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  • Philippines Sends A Stark Warning To China Over South China Sea Dispute

    08/29/2016 9:34:04 PM PDT · by jcon40 · 42 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | 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...
  • HOW THE WORLD'S RICHEST MAN TRIED TO SAVE THE PHILIPPINES

    08/15/2016 7:31:39 AM PDT · by knarf · 25 replies
    filipiknow.net ^ | 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...
  • Rodrigo Duterte Calls U.S. Ambassador ‘Annoying,’ ‘Homosexual,’ ‘Son of a B*tch’

    08/09/2016 6:48:14 AM PDT · by DFG · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/08/2016 | Frances Martel
    Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, notorious for using profanity liberally towards others in politics, told an audience of soldiers Friday that his recent meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry went well but that U.S. Ambassador Philip Goldberg was a “homosexual” “son of a bitch” who “really annoys me.”
  • Duterte to Businessmen : "I Will Shoot You"

    08/06/2016 10:03:14 AM PDT · by sunrise_sunset · 26 replies
    Philippine Star ^ | 8/6/2018 | Giovanni Nilles
    MANILA, Philippines - President Duterte has threatened to shoot businessmen who practice “endo” or labor contractualization – though he admitted using hyperbole in his speech. Endo is the colloquial term for end of contract. --- “Barilin kita diyan. ‘Dalhin sa punerarya yan.’ (I can shoot you and order someone to bring you to the funeral parlor,” Duterte said. “Painitin mo ang ulo ko (Try to make me angry). I will call you here, then slap you one by one. Eh, sanay akong… talagang naninipa ako ng tao (I am used to kicking people).”
  • Surrender or die: Death toll in the Philippines' war on drugs rises to more than 400

    08/04/2016 6:43:53 AM PDT · by DFG · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/04/2016 | Sarah Dean
    Men shot and left to bleed out on busy streets, mutilated corpses dumped in vacant lots. The bodies are piling up as President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war brings terror to Filipino slums. Hundreds of people have died since Duterte won a landslide election in May, promising to rid society of drugs and crime in six months by killing tens of thousands of criminals. Police figures showed this week that 402 drug suspects had been killed since Duterte was sworn in at the end of June. That figure does not include those slain by suspected vigilantes. The country's top broadcaster, ABS-CBN,...
  • Philippine police shoot dead six bodyguards at corrupt mayor's house

    08/03/2016 8:03:05 AM PDT · by DFG · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/03/2016 | Sarah Dean
    Philippine police commandos have killed six bodyguards who worked for a town mayor who turned himself in over links to the illegal drug trade, as President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug war shifted from street peddlers to officials. National police spokesman Dionardo Carlos told reporters there had been a gunbattle on Wednesday between the police and bodyguards working for mayor Rolando Espinosa after police went to search Espinosa's home on Leyte island in the central Philippines. Espinosa, mayor of Albuera town, turned himself in to the national police chief on Tuesday after Duterte asked him and his son, Kerwin, to surrender within...
  • Philippine president calls off truce after rebel attack

    07/31/2016 12:16:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Saudi Gazette ^ | July 31, 2016
    MANILA — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte called off a week-long ceasefire after communist guerrillas killed a government militiaman and failed to declare their own truce by a Saturday deadline he had imposed. It was the first irritant in what has been a blossoming relationship between Duterte, who calls himself a left-wing president, and the Maoist guerrillas, who have been waging one of Asia’s longest-running communist insurgencies. Both sides had agreed to resume peace talks next month in Norway, and it was not immediately clear whether the talks would be affected. After withdrawing his ceasefire order, Duterte issued a statement on...
  • Duterte effect: Crime rates fall amid war on drugs in the Philippines

