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LOOK BACK: When the Senate said 'no' to US bases renewal
by Katerina Francisco Updated October 22, 2016

The 1991 treaty between the Philippines and the US would have given the US 10 more years at Subic Naval Base – but 12 senators made the historic decision to vote no.

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Reexamining the Philippines' place in the world
by Gideon Lasco November 27, 2016

'This intimacy with different lands should not only place us at the heart of the world; it should also should give us a heart for the world'

Duterte told of protocol: 'You do it for the country'
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 26, 2016
'In diplomacy, protocol is very important,' seasoned diplomat Leticia Ramos Shahani says.
Seasoned diplomat and former senator Leticia Ramos Shahani reminded President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, October 26, about the importance of protocol as the Philippines' chief diplomat makes a 3-day official visit to Japan.
Gum-chewing Duterte challenges protocol in China, Japan trips
by Pia Ranada October 28, 2016
In China, Duterte chews gum beside President Xi Jinping, while in Japan, says a former government official with close ties to the Japanese embassy, he is late for a meeting with their foreign minister
These countries are not only influential but boast centuries-old traditions and customs. How did Duterte, known for his profanities and informal ways, fare in terms of respecting protocols that come with visiting foreign lands and meeting their dignitaries?
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How should Duterte speak?
Published on Oct 27, 2016

Political analysts Professor Prospero de Vera and Teddy Locsin Jr. share their thoughts on how President Rodrigo Duterte speaks and how it affects public impression.

The mouse that roared
by Vergel O. Santos October 30, 2016
It's about a tiny European duchy that, having fallen into economic desperation, decides to declare war on the US on the historical evidence that no nation has ever gone hungry again having done that.
And The Mouse that Roared is precisely the role Duterte played, if impulsively, unconsciously, on the world stage from China.
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'Maverick' Duterte goes beyond communication playbook, says Andanar
Published on Oct 7, 2016

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar on Friday said, although President Rodrigo Duterte's communication team is equipped with the communications or public relations playbook, doing it for the chief executive requires some adjustments

Look also the article
'Maverick' Duterte goes beyond communication playbook, says Andanar
by Trishia Billones, Oct 07 2016
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Is Duterte only misunderstood?
Published Sep 20, 2016

President Rodrigo Duterte is often misunderstood because foreign journalists "see things in their own Western way," the social media director of Duterte's presidential campaign said.

Look also Dear Mr. President
October 06, 2016 By Andy Uyboco
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Vice President Leni Robredo’s pray and advice to the President:
Robredo praying Duterte tirades won’t strain int’l relations
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Robredo offers unsolicited advice to Duterte: ‘Be more deliberate’ Published Oct 5, 2016
Vice President Leni Robredo’s unsolicited advice to the President? Think twice before you speak and learn to keep some of your opinions to yourself.
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100 days of 'creative imagination': Duterte's take on key issues
Published October 09, 2016
In the past 100 days of his war on drugs, President Duterte is resolute, consistent. However, with other issues, he is known to say something one day, and then retract the next.
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Duterte has a duty to act like a statesman
says Senator Richard Gordon

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Why Duterte needs to act like a diplomat
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 08, 2016
Based on Philippine laws, President Rodrigo Duterte is the country's chief diplomat, whether he likes it or not

Gordon says 'noisy' Duterte 'falling on his own sword'
by Camille Elemia October 03, 2016
'Maingay ang Pangulo, sobrang ingay ng Pangulo'

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Of profanity and public trust: Why Duterte remains popular
Published Sep 19, 2016

While the president's prevalent use of colorful language has earned him flak from local and international communities, it's the same strategy that endeared him to the poor.

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Agot Isidro tinawag na "PSYCHOPATH / BALIW" si President Duterte!
Published on Oct 8, 2016
Agot Isidro reacts to President Rodrigo Duterte's statement against the European Union and the United States. The singer-actress even said, 'May kilala akong psychiatrist. Patingin ka. Hindi ka bipolar. You are a psychopath.'

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Is Duterte’s Cabinet ready for Duterte?
by Teddy Casiño October 07, 2016

Instead of finding ways to back up Duterte’s strong policy pronouncements and make them a reality, these Cabinet members are trying to water them down to within their comfort zones

The Constitution of the Philippines - Saligang Batas ng Pilipinas

popularly known as the 1987 Constitution, is the constitution or the supreme law of the Republic of the Philippines. It was enacted in 1987, during the administration of President Corazon C. Aquino.

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Don't dump old friends for new suitors, PH urged
by Paterno Esmaquel II December 20, 2016

'What's the advantage of running away from the claws of the American eagle only to rush to the embrace of a Chinese or Russian bear?' asks Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto.

Recognizing and exiting our troubled times
by Curtis S. Chin & Meera Kumar October 26, 2016

From the Middle East to the West Philippines Sea, the world has found itself in troubled and troubling times. The rhetoric intensifies in the US election process as do words from Manila about the US-Philippines relationship.

World should learn to 'navigate' through Duterte – expert
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 30, 2016

Foreign affairs analyst Lucio Pitlo III stresses the need 'to look at the substance' more than the 'form' of President Rodrigo Duterte’s statements.

FVR defends Obama, Ban Ki-moon from Duterte rants
by Pia Ranada October 12, 2016
The former president also advises President Duterte that better relations with China and Russia need not come at the cost of the Philippines' strong ties with the US

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Change has come!
Published September 12, 2016
Mainstream media face challenges in today’s polarized environment.

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Held on September 9 and 10, the 12th Media Nation is the first under the Duterte administration. Participants included editors and staff of ABS-CBN, CNN Philippines, GMA7, Inquirer, TV5, Rappler, and the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility and Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication.
Organized by a civil society group, pagbabago@pilipinas, Media Nation has tackled subjects such as corruption, killing of journalists, impact of new technology, and professional safety.

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Media barred from live coverage of Duterte's events on Sept 12
by Pia Ranada Published September 12, 2016
The Palace prohibits media from airing live Duterte's events on Monday, September 12 but gives assurances that 'this is not the protocol' for future events

Independent foreign policy: It’s about time
by Teddy Casiño Published September 29, 2016

Why is it that in the Philippine context, an independent foreign policy is necessarily antagonistic to the US and its interests?

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Duterte admin 'independent' from US, 'bullied' by China?
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 08, 2016
'It's not independent because you move from one strong alliance to another strong alliance,' a foreign affairs analyst tells

Duterte Shakes Up Philippine Foreign Policy
by Guest Blogger for Joshua Kurlantzick
October 3, 2016

The Philippines’ controversial president, Rodrigo Duterte, has once again grabbed global headlines with his inflammatory statements.

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Duterte: If I don't respect you, expect gallons of curses
by Pia Ranada October 12, 2016
After again blasting the US and UN, President Rodrigo Duterte praises China for helping to build a drug rehab center: 'This is how you treat your friends.'

Will Duterte Overhaul Philippine Foreign Policy?
Updated Aug 18, 2016

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Duterte wants foreign troops out of PH in two years

If he had his way, President Rodrigo Duterte wants all foreign troops out of the Philippines in the next two years.
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Philippines' Duterte wants US troops out in two years

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he wants US troops out of his country in the next two years and is willing to scrap defence pacts with longtime ally Washington if necessary.

Both in the album "Foreign troops out of PH in two years", published Oct 26, 2016

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Duterte affirms US alliance but wants troops out
October 27, 2016
The leaders of Japan and the Philippines agreed to cooperate in promoting regional peace and stability and acknowledged the importance of their alliances with the US
Japan is a staunch US ally and hosts 50,000 American troops, while Duterte has repeatedly spoken of distancing his country from Washington, often in crude terms.
The presence of US troops in five Philippine military camps was established under a security deal signed under Duterte's predecessor as a counter to China's growing military assertiveness in the region.

Ex-DFA chief on Duterte U.S. policy: 'National tragedy'
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 21, 2016

The decision to 'cast aside' the US to 'hastily embrace' China is 'both unwise and incomprehensible,' former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario says

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Duterte flip-flops on foreign policy 'very dangerous' - law dean
Published on Oct 24, 2016

Very dangerous. This is how the dean of San Beda Graduate School of Law describes President Rodrigo Duterte's flip-flops on foreign policy.

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Philippine foreign policy swings like 'pendulum,' diplomat Lauro Baja says
Published on Oct 29, 2016

Philippine foreign policy swings like a "pendulum" between the United States and China, a senior diplomat said Saturday, as he urged the government to take a more definite stand.

