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  • Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte has backflipped on his divorce plans with the US military — why?

    07/02/2020 9:55:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    ABC Australia ^ | 07/02/2020 | Alan Weedon
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has recently suspended a decision that was described by analysts as one of the geopolitical shocks of the decade. In February, the President announced he would rip up the long-standing Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States, which operationalises the two countries' Mutual Defence Treaty (MDT), signed in 1951. The MDT is similar to Australia's ANZUS security pact with the US — also signed in 1951 — as an attack in the Pacific threatening either party's "territorial integrity, political independence, or security" will automatically trigger a consultation process between Manila and Washington. The cancellation of...
  • Vietnam, Philippines criticise Chinese military drills in South China Sea; Both Countries warned of growing insecurity in Southeast Asia at Asean summit

    07/02/2020 9:50:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Vietnam and the Philippines on Thursday criticised China’s holding of military drills in a disputed part of the South China Sea, warning it could create tension in the region and impact Beijing’s relationship with its neighbours. Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said China’s exercises in the waters near the Paracel Islands were “highly provocative”, while Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry called them a violation of sovereignty that could be “detrimental” to Beijing’s relationship with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). China scheduled five days of drills from Wednesday near the Paracels according to a June 27 announcement by the Hainan’s Maritime...
  • From Indonesia to Philippines: These countries were once hounded by China. Now it’s payback time. China is isolated

    06/20/2020 8:40:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    TFIPost ^ | 06/20/2020 | Akshay Narang
    In the post-World War II, Cold War era, prosperity and stability in Asia was fuelled by the American vision of a rules-based global order and heavy investments in the region. Economies that were the first to take off like Japan, South Korea. were predominantly American allies. But things changed after an isolated China started reforming up and opening its economy in the late 70s. In the course of time, China grew into a 14 trillion dollar economy and became an Asian giant exerting tremendous influence in the region. In the past decade, China has been misusing its position to carve...
  • The Philippines Suspends Withdrawal From Defense Pact With US

    06/03/2020 10:46:21 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 44 replies
    Global Security ^ | 2 June 2020 | Radio Free Asia
    The Philippines has suspended its plan to terminate a key defense pact with the United States, Manila's top diplomat announced Tuesday, after President Rodrigo Duterte in early 2020 threatened to pull his country out of the bilateral agreement... In the letter, which was dated Monday, the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs indicated that its decision in February to scrap the VFA was "hereby suspended" due to "political and other developments in the region," and that Manila had decided to hold off for six months on its planned withdrawal... "The abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement has been suspended upon the...
  • Trump is right to ditch 5 decades of failed US-China engagement policy

    05/31/2020 9:31:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/30/2020 | Gordon Chang
    In less than nine minutes, President Trump delivered remarks at the White House on Friday signaling his administration has ditched almost five decades of the American policy of engagement with China. It’s about time. China has been challenging the United States across the board, and Trump – with his comprehensive comments Friday – signaled the United States would defend itself across the board. Trump announced a series of actions, including: 1. Terminating America’s relationship with the World Health Organization. Trump said the WHO is biased in favor of China and has failed to approve reforms arising out of its dealing...
  • Woman in the Philippines says she caught COVID-19 despite weeks of 'zero contact with outside world'

    05/02/2020 7:08:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    ABS CBN News ^ | 05/02/2020 | Angela Coloma
    MANILA - A woman from Quezon City said Saturday she caught the coronavirus disease 2019 despite observing strict quarantine measures. Jaye de la Cruz-Bekema, 40, said she was rushed to the St. Luke's Medical Center on April 25 after a miscarriage. She was then 4 months on the way. Under hospital protocol, she was asked to do a swab test. It was then she found out she had the disease. "I even told the nurse (in my desire to avoid getting a long stick up my nose lol), 'I’m sure I’m negative because I never left the house since March...
  • God Economics

