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  • Imelda Marcos convicted of graft, court orders her arrest

    11/09/2018 7:49:19 AM PST · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Thursday, November 8, 2018 | By JIM GOMEZ
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A Philippine court found former first lady Imelda Marcos guilty of graft and ordered her arrest Friday in a rare conviction among many corruption cases that she plans to appeal to avoid jail and losing her seat in Congress. The special anti-graft Sandiganbayan court sentenced Marcos, 89, to serve 6 to 11 years in prison for each of the seven counts of violating an anti-corruption law when she illegally funneled about $200 million to Swiss foundations in the 1970s as Metropolitan Manila governor. Neither Marcos nor anyone representing her attended Friday’s court hearing. Marcos said in...
  • Precious[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/26/2018 10:23:29 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You are so precious to Me I wait in The Garden for you excited at the first glimpse of our friendship about to be renewed afresh for you have captured My Heart and I am swooned and overtaken by your love for me each and every time we meet and you understand that I even come to you in the form of others dressed in My Righteousness ; True worshippers , God chasers, My True Beloved ones for all they desire is more of me however I decide to appear. So now as you receive me in this way I...
  • Philippine Air Force set to acquire Gripen fighters

    10/20/2018 8:39:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Asia Times ^ | October 20, 2018 | Bertil Lintner|
    The air force has been looking for more than a decade for aircraft to replace its US-made F5A/B jet interceptors that retired in 2005 The Philippine government is likely to buy Swedish-made Gripen multirole supersonic fighters for its air force, the Philippine News Agency reports. Apart from being cheaper to purchase and less expensive to maintain, Gripen has also proved to be an excellent fighter aircraft, Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana told the news agency in an exclusive interview this week. The Philippine Air Force has been looking for more than a decade for what aircraft it would buy to...
  • The Marcoses want power back in the Philippines

    10/16/2018 11:12:24 AM PDT · by DFG · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/16/2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    The Marcoses are making waves again in the Philippines. Congresswoman Imelda Marcos, 89, the shopaholic, shoe-obsessed wife of deposed President Ferdinand Marcos, is running for governor of the Ilocos Norte province, according to The Straits Times. Her running mate will be her grandson Matthew Marcos Manotoc, 28, a member of Ilocos Norte’s provincial government. And her eldest daughter, Imee Marcos, 62, on Tuesday launched her Senate run to solidify her family’s political resurgence after her parents were forced into exile after a popular revolt more than 30 years ago.
  • You ARE Alive in Christ Jesus[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/15/2018 11:55:55 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You ARE Alive in Me Your situation is about to change for the better. These days are for you, For as I stand with you and beside you it is with my momentum your life is carved. Therefore your now is My Destiny "Yeah " Prophecy coming alive to accomplish The Fathers will in "Real" time. Do you understand?! I Am your Spear head and the Living breathing Force of The ( (( Active Kingdom of Zion )) ) Budding, blossoming and bearing Live fruit before the world's very eyes and existence, for you are riding in My Chariot of...
  • Chinese control of South China Sea ‘short of war’ is complete

    09/24/2018 2:58:27 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 59 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/24/18 | USA Features
    In a meeting with U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis in June, Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed that Bejing “cannot lose even one inch of the territory” in the South China Sea. That’s about as plain a warning as one gets: China will defend, militarily, it’s outsized claims in a body of water through which one-third of all global trade passes. The U.S. would have little difficulty in taking out militarily significant targets on any of the islands in question. But that’s not really the point. Through the construction of these artificial islands-turned-military bases, China acted brazenly but in a calculated...
  • Church in Prague receives relic of Czech Marco Polo [Odoric of Pordenone]

    09/18/2018 10:33:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    Radio Czech ^ | September 12, 2018 | Tom McEnchroe
    I, brother Odoric, a Czech from Turlania,...crossed the sea and visited the land of the unbelievers intending to harvest some of their souls. I will not mention all that I have seen...For I would have not believed it myself, if I had not heard it and seen it with my own ears and eyes. Thus begins the 'The Journey into the Empire of the Great Khan', a book of recollections written in the 14th century by Czech priest, Odoric of Pordenone, who set out for China in 1318, after being commissioned by the Pope to establish contact with the its...
  • Be Sustained[charismatic Caucus]

