Skip to comments.Philippines Duterte Says ‘Bye, Bye’ to US, Its Aid
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.
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Meanwhile Japan .....
I really like this guy.
enjoy learning Chinese.
I really don't! He's going to run the Philippines into the ground.
US is the #2 foreign investor with Japan being #1.
Good luck with that.
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.
The Philippines has a large population, especially in Manila so many already do.
However I interpret the actions to anti Obama posturing
Wow. I didn’t know that. Thanks.
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.
I’m guessing China might be willing to invest if the U.S. leaves.
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.
Both kinds of mad, it frequently appears.
The Phillippines will be the next Venezuela.
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.
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.
Look around. Do you see any....?
Another foreign policy success for the obamateur.
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