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    Post  arnold_bagtok on Fri May 29, 2015 8:18 am

    i have read that indonesian military is supported by russia. can someone explain what is the current foreign policy of russia towards indonesia and the philippines.best regards.
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Fri May 29, 2015 6:36 pm

    Indonesia is definitely in Russia's sphere of influence, the current govt. of Indonesia is Pro-Russian. Meanwhile the Philippines is in the US sphere influence.
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    Post  arnold_bagtok on Sat May 30, 2015 9:41 am

    yeah i dont see the why my country always supports the US where in fact russia (BRICS) countries now are the main players of the world economy.the US might put us on a spot where we will have bad relations with the chinese. if oil/natural gas is the issue maybe china can lead the explorations and should be shared by claimant countries.US companies that processed malampaya gas in palawan was for me i think a bad deal.
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    Post  George1 on Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:55 pm

    WWII Forgotten? Philippines President Wants Japanese Troops in His Country

    While comparing China to Nazi Germany earlier this week, the Philippine president is now seeking a military alliance with Japan, a former Axis power which occupied his nation 70 years ago.

    "If somebody said stop to Hitler…would we have avoided World War II," Philippines President Benigno Aquino told an audience on Wednesday during his four-day tour of Japan. The hypothetical was meant to draw comparisons to Nazi Germany’s spread through Europe to China’s land reclamation projects in the South China Sea.

    "I’m an amateur student of history…" Aquino said. So amateur, in fact, that he’s overlooked Japan’s role in the war.

    In 1941, Imperial Japanese forces invaded the Philippines mere hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The occupation lasted for three years, during which time a number of war crimes were documented. The Manila massacre, one of the many atrocities conducted by the Japanese military throughout their occupied territories, resulted in the death of between 100,000 and 500,000 civilians.

    Yet on Friday, Aquino indicated a desire to begin negotiations which would allow military cooperation between the two countries.

    Under a visiting forces agreement, the cooperation would allow for refueling and other logistical support or Japanese forces in the region. This would fall in line with similar treaties between the Philippines, the United States, and Australia.

    While the visiting forces agreement has not yet been finalized, Manila and Tokyo did sign a partnership agreement on Thursday, which will increase military cooperation and arms sales. As part of that deal, Japan will deliver 10 patrol ships to Philippine coast guard and assist in upgrading the country’s surveillance and defense technology.

    The increased cooperation between Pacific allies is meant to address the growing influence of China in the region, something the United States has been staunchly against. Washington has called Beijing’s construction of artificial islands in the South China Sea a provocation, despite the fact that China has repeatedly asserted that it has every right to build within its own territory.

    While China claims most of the South China Sea, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Taiwan, and Vietnam all have overlapping claims.

    Under pressure from Washington, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is working to expand his military’s jurisdiction. While Japan’s constitution currently restricts troops to act only within its own territory, Abe has sought new legislation which would allow Tokyo to defend foreign allies.

    That means that Japan could soon be monitoring the South China Sea, and using the Philippines as a base of operations.

    Obviously the Japan of today is a far cry from the Japan of World War II. It has changed exponentially in the last 70 years, just as any nation has. But before Aquino begins tossing Nazi comparisons around, he should consider how that equivocation looks while actively seeking a partnership with Nazi Germany’s primary ally.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/asia/20150606/1023006919.html#ixzz3cE8osJUx


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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Sat Jun 06, 2015 3:35 am

    George1 wrote:WWII Forgotten? Philippines President Wants Japanese Troops in His Country

    While comparing China to Nazi Germany earlier this week, the Philippine president is now seeking a military alliance with Japan, a former Axis power which occupied his nation 70 years ago.

    "If somebody said stop to Hitler…would we have avoided World War II," Philippines President Benigno Aquino told an audience on Wednesday during his four-day tour of Japan. The hypothetical was meant to draw comparisons to Nazi Germany’s spread through Europe to China’s land reclamation projects in the South China Sea.

    "I’m an amateur student of history…" Aquino said. So amateur, in fact, that he’s overlooked Japan’s role in the war.

    In 1941, Imperial Japanese forces invaded the Philippines mere hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The occupation lasted for three years, during which time a number of war crimes were documented. The Manila massacre, one of the many atrocities conducted by the Japanese military throughout their occupied territories, resulted in the death of between 100,000 and 500,000 civilians.

    Yet on Friday, Aquino indicated a desire to begin negotiations which would allow military cooperation between the two countries.

    Under a visiting forces agreement, the cooperation would allow for refueling and other logistical support or Japanese forces in the region. This would fall in line with similar treaties between the Philippines, the United States, and Australia.

    While the visiting forces agreement has not yet been finalized, Manila and Tokyo did sign a partnership agreement on Thursday, which will increase military cooperation and arms sales. As part of that deal, Japan will deliver 10 patrol ships to Philippine coast guard and assist in upgrading the country’s surveillance and defense technology.