    04/27/2020 1:21:24 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    My Kingdom Economics are derived through "Thanksgiving"for it was in this manner the waters parted for Moses and the snakebites were of no consequence(I will lift my eyes to the hills) for as The Son Of God is lifted up doors open and miracles begin ! My endowment to Him( Jesus) is you( My children of Light ) and so it is as your love for Us is poured out ," Truly " it is returned flowing down upon your heads pressed down shaken together and flowing over into My very Will. So enter My Courts with Thanksgiving "YES" but...
  • Philippines backs Vietnam after China sinks fishing boat

    04/13/2020 5:13:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | 04/13/2020 | Jim Gomez
    MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines on Wednesday expressed solidarity with Vietnam after Hanoi protested what it said was the ramming and sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat by a Chinese coast guard ship in the disputed South China Sea. The Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila expressed deep concern over the reported April 3 sinking of the boat carrying eight fishermen off the Paracel Islands. The incident happened at a time when a common approach was crucial in confronting the coronavirus pandemic, it said. “COVID-19 is a very real threat that demands unity and mutual trust,” the department said. “In...
  • WWII Hair-Curling Disaster - USS Mount Hood and crew lost in massive explosion (Ho-Lee-Crap)

    04/13/2020 2:35:40 PM PDT · by Oatka · 12 replies
    World War II Today ^ | unknown | unknown
    Exactly a year after being named after a volcano in the Cascade Mountains in Oregon, the USS Mount Hood was lying at berth off Manus island in the Admiralty Islands north of New Guinea. With around 4000 tons of different types of ammunition aboard, USS Mount Hood had travelled from Norfolk, Virginia via the Panama Canal to the Pacific, bringing munitions for ships that would be supporting the Philippines campaign. She was busy this morning, men were in the process of moving ammunition in all five of her holds, but there was time to run 18 men into shore at...
  • With US Sideswiped By Coronavirus, Beijing Steps Up Operations In South China Sea

    04/12/2020 9:28:45 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 28 replies
    ibtimes.com ^ | 04/08/20 AT 7:30 AM | By James Patterson
    he power of the coronavirus pandemic as a potential global “game changer” may be on full display in the South China Sea. China is stepping up its operations in the international waterway while the U.S. Defense department grapples with over 1,500 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in its ranks. The pandemic began in Wuhan, China and peaked in the Communist country in February. China’s numbers may reek of skepticism but by all accounts, they have seen the worst of the disease. Barring any 2nd wave of COVID-19, the country is slowly returning to normal with their military unscathed and at full...
  • “Exterminate Christians!"

    04/09/2020 7:04:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Apr 9, 2020 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The Muslim persecution of Christians that occurred in just one month. Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.   Reprinted from the Gatestone Institute. The following are some of the abuses Muslims inflicted on Christians, categorized by theme, throughout the month of January, 2020: The Slaughter of Christians in Nigeria During several separate incidents, militant Muslims—whether Fulani herdsmen, Boko Haram, or generic terrorists—continued to attack and massacre several Christians. As one example, on Friday, January 17, Muslim Fulani tribesmen on motorbikes raided a Christian village at a time they knew people were congregating at the village square...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Thursday 4/2/2020 Russia Says No Oil Talks With Saudis

    04/02/2020 9:39:06 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/2/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    ".....I don't think there's ever been a time in our lifetime anyway where there's more need for us to unite to be united on important matters to be supporting each other to be bringing truth to each other and protection for each other..." Ammon Bundy calling a followup citizens meeting tonight in Emmett, Idaho at 8 pm in response to Republican Governor Brad Little's order to stay at home in response to Covid-19...... Special Comment-Wartime Situation Leads To Misleading Fake News We are in a wartime situation at this point with policies being implemented and situations emerging that disturb Americans...
  • Duterte tells Philippine police to shoot dead lockdown troublemakers

    04/02/2020 11:22:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    Yahooooo - AFP ^ | April 2, 2020 | Staff
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has told security forces they should shoot dead anyone causing "trouble" in areas locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic. About half the country's roughly 110 million people are currently under quarantine -- including millions in deep poverty, left jobless by tough restrictions on movement. Hours before Duterte gave the order in a speech late Wednesday, nearly two dozen people from a slum community in the capital Manila were arrested for holding a protest that accused the government of failing to provide food aid to the poor. "My orders are to the police and military, also...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 3/29/2020