    07/29/2016 11:10:01 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies
    atimes.com ^ | July 24, 2016
    ...In his campaign trail, Duterte had promised to eradicate criminality by focusing on corruption and illegal drugs. He even promised to kill thousands of criminals engaged in such activities and dump their bodies in Manila Bay. Early in office, he said what was left from his campaign funds will be used as reward to those who will kill or catch drug pushers. Popularly known as “The Punisher,” Duterte was once accused of being on top of the Davao Death Squad, a vigilante group responsible for the deaths of more than a thousand suspected criminals in Davao City where Duterte served...
  • Restless Heart [charismatic Caucus]

    07/25/2016 7:15:55 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Bible , The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 7-25-16 | Jesus The Author and finisher of our faith
    First and for most as Creator of your heart I am the mentor you seek as to how to walk in loving kindness for this "IS" your heartbeat. So any time your heart seems out of sorts truly it is because you have left this foundation to walk in un-forgiveness or judgment of another heart that I created to walk in this very thing the commandment to love me first and others in this very same manner for I am Judge and Savior not man, woman or child . Therefore guard your heart by living in My love but to...
  • China asks U.S. to support resumption of talks with Philippines

    07/26/2016 9:01:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin
    reuters.com ^ | Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:26pm EDT
    hina did not participate in and has refused to accept the July 12 ruling by the U.N.-backed Permanent Court of Arbitration, in which U.S. ally Manila won an emphatic legal victory. Meeting in the Laos capital Vientiane on Monday during a summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told Kerry that China and ASEAN had agreed the dispute should get back onto the "correct" track of being resolved by direct talks with the parties concerned. China "hopes the United States side talks actual steps to support the resumption of talks between China and...
  • Philippine President declares ceasefire to 48 year battle with communist insurgents.

    07/26/2016 12:38:17 AM PDT · by JDMEJIA · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 25 July 2016 | Kathy Quiano
    Excerpt: (CNN)Newly-elected Philippines president Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his first state of the nation address (SONA), announced an immediate unilateral ceasefire with communist rebels who have been battling government forces since 1968. Duterte's announcement comes as the Philippines government prepares to resume official peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines, National Democratic Party and the armed New People's Army in August, a move which may signal an end to Asia's longest running communist insurgency. "To the CPP/NPA/NDF, let us end these decades of ambuscades and skirmishes. We are going nowhere. And it is getting bloodier by the day,"...
  • Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte reviewing 'crazy' climate pledges

    07/25/2016 7:03:23 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    abc ^ | Sat at 12:49am
    he government of predecessor Benigno Aquino had pledged to the United Nations to cut the Asian country's emissions by 70 per cent by 2030 from 2000 levels if it got support from developed nations to convert to clean technologies. "I have misgivings about this Paris [climate deal] ... The problem is these industrialised countries have reached their destination," Mr Duterte said in a series of speeches during a visit to the southern island of Mindanao. The international deal aimed at curbing emissions was signed in Paris in December last year, but only 19 countries including France and island-states threatened by...
  • Fil-Am Republicans ready for a Donald Trump presidency

    07/22/2016 10:45:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Asian Journal ^ | July 22, 2016 | Christina Oriel
    CLEVELAND — The four-day Republican National Convention came to a close on Thursday night, July 21, with Donald J. Trump “humbly and gracefully” accepting the party’s nomination for president. The 70-year-old real estate billionaire and TV personality delivered a speech that clocked in at 1 hour and 16 minutes, laying out his plans on issues like immigration, national security and job creation. “People who work hard but no longer have a voice — I am your voice,” Trump said, promising to repair Americans’ faith in government leadership. Over a year after controversially announcing his candidacy, Trump was formally named the...
  • Remembering Mount Pinatubo 25 Years Ago: Mitigating a Crisis

    07/20/2016 9:05:03 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 10 replies
    USGS ^ | 6/13/2016 | USGS
    The world’s largest volcanic eruption to happen in the past 100 years was the June 15, 1991, eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines. Bursts of gas-charged magma exploded into umbrella ash clouds, hot flows of gas and ash descended the volcano’s flanks and lahars swept down valleys. The collaborative work of scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) saved more than 5,000 lives and $250 million in property by forecasting Pinatubo's 1991 climactic eruption in time to evacuate local residents and the U.S. Clark Air Force Base that happened to...
  • Philippines' Palawan named World’s Best Island for the second time

