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Duterte: I need China

MANILA, Philippines – Before departing for China to attend the Boao Forum for Asia , President Rodrigo Duterte declared he "needs" Beijing to back his administration's priority programs. "I would say, I need China more than anybody else at this time of our national life. I need China. I will not ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerApr 9th, 2018

Duterte lashes at communism in one of Philippines CPP hotbeds

President Duterte said he is ready to send about 10 rebels to China so they could see whether the country still has space for a communist takeover of lands. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

Tread Carefully When Borrowing Money From China

With all the billion-peso projects in the planning stages by the Rodrigo Duterte administration, financed by Communist China, Filipinos might take a cue from the Maldives and warn President Duterte to slow down. That country was in the news recently because of the sad and tragic death of a newlywed Filipino couple who drowned as they honeymooned on one of their beaches ........»»

Category: newsSource:  philnewsRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

What lies ahead for the Philippines on Chinas Belt and Road Initiative? World

What lies ahead for the Philippines on China's Belt and Road Initiative? BusinessWorld Online By Camille A. Aguinaldo Reporter. PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte sought warmer ties with China at the o.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 21st, 2019

Damned if I do, damned if I didnt | The Manila Times Online

Damned if I do, damned if I didn't The Manila Times CHINA aid are in good handsmost of it already in the pocket of Duterte and some used as payolas for journalists who propagandize for the Chines.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

Filipinos still trust United States despite Duterte’s tirades and foreign policy shift

The United States emerged as the most trusted country among Filipinos for the past two years despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s foreign policy shift towards China and tirades against longtime defense ally. Pulse Asia’s study revealed that 84 percent of Filipinos trust the country’s ally, an increase from the previous 79 percent received by the United States on […] The post Filipinos still trust United States despite Duterte’s tirades and foreign policy shift appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Philippines not interested in war | Philstar.com

'Philippines not interested in war' | Philstar.com Philippine Star President Duterte has virtually put on notice the United States, China, Australia and other counttries not to use any territ.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

Palace on China-Taiwan row: ‘It’s between the two countries’

“NEVER MIND them,” said President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s spokesman, in response to questions about China’s latest tension with Taiwan......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019

Duterte Opens Up The Philippines To Chinese Workers, As Filipinos Seek Jobs Overseas

While China wont turn the Philippines into another Sri Lanka anytime soon, it may turn it into a new Macau......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 4th, 2019

MINDANAO 2018: In Philippines-China relations, Davao City gets special attention 

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 December) – Davao City took centerstage in China’s diplomatic efforts in 2018 with proposed infrastructure projects and investments, direct flights, and the opening of a Chinese Consulate General in the city where President Rodrigo Duterte served as mayor for 22 years. Mindanao Business Council President Vicente Lao said the city […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 30th, 2018

Xi Visits Philippines to Celebrate Rainbow After the Rain With Duterte

President Xi Jinping arrived in Manila amid growing concern that the Philippines conciliatory approach to China has backfired......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2018

US envoy: Unfair to blame US for China s actions in South China Sea

President Rodrigo Duterte pointing fingers at the United States' supposed inaction against China's militarization of the South China is rather unfair, US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 19th, 2018

Samar town’s cheer, bells’ peal warm PH-US relations

BALANGIGA, Easter Samar --- President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday credited both the Philippines and the United States for the return of the Balangiga bells to their rightful home in Eastern Samar, and said the historic event meant renewed and more vibrant ties between the two allies.   The sleepy town of Balangiga erupted in joy as the President later kissed one of the iconic bells and rung it seven times.   The President has had a testy relationship with the United States, often lashing out at the Philippines' longest defense ally for its criticism of his war on drugs and human rights record while cozying up to China.   After taking office in July 20...Keep on reading: Samar town’s cheer, bells’ peal warm PH-US relations.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018

Fitch: Warmer ties with China a boost to Philippines’ construction industry

Increased Chinese involvement in Philippine infrastructure projects would be supportive of the country’s construction industry, a Fitch Group unit said, as President Rodrigo Duterte cozies up to China in a bid to secure billions of dollars in backing for mega-projects......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Senators sound alarm over China-funded DILG surveillance project | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Senators sound the alarm over a China-funded surveillance system project of the Department of the Interior and Local Government or DILG, citing its potential ‘security threat’ to the country. Opposition congressman Edcel Lagman believes Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno could not have ‘inserted’ P75 billion into the proposed 2019 budget without the consent of President Rodrigo Duterte. A new study details how extremist groups in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Fierce Duterte critic Maria Ressa is one of Times Persons of the Year | South China Morning Post

The Rappler editor is one of the defiant journalists recognised by Time as its Person of the YearShe says will continue to stand up to the Duterte administration despite its alleged campaign to discre.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Davao court issues arrest warrant vs Trillanes

DAVAO CITY --- The Regional Trial Court (RTC) here has issued an arrest warrant against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV for the libel cases that former Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and his brother-in-law, lawyer Manases Carpio, had earlier filed against him. RTC Branch 54 Presiding Judge Melinda Alconcel-Dayanghirang issued the warrant on Friday, December 7. Trillanes has 10 days to present himself in court. The court said libel is bailable for P24,000. The case stemmed from the cases that the former Davao vice mayor earlier filed against the senator for dragging his name in the reported P6.4 billion worth of shabu (crystal meth) from China that slipped off the Bureau of Customs in ...Keep on reading: Davao court issues arrest warrant vs Trillanes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Bogus: Road construction via China-funded ‘Build Build Build’ program

MANILA, Philippines --- A Facebook post showing a road construction purportedly via the Duterte administration's China-funded "Build, Build, Build" program is a bogus. This was fact-checked by Agence France Presse (AFP), which said Thursday that the photos shown in the Facebook post were from an INQUIRER.net report about a truck that sank in a Quezon City road last November 24. The misleading social media post contains photos of a collapsed road and a truck that dipped into a road, accompanied by a caption that praises President Rodrigo Duterte and his administration's infrastructure program. "Ang galing talaga ng Build Build Build ni Tatay Digong (Duterte). Kaya naman bilib...Keep on reading: Bogus: Road construction via China-funded ‘Build Build Build’ program.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Dominguez hits Arroyo over scandalous China deals

MANILA, Philippines – Amid rumors that House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will soon lead the Department of Finance (DOF), its current secretary Carlos Dominguez III hit the former president over "scandalous" deals. In a business forum on Thursday, December 6, Dominguez said the Duterte administration ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Menardo Guevarra: ‘MOU on oil exploration with China constitutional’

There is no need for the Senate to review the agreement forged by the Duterte administration with China on oil and gas development in the West Philippine Sea, the Department of Justice said yesterday. Source link link: Menardo Guevarra: ‘MOU on oil exploration with China constitutional’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Menardo Guevarra: ‘MOU on oil exploration with China constitutional’

There is no need for the Senate to review the agreement forged by the Duterte administration with China on oil and gas development in the West Philippine Sea, the Department of Justice said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018