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It's final
Philippines leaves International Criminal Court

The Philippines' withdrawal from the International Criminal Court takes effect Sunday, March 17.

March 17, 2019


International Criminal Court: Prosecuting Modern Hitlers
Feb 20, 2018

The International Criminal Court (ICC)’s Office of the Prosecutor is starting a preliminary examination into the high number of killings under President Rodrigo Duterte’s violent war on drugs. It is the first step in a process that could take many years.

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Forum on the Philippines’ withdrawal from the International Criminal Court
March 20, 2018
Invited guests include Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, Commission on Human Rights Commissioner Roberto Cadiz, and Professor Antonio La Viña

e.g.: Panelo grilled on withdrawal from International Criminal Court
Lawyer Emerlynne Gil, senior international legal adviser of the International Commission of Jurists, grills Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo on the Philippines' withdrawal from the International Criminal Court

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Panelo grilled on withdrawal from International Criminal Court
by Paterno Esmaquel II March 20, 2018 - with Video
Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Panelo claims President Duterte 'doesn't have to consult' anyone about this because he 'is the chief architect of foreign policy'.

Duterte: PH to withdraw from International Criminal Court 'immediately'
by Pia Ranada March 14, 2018
UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte says he will ignore the one-year period for the effectivity of the withdrawal, claiming the Philippines was deceived when it signed the Rome Statute.
Look the FULL TEXT: Duterte's statement on Int'l Criminal Court withdrawal

PH transmits to UN notice of withdrawal from Int'l Criminal Court
by Pia Ranada March 16, 2018 - with Video
UPDATED 'The decision to withdraw is the Philippines’ principled stand against those who politicize and weaponize human rights,' reads the formal notice

Duterte's plan to withdraw from Int'l Criminal Court 'anti-people'
by Jodesz Gavilan March 15, 2018 - with Video
The Philippine Coalition for the International Criminal Court (PCICC) says the withdrawal would expose Filipinos to lack of justice in the event of 'atrocious crimes

Ano ang Rome Statute ng International Criminal Court?
March 14, 2018
Dinidinig ng International Criminal Court ang mga kaso gaya ng genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, at crimes of aggression.

The process of the International Criminal Court
February 20, 2018
The International Criminal Court aims to help end impunity by perpetrators of the most serious offenses such as genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and crimes of aggression.

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Duterte foreign policy: Independent but isolated
by Paterno Esmaquel II June 29, 2017

In disregarding the international ruling on South China Sea, 'We allow ourselves to be bullied, but we call it an independent foreign policy,' an analyst says.

Duterte's foreign trips cost thrice more than predecessors'
by Pia Ranada June 17, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: The government spends at least P386.2 million ($7.72 million) on foreign trips during Duterte's first year in power. In one trip, expenses shoot up to P31.8 ($636,000) million a day.

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Palace defends Duterte's 'very disciplined' spending on foreign trips
by Pia Ranada June 19, 2017 - with video
'There's very strict accounting regarding that matter,' says Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella on how the government handles expenses for President Rodrigo Duterte's trips abroad.

Duterte denies Russia trip was 'junket'
by Pia Ranada June 29, 2017

The President admits inviting several 'retiring' police and military officers to join his Russia visit as a way of showing his 'gratitude' for their years of service.

Showbiz for ugly people? How Filipino politics is one big soap opera
By Staff Writers January 25, 2017

Ever wondered why politics in the Philippines is so melodramatic? Or how any Filipino who gets even remotely famous ends up in public office? Here Anna Cristina Pertierra of Western Sydney University discusses how the country proves the old adage that “politics is show business for ugly people”....

Filipinos' trust in U.N. rises despite Duterte tirades
by Paterno Esmaquel II May 02, 2017

Pulse Asia also reports that Filipinos still trust the United States, and distrust China and Russia

The power of truth: The U.S., Philippines, and the Paris Agreement
by Tony La Viña and Hannah Tablan August 15, 2017

Climate change is too big an issue for us to allow one country to hold the global community hostage and paralyzed in inaction.

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Lawmakers confirm Cayetano as foreign secretary
by Paterno Esmaquel II May 17, 2017 - with videos
UPDATED Senator Alan Peter Cayetano breezes through a 3-minute confirmation hearing where lawmakers asked not a single question.

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Cayetano is new foreign secretary – Duterte
May 10, 2017
UPDATED Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, President Rodrigo Duterte's running mate in the 2016 election, is appointed the Philippines' top diplomat

Is Cayetano American? No, he says
by Camille Elemia May 12, 2017
Cayetano was born in 1970 to a Filipino father, former senator Rene Cayetano, and American mother, Sandra Schramm. He renounced his US citizenship in 1998, he says.
Look also Republic Act No. 9225


Meet PH's new top diplomat, Enrique Manalo
March 10, 2017
In his first one-on-one interview as DFA chief, acting Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo talks about geopolitics and what's it like to be reared at home by diplomats.


Acting Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo meets Inquirer Multimedia
April 18 2017

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Enrique Manalo: Son of envoys, now father of DFA
Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo, who grew up in a household of ambassadors, now leads the department that his parents served

New Foreign Secretary Manalo vows 'very professional' DFA
'I want to assure everyone that we have hit the ground running'

New Foreign Secretary Manalo: DFA will continue to serve
'Yesterday is history,' acting Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo says a day after the Commission on Appointments rejected his predecessor, Perfecto Yasay Jr.

All by Paterno Esmaquel II March 09 - 11, 2017


DFA acting secretary Manalo on foreign policy
Apr 5, 2017
Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo discusses the West Philippine Sea, Benham Rise, independent foreign policy.
Look also the article
Did Philippines grill China on Benham Rise?
by Paterno Esmaquel II April 04, 2017
Philippine Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo says it was 'enough' that China said 'they recognize' the Philippines' rights over Benham Rise.
FVR on Marcos, Duterte, law enforcement and foreign policy
February 09, 2017 - with Video
The nation's elder statesman Fidel V. Ramos, former Philippine president shares his thoughts on recent events
Ramos may have endorsed President Rodrigo Duterte during the 2016 elections, but he has since become critical of some of the administration's moves. The hero's burial of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, whose fall from power was largely due to Ramos' reversal in 1986, was an "insult" to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP).
Ramos has also voiced his concern on the war the PNP is waging against illegal drugs and stressed the need for an interdependent foreign policy.
Watch Ramos' interview with Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa.
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LOOK BACK: When the Senate said 'no' to US bases renewal
by Katerina Francisco Updated October 22, 2016

The 1991 treaty between the Philippines and the US would have given the US 10 more years at Subic Naval Base – but 12 senators made the historic decision to vote no.

Reexamining the Philippines' place in the world
by Gideon Lasco November 27, 2016

'This intimacy with different lands should not only place us at the heart of the world; it should also should give us a heart for the world'

Duterte told of protocol: 'You do it for the country'
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 26, 2016
'In diplomacy, protocol is very important,' seasoned diplomat Leticia Ramos Shahani says.
Seasoned diplomat and former senator Leticia Ramos Shahani reminded President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, October 26, about the importance of protocol as the Philippines' chief diplomat makes a 3-day official visit to Japan.

How should Duterte speak?
Oct 27, 2016

Political analysts Professor Prospero de Vera and Teddy Locsin Jr. share their thoughts on how President Rodrigo Duterte speaks and how it affects public impression.

The mouse that roared
by Vergel O. Santos October 30, 2016
It's about a tiny European duchy that, having fallen into economic desperation, decides to declare war on the US on the historical evidence that no nation has ever gone hungry again having done that.
And The Mouse that Roared is precisely the role Duterte played, if impulsively, unconsciously, on the world stage from China.

In the album 'Maverick' Duterte








'Maverick' Duterte goes beyond communication playbook, says Andanar
Oct 7, 2016

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar on Friday said, although President Rodrigo Duterte's communication team is equipped with the communications or public relations playbook, doing it for the chief executive requires some adjustments

Look also the article
'Maverick' Duterte goes beyond communication playbook, says Andanar
by Trishia Billones, Oct 07 2016
Is Duterte only misunderstood?
Sep 20, 2016

President Rodrigo Duterte is often misunderstood because foreign journalists "see things in their own Western way," the social media director of Duterte's presidential campaign said.