    07/18/2016 6:20:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Gulf News Destinations ^ | July 18, 2016
    An island province in the Philippines likened by Hollywood A-listers as "Emerald City" and "the most beautiful place" on the planet has been named the world's best island yet again. Palawan first received the distinction in 2013 after being voted the "Best Island in the World" on international magazine Travel & Leisure. This year, Palawan topped the list with a score of 93.71. Voters described Palawan as “every beach lover’s dream destination.” Palawan is known for its crystal blue waters, amazing dive spots, and a plethora of picturesque views. No wonder the island paradise has drawn a string of Hollywood...
  • Beijing sends nuclear capable H-6K bomber over Scarborough Shoal in new South China Sea escalation

    07/18/2016 6:05:02 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 38 replies
    News Corp Australia Network ^ | JULY 18, 2016 | Jamie Seidel
    BEIJING has sent the US a message in the skies above the South China Sea: Anything you can do, we can do too. It’s just flown a nuclear-capable bomber over Scarborough Shoal. The United States has conducted several B-52 bomber ‘freedom of navigation’ flights over the contested waterway in recent months, along with flights by surveillance and patrol aircraft. Beijing on Friday returned the favour. The People’s Liberation air force (PLAAF) at the weekend released photographs of one of its newest H-6K long-range nuclear-capable bombers overflying Scarborough Shoal on China’s Weibo social media service. The aircraft, based on a 1950s...
  • Drug addicts in jail cells and dealers' bodies littering the streets: 60,000 people turn...

    07/15/2016 9:14:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 July 2016 | Max Margan and Nelson Groom
    Drug addicts in jail cells and dealers' bodies littering the streets: 60,000 people turn themselves in to authorities in the Philippines after the president tells citizens to 'go ahead and kill' drug users Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte, dubbed 'The Punisher', has waged a war on drugs throughout the country After winning elections in May this year he has urged citizens to kill suspected drug users and dealers Police have confirmed killing more than 110 drug suspects since the president came to power Communications Office Secretary Martin Andanar said 60,000 drug dependents have surrendered to authorities By Max Margan and Nelson...
  • The Latest: Taiwan Leader Slams UN Ruling, Sends Patrol Ship

    07/14/2016 9:26:18 AM PDT · by DFG · 8 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | 07/13/2016 | AP
    The Latest on an international tribunal's ruling on the case filed by the Philippines against China's claims in the South China Sea (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen is indignant at the U.N. arbitration tribunal's decision to deny China — and Taiwan — their maritime claims in the South China Sea. Although rivals, self-ruled Taiwan and China share the same territorial claims, pitting them against other claimants, chiefly the Philippines and Vietnam. The U.N. arbitration tribunal ruled in favor of the Philippines and said that the biggest feature in the Spratly Islands — Taiwanese-controlled Taiping or Itu...
  • China's down but not out, and the Philippines' Duterte knows it

    07/14/2016 7:42:11 AM PDT · by DFG · 5 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07/13/2016 | Martin Soong
    If you'd randomly turned on a TV in Manila early evening yesterday, you'd probably have caught a rather dour gentleman named Perfecto Yasay telling viewers "restraint and sobriety" were the most important requirements of the moment. Without any other context, you might have thought he was delivering a eulogy. Maybe after some kind of upsetting murder, or after the country's notorious death squads ran amok. But Yasay is the Philippine Foreign Secretary, and he was delivering his country's first official response to a ruling on his country's challenge of China's claim to pretty much all of the South China Sea.
  • Vigilantes kill Bulacan policeman (Philippines)