Duterte’s China card
by Joel Rocamora October 24, 2016

Does he know what game he’s playing?
"I've realigned myself in your ideological flow and maybe I will also go to Russia to talk to [President Vladimir] Putin and tell him that there are three of us against the world – China, Philippines, and Russia. It's the only way," Mr Duterte said.

Dredge report: Firm that built China's islands gets PH deal
by Agence France-Presse October 26, 2016

A Chinese state-owned company said to have been involved in Beijing's island-building in the South China Sea signed a deal to construct islands for rival claimant the Philippines as its President Rodrigo Duterte visited last week, reports said. Look also below subjects

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SC justice: Duterte's China non-invasion remark 'incorrect'
Published on Oct 25, 2016

Supreme Court Senior Justice Antonio Carpio is urging the government to issue a correction on President Duterte's statement that China never has invaded any part of Philippine territory.

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US Ambassador Goldberg on PH pivot to China
Published October 20, 2016
As he approaches the end of his term, Ambassador Goldberg weighs in on Manila's pivot to China
The interview happens as President Rodrigo Duterte is in talks with top Chinese officials in an ongoing state visit to the Asian giant, where he said he would stop military exercises with America in the event China provides Manila loans.
How does Goldberg see the current situation and where it's headed?
Watch the interview

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PH-China ties 'shouldn't be at expense' of U.S. – envoy
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 22, 2016
In a Rappler Talk interview with Maria Ressa, US Ambassador Philip Goldberg also says the US will keep its friendship with the Philippines – if it can

Envoy reminds PH: 43% of OFW remittances come from US
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 21, 2016
Trade between Manila and Washington amounts to $16.491 billion favoring the Philippines. At the same time, the US continues to host almost 6 million Filipinos.

Washington received no request from Manila to alter cooperation – US official
by Agence France-Presse October 20, 2016
The official, who asked to remain unnamed, says, 'we still have not received any requests through official channels to alter our assistance to or cooperation with the Philippines'
The government of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has made no formal request to modify its cooperation with Washington, despite his declared "separation" from the United States, a US official said Thursday.

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Sun.Star Essay: #Sepanx
October 22, 2016 by Isolde D. Amante

“I announce my separation from the United States,” he said to his hosts in China, to much applause. But a little over 24 hours later, arriving in Davao, he said he certainly didn’t mean the Philippines would sever diplomatic ties with the United States.
“I cannot do that,” he said in answer to a journalist’s question. “The people of my country are not ready.”

Palace sees possible 'reboot' of PH-US relationship
Sunday, December 04, 2016

The relationship between the Philippines and the United States (US) could be "rebooted" following the phone conversation between President Rodrigo Duterte and US President-elect Donald Trump, Malacañang said Sunday.

Recto, Lacson: After US snub, PH should produce own weapons
by Camille Elemia November 02, 2016
'It is a wake-up call for us to stop totally relying on foreign suppliers,' says Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto

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Lacson slams US senator for blocking arms sale
November 01, 2016

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Alternative weapon suppliers for the PH: how they fare
by Jodesz Gavilan Updated November 07, 2016
With the reluctance of the US to continue with its arms deal with the Philippines, PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa says the country can still source weapons from Germany, Israel, Belgium, Russia, and China
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Philippines to keep economic ties with US: trade chief
Published on Oct 20, 2016
The Philippines is maintaining trade and investment ties with the the US,
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as President Rodrigo Duterte announced the country's "separation" from its longtime ally, his trade minister said Friday.

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No economic loss in Duterte’s 'separation' from US
by Pia Ranada October 21, 2016
'Realistically, you can’t stop transactions' between the US and Philippines. We have many investments with us from the US. We export, we import, says Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez

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Duterte's policy 'gambit' aids China in rivalry with US
Published on Oct 20, 2016

President Rodrigo Duterte’s shift to China at the expense of the United States provides Beijing an “opening” to strengthen its influence in the Pacific, a political analyst said Friday.

Netizens nervous over Duterte's pro-China, anti-US statements
by Rappler Social Media Team October 21, 2016

Some Filipinos online fear the President may be making and breaking the wrong ties

Duterte’s ‘hugot’ for his evolving foreign policy
by Teddy Casiño October 20, 2016

The real challenge is for President Duterte to follow the Constitution to the letter by abandoning the much travelled road of previous presidents and treading the path of independent diplomacy and economic sovereignty

Duterte open to war games with China, Russia
by Agence France-Presse October 17, 2016

Asked if he would consider joint military exercises with China or Russia, Duterte says, 'Yes, I will. I have given enough time for the Americans to play with the Filipino soldiers.'
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he is open to joint military exercises with China and Russia, and reiterated he will no longer allow war games with the United States.

Love triangle reloaded? The Trump triumph and US-Philippine-China ties
by Walden Bello November 10, 2016
I think the combination of Trump's election and Duterte's new diplomacy might accelerate the Philippines' distancing from Washington amid a broader reconfiguration of the US's relations with East Asia.
Both President Rodrigo Duterte and President-elect Donald Trump are very thin-skinned people. They do not forget slights and carry on a grudge even if it seems politically unwise to do so to others
Duterte praises idol Putin; rants about US 'bullying'
November 20, 2016
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte did not hide his admiration to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their bilateral meeting at the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Lima, Peru.
"I have been looking for this moment to meet you, Mr. President, not only because you represent a great country but of your leadership too," he said.
Earlier, Duterte said he wanted to make friends with Putin

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Duterte talks to Putin about distrust with US, hypocrisy of the West

The Philippines (Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte) vs US - UN - EU - Etc.

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Trump and Duterte: Is a bromance possible?
By Rene Pastor Nov 10, 2016
'Given the extreme nationalist strategy of Trump and Duterte, it’s unclear to me right now how they will regard and recognize the historical alliances of both countries'
Two ruthless personalities in Rodrigo Duterte and Donald Trump: what could possibly go wrong when the two meet sometime next year?
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Duterte rejects diplomat's call to tone down anti-US rhetoric
Published on Oct 24, 2016

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday rejected an American diplomat's call to tone down his rhetoric against the United States, saying the US should not treat the Philippines "like a dog on a leash."

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Duterte heard God's voice: Stop cursing or I'll bring plane down
by Pia Ranada October 28, 2016
The President says he heard God's voice speak to him on the plane ride from Japan: 'If you don’t stop epithets, I will bring this plane down now'

When Duterte won the 2016 elections, he promised to "behave" as president. But soon after taking his oath of office, he said he would not change his character and that no one could expect him to act like a statesman.

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Duterte breaks promise to God, curses US anew
November 02, 2016 by Ruth Abbey Gita
President Rodrigo Duterte failed to fulfill his promise to God that he will not use another cuss word, as he again issued an expletive-laced statement in Sual town on Wednesday against the United States (US).

aboutphilippines.ph ask: Is this Blasphemy? Think of how he former has talked about the church!

Duterte to UN, US, EU: I will ask questions to humiliate you
by Pia Ranada October 13, 2016

'I will play with you. I am very sure they cannot be brighter than me,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, confident he can outsmart foreign officials if they probe drug killings

Duterte vs US: PH to lose 3rd largest trading partner
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 21, 2016
The US also continues to host more than 5.9 million Filipinos as President Rodrigo Duterte vows to cut military and economic ties with Washington

Look also the above Video Philippines to keep economic ties with US: trade chief

Duterte to EU, US: Withdraw aid, we will survive
by Pia Ranada October 06, 2016

'I'll be the first one to go hungry, I'll be the first one to die of hunger... But we will never, never compromise our dignity as Filipinos,' says an indignant President Rodrigo Duterte

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Duterte dares Obama, EU, UN: 'Go ahead, withdraw your aid to PH'
October 06, 2016 By Ruth Abbey Gita

What Typhoon Yolanda foreign aid looks like without US, EU, and UN
by Jodesz Gavilan October 09, 2016
Donations from the United Nations, European Union, and the United States in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda reached $231,587,655 (P11.19 billion) or 26.77% of the total foreign aid received by the Philippines

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Aid matters
by Ronald U. Mendoza, PhD December 18, 2016
Is aid wasted? It takes two to tango – the aid giver should ideally be motivated by the development of the recipient, while the aid recipient should ideally have a clean government that seeks to maximize the benefits of aid.