Vice President Leni Robredo’s pray and advice to the President:
Robredo praying Duterte tirades won’t strain int’l relations
Robredo offers unsolicited advice to Duterte: ‘Be more deliberate’ Oct 5, 2016
Vice President Leni Robredo’s unsolicited advice to the President? Think twice before you speak and learn to keep some of your opinions to yourself.
100 days of 'creative imagination': Duterte's take on key issues
October 09, 2016
In the past 100 days of his war on drugs, President Duterte is resolute, consistent. However, with other issues, he is known to say something one day, and then retract the next.
Duterte has a duty to act like a statesman
says Senator Richard Gordon

Look also the articles

Why Duterte needs to act like a diplomat
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 08, 2016
Based on Philippine laws, President Rodrigo Duterte is the country's chief diplomat, whether he likes it or not

Gordon says 'noisy' Duterte 'falling on his own sword'
by Camille Elemia October 03, 2016
'Maingay ang Pangulo, sobrang ingay ng Pangulo'


Of profanity and public trust: Why Duterte remains popular
Sep 19, 2016

While the president's prevalent use of colorful language has earned him flak from local and international communities, it's the same strategy that endeared him to the poor.


Agot Isidro tinawag na "PSYCHOPATH / BALIW" si President Duterte!
Oct 8, 2016
Agot Isidro reacts to President Rodrigo Duterte's statement against the European Union and the United States. The singer-actress even said, 'May kilala akong psychiatrist. Patingin ka. Hindi ka bipolar. You are a psychopath.'

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Is Duterte’s Cabinet ready for Duterte?
by Teddy Casiño October 07, 2016

Instead of finding ways to back up Duterte’s strong policy pronouncements and make them a reality, these Cabinet members are trying to water them down to within their comfort zones

CA rejects Yasay appointment as foreign secretary
with video
by Paterno Esmaquel II March 08, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte can no longer reappoint Perfecto Yasay Jr as foreign secretary after the CA rejected him over citizenship issues

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Beyond Yasay's lies
March 13, 2017
The Commission on Appointments has the power to confirm, bypass, or reject the appointment of top public officials and senior military officers. But here are 5 reasons this power is flawed.

FACT CHECK: Did Rappler say Yasay got U.S. passport in 2006?
by Paterno Esmaquel II March 08, 2017
Rappler never reported that Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr 'was issued a passport in 2006' as Yasay claimed.

Yasay lied under oath, now admits owning U.S. passport
with videos
by Paterno Esmaquel II March 06, 2017
Is the Philippines' foreign secretary an American citizen? Perfecto Yasay Jr backtracks on his earlier statements – one of these under oath – that he never owned a US passport.

CA members to reject Yasay appointment
by Camille Elemia March 07, 2017
UPDATED 'Buo ang paniniwala ng members of the Commission on Appointments na talagang nagkaroon siya ng US citizenship,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson, CA foreign affairs committee chair.

U.S. citizenship issue hounds Yasay ahead of CA confirmation
with video
by Rappler Investigative Team January 10, 2017
Nagging issues against Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr include the pending criminal charges filed against him by BSP and his flip-flopping statements.
Rappler found out that he had a US passport with No. 121190223, which he supposedly used in travels from 2007 to 2009.

Why Yasay believes Duterte shouldn't sack him this year
Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr claims he does not know that President Rodrigo Duterte wants to replace him, despite Duterte's pronouncements.

Criminal charges filed by Central Bank still haunt Yasay
The Commission on Appointments (CA) is set to grill Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr over 4 criminal against him before the DOJ once his confirmation hearing continues.
The Philippines' top diplomat, a former bank director, is the subject of 4 criminal charges lodged by the BSP in April 2011 "for falsification, grant of illegal loans, and major violations of banking laws.

On U.S. citizenship: Did Yasay commit perjury?
'I am so sad that he could lie under oath before the members of the Commission on Appointments,' Representative Josephine Ramirez Sato tells Rappler.

TIMELINE: When Foreign Secretary Yasay was a foreigner
From becoming a foreigner after Ferdinand Marcos is toppled, Perfecto Yasay Jr is appointed foreign secretary under President Rodrigo Duterte

All above by Paterno Esmaquel II February 27, 28, March 04, 2017

Refuting Yasay: No oath of allegiance for green card holders or NY Bar passers
by Carlo Osi and Elaine San Juan-Tica March 04, 2017
To be clear, taking an oath of allegiance to the United States is not a requirement to obtain LPR/green card status. But it is a requirement to become a naturalized citizen of the US.

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Change is wanting: Dutertenomics and foreign policy
by Teddy Casiño July 10, 2017

Despite positive efforts, the President has also tried but failed to recalibrate our dependent, neocolonial relations with the US, and appears intent on merely replicating the same with China and Russia

PH urged to 'reassume leadership' a year after Hague ruling
by Paterno Esmaquel II July 12, 2017 - with video

Former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario urged the Philippines on July 12, to "reassume leadership" a year after Manila won a historic case against Beijing over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Don't dump old friends for new suitors, PH urged
by Paterno Esmaquel II December 20, 2016

'What's the advantage of running away from the claws of the American eagle only to rush to the embrace of a Chinese or Russian bear?' asks Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto.

Recognizing and exiting our troubled times
by Curtis S. Chin & Meera Kumar October 26, 2016

From the Middle East to the West Philippines Sea, the world has found itself in troubled and troubling times. The rhetoric intensifies in the US election process as do words from Manila about the US-Philippines relationship.

World should learn to 'navigate' through Duterte – expert
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 30, 2016

Foreign affairs analyst Lucio Pitlo III stresses the need 'to look at the substance' more than the 'form' of President Rodrigo Duterte’s statements.

FVR defends Obama, Ban Ki-moon from Duterte rants
by Pia Ranada October 12, 2016
The former president also advises President Duterte that better relations with China and Russia need not come at the cost of the Philippines' strong ties with the US

Look also HERE

Change has come!
September 12, 2016
Mainstream media face challenges in today’s polarized environment.

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Held on September 9 and 10, the 12th Media Nation is the first under the Duterte administration. Participants included editors and staff of ABS-CBN, CNN Philippines, GMA7, Inquirer, TV5, Rappler, and the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility and Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication.
Organized by a civil society group, pagbabago@pilipinas, Media Nation has tackled subjects such as corruption, killing of journalists, impact of new technology, and professional safety.

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Has change really come?
Misleading graphs and how to spot them
by JC Punongbayan August 05, 2017
Next time you encounter a graph, don’t take it at face value. Examine the variables, scrutinize the labels, check the sources, and understand the message – all before you click 'share'. Look also HERE

Duterte’s figures don’t add up
by Vergel O. Santos August 05, 2017
'A quick, although revealing-enough, survey of three basic areas shows that Duterte’s facts and figures do not come up to any achievement'

Media barred from live coverage of Duterte's events on Sept 12
by Pia Ranada September 12, 2016
The Palace prohibits media from airing live Duterte's events on Monday, September 12 but gives assurances that 'this is not the protocol' for future events

Independent foreign policy: It’s about time
by Teddy Casiño September 29, 2016

Why is it that in the Philippine context, an independent foreign policy is necessarily antagonistic to the US and its interests?

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Duterte admin 'independent' from US, 'bullied' by China?
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 08, 2016
'It's not independent because you move from one strong alliance to another strong alliance,' a foreign affairs analyst tells

Duterte: If I don't respect you, expect gallons of curses
by Pia Ranada October 12, 2016
After again blasting the US and UN, President Rodrigo Duterte praises China for helping to build a drug rehab center: 'This is how you treat your friends.'

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Will Duterte Overhaul Philippine Foreign Policy?
Updated Aug 18, 2016


Duterte wants foreign troops out of PH in two years

If he had his way, President Rodrigo Duterte wants all foreign troops out of the Philippines in the next two years.
Philippines' Duterte wants US troops out in two years

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he wants US troops out of his country in the next two years and is willing to scrap defence pacts with longtime ally Washington if necessary.

Both in the album "Foreign troops out of PH in two years", Oct 26, 2016

Ex-DFA chief on Duterte U.S. policy: 'National tragedy'
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 21, 2016

The decision to 'cast aside' the US to 'hastily embrace' China is 'both unwise and incomprehensible,' former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario says

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Duterte hits ex-DFA chief: 'Daldal nang daldal'
by Pia Ranada May 26, 2017 - with video
UPDATED The President slams former DFA Secretary Albert del Rosario for criticizing his foreign policy, especially on the South China Sea dispute.


