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Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte is threatening to kick the US off his nation's military bases

In 2014 the Philippines, alarmed by China’s growing maritime aggression in the South China Sea, decided to let the US military once again make use of military bases in the island nation. 557 more words

Waiting and search for truth

IT was Father’s Day of 1990. Ron de Vera, who was then 9 years old, couldn’t wait to go out with his dad, Manuel “Noni” Manaog, for a celebration. 628 more words

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Bill Clinton "Has Always Been A Close Friend To Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo" -- But she had the cases against her dismissed

By Paolo Romero (The Philippine Star) | Updated August 28, 2016 – 12:00am

In a letter written three years ago but released only now, Bill Clinton apologized for not being able to respond immediately to Arroyo’s letter, informing that she would not be able to accept his invitation to speak at the Clinton Global Initiative conference in the US as she had been incarcerated. 390 more words

Philippine leaders gather to discuss China, South China Sea, Drug War, other issues -- Four former presidents of the Philippines meet with current President Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines presidential all stars, July 27, 2016 (from left): Former president Joseph Estrada, Former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, current President Rodrigo Duterte, Former president Fidel Ramos, and Former president Benigno Aquino III. 282 more words

The Philippines' new president is no "Trump of the East," but he's terrifying in his own right

The newly elected president of the Philippines is a tough-talking sexist who thrives off of hate speech and populist anger. If this reminds you of another high-profile US politician, it’s probably no surprise that the international media has christened Rodrigo Duterte “the Trump of the East.” 772 more words

Fisherfolk slams Aquino’s overdue and senseless remark on Kidapawan massacre

Fisherfolk slams Aquino’s overdue and senseless remark on Kidapawan massacre

Manila, Philippines – “Did Mr. President just broke his silence or is he still in an idle mode? 311 more words