These United Nations
October 15, 2016 By Isolde D. Amante
This year, though, the teachers of our more inquisitive children may have to prepare extra answers. “Teacher, if the United Nations is so important, why did the President call it inutile?” “Who is Ban Ki-moon? Why did the President call him a fool?” “Are we really leaving the United Nations?”
They can draw the children’s attention to Filipinos who have held key positions in the UN - Or they can remind the children about how, a year after Yolanda, the UN had raised some US$473 million. That paid for food and emergency shelter for some 3.7 million survivors, plus repairs to nearly 5,000 schools, plus jobs for 152,000. There’s a lesson in there somewhere about being grateful, which is not at all the same thing as being subservient.
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PH needs foreign aid, Yolanda survivors say
Published on Oct 14, 2016

Survivors of super typhoon Yolanda in Eastern Visayas give credit to the United States, the European Union and other international organizations for helping them get back on their feet.

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Drilon: Constant insults vs allies could put $3-B aid in jeopardy
Published October 12, 2016
In response, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says, 'I am not the foreign affairs minister, but I would say that yes, there is some logic to what you're saying'
While Senate President Pro-Tempore Franklin Drilon welcomes the Duterte administration's plan to pursue an independent foreign policy, he warned that President Rodrigo Duterte's tirades against the country's allies could lead to the loss of crucial assistance.

Look the article HERE

Agot Isidro slams Duterte, calls the President a ‘psychopath’
Zeibiz Oct 9, 2016
Actress Agot Isidro slams Duterte over the President’s latest tirades against the United States and the European Union.
In a Facebook post, Agot Isidro called President Duterte a ‘psychopath’ after the President dares the US and EU to withdraw their support to the Philippines.

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Agot Isidro tinawag na "PSYCHOPATH / BALIW" si President Duterte!
Published on Oct 8, 2016

Agot Isidro slams Duterte; calls the President a “psychopath”
Published on Oct 9, 2016

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Actress Agot Isidro slammed Duterte “Hindi ka bipolar. You are a psychopath”
Posted on 9 October 2016
Netizens noticed the post of the actress Agot Isidro against President Duterte this week on her personal Facebook account.
The actress who known for condemning extrajudicial killings and shaming women called the President of the Philippines a psychopath.
and the article Agot Isidro criticizes Dutertes leadership style

Palace reacts to Agot Isidro's anti-Duterte post
Published October 09, 2016
Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella releases a statement in reaction to Isidro's comments

‘President no serial killer, psychopath’
By: Christine O. Avendaño October 10, 2016
Malacañang on Sunday came to the defense of President Duterte who was branded as a “serial killer president” and a “psychopath” by a foreign newspaper and a local entertainment personality, respectively.

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Go away, EU, US!’ Now what’s the plan?
Published October 10, 2016

We cannot stand on an empty boast in the face of a globalized economy and the realness of our poverty

Duterte's tough talk and what it could mean for US, EU investments
By Chris Schnabel Oct 8, 2016
A look at the extent of US and EU business ties with the Philippines

Danish envoy stresses need for 'consistent, clear' PH policy
by Paterno Esmaquel II Nov 19, 2016

At the Nordic Ambassadors' Luncheon, the Norwegian ambassador adds that 'peace is good for business'

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BPO industry raises concern over Duterte's statements
Published on Oct 13, 2016

The business process outsourcing (BPO) industry is raising concerns about the president's strong statements, saying they're afraid Duterte's tough talk might scare off clients.

Searching history for culprits
by Vergel O. Santos Published September 30, 2016

As a critic of colonial patronage – and what a spiteful critic he is! – Duterte himself lacks the standing

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Duterte rants about U.S. 'insult' in front of new envoy
by Pia Ranada December 19, 2016
New US Ambassador Sung Kim manages to keep a straight face during Duterte's tirade.
President Rodrigo Duterte ranted about the non-renewal of a United States aid package in front of new US Ambassador Sung Kim.

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Duterte chides US in front of its envoy
December 20, 2016 By Ruth Abbey Gita

Duterte: 3 out of 5 Americans are idiots
ABS-CBN News Updated Dec 22 2016
In fighting back against criticisms from the United States, President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said three out of five Americans are idiots.

U.S. stops aid package to PH over rights concerns
Published December 15, 2016
US embassy: 'This decision reflects the Board's significant concerns around rule of law and civil liberties in the Philippines
(UPDATED)
The country's socioeconomic planning chief, however, says he 'won't lose sleep' over the loss of the grant.
The United States has not renewed a major aid package to the Philippines because of "significant concerns" about the rule of law under President Rodrigo Duterte, the US embassy said on Thursday, December 15.

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Duterte to U.S.: Pay for troops to stay in PH
by Mara Cepeda December 18, 2016
'You want to come back here? You pay us. You want bases here? Pay us. Transaction tayo, pera-pera nalang tayo, mabuti pa,' says President Rodrigo Duterte on the possible abrogation of the VFA.

Duterte wants VFA scrapped, but will 'wait' for Trump
Though he wants the military deal with the US abrogated, Duterte says he will wait before making any decision 'in deference' to Donald Trump's assumption of the US presidency.
President Rodrigo Duterte warned of the eventual abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States after the US did not renew an aid package for the Philippines.

Duterte on non-renewal of US aid: We'll be glad to lose it
'We will not go hungry without the American aid. We are not that desperate,' says President Duterte during an interview with reporters in Singapore

Yasay to US: Friends don't give aid with conditions
'We would hope that America would try to reconsider this... Treat us with mutual respect and treat us a sovereign equal,' says Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr.

UN rapporteur must apologize for 'tremendous' harm to PH – Yasay
Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr blames UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard's 'unfair' statements for the decision of a US organization to stop giving aid to the Philippines

all above 4 by Pia Ranada December 16 - 17, 2016

Duterte on US aid issue: Prepare to say goodbye
President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday, December 17, warned the United States (US) that he would abrogate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) signed between the two countries.

Yasay demands apology from UN rapporteur for 'damaging' PH
both above December 16 - 17, 2016 By Ruth Abbey Gita

Duterte after Trump win: I don't want to pick a fight
by Pia Ranada November 09, 2016
Rodrigo Duterte, who himself was nicknamed the 'Trump of the East' during the Philippine presidential campaign, acknowledges similarities between him and the incoming US president

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'Long live Trump' - Philippines' Duterte says wants no more quarrels with U.S.
Published on Nov 9, 2016

‘It’s time to say goodbye to US’ - Duterte
October 20, 2016 by Ruth Abbey Gita

President Rodrigo Duterte, who is currently in China for a four-day state visit, said “it is about time to say goodbye” to the country’s long-time ally, the United States

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Duterte to Obama: 'Get dictionary to know meaning of dignity'
by Camille Elemia November 04, 2016
'Sabi ko, putang ina kayo. Leche ninyo. Putang ina talaga kayo because you violated our dignity as a Filipino people'
There's no stopping just yet for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, as he again slammed outgoing United States President Barack Obama for interfering in his administration’s war on drugs.

Duterte: Tirades vs US only my 'personal views'
October 26, 2016 by Ruth Abbey Gita
"IT HAS nothing to do with the government."
That was how President Rodrigo Duterte explained his frequent criticisms targeted at long-time ally United States (US).

No split from US, just more 'regional integration’
October 21, 2016 by Jauhn Etienne Villaruel

US on Duterte: Gov't not on shoulders of one man
by Paterno Esmaquel II November 03, 2016
'Yes, he's the head of state, but there are many agencies in his government,' says US State Department Spokesman John Kirby
Duterte is the Philippines' chief diplomat under Philippine laws.
Duterte's style of diplomacy, however, has drawn flak for the past 4 months, with him even cursing world leaders such as US President Barack Obama and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Experts have said Duterte needs to behave diplomatically for the sake of Filipinos abroad, among others.
Protesters ask Duterte to stay away from Trump
January 20, 2017
Left-wing and Moro activists have urged President Rodrigo Duterte in a noisy protest to keep his promise of charting a foreign policy independent of America by staying away from Donald Trump when he becomes president
FAKE: Reports on US bilateral visa policy after Duterte's complaint
Published October 28, 2016
The fake post asserts the US would consider a bilateral visa policy with Asia after Duterte slammed the US for restrictive visa policies, asking why those visa policies were not bilateral.
At least 3 websites have released or posted a false report that the United States wants a bilateral visa policy with Asia following a complaint by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.
US stops sale of assault rifles to PNP – report
Reuters says the US State Department stopped the sale of more than 26,000 assault rifles after a senator expresses concern over supposed human rights violations in the country.