Duterte flip-flops on foreign policy 'very dangerous' - law dean
Oct 24, 2016

Very dangerous. This is how the dean of San Beda Graduate School of Law describes President Rodrigo Duterte's flip-flops on foreign policy.


Philippine foreign policy swings like 'pendulum,' diplomat Lauro Baja says
Oct 29, 2016

Philippine foreign policy swings like a "pendulum" between the United States and China, a senior diplomat said Saturday, as he urged the government to take a more definite stand.

Russia defense deal won't affect ties with U.S. – Esperon
by Pia Ranada February 17, 2017

Talks about an upcoming defense pact with Russia comes at a time when the Philippine President has made threats to scrap defense deals with the US.

Duterte’s China card
by Joel Rocamora October 24, 2016

Does he know what game he’s playing?
"I've realigned myself in your ideological flow and maybe I will also go to Russia to talk to [President Vladimir] Putin and tell him that there are three of us against the world – China, Philippines, and Russia. It's the only way," Mr Duterte said.

Dredge report: Firm that built China's islands gets PH deal
by Agence France-Presse October 26, 2016

A Chinese state-owned company said to have been involved in Beijing's island-building in the South China Sea signed a deal to construct islands for rival claimant the Philippines as its President Rodrigo Duterte visited last week, reports said. Look also below subjects


SC justice: Duterte's China non-invasion remark 'incorrect'
Oct 25, 2016

Supreme Court Senior Justice Antonio Carpio is urging the government to issue a correction on President Duterte's statement that China never has invaded any part of Philippine territory.

US Ambassador Goldberg on PH pivot to China
October 20, 2016
As he approaches the end of his term, Ambassador Goldberg weighs in on Manila's pivot to China
The interview happens as President Rodrigo Duterte is in talks with top Chinese officials in an ongoing state visit to the Asian giant, where he said he would stop military exercises with America in the event China provides Manila loans.
How does Goldberg see the current situation and where it's headed?
Watch the interview

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PH-China ties 'shouldn't be at expense' of U.S. – envoy
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 22, 2016
In a Rappler Talk interview with Maria Ressa, US Ambassador Philip Goldberg also says the US will keep its friendship with the Philippines – if it can

Envoy reminds PH: 43% of OFW remittances come from US
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 21, 2016
Trade between Manila and Washington amounts to $16.491 billion favoring the Philippines. At the same time, the US continues to host almost 6 million Filipinos.

Washington received no request from Manila to alter cooperation – US official
by Agence France-Presse October 20, 2016
The official, who asked to remain unnamed, says, 'we still have not received any requests through official channels to alter our assistance to or cooperation with the Philippines'
The government of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has made no formal request to modify its cooperation with Washington, despite his declared "separation" from the United States, a US official said Thursday.

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Recto, Lacson: After US snub, PH should produce own weapons
by Camille Elemia November 02, 2016
'It is a wake-up call for us to stop totally relying on foreign suppliers,' says Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto

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Alternative weapon suppliers for the PH: how they fare
by Jodesz Gavilan Updated November 07, 2016
With the reluctance of the US to continue with its arms deal with the Philippines, PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa says the country can still source weapons from Germany, Israel, Belgium, Russia, and China

Philippines to keep economic ties with US: trade chief
Oct 20, 2016
The Philippines is maintaining trade and investment ties with the US,
as President Rodrigo Duterte announced the country's "separation" from its longtime ally, his trade minister said Friday.

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No economic loss in Duterte’s 'separation' from US
by Pia Ranada October 21, 2016
'Realistically, you can’t stop transactions' between the US and Philippines. We have many investments with us from the US. We export, we import, says Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez

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Duterte's policy 'gambit' aids China in rivalry with US
Oct 20, 2016

President Rodrigo Duterte’s shift to China at the expense of the United States provides Beijing an “opening” to strengthen its influence in the Pacific, a political analyst said Friday.

Netizens nervous over Duterte's pro-China, anti-US statements
by Rappler Social Media Team October 21, 2016

Some Filipinos online fear the President may be making and breaking the wrong ties

Duterte’s ‘hugot’ for his evolving foreign policy
by Teddy Casiño October 20, 2016

The real challenge is for President Duterte to follow the Constitution to the letter by abandoning the much travelled road of previous presidents and treading the path of independent diplomacy and economic sovereignty

Duterte open to war games with China, Russia
by Agence France-Presse October 17, 2016

Asked if he would consider joint military exercises with China or Russia, Duterte says, 'Yes, I will. I have given enough time for the Americans to play with the Filipino soldiers.'
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he is open to joint military exercises with China and Russia, and reiterated he will no longer allow war games with the United States.

Love triangle reloaded? The Trump triumph and US-Philippine-China ties
by Walden Bello November 10, 2016
I think the combination of Trump's election and Duterte's new diplomacy might accelerate the Philippines' distancing from Washington amid a broader reconfiguration of the US's relations with East Asia.
Both President Rodrigo Duterte and President-elect Donald Trump are very thin-skinned people. They do not forget slights and carry on a grudge even if it seems politically unwise to do so to others

Duterte talks to Putin about distrust with US, hypocrisy of the West

The Philippines vs US - UN - EU - Etc.

Remark many of the Videos are albums in the album

"Foreign Policy and Pres. Duterte 'No statesman' vs US - UN - EU - Etc."

AboutPhilippines fears that the "No statesman" will give away our wonderfull country and forget all the countries, who always have supported our country!

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e.g. Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte, "The NEW Hitler"?


Disasters and Disaster preparedness - Recovery

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Trump and Duterte: Is a bromance possible?
By Rene Pastor Nov 10, 2016
'Given the extreme nationalist strategy of Trump and Duterte, it’s unclear to me right now how they will regard and recognize the historical alliances of both countries'
Two ruthless personalities in Rodrigo Duterte and Donald Trump: what could possibly go wrong when the two meet sometime next year?

Hate for the West: Duterte strategist explains president's angst
Published on Mar 29, 2017

In his first months in office, Duterte already grabbed international headlines with his tough-talk, many of which are directed towards the West.


Duterte rejects diplomat's call to tone down anti-US rhetoric
Oct 24, 2016

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday rejected an American diplomat's call to tone down his rhetoric against the United States, saying the US should not treat the Philippines "like a dog on a leash."

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Duterte heard God's voice: Stop cursing or I'll bring plane down
by Pia Ranada October 28, 2016
The President says he heard God's voice speak to him on the plane ride from Japan: 'If you don’t stop epithets, I will bring this plane down now'

When Duterte won the 2016 elections, he promised to "behave" as president. But soon after taking his oath of office, he said he would not change his character and that no one could expect him to act like a statesman.

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AboutPhilippines ask: Is this Blasphemy? Think of how he former has talked about the church!

Duterte to UN, US, EU: I will ask questions to humiliate you
by Pia Ranada October 13, 2016

'I will play with you. I am very sure they cannot be brighter than me,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, confident he can outsmart foreign officials if they probe drug killings

Duterte vs US: PH to lose 3rd largest trading partner
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 21, 2016
The US also continues to host more than 5.9 million Filipinos as President Rodrigo Duterte vows to cut military and economic ties with Washington

Look also the above Video Philippines to keep economic ties with US: trade chief

Duterte to EU, US: Withdraw aid, we will survive
by Pia Ranada October 06, 2016

'I'll be the first one to go hungry, I'll be the first one to die of hunger... But we will never, never compromise our dignity as Filipinos,' says an indignant President Rodrigo Duterte

What Typhoon Yolanda foreign aid looks like without US, EU, and UN
by Jodesz Gavilan October 09, 2016
Donations from the United Nations, European Union, and the United States in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda reached $231,587,655 (P11.19 billion) or 26.77% of the total foreign aid received by the Philippines

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Aid matters
by Ronald U. Mendoza, PhD December 18, 2016
Is aid wasted? It takes two to tango – the aid giver should ideally be motivated by the development of the recipient, while the aid recipient should ideally have a clean government that seeks to maximize the benefits of aid.


PH needs foreign aid, Yolanda survivors say
Oct 14, 2016

Survivors of super typhoon Yolanda in Eastern Visayas give credit to the United States, the European Union and other international organizations for helping them get back on their feet.


Drilon: Constant insults vs allies could put $3-B aid in jeopardy
October 12, 2016
In response, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says, 'I am not the foreign affairs minister, but I would say that yes, there is some logic to what you're saying'
While Senate President Pro-Tempore Franklin Drilon welcomes the Duterte administration's plan to pursue an independent foreign policy, he warned that President Rodrigo Duterte's tirades against the country's allies could lead to the loss of crucial assistance.

