Skip to comments.Anti-U.S. Protesters in Manila Burn Effigy of President Obama
Posted on 04/28/2014 8:58:48 PM PDT by bkopto
To protest the greater access offered by the Philippine government to the U.S. under a 10-year agreement signed on Monday, militant groups in Manila burned the effigy of visiting U.S. President Barack Obama in an afternoon rally.
U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg and Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin inked the agreement at a military camp before Mr Obama arrived in the afternoon from Malaysia, the third leg of his four-nation Asian trip.
Under the Enhanced Defence Cooperation Agreement, which militant groups are against, Manila grants American troops temporary access to some Philippine military camps and would permit them to preposition fighter jets and vessels.
Goldberg said the deal will promote peace and security in the region and allow the two nations which had been allies to respond faster to disasters and other emergencies.
The U.S. used to control vast tracts of land in Subic and Clark in Pampanga province that served as U.S. military bases for decades. In 1991, the Philippine Senate voted to shutter the two bases, but nature hastened the closure when Mount Pinatubo erupted in June that year and made the American troops hastily leave the two camps.
The signing of the 10-year agreement - instead of a treaty which requires parliament's assent - is the highlight of Mr Obama's first visit to the Philippines. His visit is timely since Manila's military power is being tested by China asserting that some parts of the country belong to the Asian giant.
In a joint press conference of the two presidents who are in their early 50s, Mr Obama said the agreement is not meant to counter or control China since Washington has a constructive relationship with Beijing.
However, the second-term Democrat president also said, "Our goal is to make sure international rules and norms are respected and that includes in the area of international disputes," quoted by the Voice of America.
Those protesters are racists. They don’t worship the exalted one.
Bunch of racist acting stoopidly....... I Love it
I believe the protesters think Bath House is not enough of a commie, hence the protest.
But I thought after he went all over the globe apologizing for the United States, bowing to their kings, and castrating our military the rest of the world would love the US and especially Obama. No?
Wow, he looks like Satan in hell. What an incredibly realistic effigy.
How can this be everyone loves the o.
But they told us that all the other countries would love Obama - it was that cowboy Bush that they couldn’t stand./s
Not really, did you notice that they made him look like a Black Man? Wrong on both counts!
There’s GOT to be some way to show these people some support!
What are they so upset about, they can come over here for free and go to college if they want, come on over the gate is open for all.
Shouldn’t these people be labeled PRO-America protesters? How is mocking Obama anti American? heh
Can we do that in DC near the White Hut?
They sure got the demonic red eyes down as well, so that’s really racist, and his round cigar-smoker mouth is hyper-homophobic (and even hydrophobic) and for which the Flips should be heartily ashamed, tut tut tut.
But his charcoal hue is really the truly distressing part of the whole sordid matter—O, what a world where ruffians can go about and say Ni!, and so forth and so on, woe, woe ... So shame shame, tut tut, you know your names you wascally wacist Tagalog bad boys!
not a bad idea to reassert our presence in the PI. The more likely dissenters are of the moose family.
“Shouldnt these people be labeled PRO-America protesters?”
Yes, Filipinos love America, but that love does not transfer to Obozo.
The Philippines probably has the highest percentage of OFWs as any country in the world. They are good workers throughout the US and the middle east in particular.
What are you, blind? CLEARLY the burning effigy was to honor him as the bringer of light he is.
Not sure how you missed that. You probably bitterly cling to something...