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Dela Rosa wants DFA help after U.S. halts rifles sale
'Makakaapekto nga in the sense na yung ating firepower capability, nababawasan," says the PNP chief

Both above by Bea Cupin November 01, 2016

Duterte downplays halted rifle sale with US
November 02, 2016 by Ruth Abbey Gita

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US' top Asia diplomat: Don't choose between America, China
'This should be addition, not subtraction,' US Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel says during a trip to the Philippines

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US official to Yasay: Duterte tirades stir 'consternation'
US Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel says the Philippines' friends 'are also concerned about the loss of life' in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs

US, Australia on PH: Businesses want 'predictability'
'They also put a great value on rule of law,' US Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel tells reporters.
The United States and Australia both stressed the need for "predictability" to attract businesses to the Philippines as President Rodrigo Duterte fuels what Washington describes as a "climate of uncertainty" in the country.

all by Paterno Esmaquel II October 24 - 26, 2016

Duterte to Russel: Don't ask me to tone down rhetoric
by Pia Ranada October 25, 2016

'It depends if you will get a Philippine president who is your lap dog. You count me out. I’m not one of them,' says Duterte

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US puzzled by Duterte comments; wants explanation
October 21, 2016
US State Department spokesman John Kirby said President Rodrigo Duterte's remarks declaring a separation from the United States are "inexplicably at odds with the very close relationship" between the two countries.
"We are going to be seeking an explanation of exactly what the President meant when he talked about separation from us," Kirby said Thursday. "It's not clear to us exactly what that means and all its ramifications."

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Duterte rhetoric causes 'head-scratching' in US – envoy
by Paterno Esmaquel II Updated October 23, 2016
US Ambassador Philip Goldberg says a perceived anti-US sentiment is affecting the Philippines' global image

Recalibrating US-Philippine alliance under Duterte
by Prashanth Parameswaran Published October 01, 2016

Both sides need to bear in mind several realities as they manage ties amid changing leaderships

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Wenceslao: US ‘rebalance’ to Asia
October 02, 2016 By Bong O. Wenceslao

Philippines' top diplomat: 'America has failed us'
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 06, 2016

"America has failed us," Yasay said in a statement uploaded on the website of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday, October 5.
Yasay also said the Philippines should end its "subservience to the United States' interests."

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Yasay: We want U.S. to see PH as 'sovereign equal'
Pres. Duterte's statement on stopping PH-US joint exercises not yet final
Published on Oct 18, 2016

Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. said all that the Duterte administration wants from the United States is for the Philippines be treated as a "sovereign equal."

Duterte claims CIA planning to kill him
Published September 29, 2016 By Ruth Abbey Gita

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has plans to execute him.

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PH stirs talk of U.S. plot vs Duterte ahead of Trump inauguration
Published December 29, 2016
Duterte's allies are not satisfied with statements coming from the US embassy in Manila, demanding a congressional probe on the supposed ouster plot and statements straight from the White House.

US plot to unseat Duterte? 'Absurd,' says envoy
Published October 24, 2016
Outgoing US ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg reacts to the statement of ousted Philippine President Joseph Estrada and dismissed it as "absurd" suggestions that the superpower will plot to oust President Rodrigo Duterte because of his hostility toward the US

Duterte dares CIA to 'oust' him
by Agence France-Presse October 07, 2016
In two speeches to mark his 100 days in office, Duterte repeatedly raises the prospect of local or foreign opponents seeking to remove him from power in an effort to stop the violence

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Americans in Philippines jittery as Duterte rails VS United States
Published on Oct 19, 2016

Americans living in Philippines' Subic Bay in Olongapo City area are beginning to feel concerned as relations between President Rodrigo Duterte and the United States become increasingly strained.

US senator warns PH of 'further conditions' on aid

US Senator Patrick Leahy says 'there will need to be an appropriate response by the US government' if extrajudicial killings continue.
Criticizing "state-sanctioned violence" under Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, US Senator Patrick Leahy warned the Philippines of "further conditions" on US aid because of recent extrajudicial killings

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US mood hardens as leader of ally PH stokes outrage
by Associated Press October 1st, 2016
As the body count mounts in the Philippines’ deadly war on drugs, and its combative president’s rhetoric plumbs new depths, the mood in Washington toward a key Asian ally is hardening.

Duterte to US senators: 'Do not interfere in our affairs'
Published September 30, 2016
Duterte adds in his response to the US, 'Do not pretend to be the moral conscience of the world'

Duterte 'endorsing what amounts to mass murder' – US senator

The US senator also says President Rodrigo Duterte's plan to revive the Philippine Constabulary 'is a deeply troubling development'

Both by Paterno Esmaquel II Published September 28 -29, 2016

Duterte: Next PH-US military exercises will be last in my term

'You (US) are scheduled to hold war games again which China does not want. I will serve notice to you now, this will be the last military exercise,' says President Rodrigo Duterte in Hanoi

Duterte says he will not sever US ties
Published October 22, 2016
On whether or not his 'separation' will affect defense agreements with the US, Duterte says 'maybe' and that he plans to consult with military officials first

Duterte: 'Don't prepare for war games next year'
by Carmela Fonbuena October 13, 2016
'I insist that we realign. There will be no more exercises next year,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte: I do not mean to cancel military alliances
by Pia Ranada October 11, 2016
(UPDATED) But in the same speech, Duterte belittles the value of military alliances warns US not to be 'arrogant'

Yasay denies Duterte wants 'last military exercise' with US
After media insist on what they heard Duterte say, Yasay modifies his response and says he did not hear that particular statement from the President

Both by Pia Ranada Published September 28 - 29, 2016

Defense chief awaits clear Duterte order on PH-US war games
Published September 29, 2016
The Philippine defense establishment says it will also have to sit down with Americans to discuss future plans

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I want them out: Duterte on US troops
Published Oct 26, 2016 by Reuters
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte reiterates desire to end military relations with the U.S. during a visit in Japan. Natural Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Philippines reviews war games with US, military says
Published on Oct 8, 2016
The Philippines is studying whether long-running war games with the United States continues to serve its interests, a military spokesman said Saturday.

Last PH-U.S. war games' announcement
What Yasay said on Duterte's 'last PH-U.S. war games' announcement
President Rodrigo Duterte has been clearly recorded on video saying he will scrap the Philippines' annual war games with the U.S., but despite the President's blunt message, several of his Cabinet men insist that's not what he really meant. - The World Tonight, ANC, September 29, 2016

Duterte: 'Mr. Obama, you can go to hell' - 'EU, you can choose purgatory'
Published October 4, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday hit out anew at the United States and the European Union in yet another tirade against criticisms of his administration's crime war.
"Mr. Obama, you can go to hell," he said, referring to American president Barack Obama.
"EU, you can choose purgatory," he added.

Look also the articles: Duterte to Obama: Go to hell
by Pia Ranada October 04, 2016
(UPDATED) 'I will be reconfiguring my foreign policy. Eventually, I might, in my time, I will break up with America,' says President Rodrigo Duterte during a speech in front of a Jewish community

and HERE and the below video

The 'last' war games in the West PH Sea
by Carmela Fonbuena October 08, 2016

As President Rodrigo Duterte seeks to demilitarize the West Philippine Sea, the US highlights the value of these training exercises to joint operations on humanitarian assistance and disaster response

Philippines tells US no more joint sea patrols
by Agence France-Presse October 07, 2016

(UPDATED) The announcement that the joint patrols had been suspended is the first official confirmation that one of Duterte's anti-US comments had become policy

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PH should send patrols to South China Sea – Carpio and the Video
by Carmela Fonbuena October 11, 2016
The senior Supreme Court justice says: 'There is only one power on earth that can stop the Chinese from poaching in our exclusive economic zone. That is the US.'

US denies getting PH notice suspending sea patrols
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 08, 2016
This comes after Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the joint patrols in the West Philippine Sea 'have been suspended for the time being'

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Duterte to US: Forget EDCA 'if I stay longer'
Published on Oct 24, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday lashed out anew against the United States, saying the Western superpower can forget about the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) it signed with the Philippines if he were to be in power longer.

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Duterte wants to scrap EDCA
by Pia Ranada UPDATED October 25, 2016
'We have the EDCA. Well, forget it,' the President says in a speech before departing for Japan
President Duterte threatened on Oct. 2, to stop the implementation of the Philippines-US Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) as he revealed he would soon announce a new policy that his government would observe in connection with the country’s ties with the United States.