Look the article HERE


In the album 'Maverick' Duterte

Agot Isidro tinawag na "PSYCHOPATH / BALIW" si President Duterte!
Oct 8, 2016

Agot Isidro slams Duterte; calls the President a “psychopath”
Oct 9, 2016

Actress Agot Isidro slams Duterte over the President’s latest tirades against the United States and the European Union.
In a Facebook post, Agot Isidro called President Duterte a ‘psychopath’ after the President dares the US and EU to withdraw their support to the Philippines.

Look also this link - the reason for her post:

Duterte to EU, US: Withdraw aid, we will survive

 and these articles:

Palace reacts to Agot Isidro's anti-Duterte post
October 09, 2016
Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella releases a statement in reaction to Isidro's comments

Go away, EU, US!’ Now what’s the plan?
October 10, 2016
We cannot stand on an empty boast in the face of a globalized economy and the realness of our poverty

Duterte's tough talk and what it could mean for US, EU investments
By Chris Schnabel Oct 8, 2016
A look at the extent of US and EU business ties with the Philippines

PH to 'boycott' conditional aid from 'all countries'
by Paterno Esmaquel II May 19, 2017
Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano also praises China and Japan for helping the Philippines 'without conditions'

Danish envoy stresses need for 'consistent, clear' PH policy
by Paterno Esmaquel II Nov 19, 2016

At the Nordic Ambassadors' Luncheon, the Norwegian ambassador adds that 'peace is good for business'


BPO industry raises concern over Duterte's statements
Oct 13, 2016

The business process outsourcing (BPO) industry is raising concerns about the president's strong statements, saying they're afraid Duterte's tough talk might scare off clients.

Searching history for culprits
by Vergel O. Santos September 30, 2016

As a critic of colonial patronage – and what a spiteful critic he is! – Duterte himself lacks the standing

vs US

Look also U.S. special forces back PH troops in Marawi and below

go to overview

Duterte on America: I'd rather be friendly with them now
by Paterno Esmaquel II September 28, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte said he "would rather be friendly" now with the United States because the Americans have "redeemed themselves" and "have helped us a lot."

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Trump visit 'underscores improving PH-US ties' – Malacañang
September 30, 2017
'President Duterte is looking forward to welcome the US President in Manila,' Malacañang says a day after the White House announced President Donald Trump's attendance to the ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings

10,000 Filipinos face U.S. deportation as Trump ends amnesty
by Paterno Esmaquel II September 06, 2017 - with Video

Prepare for the worst, Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says after US President Donald Trump ended the DACA amnesty for young immigrants.



'Southern Philippines' next in Trump's travel ban?
February 03, 2017
Hammond Law Group, an immigration law firm in the US, says that while the information has not been confirmed, it comes from a 'very credible source, the American Immigration Lawyers Association'
During his campaign, however, Trump had tagged the Philippines a "terrorist nation" along with at least 8 other countries

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No other countries eyed for travel ban, U.S. says
By Paterno Esmaquel II Feb 4, 2017
The US says this is 'contrary to false reports' that a draft order by US President Donald Trump includes other countries, including the Philippines, in the travel ban

and the videos in the album "Ang White House at ang Pilipinas":

Ang White House at ang Pilipinas
With the White House having a new occupant in the person of Donald Trump, how does the US view its ties with its long-time ally, the Philippines? Paterno Esmaquel reports.

Mark Toner: PH-US relations

State Department: Filipinos ‘welcome’ in US as PH not part of Trump travel ban

All 3 February 02, 2017

U.S. lawmakers probe Duterte's bloody drug war
Paterno Esmaquel II July 20, 2017

In his opening remarks, US Congressman Randy Hultgren pointed out that the Philippines "is a valuable ally of the United States and is the largest recipient of United States' assistance in East Asia."
'It is paramount that human rights violations are not an unintended consequence of the war on drugs'

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Duterte says he'll never visit 'lousy' America
Agence France-Presse July 21, 2017
Duterte makes the declaration as he expresses anger at a US Congress human rights commission hearing where various advocate groups assailed his bloody war on drugs.

Malacañang to U.S. lawmakers: Filipinos real judge of drug war
Pia Ranada July 21, 2017
'We trust that the [Filipino] people understand that they are really getting the better side of this deal,' says Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella.

Two U.S. lawmakers slam Duterte in drug war hearing
Paterno Esmaquel II July 21, 2017 - with Video
'I certainly believe, very strongly, that a man with the human rights record of President Duterte should not be invited to the White House,' a US lawmaker says.

NY Times: Hit PH with trade tariffs over deadly drug war
March 27, 2017

'A more consequential action' other countries could make to protest the war on drugs is to impose tariffs on Philippine goods, a New York Times editorial says.

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Palace dismisses NY Times journalists as 'hack writers'
by Pia Ranada March 27, 2017
Duterte's spokesman now claims the New York Times is part of a plot to oust the President

Duterte rants about U.S. 'insult' in front of new envoy
by Pia Ranada December 19, 2016
New US Ambassador Sung Kim manages to keep a straight face during Duterte's tirade.
President Rodrigo Duterte ranted about the non-renewal of a United States aid package in front of new US Ambassador Sung Kim.

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Duterte: 3 out of 5 Americans are idiots
ABS-CBN News Updated Dec 22 2016
In fighting back against criticisms from the United States, President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said three out of five Americans are idiots.

Marciano Paynor Jr on U.S. - PH ties, ASEAN 2017
February 07, 2017 - with Video

Paynor talks to Rappler about the Philippines' hosting of ASEAN 2017, US-Philippines ties, and what it's like to help Duterte prepare for his first time to host an international summit

U.S. stops aid package to PH over rights concerns
December 15, 2016
US embassy: 'This decision reflects the Board's significant concerns around rule of law and civil liberties in the Philippines
The country's socioeconomic planning chief, however, says he 'won't lose sleep' over the loss of the grant.
The United States has not renewed a major aid package to the Philippines because of "significant concerns" about the rule of law under President Rodrigo Duterte, the US embassy said on Thursday, December 15.

Duterte's VFA threats: Negotiating tactic or rash outburst?
Feb 20, 2021
Is the Philippine leader trying to squeeze out more US aid for the good of Filipinos or is he just eager to settle a score?
In a span of two months, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has made two new demands to the United States: provide COVID-19 vaccines or "pay" in order to keep the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) alive.

U.S. senator threatens to block weapons sale to PNP
Paterno Esmaquel II May 02, 2017
Senator Benjamin Cardin also says he is 'deeply disturbed' by the invitation of President Donald Trump for President Rodrigo Duterte to visit the White House.

Duterte to U.S.: Pay for troops to stay in PH
Mara Cepeda December 18, 2016
'You want to come back here? You pay us. You want bases here? Pay us. Transaction tayo, pera-pera nalang tayo, mabuti pa,' says President Rodrigo Duterte on the possible abrogation of the VFA.

Duterte wants VFA scrapped, but will 'wait' for Trump
Though he wants the military deal with the US abrogated, Duterte says he will wait before making any decision 'in deference' to Donald Trump's assumption of the US presidency.
President Rodrigo Duterte warned of the eventual abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States after the US did not renew an aid package for the Philippines.

Duterte on non-renewal of US aid: We'll be glad to lose it
'We will not go hungry without the American aid. We are not that desperate,' says President Duterte during an interview with reporters in Singapore

Yasay to US: Friends don't give aid with conditions
'We would hope that America would try to reconsider this... Treat us with mutual respect and treat us a sovereign equal,' says Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr.

UN rapporteur must apologize for 'tremendous' harm to PH – Yasay
Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr blames UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard's 'unfair' statements for the decision of a US organization to stop giving aid to the Philippines

all above 4 by Pia Ranada December 16 - 17, 2016

US to provide $3.5 million to help PH combat child trafficking
by Lian Buan April 11, 2017

Under the agreement signed by Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II and US Chargé d’Affaires Michael Klecheski, NGOs will have their share of the fund.

Duterte after Trump win: I don't want to pick a fight
by Pia Ranada November 09, 2016
Rodrigo Duterte, who himself was nicknamed the 'Trump of the East' during the Philippine presidential campaign, acknowledges similarities between him and the incoming US president

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'Long live Trump' - Philippines' Duterte says wants no more quarrels with U.S.
Nov 9, 2016

Duterte to Obama: 'Get dictionary to know meaning of dignity'
by Camille Elemia November 04, 2016
'Sabi ko, putang ina kayo. Leche ninyo. Putang ina talaga kayo because you violated our dignity as a Filipino people'
There's no stopping just yet for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, as he again slammed outgoing United States President Barack Obama for interfering in his administration’s war on drugs.