    07/08/2016 1:10:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Philippine Daily Inquirer ^ | July 8, 2016 | Carmela Reyes-Estrope, Anselmo Roque and Allan Macatuno and Yolanda Sotelo
    CITY OF MALOLOS—Policemen appear to have become targets of a wave of vigilantism across the country. The body of PO3 Michael Lee Manalad of the Malolos police was found on Thursday morning on a grassy knoll in the City of Meycauayan, strapped with the sign, “Pulis na pusher ’wag tularan (This policeman is a pusher. Do not emulate).” Manalad was in uniform when residents found him in Ubihan village at 12:47 a.m. His pockets contained sachets of suspected shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride). A native of Basilan province, Manalad served in the mobile patrol unit of the Malolos police. Police said they...
  • New nurses recruited from the Philippines

    07/05/2016 1:21:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Boston Standard ^ | July 5, 2016
    Representatives of the trust which runs Pilgrim Hospital have travelled to the Philippines in a bid to fill nursing vacancies. Matron of Nursing at Pilgrim Hospital, Michael Brunton, was in the team from United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) who travelled to the islands on a 12-day trip to recruit registered nurses. The team returned having made 85 job offers to nurses, who it is hoped will fill vacancies at Boston,and the rest in Lincoln and 
Grantham The hospital currently has 92 vacancies for registered nurses. Interim Head of Nursing at Grantham Hospital John Boulton said the visit had been...
  • China offers Philippines talks if South China Sea court ignored: China Daily

    07/04/2016 1:01:49 AM PDT · by sunrise_sunset · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/4/2016 | Reuters
    China is ready to start negotiations with the Philippines on South China Sea-related issues if Manila ignores an arbitration ruling expected next week on their long-running territorial dispute, the official China Daily reported on Monday.
  • Philippines' Duterte urges communists to kill criminals

    07/01/2016 10:06:02 PM PDT · by sunrise_sunset · 52 replies
    AP ^ | 6/30/2016 | Cecil Morella
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday urged communist rebels to start killing drug traffickers, adding another layer to a controversial war on crime in which he has warned thousands will die.
  • President Rodrigo Duterte Inauguration Oath taking and Inaugural Speech June 30 2016CONGRATULATIONS

    06/30/2016 7:17:32 AM PDT · by knarf · 39 replies
    https://youtu.be/jFBdpRCyBhg ^ | Published on June 29, 2016June 30, 2016 | EB DABARKADS You Tube
    They're 12 hours ahead of usTotal clip about twenty minutes
  • Indonesia says coal on hold for Philippines after seven sailors abducted

    06/24/2016 2:21:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 06/24/2016
    Indonesia is concerned that piracy in the Sulu Sea area, a major sea traffic corridor for the world's top thermal coal exporter, could reach levels previously seen in Somalia. "The moratorium on coal exports to the Philippines will be extended until there is a guarantee for security from the Philippines government," Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi told reporters. Indonesia supplies 70 percent of the Philippines' coal import needs, which Indonesian data shows stood at about 15 million tonnes, worth around $800 million, last year. Analysts say $40 billion worth of cargo passes through the Sulu Sea area a year, including...
  • ISIS releases first propaganda video for Philippines

    06/22/2016 5:16:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Philippine Star ^ | June 22, 2016 - 6:55pm | Camille Diola
    The so-called Islamic State, or ISIS, released a video early on Wednesday in an attempt to recruit radical fighters in the Philippines and neighboring countries. Rita Katz, director of SITE Intelligence Group tracking the activities of ISIS, said the video targeting the Philippines was in five languages: Arabic, English, Filipino, Indonesian and Malay. Screenshots of the video taken by the agency show Filipino, Indonesian and Malaysian fighters urging their countrymen to join their ranks in Syria. But for those who could not reach the Middle East, the group also gave them an alternative. “If you can’t get to Syria, ‘join...
  • The US Navy just flexed its muscles in the world's most contested region