    09/17/2018 7:40:39 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Be sustained in ME my children for truly as I AM alive in you, eternally My living fire of Virtue is always ready to rise up and meet your Declaration of being made whole,blessed and prosperous. "Take on My Graciousness" ( (( Just Believe ! )) ) Malachi 4:1-3 The Great Day of the LORD 1“For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace, when all the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble; the day is coming when I will set them ablaze,” says the LORD of Hosts. “Not a root or branch will be left to them.”...
  • President Duterte calls Philippines typhoon an 'act of God'

    09/16/2018 4:08:22 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Philippine News Agency ^ | 09 - 16 - 2018 | Jelly Musico
    President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday expressed his sympathies to families who lost their loved ones during the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong. “I share the grief of those who lost loved ones,” Duterte said in a situation briefing on the effects of "Ompong" in Tuguegarao City. “Those we call in the unforeseen events, in insurance, this is an act of God. I don’t know how it can be an act of God but that is the term used by the insurance,” he added. Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Francis Tolentino said at least 25 people died at the height of the...
  • At least 12 dead after 560-mile wide super-typhoon hits the Philippines

    09/15/2018 5:51:58 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 27 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 15 September 2018 | CHRIS PLEASANCE
    At least 12 people have died in the northern Philippines in the wake of the 560-mile wide Super-Typhoon Mangkhut. Most of them died in landslides or inside houses that got pummelled by the storm's fierce winds and rain. Presidential adviser Francis Tolentino said the dead included an infant and another child who were among four people killed in a landslide in Nueva Vizcaya, one of several provinces battered by the typhoon today. Mr Tolentino also said that at least two other people are missing and the death toll could climb to 16 once other casualty reports are verified.
  • Zion Lives in You[Charismatic Caucus]

    08/30/2018 9:53:35 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    Beloved I AM your Kingdom for ALL resides in me, Therefore I AM your Being "Zion" Do You see? For I AM the Movement within You I speak you do, It is just this simple ~ Zion living and moving through you, I AM your innate Being ALL You need to see, I reside in and through you The Wellspring you set free, I AM your true existence My Kingdom can not lie, Just let go of your existence and in me rely, Not just in steps or breathing but in each beat of your heart, For its desire must...
  • Duterte says buying US F-16 jets ‘utterly useless’

    08/27/2018 11:01:38 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 23 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 24, 2018 | JIM GOMEZ
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has rejected an offer by the US defence chief and other top American officials to buy F-16 fighter jets, saying such an acquisition would be “utterly useless” because his country needs lighter combat aircraft to fight insurgents. Duterte scoffed at the offer on Thursday, saying it had been floated in a letter by Defence Secretary James Mattis, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. The offer came after he was slammed by the US for his deadly crackdown on illegal drugs, he said.
  • PH-US Trade deal hangs as Trump crisis worsens (They're buying the US media's baloney)

    08/26/2018 5:27:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Philippine Daily Inquirer ^ | August 27, 2018 | Roy Stephen C. Canivel
    The political uncertainty surrounding Trump’s presidency might eventually affect the bid to pursue a free trade deal between the US and the Philippines, a top official said. Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez told reporters last week that part of the reason behind the exploratory talks for the free trade agreement (FTA) was prompted by the Trump administration. However, recent events have cast a shadow of uncertainty over Trump’s presidency after members of his inner circle were implicated for crimes that may be linked to the US president. While impeachment is still a question left up in the air, Trump...
  • North Korea accuses US of plotting invasion while talking with 'smile on its face'

    08/26/2018 5:11:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Macomb Daily ^ | August 26, 2018 | Simon Denyer, The Washington Post
    North Korea's main newspaper accused the United States on Sunday of staging military drills to prepare an invasion while at the same time pursuing dialogue with a smile on its face. Rodong Sinmun, the official mouthpiece of the Workers' Party of Korea, cited alleged U.S. troop movements in the region which it called "extremely provocative and dangerous" and said they threatened to derail the dialogue between the United States and North Korea. The U.S. military called the accusation "far-fetched." The opinion piece came two days after President Donald Trump canceled a planned trip to North Korea by Secretary of State...
  • not forsaken but Esteemed[Charismatic Caucus]

