Category: Philippines

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte ditches U.S. for China

Tough-talking Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced his country’s “separation” from long-time ally America Thursday, declaring that he was pivoting instead to China. The leader — who has been compared to Donald Trump — made his comments during a visit to Beijing, which he used to pave the way for what he calls a new commercial […]

U.S. ups military presence in Pacific, China’s main concern

The US will continue to invest in future weapons systems especially relevant to the Asia-Pacific’s complex and dynamic security environment as part of its rebalance to the region, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said. These include high-end capabilities such as a new, long-range stealth bomber and a new, long-range anti-ship cruise and investments in areas like […]

Militants behead Filipino construction worker in Libya

A Filipino construction worker in Libya was beheaded by militants in Benghazi, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Monday. He is the first Filipino casualty in Libya since the civil strife in the North African state erupted anew and since the first civil war that toppled the regime of Libyan strongman Moammar Ghadafi in […]

Philippines activists burn effigy of Obama protesting US pact

Filipino activists stage a protest near presidential palace gates and burn effigies of U.S. and Philippines presidents, denouncing a security pact that will allow more U.S. troops in the country. Hundreds of Filipino activists protested outside the Presidential Palace gates in Manila on Monday (April 28), denoucing the visit of U.S. President Barack Obama. The […]

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