    06/21/2016 2:37:14 PM PDT · by Mariner · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 21st, 2016 | Produced by Graham Flanagan
    The US Navy is making its presence known in the heavily disputed South China Sea. It recently deployed two aircraft carriers along with about 140 aircraft and additional ships to conduct training exercises. This action comes as China and the Philippines await a decision from The Hague about whether or not the former can legally claim sovereignty over the South China Sea.
  • You have come through the eye of the needle into Kingdom Come [Charismatic Caucus]

    06/21/2016 10:33:39 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    You have come through the eye of the needle into Kingdom Come , Zion lays before you blessed daughters and sons, So now the "real awakening begins", Truly you ARE worthy free from all sins, Look you are dressed in righteousness for you wear my gown, I have bestowed on you and a clean turban as your crown, Your feet shine at the mention of My WORD, For Now they Know it IS the Path of Righteousness they have heard, Holy ! Holy ! Holy ! Is the sound, That you hear now echoing all around, Voices that sound like...
  • Report: Killings of environmentalists up 60 percent in 2015

    06/20/2016 12:01:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 20, 2016 2:42 PM EDT | Stan Lehman
    A London-based advocacy group said Monday it documented 185 killings of environmental activists around the world last year, nearly 60 percent more than in 2014 and the highest since it began collecting data dating back to 2002. In a newly released report, Global Witness said Brazil topped the 16-country list with 50 environmental defenders slain in 2015, followed by the Philippines with 33 and Colombia with 26. The group says 116 were slain worldwide in 2014. Last year “was the deadliest year on record for killings of land and environmental defenders — people struggling to protect their land, forests and...
  • ‘Vicious and brutal’: A second Canadian man is beheaded by Islamist militants in the Philippines

    06/15/2016 8:30:15 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 14, 2016 | Ben Guarino
    A small group of Islamist militants in the Philippines, known as Abu Sayyaf, has beheaded a second Canadian hostage in two months, authorities said Tuesday. “We strongly condemn the brutal and senseless murder of Mr. Robert Hall, a Canadian national, after being held captive by the Abu Sayyaf group in Sulu for the past nine months,” Herminio Coloma, a representative for the Philippines President Benigno Aquino, said in a statement, according to AFP. A head believed to belong to Hall, 58, was found Monday on an island near an Abu Sayyaf outpost.
  • Philippines just elected their version of Trump

    06/13/2016 6:55:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Detroit Lakes Online ^ | June 11, 2016 | Jake Pfeifer
    If the 2016 presidential election in the United States is seen as a circus, then other countries around the world must be ready to join it. Across the globe, political groups teetering on the extreme are gaining public support. Much like as in the rise of Donald Trump in the U.S., local populations are seemingly fed up with current governance. The latest victim of this movement is the Philippines with its election of Rodrigo Duterte to its presidency. With just over 25 percent of its population living in poverty and a noticeable inequality gap, it is no wonder that resentment...
  • Head found in Jolo, Sulu hours after Abu Sayyaf announced Canadian’s beheading

    06/13/2016 8:45:31 AM PDT · by ch.man · 13 replies
    Inquirer Mindanao ^ | June 13th, 2016 | Julie S. Alipala
    ZAMBOANGA CITY – A decapitated head was found in Jolo, Sulu, on Monday night, more than five hours after the Abu Sayyaf claimed it beheaded one of its captives—Canadian Robert Hall.
  • Duterte Eyeing ‘Martial Law’ In Sulu to Thwart Abu Sayyaf Group

    06/12/2016 2:59:58 AM PDT · by WVKayaker · 20 replies
    Philippine Lifestyle ^ | June 12, 2016 | TIMOTHY WALKER
    MANILA, Philippines – President-elect Rodrigo Duterte is considering implementing martial law in Sulu, Basilan and the entire Sulu Archipelago in an attempt to eliminate the Abu Sayyaf Group. The terrorist group has continually engaged in high-profile kidnappings throughout the southern regions of the Philippines – often abducting business owners and foreigners. Recently the group has begun decapitating its captives after ransom demands are not met. Duterte told reporters during his pre-election campaign that he would not hesitate to invade Sulu if the Abu Sayyaf Group does not surrender to his demands. ...
  • Admiral Enters Guilty Plea in Navy Bribery Scheme