    The increased cooperation between Pacific allies is meant to address the growing influence of China in the region, something the United States has been staunchly against. Washington has called Beijing’s construction of artificial islands in the South China Sea a provocation, despite the fact that China has repeatedly asserted that it has every right to build within its own territory.

    While China claims most of the South China Sea, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Taiwan, and Vietnam all have overlapping claims.

    Under pressure from Washington, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is working to expand his military’s jurisdiction. While Japan’s constitution currently restricts troops to act only within its own territory, Abe has sought new legislation which would allow Tokyo to defend foreign allies.

    That means that Japan could soon be monitoring the South China Sea, and using the Philippines as a base of operations.

    Obviously the Japan of today is a far cry from the Japan of World War II. It has changed exponentially in the last 70 years, just as any nation has. But before Aquino begins tossing Nazi comparisons around, he should consider how that equivocation looks while actively seeking a partnership with Nazi Germany’s primary ally.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/asia/20150606/1023006919.html#ixzz3cE8osJUx

    It's safe to say Aquino is a mental midget.
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    Post  collegeboy16 on Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:29 am

    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    It's safe to say Aquino is a mental midget.
    dude's pandering to the sponsor, but that doesnt make him a moron. a moron would criticize all 3 nations, and promptly get replaced.
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    Post  higurashihougi on Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:09 pm

    Unbelievable Shocked Shocked

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    Post  George1 on Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:53 am

    ‘Time to say goodbye to US,’ Philippines’ Duterte proclaims on historic China visit

    It’s “time to say goodbye” to the United States, said Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on a visit to China, where he and President Xi Jinping are turning the recently-frosty tide with bilateral agreements, while Washington now gets the cold shoulder.

    Duterte spoke to the press in Beijing on Wednesday, on the eve of talks with Xi. There was scant information about what was to come on Thursday, but Duterte’s conference coincided with talk of unprecedented agreements being written up – particularly the granting to the Philippines the use of Scarborough Shoal territories – a disputed resource-rich area in the South China Sea.

    The firebrand Duterte has been slowly edging away from Washington after coming to power in late June. A series of spats and heated remarks finally resulted in his making good on the promise to mend ties with historic rival, China.

    “Your stay in my country was for your own benefit. So time to say goodbye, my friend,” Duterte said, as members of the Filipino expat community in Beijing listened in the audience. He was of course referring to the military presence enjoyed by Washington at a number of Filipino bases – something he’s been particularly vocal against since September.

    “No more American interference. No more American exercises. What for?” he told the audience.

    “I will not go to America anymore. I will just be insulted there,” he added, before doing something no political analyst thought a world leader would ever do once, let alone twice: calling US President Barack Obama a “son of a whore” again.

    US-Philippines relations have been in a death spiral ever since the Obama administration started voicing concern over Duterte’s tactics in dealing with drug crime. Manila didn’t like Washington’s stance one bit, and Duterte issued a series of fiery remarks warning Obama to stay out of it and stop dictating Philippines policy.

    He’s been touting the economic and political benefits of a relationship with China ever since.

    “What kept us from China was not our own making. I will charter a new course,” the Philippine leader said as quoted by the PhilStar.

    The two countries are expected to sign over two dozen of agreements, including the above-mentioned South China Sea concession – a massive step for China, which was defiant in the face of a Hague court ruling in July, dictating that no one could be the sole claimant of the territories.

    Infrastructure takes particular precedence for cash-strapped Manila. There is also energy and communications deals being worked out, including a $3 billion credit from the Bank of China, according to Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez, as cited by Bloomberg in Beijing.

    “I will not ask but if they offer and if they’ll ask me, you need this aid? Of course, we are very poor,” Duterte confirmed. “You need this railway? Yes sir. And if you can give us a soft loan, give us something like 20 years to pay.”

    This break from the US comes after 65 years of close partnership. Expanding US presence in Asia via the Philippines has been one of the pillars of Obama’s regional policy, along with keeping troops in Okinawa, Japan.

    Duterte on Wednesday explained that the China partnership does not entail full military cooperation or indeed joint energy exploration in the South China Sea, where Beijing currently holds the majority stake.

    The meeting between Duterte and Xi shouldn’t center so much on the territorial disputes there, Duterte said in the run-up to Thursday’s meeting. But if the Scarborough Shoal deal is anything to go by, China has just turned a former rival into a regional ally.

    https://www.rt.com/news/363465-duterte-china-goodbye-us/

    So Philippines no more US ally?
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    Post  GarryB on Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:39 am


    So Philippines no more US ally?

    More likely Arab Spring coming to the Pacific... soon.
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    Post  George1 on Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:22 am

    So Philippines turn to the East (China-Russia)?



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    Post  Sochi_Olympic_Park on Wed May 24, 2017 4:33 pm

    President of Philippines - Rodrigo Duterte visit to Russia and meets with President - Vladimir Putin in Kremlin.