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Philippines 5.5 Billion Military Aid 2016 & Possible 4th Coast Guard Cutter
Published on May 9, 2016

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Palace: Duterte's legal team scrutinizes legality of EDCA
October 05, 2016 By Ruth Abbey Gita
The legal team of President Rodrigo Duterte is now thoroughly examining the legality of joint Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) between the Philippines and the United States (US), a Palace official said on Wednesday.
This was revealed by Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella at a press briefing held in Malacañang.

 

 

FACT CHECK: Was EDCA not signed by Aquino?
Published October 04, 2016
President Duterte said in Bacolod that EDCA was 'only signed by an aide and [former defense chief Voltaire] Gazmin.' Did the President get his facts right?
The executive secretary is not a mere "aide." The Administrative Code of 1987 mandates him or her to attest to presidential issuances, assist the President in managing the affairs of the state, and perform other official functions.

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Does EDCA need a president's signature?
Published Oct 4, 2016

Duterte's pivot to China won't be easy for Americanized AFP
by Carmela Fonbuena Published September 30, 2016

Regular war games have synchronized the tactics, techniques, and procedures of the two militaries, allowing the Americans to quickly respond in the aftermath of typhoon Yolanda while other foreign militaries struggled to assist

US says EDCA is binding, reminds PH of aid after Yolanda
by Carmela Fonbuena October 05, 2016

US Press Secretary Josh Earnest says the American government is confident that Filipinos recognize the benefits of close ties with the US

US defense chief: Alliance with Philippines 'ironclad'
Published September 30, 2016

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter has described the US-Philippines alliance as ironclad, one day after the Philippine president said joint military exercises with the US would end.
"As it has been for decades, our alliance with the Philippines is ironclad," Carter said Thursday in a speech in San Diego, en route to a meeting in Hawaii with defense ministers from Southeast Asia, including the Philippines.

Look also Duterte's Hitler remarks 'troubling' – Pentagon chief
by afp Published 9:31 AM, October 01, 2016
(UPDATED) Pentagon chief Ashton Carter says, 'Speaking personally for myself, I find those comments deeply troubling

Look also Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte, "The NEW Hitler"?

Videos

What's at stake in PH-US relationship?

Millions of dollars worth of military, technical, and humanitarian assistance are at risk if ties between the Philippines and long-time ally United States deteriorate. - The World Tonight, ANC, September 14, 2016

NEDA: U.S. is PH's top provider of grant assistance
Published on Oct 7, 2016

A report from the National Economic and Development Authority reveals that the United States is the top provider of grant assistance to the Philippines. But President Duterte asserts the country can do away with it.

How media groups wrote about Duterte’s rant vs Obama
by Pia Ranada Published September 07, 2016

Journalists used to covering Duterte know he has a tendency to talk about different topics one after the other, leaving journalists or the public to determine what he meant by certain statements

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Next PH envoy to UN hits death penalty revival, extrajudicial killings
by Paterno Esmaquel II December 21, 2016
Ambassador-designate Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr criticizes the Duterte administration on the two controversial issues.
Philippine Ambassador-designate to the United Nations Teodoro "Teddyboy" Locsin Jr said he opposes the death penalty, which Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to revive as part of his war on drugs.
Locsin also said the spate of killings in the Philippines should stop.
UN rights chief urges Philippines to probe president for murder
by Agence France-Presse December 20, 2016
'The killings committed by Mr. Duterte, by his own admission, at a time when he was a mayor, clearly constitute murder,' UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein says.

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Probe Duterte on killings, UN rights chief says
December 20, 2016

Duterte to UN rights chief: Shut up, we pay your salary
by Jun A. Malig December 22, 2016
In his latest rant against a United Nations human rights official, the Philippine president says: ''You officials sitting there on your asses, we pay you your salaries. You idiot. You do not tell me what to do. I am your employer.'

and the articles etc. and video:

Duterte: I personally killed drug suspects

UN expert proposes press conference with Duterte
by Paterno Esmaquel II December 17, 2016
UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard says President Rodrigo Duterte can offer his 'analysis, reply, or rebuttal' through a press conference.
United Nations (UN) special rapporteur Agnes Callamard proposed a press conference with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as she rejected the Chief Executive's condition that she should debate with him.
"This press briefing would be an opportunity for me to introduce briefly my preliminary findings and for the President to offer his own analysis, reply, or rebuttal," Callamard said in an email on Friday evening, December 16.

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UN expert urges Duterte gov’t to ‘reconsider’ demands
By Tarra Quismundo December 17, 2016

UN rapporteur must apologize for 'tremendous' harm to PH
by Pia Ranada December 16, 2016

Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr blames UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard's 'unfair' statements for the decision of a US organization to stop giving aid to the Philippines

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Yasay demands apology from UN rapporteur for 'damaging' PH
December 16, 2016 By Ruth Abbey Gita

UNODC raises concern over drug-related killings in PH
by Jodesz Gavilan Published August 04, 2016

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime says it is ready to engage with the Philippines to address illegal drugs 'with appropriate legal safeguards'

PH slams UN's Khmer Rouge warning as 'irresponsible'
by AFP November 29, 2016
DFA: 'Mr Scheffer's remarks are irresponsible and alarming since these are directed at the leadership of a democratic country with a functioning criminal justice system'.

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PH sends 'very strong' protest vs UN envoy
by Paterno Esmaquel II November 29, 2016
Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr hits an 'irresponsible' statement of UN envoy David Scheffer, who warned the Philippines over human rights abuses.

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Duterte vs UN - album:

Who will write invite? Confusion amid UN rapporteur's planned PH visit
Published Sep 26, 2016
It remains unclear whether Malacañang or the Department of Foreign Affairs will send the invitation to United Nations rapporteurs to investigate alleged cases of human rights violations, after President Rodrigo Duterte said he will write them a letter of invitation.

Duterte to UN expert: 'Let's have a debate'
Published August 21, 2016
'Maybe we'll just have to decide to separate from the United Nations....And I would invite everybody, maybe China, the Africans. Why don't we just form another organization?' says President Rodrigo Duterte

Look the article HERE
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Duterte, nagbantang kakalas ang Pilipinas sa United Nations
Bukod sa giyera kontra droga, galit na rin si Pangulong Duterte laban sa pamunuan ng United Nations (UN). Nagbanta pa ang Pangulo na kakalas ang Pilipinas bilang miyembro ng UN. Nagpa-Patrol, Doris Bigornia. TV Patrol, Linggo, Agosto 21, 2016
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PH risks 'global isolation' in withdrawing from UN
Published Aug 21, 2016
The Philippines withdrawing from the United nations will have serious implications, including global isolation, a former envoy warned on Monday.

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Duterte gov't, UN must 'agree' on terms of drug war probe
by Pia Ranada Published September 26, 2016
While no visit by the UN has been arranged, the Department of Foreign Affairs says the details of any future visit must be mutually agreed upon by the UN and Duterte government for safety reasons

UN body to review PH implementation of rights treaty
By Nestor Corrales September 24th, 2016, Look also the Video

Duterte declines meeting with UN chief
by afp Published September 02, 2016
UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric says they tried to set a time for a meeting on the sidelines of the ASEAN forum in Laos next week, but that 'no time could be agreed upon'

Philippines 'not leaving' UN amid Duterte threat
by Paterno Esmaquel II Published Updated August 22, 2016
(3. UPDATE) Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr says the Philippines remains 'committed' to the UN despite its 'frustrations'

UN exec accepts Palace challenge to visit PH
Published August 20th, 2016 by Leila B. Salaverria
Challenged by presidential chief legal counsel Salvador Panelo to come over and see for herself the real situation, UN special rapporteur on summary executions Agnes Callamard tweeted on Friday: “Invitation to investigate welcomed. Ready to ‘see for myself.’”

Was Duterte serious about leaving UN? Andanar says he'll ask
Published August 21, 2016
Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar gives no definite answer yet when asked about President Rodrigo Duterte's threat to leave the United Nations.
Will the Philippines really leave the United Nations, or was President Rodrigo Duterte just joking?

'UN RAPPORTEURS BROKE PROTOCOL'
Duterte threatens to take PH out of UN
Published August 21st, 2016 by Anthony Q. Esguerra
President Duterte on Sunday threatened to withdraw the country’s membership in the United Nations (UN) amid calls from rights experts to put an end to extrajudicial killings. Look the video in the article.