US on Duterte: Gov't not on shoulders of one man
by Paterno Esmaquel II November 03, 2016
'Yes, he's the head of state, but there are many agencies in his government,' says US State Department Spokesman John Kirby
Duterte is the Philippines' chief diplomat under Philippine laws.
Duterte's style of diplomacy, however, has drawn flak for the past 4 months, with him even cursing world leaders such as US President Barack Obama and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Experts have said Duterte needs to behave diplomatically for the sake of Filipinos abroad, among others.
FAKE: Reports on US bilateral visa policy after Duterte's complaint
October 28, 2016
The fake post asserts the US would consider a bilateral visa policy with Asia after Duterte slammed the US for restrictive visa policies, asking why those visa policies were not bilateral.
At least 3 websites have released or posted a false report that the United States wants a bilateral visa policy with Asia following a complaint by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.
US stops sale of assault rifles to PNP – report
Reuters says the US State Department stopped the sale of more than 26,000 assault rifles after a senator expresses concern over supposed human rights violations in the country.

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Dela Rosa wants DFA help after U.S. halts rifles sale
'Makakaapekto nga in the sense na yung ating firepower capability, nababawasan," says the PNP chief

Both above by Bea Cupin November 01, 2016

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US' top Asia diplomat: Don't choose between America, China
'This should be addition, not subtraction,' US Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel says during a trip to the Philippines

look also
US official to Yasay: Duterte tirades stir 'consternation'
US Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel says the Philippines' friends 'are also concerned about the loss of life' in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs

US, Australia on PH: Businesses want 'predictability'
'They also put a great value on rule of law,' US Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel tells reporters.
The United States and Australia both stressed the need for "predictability" to attract businesses to the Philippines as President Rodrigo Duterte fuels what Washington describes as a "climate of uncertainty" in the country.

all by Paterno Esmaquel II October 24 - 26, 2016

Duterte to Russel: Don't ask me to tone down rhetoric
by Pia Ranada October 25, 2016

'It depends if you will get a Philippine president who is your lap dog. You count me out. I’m not one of them,' says Duterte

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Duterte rhetoric causes 'head-scratching' in US – envoy
by Paterno Esmaquel II Updated October 23, 2016
US Ambassador Philip Goldberg says a perceived anti-US sentiment is affecting the Philippines' global image

Recalibrating US-Philippine alliance under Duterte
by Prashanth Parameswaran October 01, 2016

Both sides need to bear in mind several realities as they manage ties amid changing leaderships

Philippines' top diplomat: 'America has failed us'
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 06, 2016

"America has failed us," Yasay said in a statement uploaded on the website of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday, October 5.
Yasay also said the Philippines should end its "subservience to the United States' interests."

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Yasay: We want U.S. to see PH as 'sovereign equal'
Pres. Duterte's statement on stopping PH-US joint exercises not yet final
Oct 18, 2016

Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. said all that the Duterte administration wants from the United States is for the Philippines be treated as a "sovereign equal."

Duterte dares CIA to 'oust' him
by Agence France-Presse October 07, 2016
In two speeches to mark his 100 days in office, Duterte repeatedly raises the prospect of local or foreign opponents seeking to remove him from power in an effort to stop the violence

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PH stirs talk of U.S. plot vs Duterte ahead of Trump inauguration
December 29, 2016
Duterte's allies are not satisfied with statements coming from the US embassy in Manila, demanding a congressional probe on the supposed ouster plot and statements straight from the White House.

US plot to unseat Duterte? 'Absurd,' says envoy
October 24, 2016
Outgoing US ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg reacts to the statement of ousted Philippine President Joseph Estrada and dismissed it as "absurd" suggestions that the superpower will plot to oust President Rodrigo Duterte because of his hostility toward the US


Americans in Philippines jittery as Duterte rails VS United States
Oct 19, 2016

Americans living in Philippines' Subic Bay in Olongapo City area are beginning to feel concerned as relations between President Rodrigo Duterte and the United States become increasingly strained.

US senator warns PH of 'further conditions' on aid

US Senator Patrick Leahy says 'there will need to be an appropriate response by the US government' if extrajudicial killings continue.
Criticizing "state-sanctioned violence" under Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, US Senator Patrick Leahy warned the Philippines of "further conditions" on US aid because of recent extrajudicial killings

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Duterte to US senators: 'Do not interfere in our affairs'
September 30, 2016
Duterte adds in his response to the US, 'Do not pretend to be the moral conscience of the world'

Duterte 'endorsing what amounts to mass murder' – US senator

The US senator also says President Rodrigo Duterte's plan to revive the Philippine Constabulary 'is a deeply troubling development'

Both by Paterno Esmaquel II September 28 -29, 2016

Duterte: Next PH-US military exercises will be last in my term

'You (US) are scheduled to hold war games again which China does not want. I will serve notice to you now, this will be the last military exercise,' says President Rodrigo Duterte in Hanoi

Duterte says he will not sever US ties
October 22, 2016
On whether or not his 'separation' will affect defense agreements with the US, Duterte says 'maybe' and that he plans to consult with military officials first

Duterte: 'Don't prepare for war games next year'
by Carmela Fonbuena October 13, 2016
'I insist that we realign. There will be no more exercises next year,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte: I do not mean to cancel military alliances
by Pia Ranada October 11, 2016
But in the same speech, Duterte belittles the value of military alliances warns US not to be 'arrogant'

Yasay denies Duterte wants 'last military exercise' with US
After media insist on what they heard Duterte say, Yasay modifies his response and says he did not hear that particular statement from the President

Both by Pia Ranada September 28 - 29, 2016

Defense chief awaits clear Duterte order on PH-US war games
September 29, 2016
The Philippine defense establishment says it will also have to sit down with Americans to discuss future plans

and the Videos:

I want them out: Duterte on US troops
Oct 26, 2016 by Reuters
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte reiterates desire to end military relations with the U.S. during a visit in Japan. Natural Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Philippines reviews war games with US, military says
Oct 8, 2016
The Philippines is studying whether long-running war games with the United States continues to serve its interests, a military spokesman said Saturday.

Last PH-U.S. war games' announcement
What Yasay said on Duterte's 'last PH-U.S. war games' announcement
President Rodrigo Duterte has been clearly recorded on video saying he will scrap the Philippines' annual war games with the U.S., but despite the President's blunt message, several of his Cabinet men insist that's not what he really meant. - The World Tonight, ANC, September 29, 2016

Duterte: 'Mr. Obama, you can go to hell' - 'EU, you can choose purgatory'
October 4, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday hit out anew at the United States and the European Union in yet another tirade against criticisms of his administration's crime war.
"Mr. Obama, you can go to hell," he said, referring to American president Barack Obama.
"EU, you can choose purgatory," he added.

Look also the articles: Duterte to Obama: Go to hell
by Pia Ranada October 04, 2016
'I will be reconfiguring my foreign policy. Eventually, I might, in my time, I will break up with America,' says President Rodrigo Duterte during a speech in front of a Jewish community

and HERE and the below video

The 'last' war games in the West PH Sea
Carmela Fonbuena October 08, 2016

As President Rodrigo Duterte seeks to demilitarize the West Philippine Sea, the US highlights the value of these training exercises to joint operations on humanitarian assistance and disaster response

Philippines tells US no more joint sea patrols
by Agence France-Presse October 07, 2016

The announcement that the joint patrols had been suspended is the first official confirmation that one of Duterte's anti-US comments had become policy

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PH should send patrols to South China Sea – Carpio and the Video
by Carmela Fonbuena October 11, 2016
The senior Supreme Court justice says: 'There is only one power on earth that can stop the Chinese from poaching in our exclusive economic zone. That is the US.'

US denies getting PH notice suspending sea patrols
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 08, 2016
This comes after Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the joint patrols in the West Philippine Sea 'have been suspended for the time being'


Duterte to US: Forget EDCA 'if I stay longer'
Oct 24, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday lashed out anew against the United States, saying the Western superpower can forget about the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) it signed with the Philippines if he were to be in power longer.

