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  • Philippines calls for probe into alleged plot by former US envoy to oust Duterte

    12/27/2016 10:39:26 PM PST · by csvset · 16 replies
    Philippines calls for probe into alleged plot by former US envoy to oust Duterte MANILA (PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) -Philippine's parliament Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has called for an investigation into an alleged plot by former US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg to oust President Rodrigo Duterte. In a report on Tuesday by the Manila Times, Goldberg allegedly left a "blueprint" for Duterte's ouster or a "recommendation to the US State Department for the removal of the Philippine President from office". The US State Department has denied there was any such plot. But Alvarez, speaker of the House of...
  • Duterte: "I Will Burn Down The United Nations"

    12/24/2016 2:49:45 PM PST · by blam · 76 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12-24-2016 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler DurdenDecember 24, 2016 The United Nations is making a lot of enemies. Yesterday, when the Obama administration refused to veto a UN vote over Isreal settlements, one which provoked Israel to lash out at the Obama administration saying "friends don't act that way", but more importantly defied Trump who in a previous tweet urged Obama to veto the resolution, the President-elect had one message, or rather tweet, to the UN: However, Trump is not the only one to hold a prominent grudge against the international organization, which many have accused of being nothing but an ineffective, if material, waste...
  • Philippine President calls Obama 'the son of a w****' as he refuses to be lectured on human rights

    09/05/2016 7:07:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 117 replies ^ | 9/5/2016 | unknown
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte called Barack Obama a "son of a w****" on Monday as he vowed not to be lectured by the US leader on human rights when they meet in Laos. The acid-tongued Duterte bristled at warnings he would face questioning by the US president over a crime war in the Philippines that has claimed more than 2,400 lives in just over two months. "You must be respectful. Do not just throw away questions and statements. Son of a whore, I will curse you in that forum," Duterte told a news conference shortly before flying to Laos to...
  • "Who Is He To Confront Me?" - Philippines President Unloads On "Son Of A Bitch" Barack Obama

    09/05/2016 6:36:48 AM PDT · by blam · 39 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9-1-2016 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden Sep 5, 2016 8:51 AM What was an embarrassing weekend for president Barack Obama, whose arrival at the G-20 summit in China was a case study in diplomatic humiliation, just turned even worse when on Monday, Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte warned the US president not to question him about extrajudicial killings, or "son of a bitch I will swear at you" when the two presidents meet at a summit in Laos in the coming days. The topic of Duterte's killing spree, supposedly involving mostly criminals and drug-traffickers, without due process has raised eyebrows most recently by the United...
  • Philippines' Duterte threatens to quit U.N. after drugs war censure

    08/21/2016 6:30:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:47pm EDT | Karen Lema and Manuel Mogato
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte railed against the United Nations on Sunday after it called for an end to the wave of killings unleashed by his war on drugs, saying he might leave the organization and invite China and others to form a new one.Two U.N. human rights experts last week urged Manila to stop the extra-judicial executions and killings that have escalated since Duterte won the presidency on a promise to wipe out drugs. About 900 suspected drug traffickers have been killed since he came to power after winning the election on May 9. Duterte on Friday denied that the...
  • Leading Philippine presidential contender: Rape victim 'so beautiful' he wishes he had 'been 1st'

    04/19/2016 4:51:07 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4-18-2016 | Travis Andrews
    All the women were raped so during the first assault, because they retreated, the bodies they used as a cover, one of them was the corpse of the Australian woman layminister. Tsk, this is a problem. When the bodies were brought out, they were wrapped. I looked at her face, son of a bitch, she looks like a beautiful American actress. Son of a bitch, what a waste. What came to mind was, they raped her, they lined up. I was angry because she was raped, thats one thing. But she was so beautiful, the mayor should have been first....
  • U.S., Philippines agree on five base locations under defense deal

    03/19/2016 11:52:12 PM PDT · by JPX2011 · 55 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 18, 2016 | David Brunnstrom
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and the Philippines have agreed on five locations for U.S. military facilities in the Philippines under a security deal agreed amid rising tensions with China, a senior U.S. official said on Friday. U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Amy Searight said the deal was reached under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) signed last year that grants Washington increased military presence in its former colony through rotation of ships and planes for humanitarian and maritime security operations. Searight told the opening of the annual U.S.-Philippines Bilateral Strategic Dialogue in Washington that Manila was a...
  • Marco Rubio’s Got Two Words to Sum Up Trump’s ‘Bizarre’ Story About Pig’s Blood

