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Pompeo: ways to go before NKorea meets denuke vow

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says North Korea is far from living up to its pledge to denuclearize and remains in violation of numerous U.N. Security Council resolutions......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarAug 3rd, 2018

Pompeo: ways to go before NKorea meets denuke vow

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says North Korea is far from living up to its pledge to denuclearize and remains in violation of numerous U.N. Security Council resolutions......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

PH, US Seek Enhanced Cooperation on Energy, People-To-People Ties

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Friday met with US State Secretary Michael Pompeo and sought ways to increase the Philippines-United States cooperation in areas of energy and people-to-people ties. The meeting, held in Washington D.C., was a follow-up to the two foreign ministers’ phone conversation last October. “Secretary Pompeo and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2018

India envoy meets Speaker

Indian Ambassador to the Philippines Jaideep Mazumdar (left) paid a courtesy call on former president and now Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Wednesday at the House of Representatives. They discussed various ways to further strengthen bilateral relations between the Philippines and India particularly in the areas of trade and investments, tourism, information and communications technology, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

ONE Championship: A win away from a second title run, greatness once again within reach for Eduard Folayang

Eduard Folayang’s mixed martial arts career can best be described as ‘up-and-down.’ Throughout his eleven year career as a professional MMA fighter, Folayang has reached the highest of highs and has fallen to the lowest of lows, and his current run in ONE Championship is no different. In 2016, following a run that saw him go 6-3 in the promotion, Folayang reached pinnacle of his career after dethroning Japanese MMA legend Shinya Aoki to become the ONE Lightweight World Champion. Another high in the career of the Baguio City native, who many considered to be the face of Philippine MMA at that point. Then, a year later, as the trend in his career goes, Folayang was knocked off from his spot at the top and was sent crashing down courtesy of a right hand from Martin Nguyen. Just like that, Folayang was again in a valley. The 35-year old is no stranger to adversity. He was able to rise back up in 2016, and now, he’s done just that again. A little over a year after losing the belt to Nguyen in Manila, Folayang gets a shot at history, but more importantly, he gets a shot at redemption. At ONE: Conquest of Champions in Manila, Folayang has the opportunity to become a two-time world champion when he meets Singapore’s Amir Khan for the vacant ONE Lightweight World Champion. If Folayang pull it off, he becomes the first two-time ONE Lightweight World Champion in the promotion’s history. If Folayang pulls it off, he recaptures the crown in the very same arena that he lost it in, just twelve months prior. “Siyempre masayang-masaya ako, kasi it took me one year ulit para maka-balik sa title picture, and pinag-hirapan naman natin,” Folayang told ABS-CBN Sports. “We faced two undefeated Russians and naging dominant naman yung performance natin, and for sure, napaka-exciting yung magiging laban na ito, especially since tinalo ni Amir Khan yung teammate natin na si Honorio Banario, so it will be a good fight for both of us.” Folayang knows all too well how his career has gone, and the former Wushu standout says that in order to be able to keep moving forward, one must not keep himself in the past. Whether wins or losses, “Landslide” says that he does not dwell on them too much. “Hindi tayo nagde-dwell sa past, kasi kung magde-dwell ako sa mga past victories tsaka mga defeat, parang hindi ako magmo-move on.” “ Kaya dun natin na-aappreciate ang martial arts, it’s really a journey kung saan sasabihin natin na tapos na tayo or na-achieve na natin yung highest na standard kasi in some ways, we will win some and some ways we will lose, pero  yung napaka-ganda doon ay kapag natatalo tayo, mayroon at mayroon tayong chance para ayusin yung areas na nagkamali tayo at magkaroon ng chance para manalo ulit and as much as possible maibalik natin yung nawala sa atin,” he continued. As far as second chances go, Folayang has had his fair share. Now, he gets another chance at being the top lightweight in the promotion, and he believes it’s all because he never quit, even after all the adversity he has faced in his career. “Yun yung pinaka-masaya dito sa pagiging isang martial artist, we are given a second chance as long as we are breathing and as long as we never give up.” Folayang’s road back to the championship picture took him a little over 365 days. In that period, Folayang proved that he was still a top-tier lightweight after defeating a pair of undefeated Russian grapplers in Kharun Atlangeriev and Aziz Pahrudinov. When Martin Nguyen vacated the belt back in September, immediately, Folayang was in the front of the line in terms of contenders. In that 12-month period, Folayang admits that it wasn’t the easiest. Having to deal with such a loss and then having to work your way back isn’t a walk in the park. But the former champion believes that it was necessary for him to go through that in order to evolve even more. “Yung journey, every day talaga, kailangan mo din mag-struggle, mag-struggle na kung saan you will always aim to improve, you will always aim to learn kung ano yung strengths and weaknesses ng kalaban mo until you will go on that day na parang mag-eexam ka ulit and you will see na if you have improved after a year or not,” he shared. 378 days removed from his title loss, Folayang gets to test himself again, and if he passes, he becomes the top dog in the lightweight division. “Yung pinaka-test ko ulit after losing that belt is this coming November 23, and I’m excited going into that battle again. Sana maging two-time world champion.” Very rarely do fighters go undefeated in their professional careers, and they say that the true test of a champion is how he or she bounces back from adversity or defeat. Time and time again, Folayang has managed to bounce back. When people thought that he would never reach the top, he proved them wrong by becoming a champion. When people thought that he was done, he again proved them wrong by being where he is now. It’s through these kinds of struggles, Folayang says, that one learns about himself. It’s this kind of pressure that molds one to become a champion. “I believe na nakakatulong din [yung mga setbacks], although as much as possible din, ayaw natin ng ganun,” he said. “Pero siguro sa buhay hindi mo talaga masasabing upward palagi yung improvement, minsan talaga madudulas ka para makita mo yung space kung saan mag-iimprove ka pa, and makikita din talaga natin na everyone is improving, hindi lang tayo yung nag-iimprove tapos tapos na, no. “Everybody is chasing greatness, and kapag nagkamali tayo, maabutan tayo, pero we need to come up stronger ulit,” he added. At ONE: Conquest of Champions, Folayang once again finds himself one win away from a second run as the ONE Lightweight World Champion. Once again, greatness is within reach for Eduard Folayang.   Eduard Folayang meets Amir Khan for the vacant ONE Lightweight World Championship at ONE: Conquest of Champions this Friday, November 23rd at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila. Catch the action LIVE on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23 beginning at 8:30 PM! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