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Duterte tells U.S. to stop planned construction in PH bases
by Carmela Fonbuena January 30, 2017
UPDATED Defense chief Delfin Lorenzana says it doesn't mean President Rodrigo Duterte wants to cancel EDCA altogether. He only wants to review the structures that the US plans to build.

Duterte wants to scrap EDCA
by Pia Ranada UPDATED October 25, 2016
'We have the EDCA. Well, forget it,' the President says in a speech before departing for Japan
President Duterte threatened on Oct. 2, to stop the implementation of the Philippines-US Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) as he revealed he would soon announce a new policy that his government would observe in connection with the country’s ties with the United States.

Look also the Video

Philippines 5.5 Billion Military Aid 2016 & Possible 4th Coast Guard Cutter
May 9, 2016

EDCA: US set to build facilities in 3 PH military bases
by Carmela Fonbuena January 26, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte, who had threatened to scrap the deal, is okay with the plans, according to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.



FACT CHECK: Was EDCA not signed by Aquino?
October 04, 2016
President Duterte said in Bacolod that EDCA was 'only signed by an aide and [former defense chief Voltaire] Gazmin.' Did the President get his facts right?
The executive secretary is not a mere "aide." The Administrative Code of 1987 mandates him or her to attest to presidential issuances, assist the President in managing the affairs of the state, and perform other official functions.

Look also the Video:

Does EDCA need a president's signature?
Oct 4, 2016

Duterte's pivot to China won't be easy for Americanized AFP
by Carmela Fonbuena September 30, 2016

Regular war games have synchronized the tactics, techniques, and procedures of the two militaries, allowing the Americans to quickly respond in the aftermath of typhoon Yolanda while other foreign militaries struggled to assist

US says EDCA is binding, reminds PH of aid after Yolanda
by Carmela Fonbuena October 05, 2016

US Press Secretary Josh Earnest says the American government is confident that Filipinos recognize the benefits of close ties with the US


What's at stake in PH-US relationship?

Millions of dollars worth of military, technical, and humanitarian assistance are at risk if ties between the Philippines and long-time ally United States deteriorate. - The World Tonight, ANC, September 14, 2016

NEDA: U.S. is PH's top provider of grant assistance
Oct 7, 2016

A report from the National Economic and Development Authority reveals that the United States is the top provider of grant assistance to the Philippines. But President Duterte asserts the country can do away with it.

How media groups wrote about Duterte’s rant vs Obama
by Pia Ranada September 07, 2016

Journalists used to covering Duterte know he has a tendency to talk about different topics one after the other, leaving journalists or the public to determine what he meant by certain statements

vs UN

go to overview

United Nations

Look also

the Video UN - United Nations in the Philippines. What did the UN do for PH? The UN celebrates its 70th Anniversary

and the article

What did the UN do for PH? Disaster response, health programs, and more
by Jodesz Gavilan August 23, 2016
The Philippines has been a beneficiary of different United Nations programs for many years, especially after Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

PH should honor treaties vs death penalty, UN body tells Pimentel
by Camille Elemia April 17, 2017
The United Nations Human Rights Committee calls on the Philippines to take its treaty obligation.
UN on death penalty: PH will break int'l law
by Paterno Esmaquel II December 09, 2016
The UN human rights chief makes an appeal to 'uphold the international human rights obligations of the Philippines' against the death penalty.
The United Nations (UN) human rights chief warned that the Philippines will break international law if it revives the death penalty despite having ratified a protocol against the capital punishment in 2007.
Duterte gov't to defend drug war, human rights record before UN
by Camille Elemia May 02, 2017
Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, part of the Philippine delegation, says he is 'ready' to defend President Rodrigo Duterte before the United Nations
UN chief slams Duterte's remarks on media killings
by/AFP June 09, 2016

Ban Ki-moon: 'I unequivocally condemn his apparent endorsement of extrajudicial killings, which is illegal and a breach of fundamental rights and freedoms'
Ban's comments were the most critical from any world leader about Duterte

Look the article as pdf HERE

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Duterte camp to UN: He 'will never condone’ killings
by/Paterno Esmaquel II June 11, 2016

PH rejects calls by UN member-states for probe into EJKs
September 23, 2017
The Philippine delegation insists that deaths from police operations 'are not EJKs'

More executions reported in Philippines – UN experts
by Agence France-Presse July 31, 2017

'The Government of the Philippines must urgently address growing reports of human rights violations, including murder, threats against indigenous peoples and the summary execution of children,' the panel of 3 experts say in a statement.

UNHCR restores hope among Marawi victims amid ongoing conflict
August 20, 2017
According to government data, there have been 78,466 families or 359,680 persons displaced as of August 18 due to the ongoing siege in Marawi City.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), also known as the UN Refugee Agency, has been helping restore hope and rebuild the lives of Marawi evacuees now staying in neighboring Iligan City.
Next PH envoy to UN hits death penalty revival, extrajudicial killings
by Paterno Esmaquel II December 21, 2016
Ambassador-designate Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr criticizes the Duterte administration on the two controversial issues.
Philippine Ambassador-designate to the United Nations Teodoro "Teddyboy" Locsin Jr said he opposes the death penalty, which Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to revive as part of his war on drugs.
Locsin also said the spate of killings in the Philippines should stop.
CHR to observe Duterte gov't report to UN Human Rights Council
by Jodesz Gavilan May 05, 2017 - with video
Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon says the Universal Periodic Review is more of a 'constructive dialogue' on the human rights situation in the Philippines.
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) will send a team to observe the United Nations (UN) review on the human rights progress of the Philippines on Monday, May 8.

UN rights chief urges Philippines to probe president for murder
Dec 20, 2016
The UN rights chief urged the Philippines Tuesday, December 20, to investigate President Rodrigo Duterte for murder, after he boasted that he in the past had personally killed suspected criminals.

Look also the articles

Duterte to UN rights chief: Shut up, we pay your salary
by Jun A. Malig December 22, 2016
In his latest rant against a United Nations human rights official, the Philippine president says: ''You officials sitting there on your asses, we pay you your salaries. You idiot. You do not tell me what to do. I am your employer.'

UN rights chief urges Philippines to probe president for murder
by Agence France-Presse December 20, 2016
'The killings committed by Mr. Duterte, by his own admission, at a time when he was a mayor, clearly constitute murder,' UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein says.

and the articles etc. and videos:

Duterte: I personally killed drug suspects

The Davao Death Squad, DDS - Witnesses tags Duterte: Edgar Matobato - Arturo "Arthur" Lascañas

UN expert proposes press conference with Duterte
by Paterno Esmaquel II December 17, 2016
UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard says President Rodrigo Duterte can offer his 'analysis, reply, or rebuttal' through a press conference.
United Nations (UN) special rapporteur Agnes Callamard proposed a press conference with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as she rejected the Chief Executive's condition that she should debate with him.
"This press briefing would be an opportunity for me to introduce briefly my preliminary findings and for the President to offer his own analysis, reply, or rebuttal," Callamard said in an email on Friday evening, December 16.

UN rapporteur must apologize for 'tremendous' harm to PH
by Pia Ranada December 16, 2016

Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr blames UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard's 'unfair' statements for the decision of a US organization to stop giving aid to the Philippines

UNODC raises concern over drug-related killings in PH
by Jodesz Gavilan August 04, 2016

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime says it is ready to engage with the Philippines to address illegal drugs 'with appropriate legal safeguards'

PH slams UN's Khmer Rouge warning as 'irresponsible'
by AFP November 29, 2016
DFA: 'Mr Scheffer's remarks are irresponsible and alarming since these are directed at the leadership of a democratic country with a functioning criminal justice system'.

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PH sends 'very strong' protest vs UN envoy
by Paterno Esmaquel II November 29, 2016
Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr hits an 'irresponsible' statement of UN envoy David Scheffer, who warned the Philippines over human rights abuses.


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Who will write invite? Confusion amid UN rapporteur's planned PH visit
Sep 26, 2016
It remains unclear whether Malacañang or the Department of Foreign Affairs will send the invitation to United Nations rapporteurs to investigate alleged cases of human rights violations, after President Rodrigo Duterte said he will write them a letter of invitation.

