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MAJOR: Duterte Moves to Terminate US-Filipino Defense Pact

MANILLA – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte plans to order the termination of the country’s visiting forces agreement with the United States, his spokesman stated on Friday. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo noted that Duterte was also scheduled to speak to US President Donald Trump at “any time”, but the agenda was not clear, Al-Jazeera reported. “I […]

GARBAGE WAR – Duterte threatens WAR on Canada over illegal dumping

MANILA – The president of the Philippines threatened to declare war on Canada if the country did not immediately collect tons of garbage sent illegally to the Asian archipelagos for disposal. The practice is illegal and violates international regulations. “I give a warning to Canada, maybe next week, it’s better to settle these things or […]

MAJOR: Duterte threatens China with WAR

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned Beijing to retreat from a disputed island in the South China Sea, warning of possible military action if China “touched” it. Duterte, aiming to attract trade and investment from the Asian superpower, retained his first criticism of Beijing’s expansive demands at sea – a sensitive spot […]

US-Philippines relations DETERIORATE: Duterte says ‘Buying F-16 totally useless’

US-Philippine relations have taken yet another turn for the worse, after US negotiators led by  Defense Secretary James Mattis resulted in total failure. Mattis appears to have derailed negotiations by insulting the island nation’s duly elected president, Duterte. What outraged the Philippine president the most was the condescension and imperial hubris expressed by Mattis and Pompeo, […]

China Ups Cooperation with Philippines to Counter US Destabilization

China’s military aid to the Philippines will only increase, underlining the importance of the Asian giant as a faithful partner in the security arena. China has transferred to the Philippines four 12-meter boats and 30 rocket launchers. Although China’s military aid is carried out in small numbers, China’s importance to the Philippines as a security […]

Duterte destroys luxury cars in a crusade against government corruption

February 6 , 2018 – FRN –  Rusvesna – translated by Inessa Sinchougova President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte ordered to crush a dozen luxury cars, illegally imported into the country, with a bulldozer. In total, more than 20 cars were destroyed worth $ 1.2 million, the price for some models exceeds $ 100,000. According to the […]

Duterte calls US ‘lousy country’ and says he will never visit

July 21, 2017 – Fort Russ News –  Vesti– translated by Inessa Sinchougova  The President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, stated his unwillingness to go to the US, which he called a “lousy country”. Duterte is upset at the words of US Congressman James McGovern, who said on July 18 that he will protest the visit […]

Pacific Hegemony: Will Duterte join Putin and Xi ?

September 9th, 2016 – Fort Russ News –  By J. Flores There are some big developments right now. Duterte has ramped up his anti-American rhetoric, despite criticisms about ‘the human rights of drug traffickers and pimps’ coming from western media corridors.  At this week’s ASEAN summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow supports China’s […]