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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 […]

Philippines to acquire Russian Mi-171 helicopters by 2019

MANILA – Philippine authorities are prioritizing an agreement with Russia on the purchase of Mi-171 helicopters in 2019 and have decided to postpone the purchase of submarines, said Under-Secretary of National Defense of the Philippines Raymundo Elefante. In April, Philippines Undersecretary of National Defense Cardozo Luna said that Manila is considering the possibility of acquiring […]

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 […]

DUTERTE TO BUILD HELICOPTER FORCE, NAVAL SUBMARINE FLEET

The Philippines is interested in buying Russian helicopters and submarines, with Russia planning to participate in all bids the country announces, said Viktor Kladov, head of the delegation of the Russian corporation Rostec on Tuesday. The Philippines are showing interest in helicopters and submarines. Russia knows of Filipino plans to create a fleet of submarines, […]

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 […]