Duterte to UN expert: 'Let's have a debate'
August 21, 2016
'Maybe we'll just have to decide to separate from the United Nations....And I would invite everybody, maybe China, the Africans. Why don't we just form another organization?' says President Rodrigo Duterte

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Duterte, nagbantang kakalas ang Pilipinas sa United Nations
Bukod sa giyera kontra droga, galit na rin si Pangulong Duterte laban sa pamunuan ng United Nations (UN). Nagbanta pa ang Pangulo na kakalas ang Pilipinas bilang miyembro ng UN. Nagpa-Patrol, Doris Bigornia. TV Patrol, Linggo, Agosto 21, 2016
PH risks 'global isolation' in withdrawing from UN
Aug 21, 2016
The Philippines withdrawing from the United nations will have serious implications, including global isolation, a former envoy warned on Monday.

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Duterte gov't, UN must 'agree' on terms of drug war probe
by Pia Ranada September 26, 2016
While no visit by the UN has been arranged, the Department of Foreign Affairs says the details of any future visit must be mutually agreed upon by the UN and Duterte government for safety reasons

Duterte declines meeting with UN chief
by afp September 02, 2016
UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric says they tried to set a time for a meeting on the sidelines of the ASEAN forum in Laos next week, but that 'no time could be agreed upon'

Philippines 'not leaving' UN amid Duterte threat
by Paterno Esmaquel II Updated August 22, 2016
Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr says the Philippines remains 'committed' to the UN despite its 'frustrations'

Was Duterte serious about leaving UN? Andanar says he'll ask
August 21, 2016
Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar gives no definite answer yet when asked about President Rodrigo Duterte's threat to leave the United Nations.
Will the Philippines really leave the United Nations, or was President Rodrigo Duterte just joking?

UN committee to Philippines: Stop extrajudicial killings
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 12, 2016
The UN panel also says declarations by top officials 'may be seen to encourage and legitimize violence against drug users, including extrajudicial killings' A United Nations (UN) committee urged the Philippines to stop extrajudicial killings in the country, and warned that declarations by high-ranking officials could "legitimize" violence against drug users.
Duterte admin’s formal invitation to UN rapporteur
Malacañang tells UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard that Duterte will ask her questions about the UN probe, and that she will be directed to swear under oath to ensure that her answers are 'nothing but the truth'

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UN expert Agnes Callamard here - A Policy Forum

Callamard: I'm waiting for PH to lift conditions of official visit
by Bea Cupin May 06, 2017 - with Video
The Philippine government had earlier imposed 3 conditions for the Special Rapporteur's visit to the country.

Callamard: PH gov't 'officially informed of my visit'
by Bea Cupin May 06, 2017
The UN expert on summary killings says the Philippine government was told of her visit on April 28, and there were exchanges between them 'by phone, mail, and email' until May 4.

Palace 'disappointed' with visit of UN Special Rapporteur
May 05, 2017
UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard, by supposedly not informing the Philippine government about her visit, shows she won't be objective in probing summary killings, says the Palace

PH gov't to study conditions set by UN rapporteur for PH visit
Pia Ranada November 23, 2016
An inter-agency body will 'deliberate' on how to respond to the letter of UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard, says the Palace.

PH gov't to UN: Consider anti-drug campaign 'beyond the headlines'
Jodesz Gavilan November 02, 2016
NEDA Deputy Director-General Rosemarie Edillon, in a dialogue with a UN committee, says the Philippines is addressing the drug problem with treatment and rehabilitation, among others

UN expert gets Duterte invite to probe killings
Paterno Esmaquel II November 01, 2016
'We did not get an explanation as to why the letter took a month to reach the OHCHR in Geneva,' UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard tells.

UN rapporteur: No invite yet to probe PH killings
Paterno Esmaquel II October 19, 2016
Three weeks after the Palace supposedly sent her a letter, United Nations special rapporteur Agnes Callamard said she has not received an invitation from the Philippine government to investigate extrajudicial killings in the country. Look also the Video

PH sends formal invitation to UN to probe drug killings
Malacañang has sent a letter of invitation to UN rapporteur on summary killings Agnes Callamard

both above by Pia Ranada October 12


UN expert seeks 'freedom of inquiry' in probe of killings
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 12, 2016
In an email to Rappler, UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard says she also seeks 'freedom of movement' and 'non-retaliation' from the Philippine government

UN committee examines human rights in Philippines
by Paterno Esmaquel II 10:37 AM, September 30, 2016

Recent extrajudicial killings in the Philippines 'seemed to target the poorest populations,' UN human rights experts say.
A United Nations (UN) committee on Thursday evening, September 29, concluded its two-day review of human rights in the Philippines, with topics ranging from indigenous peoples to the recent extrajudicial killings in the country.

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UN body sets meeting, PHL compliance with Human Rights Treaty obligations
Sep 25, 2016

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EU not invited to Duterte's SONA 2017
by Paterno Esmaquel II and Jodesz Gavilan July 26, 2017

Breaking diplomatic protocol, the Philippine government did not invite the European Union (EU) to President Rodrigo Duterte's second State of the Nation Address (SONA).

The EU Parliament is critical of the killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.

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Palace claims EU invited to SONA 2017
by Pia Ranada July 27, 2017
Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella claims the EU Delegation 'declined' the SONA invitations.

European Commission gives P49-M aid for Marawi evacuees
by Rhaydz B. Baarcia July 04, 2017

The humanitarian aid will directly benefit over 50,000 people affected by the Marawi siege

FAST FACTS: How important is the EU to the Philippines?
By Sofia Tomacruz May 18, 2017

The European Union is a major donor, the 2nd top export destination, and the 4th top source of OFW remittances, among others.


EU: We won't beg Philippines to take our money
May 25, 2017
The European Union official Gunnar Wiegand says the EU will not 'beg' the Philippines to receive European aid as the EU is 'offering,' not 'asking'

EU defends aid with conditions: It's our taxpayers' money
May 27, 2017
European Union official Gunnar Wiegand explains why they attach conditions, such as rule of law, to the aid they offer the Philippines

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EU: We won't beg PH to take our money
The EU says there 'is no lack of other countries' to help if Europe is 'not welcome to provide money' to the Philippines

EU defends aid with conditions: It's our taxpayers' money
'If people think that other donors would be without conditions, I would like to see those providers of assistance who have no conditions

Both by Paterno Esmaquel II May 25 - 27, 2017

PH refuses new EU grants; P13 billion at stake
by Paterno Esmaquel II May 17, 2017

UPDATED EU Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen says the Philippines' decision will affect up to 250 million euros in EU grants.
The European Union on Wednesday evening, May 17, confirmed that the Philippines has decided to no longer accept new EU grants, pegged at around 250 million euros or P13.85 billion.

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DFA, NEDA clueless as PH rejects new EU grants
by Paterno Esmaquel II May 18, 2017
UPDATED 'If DFA is unaware, then there is again a disturbing display of dysfunction in the conduct of our foreign policy,' says a former ambassador
It's another case of the President's left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing.

Palace: Refusing EU aid makes PH 'independent'
'We're supposed to be an independent nation,' says Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea in explaining the Duterte administration's decision.
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, in a message to reporters, said this new policy of the government is "to enable them (EU) not to interfere with our internal affairs."

Palace clarifies: PH not accepting EU grants 'with conditions'
The Philippines clarifies it will continue to accept grants, like humanitarian aid, that will not come with conditions it finds 'objectionable

Both by Pia Ranada May 18, 2017

Human rights part of trade conditions, EU reminds PH
by Paterno Esmaquel II April 02, 2017
UPDATED – Slammed by President Rodrigo Duterte for supposedly meddling in domestic affairs, the European Union (EU) denied it is "imposing" human rights conventions on the country in exchange for trade incentives.
'It's not 27 [human rights] conventions that we are imposing on you. It's 27 conventions that you already signed up for in the UN system,' EU Ambassador Franz Jessen says.

Duterte drops the ‘F bomb’ on EU anew
Mar 30, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte launched fresh tirades against the European Union, describing it as “f*cking sh*t” for meddling in the internal affairs of the Philippines.

Philippines to reaffirm EU ties after Duterte criticism
Mar 30, 2017
The Philippines will reaffirm its strong ties with the European Union, which President Rodrigo Duterte had repeatedly attacked for criticizing his war on drugs, his chief envoy said Thursday.

EU on DSWD exec's tirade: Tackle child porn seriously
by Paterno Esmaquel II March 28, 2017

The EU delegation issues the statement after DSWD Assistant Secretary Lorraine Badoy posts on Facebook: 'Iyong mga taga-EU, mag-online child porn muna kayo. D'yan naman kayo magaling e.'