    08/21/2018 9:38:05 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    I have not forsaken you, even now you stand in my courts beside me as I in all My majesty release my justice and blessings . You see you are on display in my courts as one wise and esteemed for you know IAM and in the precipise of this revelation all of creation stands before The living God awaiting My desire for I AM All in All and this is who you know to be True and Faithfull as Creator Lord and God . Yahweh is My name and there is nothing before I AM. Therfore fear not oh...
  • Book about Filipino women taken offline in Korea

    08/20/2018 5:19:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    ABS-CBN News ^ | August 20, 2018
    MANILA - A book about Filipino women written by a Korean man has been removed from online book retailers after complaints that it is "obscene and racist." According to The Korea Times, the e-book "How to Treat Bar Hostesses in the Philippines" received flak after a tweet about it spread earlier this month. Many expressed concern about the book's content, which talks about how to deal with Filipino women from a Korean man's perspective. The book's author, identified only as "Kevin Cho," urged his readers to "make the best use of Filipinas, who can give unforgettable memories." "Even if you...
  • U.S. Set to Return Philippine Bells That Once Tolled to Mark a Massacre

    08/14/2018 9:13:55 AM PDT · by Theoria · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 13 Aug 2018 | Richard C. Paddock
    The American soldiers were eating breakfast in Balangiga’s town square when Filipino villagers, including men disguised in dresses, attacked them with bolo knives. Forty-eight Americans died. The year was 1901 and for the United States Army, the massacre in the central Philippines was the worst since Custer and his troops were slaughtered at the Battle of Little Bighorn, 25 years earlier. In retaliation, the United States commander ordered his forces to kill every male older than 10 and turn the central Philippines island of Samar into a “howling wilderness.” American troops killed civilians, burned houses and destroyed food supplies. They...
  • Poland's Christian Migrants

    07/22/2018 3:49:19 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 38 replies
    First Things ^ | July 20, 2018 | Filip Mazurczak
    In 2016, Poland issued 586,000 first residence permits to nationals of non–European Union countries. Poland issued more such permits that year than did any other EU member-state except Britain—and more than Germany (505,000), which has more than double Poland’s population. The vast majority of these non-EU migrants have come from the former Soviet Union, especially from Ukraine, a nation plagued by war, poverty, and corruption. In late 2017, 1.45 million Ukrainians were working legally in Poland. In a country of 38 million, that amounts to nearly 4 percent of the population, and between 4 and 6 percent of the workforce....
  • RP – a Chinese province? (Philippines)

    07/16/2018 12:31:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Daily Guardian ^ | July 17, 2018 | Modesto P. Sa-onoy
    THE government is investigating the source of the tarpaulins that suddenly appeared in several places in Manila proclaiming the Philippines as a Province of China. I don’t think this is a prank but that there are sectors in this country that want to call attention to the possibility that at the rate the Duterte government is handling the West Philippine Sea and Scarborough Shoal issues, this country will truly become a province of China. The idea of the Philippines as a Chinese province should not be seen as an impossibility. Even now the Chinese government is already engaged in clear...
  • Massive brawl breaks out between Australia and Philippines during FIBA Basketball World Cup

    07/02/2018 12:08:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Insider ^ | 07/02/2018 | Brandon Wiggins
    A recent FIBA basketball game between Australia and the Philippines has made waves due to the breakout of what has been called "the biggest basketball brawl since the Malice at the Palace." Members of the Philippines squad cleared the bench for the fight, and one NBA player, Milwaukee Center, Thon Maker, got involved in the fight. It started when Australia's Daniel Kickert fouled Filipino guard Roger Pogoy and in response Jayson Castro threw a punch and former NBA journeyman Andray Blatche shoved an Australian player," according to Scooby Jaxson of Sports Illustrated. Australia and The Philippines were meeting for a...