    03/29/2020 9:21:21 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/29/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    A projection of how many will die from Covid-19 infection in the United States and the President signaling a longer duration for the coronavirus situation but first A riot broke out at a prison in northeastern Syria housing Islamic State detainees and operated by Kurdish elements of the "Syrian Democratic Forces". Some prisoners escaped and others took over a floor of the prison.... The shape of a new "unity" government in Israel is emerging that will raise the profile of the political faction headed by the former Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Benny Gantz that calls itself the Israel...
  • Some COVID-19 test kits from China yield inaccurate results, (Philippine) DOH admits

    03/28/2020 7:52:41 PM PDT · by LadyDoc · 12 replies
    Philippine Inquirer ^ | 03.29/20 | Krissy Aguilar
    MANILA, Philippines — Some coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing kits donated by China were not used because of the lack of its accuracy, the Department of Health (DOH) said. DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the testing kits only showed 40 percent accuracy compared to the testing kits from the World Health Organization (WHO)...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 3/27/2020 Newsdump Friday

    03/27/2020 9:11:07 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/27/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Congressman Thomas Massie of Kentucky and activist Ammon Bundy take stands for the US Constitution in the face of America's "Coronavirus Crisis" but first..... French President Emmanuel Macron expressing his gratitude to Iraqi authorities over the release of four workers from a French Christian charity who were kidnapped in Iraq... Israel air force planes attacking targets in Gaza tonight after a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip.... President Trump calling for the ejection of libertarian Republican US Representative Thomas Massie of Kentucky from the Republican Party for insisting on a roll call vote to pass the multi-billion dollars coronavirus bailout...
  • BREAKING: Metro Manila in the Philippines placed under ‘community quarantine’ due to COVID-19

    03/12/2020 10:19:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Philippine Inquirer ^ | 03/12/2020 | By: Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter
    MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the imposition of a “community quarantine” in the entire Metro Manila as the government scrambles to contain the spread of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country. The recommendation to put the National Capital Region (NCR) under isolation was made by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases and was approved by Duterte in a meeting in Malacańang Thursday night. Land, domestic air, and domestic sea travel to and from Metro Manila will be suspended starting March 15, 2020, until April 14. “Ayaw naming gamitin ‘yan kasi...
  • A Little-known Attempt by the Philippines' Quezon to Save 10,000 Jews from Hitler

    In this episode, we interview the writer and director Matthew Rosen to learn to riveting, but little known story of Philippine president Manuel Quezon attempting to save 10,000 Jews from Hitler's slaughter.
  • Philippines, USA in talks for new VFA (Visiting Forces Agreement)

    02/29/2020 8:02:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Philippine Inquirer ^ | 02/29/2020 | By: Jerome Aning, Marlon Ramos
    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines and the United States are already in talks to craft a new and more equitable Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) and are looking at similar pacts involving Japan and Australia as templates. “We are now in the process of trying to find ways and means to be able to see how we can either come out with something similar perhaps,” Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel Romualdez said at a forum hosted by the think tank Stratbase ADR Institute in Makati City. Romualdez said the talks were looking to resolve sovereignty issues in the 1999...
  • Philippines' Duterte says country can fight insurgents, Muslim extremists without US military

    02/27/2020 11:58:50 AM PST · by Twotone · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 26, 2020 | AP Staff
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said Filipino forces can fight insurgents and Muslim extremists without American military help, in a defense of his recent decision to terminate a U.S. security pact. Duterte also said in a speech that he would stick to a decision made early in his presidency, when he was enraged by then-President Barack Obama’s criticism of his deadly anti-drug crackdown, that he will not travel to the United States. The brash Philippine leader has often criticized U.S. security policies while praising China and Russia since taking office in mid-2016 for a six-year term. U.S. President Donald...