New Israeli envoy meets with Cebu biz leaders

CEBU CITY – New Israeli Ambassador to the Philippines Rafael Harpaz met with Cebuano business leaders and discussed ways to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsOct 28th, 2018

Chill in the air as Pompeo meets Chinese counterparts in Beijing

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councillor Wang Yi aired their grievances in the open on Monday during a brief visit to Beijing by Washington’s top diplomat, amid worsening relations. Source link link: Chill in the air as Pompeo meets Chinese counterparts in Beijing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

China: Trump accusations vs NKorea irresponsible

BEIJING: China has called Donald Trump “irresponsible” after the US president cancelled his top diplomat’s trip to North Korea and suggested Beijing was stalling efforts to disarm Pyongyang. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was due to make his fourth visit to the reclusive state next week for what he described as the next step [...] The post China: Trump accusations vs NKorea irresponsible appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

China: Trump accusations vs NKorea irresponsible

BEIJING: China has called Donald Trump “irresponsible” after the US president cancelled his top diplomat’s trip to North Korea and suggested Beijing was stalling efforts to disarm Pyongyang. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was due to make his fourth visit to the reclusive state next week for what he described as the next step… link: China: Trump accusations vs NKorea irresponsible.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

Pompeo calls for pressure to be maintained on NKorea

SINGAPORE: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Saturday for pressure to be maintained on North Korea as a UN report warned Pyongyang is circumventing tough sanctions imposed over its nuclear weapons program. In Singapore ahead of a major security forum, Pompeo said he had urged other countries to strictly enforce United Nations sanctions [...] The post Pompeo calls for pressure to be maintained on NKorea appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

US pushes UN to maintain sanctions pressure on NKorea

UNITED NATIONS, United States: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday (Saturday in Manila) urged UN member-states to keep tough economic sanctions fully in place on North Korea and maintain pressure on Kim Jong Un to dismantle Pyongyang’s nuclear program. “We need to see Chairman Kim do what he promised the world he would [...] The post US pushes UN to maintain sanctions pressure on NKorea appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJul 21st, 2018

Pompeo heads for NKorea nuke talks

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left Washington on Thursday bound for Pyongyang and his latest round of talks with Kim Jong Un on North Korea’s nuclear arsenal. Washington’s top diplomat and senior aides took off shortly after 2:00am and were due in the North Korean capital on Friday, where Pompeo is to [...] The post Pompeo heads for NKorea nuke talks appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

PH meets standard in campaign against human trafficking

THE Philippines retains Tier 1 ranking in the U.S. Department of State’s 2018 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report. This was revealed by Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Thursday at the US Department of State. Kari Johnstone, acting director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, and….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

PH meets U.S. standards vs human trafficking for 3rd consecutive year

MANILA, Philippines – For the third consecutive year, the Philippines retained its Tier 1 status in meeting the United States' minimum standards against human trafficking. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo unveiled the US State Department’s 2018 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report on Thurday, June 28, where the Philippines' ranking was ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

Cayetano meets with US counterpart, reaffirms security ties with US

FOREIGN Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano and United States Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo reaffirmed the Philippines-US alliance when they met for the first time on Thursday, June 21, at the US State Department in Washington D.C. The post Cayetano meets with US counterpart, reaffirms security ties with US appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

Cayetano meets U.S. diplomat Pompeo

Cayetano meets U.S. diplomat Pompeo.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

S. Korea, US, Japan to Discuss Post-Summit Strategy Over N. Korea

The top diplomats of South Korea, the United States and Japan will hold talks in Seoul on Thursday on ways to keep the momentum of the Pyongyang-Washington summit talks, Seoul’s foreign ministry said. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in the capital Wednesday for a bilateral meeting with his South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

NKorea’s Kim knows denuclearization must be ‘quick’ – Pompeo

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un understands that denuclearization must happen “quickly”, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday, warning there will be no sanctions relief for Pyongyang until the process is complete. Pompeo said Washington remained committed to the “complete, verifiable and irreversible” denuclearization of North Korea, after the joint statement from the [...] The post NKorea’s Kim knows denuclearization must be ‘quick’ – Pompeo appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

US vows to make NKorea rich if it gives up nukes

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The United States promised Friday that it would work to rebuild North Korea’s sanctions-crippled economy if Kim Jong Un’s regime agrees to surrender its nuclear arsenal. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s vow came as senior US officials expressed growing optimism ahead of the landmark June 12 summit between Kim and President Donald Trump. [...] The post US vows to make NKorea rich if it gives up nukes appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

Trump meets Americans released from North Korea ahead of summit

Donald Trump personally welcomed home three Americans released from detention in North Korea, a triumphant middle-of-the-night moment for the president as he prepares for a landmark summit with Kim Jong Un. The three men flew to Washington after their release to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who was dispatched to Pyongyang on Tuesday in the […] The post Trump meets Americans released from North Korea ahead of summit appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

US meets Korean War allies, wants more pressure on NKorea

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Tuesday for nations to step up the U.S.-led "maximum pressure" campaign against Nort.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018