EU lawmakers visit PH to check human rights
by Paterno Esmaquel II July 19, 2017

Lawmakers from the European Union flew to the Philippines to check the human rights situation in the country, the head of this EU delegation said Tuesday, July 18.
EU lawmakers, led by Soraya Post, plan to visit detained Senator Leila de Lima during their trip to the Philippines.

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EU MPs 'concerned' over Philippine drug war deaths
by Agence France-Presse July 21, 2017
The EU delegation also expresses 'strong concern' over efforts to restore the death penalty and lower the age of criminal responsibility to 9.

EU Parliament approves call to free De Lima
by Paterno Esmaquel II March 17, 2017

European lawmakers also urge Philippine officials to 'immediately halt ongoing proceedings to reinstate the death penalty'

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Palace tells EU parliament, 'Our democracy works'
by Pia Ranada March 17, 2017
Malacañang asks European lawmakers to let the Philippines 'deal with our domestic challenges without unwarranted foreign interference'

Duterte gov't unfazed by 'threats' from EU, says Abella
March 11, 2017

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella says the European Union doesn't fully understand the Philippine situation.

European Parliament urges PH: End wave of killings
September 17, 2016

The members of the European Parliament urges the government to investigate the killings and adopt 'specific, comprehensive policies and programs' in compliance with human rights.
In a resolution voted on September 15, the members of the EP (MEP) expressed alarm over the drug problem in the Philippines, as well as the thousands killed in the Duterte administration's bloody war against drug users and pushers.

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Duterte: 'Don't hope I'll change my character'
by Bea Cupin September 27, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte says he cannot be expected to be a 'proper statesman' especially when it comes to matters that infuriate him

 Duterte to EU: It's true, I'm no statesman
by Pia Ranada September 23, 2016
'You know you get a retort from me that’s really bull shit? Because you are also bull shitting us,' says the President to the European Union

Duterte gives middle finger to EU lawmakers again
by Pia Ranada September 22, 2016
The President says European lawmakers have no appreciation for the 'serious problem' of drug proliferation in the Philippines

Germany to PH envoy: Duterte's Hitler remarks 'unacceptable'
by afp September 30, 2016
'Any comparison of the singular atrocities of the Holocaust with anything else is totally unacceptable,' ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer tells reporters

Duterte apologizes for Hitler remarks
October 02, 2016
'There was never an intention on my part to derogate the memory of 6 million Jews murdered by the Germans,' says Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

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Duterte's ‘Hitler’ remark 'unacceptable'

Duterte apologizes to Jews for Hitler remark - By THE WAY....
Remark one video with English subtext

French paper banners Duterte as ‘serial killer president’
By: Yuji Vincent Gonzales October 09, 2016

A French newspaper has tagged President Rodrigo Duterte as a “serial killer president” amid a piling body count in the administration’s bloody war on drugs.
Duterte landed on the front page of France’s “The Liberation” daily, which featured the Philippine government’s relentless antidrug drive in its four-page story.


Economic relationship with EU is priority
Oct 4, 2016

Government officials reaffirm the Philippines' commitment to boost trade ties with the European Union amid President Rodrigo Duterte's attacks

Duterte invites UN, EU officials to PH to probe killings
by Pia Ranada September 22, 2016

UPDATED Among those invited is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. But Duterte has one condition: that he be allowed to ask the officials his own questions in an open forum

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Philippines' Duterte invites 'devil' UN chief, EU to debate rights
22 Sep 2016 by Reuters

The Philippines - Australia relations

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Australia vs Duterte? 'Just difference in perspective,' Abella says
by Paterno Esmaquel II March 21, 2017

There 'was no contradiction' between President Rodrigo Duterte and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says.


Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on diplomacy in a changing world
March 17, 2017

Foreign Minister Bishop also talks about technology, women empowerment, and the rise of strongmen

The Philippines - Japan relations

Look also the Videos (1 with subtitles) Duterte heard God's voice: Stop cursing or I'll bring plane down

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Someone named Sammy Uy came to the Duterte-Abe summit
December 21, 2016
Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay wasn't there. Instead, it was a friend of Duterte and donor to his campaign who was present.
Normally, heads of states are accompanied by their foreign affairs secretaries to important meetings. But Perfecto Yasay was not invited to this one.
How a businessman like Uy – who holds no government post and is unaccountable to the public – ended up attending the summit shows how foreign policy is being conducted these days.
A word on Uy. He is a crony of Duterte, a businessman with interests in companies that had contracts with government offices in Davao.
Duterte open to joint maritime exercises with Japan
by Pia Ranada October 27, 2016
The Philippine President says he is also open to joint patrols with Japan in Philippine territorial waters in the West Philippine Sea.
President Rodrigo Duterte said he is open to joint maritime exercises with Japan even as he contemplates scrapping a military deal with the United States and ending war games with the Western superpower.
Abe to Duterte: Japan stands in solidarity with PH
September 03, 2016
'Japan stands with the Philippines when Your Excellency and people of the Philippines are overcoming this difficulty in solidarity,' Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says in a message to President Duterte

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the Video: Abe has 'golden opportunity' to discuss US with Duterte
Oct 25, 2016

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Duterte assures Japan: No military alliance with China
by Pia Ranada October 26, 2016
The Philippine President tells Japanese businessmen that he does not 'pick quarrels with our friends and neighbors' but that he must stand up for the 'dignity' of Filipinos

Duterte assures Abe: PH will use West PH Sea ruling
by Pia Ranada October 27, 2016

'I cannot go out of the arbitral doctrine, I am limited to what is written there,' Duterte tells Abe at the start of their bilateral meeting in Japan

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PH, Russia to sign defense deal during Duterte visit
by Pia Ranada May 19, 2017

The Philippines and Russia will sign a defense cooperation agreement and other bilateral deals when President Rodrigo Duterte goes on a 5-day official visit to the country next week.

Russia warns 'traditional' PH partners: Don't interfere
(2 videos in the article)
by Paterno Esmaquel II January 04, 2017

'I think it's time to get rid of outdated leashes. It's time to get rid of prejudices,' says Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev.
Russia warned the Philippines' "traditional partners" on Wednesday, January 4, against interfering in Manila's improving ties with Moscow.

The Philippines - Malaysia relations

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FAST FACTS: What binds the Philippines and Malaysia?
by Jodesz Gavilan November 09, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte leaves for Malaysia Wednesday, November 9. Here's an overview of bilateral relations that span almost 6 decades.
PH, Malaysia agree on repatriation of Filipinos in Sabah
by Pia Ranada November 11, 2016
UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak also discuss the possibility of a Philippine consular office in Sabah, a territory being claimed by the Philippines
The Philippines - Cambodia relations

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FAST FACTS: PH-Cambodia relations through the years
December 13, 2016

President Duterte will be the 5th Philippine president to visit Cambodia

The Philippines - Singapore relations

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IN NUMBERS: PH-Singapore relations through the years
by Aljohn De Leon December 15, 2016
Here are some figures that show how robust ties between the Philippines and Singapore are.
The Philippines - Israel relations

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Israel Ambassador Effie Ben Matityau on PH-Israel relations
Jul 20, 2017 - with Video

Philippines-Israel relations goes back to 1958 when the two countries officially signed the Treaty of Friendship.

The Philippines - North Korea relations

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Will North Korea's missile threats affect Filipinos?
by Katerina Francisco August 11, 2017

Earlier this week, North Korea threatened to launch missiles towards Guam, the US island territory in the western Pacific which is also home to some 42,800 Filipinos

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PH prepares for possible North Korea missile debris
August 12, 2017
The Philippine government says it may issue no-sail-zone advisories to coastal areas, as North Korea warns it could launch missiles toward Guam.


How North Korea's threat affects Filipinos abroad
Aug 15, 2017

Jojo Abinales, a professor of Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii in Manoa talks about how threats from North Korea to Guam affect Filipinos living in the Pacific region.


Guam resident on how North Korea's threat affects Filipinos abroad

Rappler talks to J Saldaña, a Filipino-born Guam resident, about general public sentiment following North Korea's threat to bomb the US territory in the Pacific.

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FAST FACTS: How many and where are the Filipinos in Guam?
Don Kevin Hapal August 17, 2017

A nuclear threat has raised concern over the safety of Guam residents, who include thousands of Filipinos.


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Queen Elizabeth honors ex-PH envoy to UK
April 11, 2017
Jesus Tambunting, the Philippines' former ambassador to the United Kingdom, has been recognized as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), in recognition for his work in enhancing Philippine-UK ties.

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