The Video UN - United Nations in the Philippines. What did the UN do for PH? The UN celebrates its 70th Anniversary

What did the UN do for PH? Disaster response, health programs, and more
by Jodesz Gavilan Published August 23, 2016
The Philippines has been a beneficiary of different United Nations programs for many years, especially after Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

UN committee to Philippines: Stop extrajudicial killings
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 12, 2016
The UN panel also says declarations by top officials 'may be seen to encourage and legitimize violence against drug users, including extrajudicial killings' A United Nations (UN) committee urged the Philippines to stop extrajudicial killings in the country, and warned that declarations by high-ranking officials could "legitimize" violence against drug users.
Duterte admin’s formal invitation to UN rapporteur
Malacañang tells UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard that Duterte will ask her questions about the UN probe, and that she will be directed to swear under oath to ensure that her answers are 'nothing but the truth'

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PH gov't to study conditions set by UN rapporteur for PH visit
by Pia Ranada November 23, 2016
An inter-agency body will 'deliberate' on how to respond to the letter of UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard, says the Palace.

PH gov't to UN: Consider anti-drug campaign 'beyond the headlines'
by Jodesz Gavilan November 02, 2016
NEDA Deputy Director-General Rosemarie Edillon, in a dialogue with a UN committee, says the Philippines is addressing the drug problem with treatment and rehabilitation, among others

UN expert gets Duterte invite to probe killings
by Paterno Esmaquel II November 01, 2016
'We did not get an explanation as to why the letter took a month to reach the OHCHR in Geneva,' UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard tells.

UN rapporteur: No invite yet to probe PH killings
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 19, 2016
Three weeks after the Palace supposedly sent her a letter, United Nations special rapporteur Agnes Callamard said she has not received an invitation from the Philippine government to investigate extrajudicial killings in the country. Look also the Video

PH sends formal invitation to UN to probe drug killings
Malacañang has sent a letter of invitation to UN rapporteur on summary killings Agnes Callamard

both above by Pia Ranada October 12

and

UN expert seeks 'freedom of inquiry' in probe of killings
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 12, 2016
In an email to Rappler, UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard says she also seeks 'freedom of movement' and 'non-retaliation' from the Philippine government

UN committee examines human rights in Philippines
by Paterno Esmaquel II Published 10:37 AM, September 30, 2016

Recent extrajudicial killings in the Philippines 'seemed to target the poorest populations,' UN human rights experts say.
A United Nations (UN) committee on Thursday evening, September 29, concluded its two-day review of human rights in the Philippines, with topics ranging from indigenous peoples to the recent extrajudicial killings in the country.

Look also Extrajudicial Killings - Etc.

Yasay to UN: Rights respected amid drug crackdown
Published September 25, 2016
Despite growing international criticism of his government's bloody crackdown on illegal drugs, the Philippines top diplomat told world leaders Saturday that the rule of law governs the campaign to eradicate the illicit substances, which he said have stunted the country's development.

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Yasay to UN: Duterte admin’s war on drugs has been misunderstood
By Estrella Torres September 25th, 2016
He said the Duterte administration’s war on drugs, corruption and crime has been widely misunderstood.

Philippines at UN tells world not to interfere
by AFP Published September 25, 2016
'Extrajudicial killings have no place in our society, and in our criminal justice system,' says the country's top diplomat

Duterte's diplomatic kerfuffle: The items wriggling on Yasay's plate
by Rene Pastor Published September 24, 2016
Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr's foreign affairs department has been stuck with the job of smoothing over the bruised feelings caused by Duterte's rough language

Video

UN body sets meeting, PHL compliance with Human Rights Treaty obligations
Published on Sep 25, 2016

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UN body to review PH implementation of rights treaty
By Nestor Corrales September 24th, 2016

and MUCH more HERE

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European Parliament urges PH: End wave of killings
Published September 17, 2016

The members of the European Parliament urges the government to investigate the killings and adopt 'specific, comprehensive policies and programs' in compliance with human rights.
In a resolution voted on September 15, the members of the EP (MEP) expressed alarm over the drug problem in the Philippines, as well as the thousands killed in the Duterte administration's bloody war against drug users and pushers.

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Despite lashing from Duterte, EU gives funds for drug rehab in PH
By: Estrella Torres October 1st, 2016
Despite the relentless swearing of President Rodrigo Duterte at the European Union (EU) for its criticism of the rising summary killings, the 28-member bloc says it has a fund assistance program to support the rehabilitation of drug addicts in the country.

Duterte: 'Don't hope I'll change my character'
by Bea Cupin Published September 27, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte says he cannot be expected to be a 'proper statesman' especially when it comes to matters that infuriate him

 Duterte to EU: It's true, I'm no statesman
by Pia Ranada Published September 23, 2016
'You know you get a retort from me that’s really bull shit? Because you are also bull shitting us,' says the President to the European Union

Duterte gives middle finger to EU lawmakers again
by Pia Ranada Published September 22, 2016
The President says European lawmakers have no appreciation for the 'serious problem' of drug proliferation in the Philippines

EU joins call for halt to killings in drug war
By: Amando Doronila September 19th, 2016
The European Union has joined the global call on the Philippine government to “put an end to the current wave of extrajudicial executions and killings” of drug suspects.

Germany to PH envoy: Duterte's Hitler remarks 'unacceptable'
by afp Published September 30, 2016
'Any comparison of the singular atrocities of the Holocaust with anything else is totally unacceptable,' ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer tells reporters

Duterte ‘Hitler’ talk reaps international censure
Israel seeks clarification of PH leader’s words
By: Jaymee T. Gamil October 2nd, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday faced a barrage of criticism from the United Nations, Israel, Western governments and international rights groups for drawing parallels with his brutal war on drugs and Adolf Hitler’s extermination of Jews before and during World War II.

Duterte apologizes for Hitler remarks
Published October 02, 2016
'There was never an intention on my part to derogate the memory of 6 million Jews murdered by the Germans,' says Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

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Duterte's ‘Hitler’ remark 'unacceptable'

Duterte apologizes to Jews for Hitler remark - By THE WAY....
Remark one video with English subtext

French paper banners Duterte as ‘serial killer president’
By: Yuji Vincent Gonzales October 09, 2016

A French newspaper has tagged President Rodrigo Duterte as a “serial killer president” amid a piling body count in the administration’s bloody war on drugs.
Duterte landed on the front page of France’s “The Liberation” daily, which featured the Philippine government’s relentless antidrug drive in its four-page story.

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Economic relationship with EU is priority
Published Oct 4, 2016

Government officials reaffirm the Philippines' commitment to boost trade ties with the European Union amid President Rodrigo Duterte's attacks

Duterte invites UN, EU officials to PH to probe killings
by Pia Ranada Published September 22, 2016

(UPDATED) Among those invited is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. But Duterte has one condition: that he be allowed to ask the officials his own questions in an open forum

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Philippines' Duterte invites 'devil' UN chief, EU to debate rights
Published 22 Sep 2016 by Reuters

The Philippines (Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte) - Japan relations

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Someone named Sammy Uy came to the Duterte-Abe summit
Published December 21, 2016
Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay wasn't there. Instead, it was a friend of Duterte and donor to his campaign who was present.
Normally, heads of states are accompanied by their foreign affairs secretaries to important meetings. But Perfecto Yasay was not invited to this one.
How a businessman like Uy – who holds no government post and is unaccountable to the public – ended up attending the summit shows how foreign policy is being conducted these days.
A word on Uy. He is a crony of Duterte, a businessman with interests in companies that had contracts with government offices in Davao.
Japan wary over Duterte's policies, manners
Published October 25, 2016

Japanese officials are wary of outspoken President Rodrigo Duterte. It's not just his foreign policy toward the U.S., but also his informal style: Will he chew gum in front of the emperor?

Duterte open to joint maritime exercises with Japan
by Pia Ranada October 27, 2016
The Philippine President says he is also open to joint patrols with Japan in Philippine territorial waters in the West Philippine Sea.
President Rodrigo Duterte said he is open to joint maritime exercises with Japan even as he contemplates scrapping a military deal with the United States and ending war games with the Western superpower.
Abe to Duterte: Japan stands in solidarity with PH
Published September 03, 2016
'Japan stands with the Philippines when Your Excellency and people of the Philippines are overcoming this difficulty in solidarity,' Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says in a message to President Duterte

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the Video: Abe has 'golden opportunity' to discuss US with Duterte
Published on Oct 25, 2016

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Duterte assures Japan: No military alliance with China
by Pia Ranada October 26, 2016
The Philippine President tells Japanese businessmen that he does not 'pick quarrels with our friends and neighbors' but that he must stand up for the 'dignity' of Filipinos

Duterte assures Abe: PH will use West PH Sea ruling
by Pia Ranada October 27, 2016

'I cannot go out of the arbitral doctrine, I am limited to what is written there,' Duterte tells Abe at the start of their bilateral meeting in Japan

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Russia warns 'traditional' PH partners: Don't interfere
(2 videos in the article)
by Paterno Esmaquel II January 04, 2017

'I think it's time to get rid of outdated leashes. It's time to get rid of prejudices,' says Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev.
Russia warned the Philippines' "traditional partners" on Wednesday, January 4, against interfering in Manila's improving ties with Moscow.