    02/22/2016 12:14:04 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 27 replies ^ | 02/21/2016 | Mike Miller
    Marco Rubio’s Got Two Words to Sum Up Trump’s ‘Bizarre’ Story About Pig’s Blood By Mike Miller (20 hours ago) | Elections Marco Rubio was asked on “Today” his thoughts about Donald Trump relating a tale during a campaign rally about an American general dipping bullets in pig’s blood and using them to execute Muslim prisoners. Regardless of the veracity — or lack thereof — of the story, Rubio said he hopes the campaign can get back to seriousness, vs. the “circus aspect” surrounding Trump that dominates the news every day.
  • U.S. vows to continue patrols after China warns spy plane

    05/21/2015 11:44:16 PM PDT · by shove_it · 12 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 21 May 2015
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States vowed on Thursday to keep up air and sea patrols in international waters after the Chinese navy repeatedly warned a U.S. surveillance plane to leave the airspace over artificial islands China is creating in the disputed South China Sea. The Chinese navy issued eight warnings to the crew of a U.S. P8-A Poseidon, the U.S. military's most advanced surveillance aircraft, when it conducted the overflights on Wednesday, according to CNN, which was aboard the U.S. aircraft. When the American pilots responded by saying the plane was flying through international airspace, a Chinese radio operator...
  • China cautions U.S. Navy on patrols in South China Sea

    05/21/2015 8:27:27 PM PDT · by iowamark · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | May 14, 2015 | Brad Lendon and Jim Sciutto
    The U.S. is considering deploying aircraft and ships to contest Chinese claims to disputed islands in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Options are on the table to fly surveillance aircraft and sail Navy ships nearby in a move that puts the U.S. directly into a contentious territorial contest in East Asia, in which, until now, the U.S. has avoided overtly taking sides. The South China Sea is the subject of numerous rival -- often messy -- territorial claims, with China, Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam disputing sovereignty of several island chains and nearby waters. China...
  • China Plans Artificial Island In Disputed Spratlys Chain In South China Sea

    06/08/2014 10:36:36 AM PDT · by blam · 20 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 6-8-2014 | Kristine Kwok and Minnie Chan
    The move indicates a shift from defence to offence in the East and South China seas Sunday, 08 June, 2014, 10:32amKristine Kwok and Minnie Chan China is looking to expand its biggest installation in the Spratly Islands into a fully formed artificial island, complete with airstrip and sea port, to better project its military strength in the South China Sea, a Chinese scholar and a Chinese navy expert have said. The planned expansion on the disputed Fiery Cross Reef, if approved, would be a further indication of China's change of tack in handling long-running sovereignty disputes from a defensive stance...
  • CA Democrat's Alleged Arms Trafficking Scheme Linked to Islamist Rebels

    03/27/2014 8:54:15 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies ^ | Mar 26, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    CA Democrat's Alleged Arms Trafficking Scheme Linked to Islamist Rebels Joel B. Pollak 26 Mar 2014 The 137-page, FBI-sworn affidavit against California State Sen. Leland Yee, a Democrat who is also running for Secretary of State, and over two dozen other individuals reads like a crime thriller. Beyond the widely reported stories of alleged wire fraud, money laundering, corruption, and bribery, the affidavit contains tales of alleged murder-for-hire plots involving a political consultant close to Yee, as well as large international weapons trafficking operations. Indeed, while the media have fixated on the hypocrisy of a gun-control advocate--Yee sponsored legislation against...

