Philippines, China agree to enhance cooperation and ties, including dumping the US Dollar.
Reuters' contextless mistranslation of Duterte's statement and its continuous spin makes USA, Obama and Clinton look like gullible fools.
Philippines' new environment secretary vows to enforce rule of law to safeguard the environment, farmers and indigenous peoples.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte blamed US-led interventions as they are the ones importing terrorism around the world.
Philippines is willing to share natural resources with Beijing in South China Sea areas even if it wins a legal challenge says Duterte Administration.
The Republic of the Philippines joined other US allies and defied American pressure by formalising its Founding Member status to the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
The latest SWS survey shows at least 80% of Filipinos have been concerned that the South China Sea dispute could escalate into a full-blown conflict with China and blame incompetence of President Benigno Aquino government for resolving it diplomatically.
The Philippine constitution explicitly bans all “foreign military bases, troops, or facilities” as it also causing environmental havoc, but is being cynically circumvented by having the Aquino government maintain the base facilities, at which the foreign troops are stationed as so-called “guests” because US and Japan is one of Manila's biggest trading partners and financial aid donors. The new US-Japan-Philippine security alliance "coincides" with 300 Japanese manufacturing companies operating in China and Japan to relocate to the Philippines.
French President Francois Hollande called for a climate change “alliance” with the Philippines that could spur similar co-operation between rich and poor nations at a crucial UN summit.
The Philippines announced they would grant visa-free entry to 7 more countries, totaling 157 as of this year.
The Philippine National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is looking into an alleged P10-billion scam by a company that set up fake nongovernment organizations (NGOs). The organizations are believed to have benefited from the pork barrel of several lawmakers, as well as the fertilizer fund mess and proceeds from Malampaya.
The Philippine government is confident that the Reproductive Health (RH) Law could withstand legal questions and could be implemented soon.
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