The Philippines (Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte) - China relations

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Duterte to China: Let's share oil in West PH Sea
by Pia Ranada December 19, 2016
'Kung gusto ninyo, let's just develop what's the oil there, hati-hati nalang tayo,' says President Rodrigo Duterte.
President Rodrigo Duterte again floated the idea of sharing oil in the West Philippine Sea with China, despite an international arbitral award that says parts of the sea are in the Philippines' exclusive economic zone.
Ramos resigns as Duterte's special envoy to China
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 31, 2016
Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says the Palace has not received former president Fidel V. Ramos’ resignation from this position.
Former president Fidel V. Ramos resigned as President Rodrigo Duterte’s special envoy to China, even as the Palace said the country needs his “stature and expertise” in dealing with Beijing.
Ties with China to fill infra spending gap, pose risk to PPP
By Chrisee Dela Paz Oct 20, 2016

Increased Chinese involvement may have the dual effect of reducing the number of PPP projects in the pipeline and fulfilling plans for a 'Golden Age of Infrastructure' in the Philippines, says a research firm

Palace: No 'commitments' made to shady Chinese companies
by Pia Ranada October 28, 2016
The MOUs with Chinese companies, one of them banned by the World Bank, are still subject to 'public hearings and necessary processes,' says Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella
Duterte's pivot: Are we ready for China's imminent debt crisis?
by JC Punongbayan October 22, 2016

Before we embark on ever deeper ties with China, it’s imperative that our leaders – starting with the President himself – have a good idea of who we’re dealing with and what exactly we’re signing up for

Duterte’s pivot to China against the grain
Posted October 18, 2016
HE may have won an overwhelming mandate in May, but President Rodrigo R. Duterte will be swimming upstream when he leaves for China today on a four-day visit to balance foreign relations away from the United States, according to results of a Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll.

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Duterte's 'China pivot' draws int'l reactions
by Michael Bueza October 22, 2016
'Risky,' 'unsure where rhetoric ends,' and 'stunning about-face for the Philippines' are just some of the reactions

Most Filipinos don't share Duterte's trust in China, distrust in US
Published October 18, 2016
A Social Weather Stations poll shows that 76% of Filipinos have 'much trust' in the US, while only 22% have 'much trust' in China, they do not share his sentiments towards China and the United States
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Duterte faces Asia's Goliath: What PH stands to gain or lose in China
by Pia Ranada October 17, 2016

The unwieldy Philippine President heads to China's capital on Tuesday, October 18. Will his visit yield gifts from an old friend, a victory against a foe, or a deal with the devil?

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DOCUMENT: PH-China joint statement during Duterte state visit
Published October 21, 2016

IN NUMBERS: Philippines-China relations
by Elizabeth Ruth Deyro October 18, 2016
(UPDATED) Although the two countries have been locked in territorial tug-of-war issues, they have maintained ties. Here's a quick overview of their relationship – as told in latest available figures.

FAST FACTS: Philippines-China presidential visits
by Katerina Francisco October 18, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte will be the 7th Philippine leader to visit China since diplomatic relations between the two countries were formally established in 1975

'Shady track records' hound PH-China infrastructure contractors
By Chrisee Dela Paz Oct 26, 2016

(UPDATED) But the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) clarifies that the memoranda signed with these Chinese companies are only meant for 'feasibility studies'

Duterte won't raise PH fishing rights and leaving out the Philippines' sea dispute in Beijing

'We're taking advantage of the opportunity of making sure that the other aspects of our relationship with our neighbor, China, will be pursued,' says Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr.
Aside from leaving out the Philippines' sea dispute with the regional giant in his talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, President Rodrigo Duterte will also not raise Philippine fishing rights in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) during their meeting set on Thursday, October 20 2016

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Philippines, China agree to hold bilateral talks on maritime dispute
Presidents Duterte and Xi fail to discuss fishing rights for Filipinos in disputed Scarborough Shoal

Duterte to declare Scarborough Shoal a marine reserve
The Philippine President has told Chinese President Xi Jinping about his plan to ban fishing in the shoal, says National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr.

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Duterte to declare Panatag Shoal a marine sanctuary
November 21, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte is set to declare the lagoon in Panatag Shoal a marine sanctuary area, a senior security official said Sunday.

Duterte not seeking military alliance with China
by Pia Ranada October 19, 2016

'There will be no military alliances in the talks, there will be no military alliances broken,' says Duterte ahead of bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Days after saying he was open to the Philippines joining war games with China and Russia, President Rodrigo Duterte said military alliances are not on the agenda.
“There will be no military alliances in the talks, there will be no military alliances broken,” he told reporters on Wednesday, October 19, in a Beijing hotel.

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China offers Philippines weapons for drug war
by Agence France-Presse December 13, 2016
Ambassador Zhao Jianhua confirms China is ready to supply the Philippines with weapons. 'We're exploring the possibilities of providing arms, light arms,' Zhao tells reporters.

Duterte: 'Free' weapons from China now available
December 11, 2016
Unlike before, Duterte said the Philippines does not need to beg now for weapons from other countries because China is now willing to give them. He said the acquisition of weapons from Beijing would be payable in 25 years, which he considered as "practically giving" to the Philippines "free."

The Philippines' pivot to China
by Jay L. Batongbacal October 12, 2016
'President Duterte is taking a huge risk, betting all on China’s goodwill and beneficence without the insurance provided by the diversified, multi-lateral support of historical and traditional friends and allies'

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Duterte visit signifies ‘full recovery’ of PH-China relations
by Pia Ranada October 20, 2016
'The visit signifies the full recovery of China, the Philippines’ friendship back to the normal level,' says Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin

Duterte tells Chinese: Americans are ‘loud, discourteous’
by Pia Ranada October 20, 2016
At the end of his heavily anti-American speech, Duterte appeals to China: 'If China would find in its heart to help us in our needs then we will remember it for all time'

Duterte announces military, economic split from U.S.
by Pia Ranada October 20, 2016
Before chuckling, the President tells his Chinese audience, 'So please you have another problem of economics in my country. I am separated from them so I will be dependent on you for a long time.' Look also above

Duterte declares cutting military, economic ties with US
Thursday, October 20, 2016 by Ruth Abbey Gita
President Rodrigo Duterte has announced his plan to cut the Philippines' military and economic ties with the United States.

PH, China sign coast guard cooperation pact, 12 other deals
by Pia Ranada October 20, 2016
Presidents Duterte and Xi witness the signing of 13 documents on cooperation in a variety of areas, from agriculture to law enforcemen.

Bananas, rehab centers for Scarborough?
Published October 17, 2016
Why should this pivot to China come at the expense of our hard-won victory at The Hague?

The Philippines (Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte) - Malaysia relations

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FAST FACTS: What binds the Philippines and Malaysia?
by Jodesz Gavilan November 09, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte leaves for Malaysia Wednesday, November 9. Here's an overview of bilateral relations that span almost 6 decades.
PH, Malaysia agree on repatriation of Filipinos in Sabah
by Pia Ranada November 11, 2016
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak also discuss the possibility of a Philippine consular office in Sabah, a territory being claimed by the Philippines

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Duterte says Malaysia agreed to free 7,000 Filipinos in Sabah
November 11, 2016 by Ruth Abbey Gita
MALAYSIAN Prime Minister Najib Razak has allowed the 7,000 Filipinos detained in Sabah to return to the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday.

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FAST FACTS: PH-Cambodia relations through the years
Published December 13, 2016

President Duterte will be the 5th Philippine president to visit Cambodia

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Philippines, Cambodia ink deal to combat transnational crimes
December 14, 2016 By Ruth Abbey Gita
Philippines and Cambodia signed a memorandum of understanding on transnational crimes during the second day of President Rodrigo Duterte's official state visit in Phnom Penn.