    11/17/2013 5:57:58 PM PST · by mkmensinger · 53 replies
    "President Barack Obama has nominated CNNs Anderson Cooper to be the next U.S. ambassador to the Philippines. The White House announcement on the nomination came on the heels of Coopers live reporting on the aftermath of super typhoon Haiyan which has devastated many cities and towns in Central Philippines. He is the host of the popular CNN news program, AC 360. His reports from Tacloban, the worst-hit among the cities in the province of Leyte, gained both praise and criticism."
  • Strongest typhoon of the year slams Philippines

    11/07/2013 4:51:27 PM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 7, 2013 6:32 PM (ET) | By JIM GOMEZ
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) - One of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded slammed into the Philippines early Friday, and one weather expert warned, "There will be catastrophic damage." The U.S. Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Center shortly before Typhoon Haiyan's landfall said its maximum sustained winds were 314 kilometers per hour (195 mph), with gusts up to 379 kilometers per hour (235 mph).
  • Typhoon Usagi moves through SE Asia

    09/21/2013 3:14:09 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 21 September 2013 Last updated at 00:55 ET
    Heavy rain and howling winds are lashing the northern Philippines and Taiwan as Typhoon Usagi goes through the Luzon Strait which divides them. Villages have been evacuated, ferries suspended and flights cancelled. Meteorologists say the storm is the most powerful this year and will bring a cumulative rainfall of 1,000mm (39in) as it heads towards China. The authorities there have announced a red alert ahead of the expected arrival of the storm on Monday. The US Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Centre said on Friday that Usagi was packing sustained winds of 240 km/h (150 mph), with gusts of up to...
  • Manila: Golan troops need defence against chemical arms

    06/20/2013 10:02:17 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 9 replies
    AFP via Global Post ^ | June 20, 2013 09:33 | Agence France-Presse
    President Benigno Aquino threatened Thursday to withdraw Philippine troops from the UN peacekeeping force on the Golan Heights unless they receive anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons, and are protected against chemical arms. Aquino said the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), now made up of just over 500 Filipino and Indian troops, needed revised rules of engagement as Syria's civil war heats up. Manila pledged on Wednesday to keep its troops in the volatile strip of land between Syria and Israel until at least August 3, but said their continued presence would depend on the UN beefing up security. ... The Philippines...
  • Anti-Jihad Ads Considered Constitutional

    10/01/2012 2:02:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 67 replies - Top Opinion Story ^ | September 24, 2012 | Liana Whitehead
    SNIPPET: "New York City is the center of a public uproar as Internet blogger Pamela Gellar rises with an anti-jihad ad campaign." SNIPPET: "Gellar and her group are protesting the Jihad, which in definition is the religious duty of Muslims. According to the Dictionary of Islam, jihad is defined as A religious war with those who are unbelievers in the mission of Muhammad . . . enjoined especially for the purpose of advancing Islam and repelling evil from Muslims. The literal meaning of jihad, according to the British Broadcasting Network, is struggle or effort, and it means much more than...
  • Catholic News Roundup 08-28

    08/30/2012 12:44:36 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 4 replies
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  • Philippine gun makers take aim from the backyard to the production line

    08/01/2012 6:10:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 28 July, 2012 | Manuel Mogato
    (Reuters) - In the Philippines, they vote with their trigger fingers. Elections mean big business for illegal gunsmiths, who are looking forward to 2013 mid-term polls. With election-related violence commonplace, the Philippines imposes a ban on the carrying of guns for six months, from campaigning to the proclamation of winners. With legal access denied, Filipinos simply turn to the many illegal gunsmiths who ply their trade in back alleys and on the edge of rice fields despite government crackdowns. -----------------------------cut--------------------- According to, a site hosted by the University of Sydney's School of Public Health in Australia, there are about...
  • Giant Crocodile Breaks Size RecordSuspected in Fatal Attacks

    07/08/2012 3:52:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    National Geographic ^ | July 2, 2012 | Christine Dell'Amore
    Lolong beats previous record-holder by more than two feet.Lolong has hit the big timeat 20.24 feet (6.17 meters) long, the saltwater crocodile is officially the largest in captivity, the Guinness World Records announced recently. Suspected of attacking several people and killing two, the giant reptile was captured alive in the Philippines' Bunawan township (map) last September. (See pictures of Lolong's capture.) The Guinness listing is based on data by experts including crocodile zoologist Adam Britton, who measured the beast in his home, the new Bunawan Eco-Park and Research Centre. (Read more about Lolong's Guinness World Record listing.) Initially wary of...