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Philippines Duterte Says ‘Bye, Bye’ to US, Its Aid
Voice of America ^ | December 17, 2016 | VOA News

Posted on 12/17/2016 9:58:00 AM PST by Trump20162020

Possibly thinking a major U.S. aid package had been terminated, an enraged Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said “bye, bye” to America in retaliation Saturday and threatened to dissolve an agreement that allows U.S. troops to visit the Philippines.

The Millennium Challenge Corporation, a U.S. government aid agency, did not actually cancel the aid. Instead, the agency deferred a vote on the renewal of aid for the Philippines “subject of a further review of concerns around rule of law and civil liberties.”

Duterte won the presidential election earlier this year largely based on his promise to aggressively target drug dealers and criminals.

Philippine police and vigilantes have killed at least 3,600 people for drug use and drug sales since Duterte took office at the end of June.

“We can survive without American money,” Duterte said, “but you know America you might also be put to notice. Prepare to leave the Philippines. Prepare for the eventual repeal for the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement.”

(Excerpt) Read more at voanews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: aid; bho44; bhoasia; duterte; foreignaid; obama; obamalegacy; philippines; rodrigoduterte; thephilippines; wod
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1 posted on 12/17/2016 9:58:01 AM PST by Trump20162020
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To: Trump20162020

Meanwhile Japan .....


2 posted on 12/17/2016 9:59:22 AM PST by SkyDancer
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To: Trump20162020

I really like this guy.


3 posted on 12/17/2016 10:01:05 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Abortion is what slavery was: immoral but not illegal. Not yet.)
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To: Trump20162020

enjoy learning Chinese.


4 posted on 12/17/2016 10:02:58 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws maintain the status quo now.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
“I really like this guy.”

I really don't! He's going to run the Philippines into the ground.

5 posted on 12/17/2016 10:03:46 AM PST by vette6387
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To: Trump20162020

US is the #2 foreign investor with Japan being #1.

Good luck with that.


6 posted on 12/17/2016 10:03:51 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: Trump20162020
The Millennium Challenge Corporation, a U.S. government aid agency...

This bunch will proudly aid a government that aborts babies but this bunch of commies baulks at supporting a friendly government that only aborts criminals and drug gangsters postpartum. I am confused.

7 posted on 12/17/2016 10:04:49 AM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: Trump20162020
Philippines President Duterte is quite mad.
Not angry mad, I mean "bonkers" mad.
8 posted on 12/17/2016 10:05:10 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Mouton

The Philippines has a large population, especially in Manila so many already do.

However I interpret the actions to anti Obama posturing


9 posted on 12/17/2016 10:06:07 AM PST by Thibodeaux (Exile Barack, Exile the Wookie, Exile Malia, Exile Shasha)
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To: Snickering Hound

Wow. I didn’t know that. Thanks.


10 posted on 12/17/2016 10:06:10 AM PST by dp0622 (IThe only good griefpper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: Trump20162020

uhhhhh good.


11 posted on 12/17/2016 10:07:36 AM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: SkyDancer

So how smart is Obama? If the US does not have the Philippines as friends then the whole south China sea is going to have a Chinese toll booth.


12 posted on 12/17/2016 10:08:08 AM PST by poinq
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To: Snickering Hound

I’m guessing China might be willing to invest if the U.S. leaves.


13 posted on 12/17/2016 10:08:11 AM PST by Trump20162020
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To: vette6387; ClearCase_guy

He’s the latest unbalanced nut in that part of the world.

You can run a government off of caprice only SO long. Single issue almost always hides a terrible blind spot.


14 posted on 12/17/2016 10:09:17 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Psalm 73

Both kinds of mad, it frequently appears.


15 posted on 12/17/2016 10:10:31 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Trump20162020

The Phillippines will be the next Venezuela.


16 posted on 12/17/2016 10:12:33 AM PST by seawolf101 (Member LES DEPLORABLES)
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To: Trump20162020

Obama is a hypocritical snot on the “human rights” rhetoric. He’s not in the best position in the world to moralize while BLM is tolerated, even coddled, here.

Donald Trump will bring better moral gravitas to the table.


17 posted on 12/17/2016 10:12:46 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Trump20162020

Good.

Now, the states should follow suit and say, “Bye, Bye” to federal aid which the feds use to extort their unconstitutional acts on the states.


18 posted on 12/17/2016 10:14:12 AM PST by Jim 0216
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To: vette6387
He's going to run the Philippines into the ground.

Look around. Do you see any....?

19 posted on 12/17/2016 10:14:42 AM PST by Stentor
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To: Trump20162020

Another foreign policy success for the obamateur.


20 posted on 12/17/2016 10:15:52 AM PST by IronJack
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