The Philippines (Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte) - Singapore relations

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IN NUMBERS: PH-Singapore relations through the years
by Aljohn De Leon December 15, 2016
(UPDATED) Here are some figures that show how robust ties between the Philippines and Singapore are.
Cases about Baselines of the Territorial Sea of the Philippines

Look also above HERE and Dredge report: Firm that built China's islands gets PH deal

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The Philippine Baseline Law RA 9522

An Act to Define the Baselines of the Territorial Sea of the Philippines

Look RA 9522   and The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea UNCLOS

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China's sea militarization 'very troubling' – PH defense chief
by Agence France-Presse January 17, 2017
'The Philippine government would be remiss in its duty to protect its national interest if it does not protest, question and seek clarification from China on the presence of weapons in the Spratlys,' Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says.

PH files diplomatic protests vs China over West PH Sea
by Carmela Fonbuena January 16, 2017
Foreign Secretary Yasay says he filed the little-known protests due to Chinese activities on Scarborough Shoal and its reported installation of weapons on reefs-turned-islands in the Kalayaan Group of Islands.

Duterte: I won't give up West PH Sea, Hague ruling
by Pia Ranada October 16, 2016
'Nobody but nobody, even the President of this country can give up the claim... That's one sure way of going to impeachment,' says the Philippine President

Duterte warns China of 'bloody' war if sea row talks fail
Published August 24, 2016 By Ruth Abbey Gita
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte warned China on Wednesday, Aug. 24, that the Philippines may engage in a "bloody" war, should the diplomatic dialogue over the South China Sea disputes turn unsuccessful.
"If you (China) enter here [in the Philippine territory], it will be bloody and we will not give it to them easily. It will be the bones of our soldiers, you can also include mine."

Duterte to China: You can't avoid Hague ruling
by Pia Ranada Published August 24, 2016
President Duterte warns China that if they can't 'understand each other' the Philippine military has no choice but to defend the country's sovereign rights

West Philippine Sea: Why China can’t just ignore Hague ruling
by Richard Javad Heydarian Published August 03, 2016
If China continues to refuse compliance, the Philippines and other claimant states can ask the International Seabed Authority to revoke China’s license to extract seabed resources in international waters.

BREAKING NEWS: Philippines wins case vs China
by Paterno Esmaquel II Published July 12, 2016
This ruling by an arbitral tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, on the maritime dispute on the West Philippine Sea comes after a 3-year process pursued by Manila but snubbed by Beijing The Permanent Court of Arbitration on Tuesday, July 12, rules in favor of the Philippines in its historic case against China over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

and the articles HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE

and the many videos in the album RA 9522 e.g.:
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Philippines wins case vs China with:

#CHexit: Philippines' journey to victory

PHILIPPINES WINS! Arbitral Tribunal Favors Philippines Maritime Dispute Against China

Ex-SolGen Jardeleza: Duterte urged to use tribunal ruling to assert PH rights vs China

PHL, pinanigan ng UN arbitral court sa isyu ng maritime dispute laban sa China

West Philippine Sea after PH victory
The forum, "Upholding the Law of the Sea Convention and the Post-Arbitration Philippine Challenge", was scheduled July 16 from 9 am to 12:30 pm at the Malcolm Theater of the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law.
The biggest names involved in the Philippines’ case against China gathered for the first forum of its kind after Manila won the arbitral proceedings against Beijing.

South China Sea dispute and the way forward
The situation in the South China Sea has become more precarious and some say, more unpredictable, even after the historic ruling of the permanent court of arbitration on the maritime dispute in the region.

PH lawyer vs China: 'This is a victory for rule of law'
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How to enforce Hague ruling? PH lead counsel explains
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Duterte urged to use tribunal ruling to assert PH rights vs China
by Jee Y. Geronimo

Palace: Gov’t will proceed with ‘restraint, sobriety’ after Hague verdict
by Ruth Abbey Gita

Why so gloomy? Netizens disappointed in Yasay reaction to South China Sea ruling
by David Lozada

How to enforce Hague ruling? PH lead counsel explains
by Paterno Esmaquel II

CHexit: Filipinos celebrate PH victory over China
by Voltaire Tupaz

Editorial: Place from which to watch China
by SunStar.com 
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RA 9522 Philippine Baseline Law and Know Your Boundaries

The new baseline law declares the Philippines' claim on the Spratly Islands and Scarborough Shoal as "regime of islands" under the Republic of the Philippines. China and Vietnam issued their protest against the baseline law.
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The problem of accept that Spratly Islands belongs to Philippines
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The Philippine Territory
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Newly found maps show Spratly Islands never a part of China.
China’s claim to more than 80% of the South China Sea, which includes overlapping claims with the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia and Vietnam, took another hit recently when Dr. Tran Duc Anh Son, a Vietnamese historian and Deputy Director at the Da Nang institute for Socio-Economic Development, visited Yale University in New Haven, Ct. Published Jun 2, 2016
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Manila Defense and Security Symposium
Published June 17, 2016
Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio delivers a lecture on developments on the Philippines' historic case China over disputed waters
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Justice Antonio Carpio on what's next for PH after case vs China
Published July 22, 2016
What can we expect after the Philippines' victory over China in the arbitral tribunal?
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Gov't uses arbitration ruling as 'guide'
Published on Dec 19, 2016
Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay insists the government respects and uses the arbitration ruling as a guide in the country's claims in the South China Sea. But at least one lawmaker says, the president's position must reflect the nation's opinion on the regional dispute, and not his alone.
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300-year-old Philippine map shows Scarborough Shoal
Isang mapa ng Pilipinas na 300 taon na ang balak gamitin sa arbitration case ng ating gobyerno laban sa China. Naniniwala nga kasi ang mga eksperto na isa itong matibay na ebidensya para igiit natin ang pagmamay-ari sa Scarborough Shoal na inaangkin ngayon ng China. Published Jun 8, 2015
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Spratly Islands Reef Madness - Foreign Correspondent ABC
A glimpse of the Spratlys and how the military and some residents survived the poorest living conditions. It's really pitiful to know this, my tears literaly flowed for them. Thanks Mr. Eric Campbell for sharing. A wake-up call to the Philippine government officials! Published May 22, 2014
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Kalayaan, Karapatan sa Karagatan (West Philippine Sea), 15 June 2015
Malacanang invites Filipinos to watch documentary regarding West Philippine Sea. Hosted by Lourd de Vera - Look the full desription of the video HERE

Global response to West PH Sea dispute crucial: Counsel
Published July 02, 2016
The lead counsel for the Philippines in a high-profile case challenging China's sweeping claims in the disputed South China Sea says the response of other coastal states will be crucial in the aftermath of an upcoming ruling by an international tribunal.

Look it as pdf HERE

Look also The Philippine Baseline Law and Know Your Boundaries

Photos show China blocking access to Panatag Shoal
by Paterno Esmaquel II November 02, 2016

(UPDATED) One of the photos is taken on October 29, a week after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made a 4-day state visit to China.
Newly-released photos suggest that China is still blocking Filipino fishermen's access to Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) in the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), a think tank said Wednesday, November 2.

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PH won't protest China 'militarization' of Spratlys – report
Published December 17, 2016
'Let them take whatever action is necessary in the pursuit of their national interest... and we will leave it at that,' Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr says.

The Scarborough vivendi
by Jay L. Batongbacal November 03, 2016
'The tactical victory of restored access to fisheries resulted in the downgraded territorial status of Scarborough Shoal, which is actually a strategic loss'
Recent satellite imagery released by the Asian Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) reveals that the Chinese Coast Guard continues to hold station at the mouth of the main entrance to the shoal’s lagoon, while Philippine boats hover at the shoal’s perimeter.
PH-China sea dispute may not be solved ‘in our lifetime’ – Yasay

'Our closer ties with China is not going to erode our close ties with the rest of our allies and traditional partners,' Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay also tells Filipino and Chinese businessmen in Beijing

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West PH Sea dispute ‘takes back seat’ in state visit

'I did not come here to agree to talk' about the dispute, the President tells reporters in Beijing

Both by Pia Ranada October 19, 2016

Bananas, rehab centers for Scarborough?
Published October 17, 2016

Why should this pivot to China come at the expense of our hard-won victory at The Hague?

Best approach to China? Assert and execute Hague ruling
by Jodesz Gavilan October 15, 2016
Former Permanent Representative to the UN Lauro Baja Jr says the Duterte administration should implement the historic ruling over the West Philippine Sea or risk losing the respect of the international community
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