    President Rodrigo Duterte is harsh critic of US foreign policy toward Philippines. He is criticizing American colonial policy toward Philippines and is supporting friendly and better relations with both China and Russia. He said that West is just double talk.




    Once he even send former US president - Barack Obama "to go to hell".





    Do you think Russia has reliable partner and that Rodrigo Duterte will establish good and long term relations between Russia and Philippines ?
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    Post  par far on Wed May 24, 2017 7:10 pm

    The US assholes have put ISIS in Philippines, hopefully the Philippines, asks Russia and China for help.

    https://southfront.org/duterte-declares-martial-law-philippines-mindanao-fighting-isis-intensifies/

    https://southfront.org/isis-claims-it-captured-police-hq-weapons-and-vehicles-in-philippines-marawi/


    The Zionists ISIS is done in the Middle East and now the Zionists have put it in Asia.

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    Post  GarryB on Fri May 26, 2017 10:08 am

    The problem is that politicians come and go and with the US happy to manipulate elections in other countries... it is their right by the way... then the chances are that unless they get real grass roots support from their local electorate and it is made clear that the US interference is the problem they will not remain in power long enough to have an effect.

    Meanwhile US and western efforts to discredit these renegade politicians that are not hitched to the corruption gravy train the west provides to sell out their country, will simply result in economic problems for the country... which the western puppet politicians will blame on Russia or communism or China or simply not looking to the US for instructions on everything.


    It is a good sign that the leaders of countries are realising there are alternatives to western domination and exploitation, but the realisation they are in the matrix leads to the risk of being purged from the matrix and becoming food for the zombie masses still in denial.
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    Post  Zaits on Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:26 am

    It comes as no surprise that the US took revenge on Duterte by getting their ISIS proxies to wreak havoc on Mindanao.
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    Post  par far on Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:21 pm

    "Reports of gunfire, explosions outside Resorts World Manila leisure complex in Philippines (PHOTOS)."

    Would it make sense for them to ask for help from Russia or China?

    https://www.rt.com/news/390511-reports-of-gunfire-explosions-manila/


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    Post  George1 on Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:31 pm

    The Philippines purchased the Israeli 155-mm towed howitzer M-71

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    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2661520.html
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    Post  Tingsay on Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:53 am

    Russia to be PH’s new source for weapons — Duterte

    The Filipino Trump talks a lot with very little action (barring his drug war). So, we're gonna have to wait and see how things turn out.

    The Philippines have expressed interest in a number of Russian weapons through out the entire year, from Kilos to Gepards to Sukhois and small arms.

    Meanwhile, Putin seeks stronger ties between PH, Russia

    Putin is making moves in the Philiipines, he plans to:
    - Build a new Railway Line (Baguio City).
    - Construct a repair facility for Russian ships that visit the country.
    - Appoint a Military Attache to be based in Manila.
    - Increase trade by importing Fish, Fruit and other Seafood from the Philippines while selling Grain and Meat to the Philippines.

    Sources:
    https://news.mb.com.ph/2017/11/11/russia-tobe-phs-new-source-for-weapons-duterte/

    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/944624/philippine-news-updates-russia-philippines-philippines-russian-relations-vladimir-putin-president-duterte#ixzz4y4sv0RGl
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    Post  GarryB on Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:27 am

    Improved trade would help both countries, sounds like a win win... especially as it does not seem to be only about weapons.
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    Post  miketheterrible on Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:32 pm

    That's how it starts. They build trade relations, Russia invests, then Philippines purchase Russian goods and weapons..

    This is good news.
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    Post  George1 on Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:37 am

    Rally against Philippine president in Manila

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    Post  AlfaT8 on Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:04 am

    George1 wrote:Rally against Philippine president in Manila


    Great, a Phillipino Maidan.
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    Post  miketheterrible on Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:51 am

    thats exactly what it is. Some kind of maiden that is fermented from outside. Duterte is fixing the country and now these assholes appear? Yeah.
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    Post  GarryB on Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:13 am

    Such things are often supported by those that benefit from the gravy train that is usaide... does not trickle down of course so it will be pushed by business leaders that benefit using workers that largely do not benefit but want to keep their jobs.
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    Post  George1 on Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:52 am

    The Philippines Air Force purchases 16 Bell 412EPI helicopters

    The American company Bell Helicopter (part of the corporation Textron) on February 6, 2018 reported on the conclusion of a contract for the supply of the Philippine Air Force 16 multipurpose helicopters Bell 412EPI. The cost of the contract is not reported. The supply of helicopters will be launched from the beginning of 2019 and will be produced from the Canadian production line Bell Helicopter within the framework of an intergovernmental agreement between the Ministry of National Defense of the Philippines and the Canadian government foreign trade corporation Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC).

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3085399.html
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    Post  George1 on Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:15 am

    US Air Force is giving away retired turboprop light attack aircraft to Philippines

    https://www.defensenews.com/global/asia-pacific/2018/07/24/us-air-force-is-giving-away-retired-turboprop-light-attack-aircraft-to-philippines/

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