and...
  • Lee Kuan Yew of PH? Filipinos in Singapore weigh in on Duterte

    12/14/2016 4:25:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Rappler ^ | December 14, 2016 | Pia Ranada
    SINGAPORE – President Rodrigo Duterte has been labeled in many ways – from Dirty Harry of the South to Donald Trump of the East. But many of his supporters call him something else, Lee Kuan Yew of the Philippines. From December 15 to 16, Duterte will visit Singapore, the country of which Lee is considered the founding father. Here, the late Lee is a giant figure and is widely credited for raising his country from third world to first world status, even as he is criticized for his authoritarian ways and little patience for dissenting voices. I asked some Filipinos...
  • Philippines outsourcing firms hit by Trump and 'Trump East'

    12/08/2016 5:19:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 8, 2016 | Neil Jerome Morales and Karen Lema
    When Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, the man dubbed "Trump of the East", told U.S. businesses to pack their bags if they didn't like his anti-American rhetoric, the huge and growing outsourcing industry got a little nervous. It's now the real Donald Trump who has businesses worried here, after the U.S. president-elect vowed to bring offshored jobs home from places such as the Philippines, a big provider of back-office services for corporate America. The Southeast Asian country accounts for 12.6 percent of the global market for business-process outsourcing (BPO), which has been growing 10 percent a year for the past decade,...
  • 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 Malacañang (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 Malacañang, 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...