    06/09/2016 5:58:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 6/9 | R. Stickney
    This case is unusual as it is rare for an Admiral to even face criminal proceedings Source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/San-Diego-Navy-Admiral-Guilty-Plea-Navy-Bribery-Scheme-382400401.html#ixzz4B8MhpHYZ Follow us: @nbcsandiego on Twitter | NBCSanDiego on Facebook A rear admiral in the U.S. Navy plead guilty to one felony charge in connection with a multi-million dollar bribery scheme that has led to the arrest or imprisonment of more than a dozen U.S. Navy officers and Pentagon employees. Rear Admiral Robert J. Gilbeau appeared in court Thursday in the downtown San Diego federal courthouse. Gilbeau entered a change of plea to one count of providing false statements to federal investigators and...
  • Philippine president-elect urges public to kill drug dealers

    06/05/2016 2:05:44 PM PDT · by rey · 68 replies
    SFGATE ^ | 5 June 2016
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president-elect has encouraged the public to help him in his war against crime, urging citizens with guns to shoot and kill drug dealers who resist arrest and fight back in their neighborhoods. In a nationally televised speech late Saturday, Rodrigo Duterte told a huge crowd in the southern city of Davao that Filipinos who help him battle crime will be rewarded.
  • Kerry warns Beijing over air defense zone for South China Sea

    06/04/2016 9:20:04 PM PDT · by Mariner · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 4th, 2016 | by Yeganeh Torbati
    ULAANBAATAR (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday the United States would consider any Chinese establishment of an air defense zone over the South China Sea to be a "provocative and destabilizing act". U.S. officials have expressed concern that an international court ruling expected in coming weeks on a case brought by the Philippines against China over its South China Sea claims could prompt Beijing to declare an air defense identification zone, or ADIZ, as it did over the East China Sea in 2013. "We would consider an ADIZ...over portions of the South China Sea as...
  • Incoming Philippine president abandons kidnapped police chief to communist rebel guerillas

    06/04/2016 4:54:28 PM PDT · by HERO98 · 33 replies
    Politics Com Ph ^ | 05 June 2016 | HERO
    President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will not move a finger in getting Chief Inspector Arnold Ongache who was abducted by the New People’s Army on 29 May 2016. Ongache was held as a prisoner of war by the NPA rebels because he was protecting a drug sydicate in Davao Oriental. Ognache reportedly had a sachet of shabu inside his pocket when he captured at the Governor Generoso Municipal Police Station. In a late night press conference on 2 June 2016, Duterte said that he talked to an NPA leader, whom he identified as “Quinn”, and he confirmed that Ongache was deep in...
  • Philippines' Duterte endorses killing corrupt journalists

    05/31/2016 9:38:04 PM PDT · by fella · 29 replies
    channelnewsasia.com ^ | 01 June 2016
    Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday (May 31) that corrupt journalists were legitimate targets of assassination, as he amped up his controversial anti-crime crusade with offers of rewards for killing drug traffickers. Duterte won this month's elections by a landslide largely due to an explosive law-and-order platform in which he pledged to end crime within six months by killing tens of thousands of suspected criminals. The foul-mouthed politician has launched a series of post-election tirades against criminals and repeated his vows to kill them - particularly drug traffickers, rapists and murderers. In a press conference called on Tuesday to...
  • Philippines: Duterte Will Use Leftover Campaign Cash to Reward Killing Drug Dealers

    06/02/2016 4:04:29 AM PDT · by dennisw · 6 replies
    breitbart ^ | Jun 2016 | Frances Martel1
    The bounty system would reward arrests “dead or alive,” Duterte said: “If they raise their hands, alive. If they fight back, dead.” With the money left over from his campaign, he said, “I could go as far as maybe 100 persons dead.” He said he would place the rewards, depending on how dangerous those captured are considered, between P50,000 to P3 million, about $1071 to $64,000. The president-elect of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has promised to use the money left over from his presidential campaign as a bounty to law enforcement officers who kill those suspected of drug dealing. He...
  • Ex-State aide recalls Hillary’s ‘sloppy communications’ with staff

    05/29/2016 2:13:59 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | 27 May 2016 | Bob Fredericks
    A former military adviser who worked for Hillary Clinton at the State Department says her “sloppy communications with her senior staff” could have undermined two counterterrorism operations. Bill Johnson, the department’s adviser to the special operations section of the US Pacific Command in 2010 and 2011, told Newsweek that secret plans to kill the head of a Filipino jihadi group and stop Chinese armaments being smuggled into Iraq both failed. “I had several missions that went inexplicably wrong, with the targets one step ahead of us,” said Johnson, who worked in Air Force special ops for more than 25 years...
  • Ex-State Dept. Advisor Says Clinton’s ‘Sloppy Communications’ May Have Blown Counterterrorism Ops

    05/28/2016 7:32:01 AM PDT · by russbart · 45 replies
    Law Newz ^ | Chris White
    Buried amid news coverage of the damning State Department Inspector General’s report is another explosive story that is certain to cause even more headaches for Hillary Clinton. A retired military advisor to the State Department has come out with claims that Clinton’s “sloppy communications with her senior staff” may have compromised counterterrorism operations in the Philippines.
  • Alleged Al-Qaeda Operative Sufaat Denies Terror Charges

    04/14/2002 3:42:11 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 518+ views
    Islam Online ^ | April 14 2002 | Kazi Mahmood
    JAKARTA, April 14 (IslamOnline) - Alleged Al-Qaeda operative, Yazid Sufaat, denied terror charges, while he admitted that he met two Arab nationals at his condominium in Kuala Lumpur two years ago, a news report from Malaysiakini.com said on Sunday. However, Sufaat, high on the FBI list of suspects from South East Asia, who might be members or operatives of the Al-Qaeda, stressed the duo could not be involved in the Sept 11 attacks as they were amputees shopping for prosthetic legs in Malaysia. The 37-year-old pathologist and former army captain, who is also a businessmen in Malaysia, told this to...
  • Ex-State Aide Recalls Hillary’s ‘Sloppy Communications’ With Staff

    05/27/2016 8:12:01 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 49 replies
    http://nypost ^ | May 27, 2016 | Bob Fredericks
    A former military adviser who worked for Hillary Clinton at the State Department says her “sloppy communications with her senior staff” could have undermined two counterterrorism operations. Bill Johnson, the department’s adviser to the special operations section of the US Pacific Command in 2010 and 2011, told Newsweek that secret plans to kill the head of a Filipino jihadi group and stop Chinese armaments being smuggled into Iraq both failed. “I had several missions that went inexplicably wrong, with the targets one step ahead of us,” said Johnson, who worked in Air Force special ops for more than 25 years...
  • Philippine President-Elect’s Latest Insult Is Directed at Catholic Bishops

    05/27/2016 2:38:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    CNA/EWTN NEWS ^ | May 27, 2016 | CNA/EWTN NEWS
    MANILA, Philippines — The president-elect of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, recently described the country’s bishops as corrupt and “sons of whores” for allegedly resorting to seeking favors from politicians. During a May 20 press conference, the president-elect described the Catholic Church as “the most hypocritical institution” and insulted the Filipino bishops: “You sons of whores, aren’t you ashamed? You ask for so many favors, even from me.”Currently mayor of Davao City, Duterte has built his political image as a tough leader. Nicknamed  “The Punisher” by Time magazine, Duterte brought law and order to Davao, which was known in the ’70s...