Posts Tagged ‘Philippines’

‘The Chinese are coming’: US attempts to turn the Philippines against its Beijing ally

China is now the second-biggest defence spender in the world, losing out only to the US (who – by the way – is so far ahead of the game that it accounts for 36 percent of all global defence spending). The rise of Beijing – and Washington’s response to its ever-emerging preeminence – is putting […]

Philippines ships 69 containers of dumped rubbish back to Canada

A cargo ship carrying tonnes of rubbish dumped in the Philippines by Canada more than five years ago, causing a festering diplomatic row, has left the Southeast Asian country, as nations in the region increasingly reject serving as dumpsites for wealthier states. The 69 shipping containers of rotting waste were loaded onto the M/V […]

New 6.3 magnitude earthquake hits Philippines a day after earlier one kills at least 11

   The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has hit the central Philippines, a day after 6.1 quake hit the country’s north and killed at least 11 people. The new quake hit Tuesday afternoon and was centered 13 kilometers (8 miles) east of Tutubigan in the country’s central region. The quake was relatively […]

6.3 magnitude quake strikes Philippines, several dead

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck the Philippines main island of Luzon and several people have been killed in collapsed buildings, media reports. The quake struck 60 km (37 miles) northwest of the capital, Manila, at a depth of 40 km (25 miles), the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The governor of Pampanga province […]

‘More dangerous than Florence’: Typhoon Mangkhut is about to make landfall in the Philippines

     While the world’s eyes are zoomed in on the US East coast, where 1.7 million people are told to evacuate in order to avoid Hurricane Florence damage, a much stronger storm is lashing out at Southeast Asia: Mangkhut. Super Typhoon Mangkhut deserves all the superlatives it can get. By far the strongest storm of […]

3 dead, 5 million people at risk as Philippines’ strongest typhoon makes landfall (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Mangkhut, known locally as Ompong, has recently been downgraded to a category-4 Atlantic hurricane. It is essentially a huge 900km (560-mile) rain cloud which could, when mixed with seasonal rain, create waves of up to six meters (20ft) on the coasts of Cagayan, weather experts have warned. Staggering winds of 205kph and extreme rainfall caused […]

Dead whale shark found near Manila, Philippines

     A whale shark or ‘butanding’ was found dead in Navotas Fish Port, Friday. The 16-foot corpse was discovered by the residents near Navotas Fish Port according to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) officials. The whale shark was seen floating around 11 p.m. Thursday. Residents pulled out the butanding to the shore […]

Record Deaths Amid Duerte’s US-funded Crackdown on Philippines’ Poor

MANILA – As Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte enters his third year in office, his administration has earned the ignominious distinction of ushering in the country’s ranking as the deadliest country for environmental and lands rights defenders in Asia. It’s just the latest indicator of Manila’s careless, if often hostile, attitude toward the rural poor and […]

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Says God Is Stupid

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has insulted a lot of people, including world leaders and high ranking officials, but he has now gone a step further and questioned God’s logic, calling him stupid The 72-year-old leader who is an open critic of the Catholic Church, was referring to the concept of original sin in the Bible during […]

Primed by Saudi Money and Influence, the ISIS Diaspora Reaches the Philippines

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (Analysis) — ISIS’ inevitable decline in Iraq and Syria, the credit for which is almost always wrongly bestowed upon the Trump administration, has provided windows of opportunity for the global terror group to spawn insurgencies in other locations. On December 20, 2017, MintPress News reported how this foreseeable ISIS “diaspora” would lead to […]

PHILIPPINES – Duterte Calls on Developing Nations to Exit International Criminal Court

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 5,887 other followers Source Article from https://theuglytruth.wordpress.com/2018/03/20/philippines-duterte-calls-on-developing-nations-to-exit-international-criminal-court/ Related Posts ‘The Chinese are coming’: US attempts to turn the Philippines against its Beijing ally China is now the second-biggest defence spender in the world, losing out only to […]

Philippines, Honduras Are Embracing RFID Technology To Track Citizens’ Movements

In the not-too-distant future, law enforcement will be able to easily track our movements thanks to microchips, which some workers – as we’ve previously reported. Indeed, some people are happily lining up to be microchipped – even throwing parties to celebrate their coworkers embracing the microchipping phenomenon, without any regard to how this […]

Four people killed by landslide in the Philippines as Tropical Storm Sanba hits (VIDEOS)

     Four people were killed in the southern Philippines early Tuesday as a tropical storm unleashed heavy rain and triggered deadly landslides, police said. Tropical Storm Sanba slammed the east coast of the main southern island of Mindanao Tuesday with gusts of 75 kilometres an hour. The heavy rain triggered landslides that hit mountain villages […]

The Dictator or Duterte? Sort Hollywood spoof from quotes by the Philippines leader (QUIZ)

Since taking office two years ago, Duterte has come out with some explosive quotes, from claiming to have killed suspected criminals while he was mayor of Davao City, to threatening to shoot female rebels in the vagina. READ MORE: ‘Dangerous macho-fascist’: Critics slam Duterte over order to ‘shoot female rebels in the vagina’ Duterte, who […]

Operation Pacific Eagle in the Philippines: Washington’s New Colonial War

In the first part of this MPN exclusive, we speak to Ka Oris of the New People’s Army and Professors William I. Robinson and Roland Simbulan about the new U.S. intervention in Asia, which raises the Philippines to the same level as Syria and Iraq for the Pentagon’s war plans. In the second part, we […]

Demolition Duterte: Philippines leader bulldozes luxury cars to send message (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Some 29 smuggled high-end vehicles, including models of BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes Benz and Corvette, were simultaneously crushed by road rollers at three of the country’s ports on Tuesday. The majority of cars were destroyed at the Bureau of Customs (BOC) grounds in Manila where Duterte was present for the ceremonial condemnation. Tuesday also marks the […]

Mayon volcano in Philippines spews lava fountains & ash plumes as thousands more flee (VIDEO)

The sporadic eruption of Mayon in Albay province on the island of Luzon started on January 13. Since then, it has affected at least 54 villages in the area with a combined population of over 70,000 people. The “alert level 4” status remains for the local residents following five more “episodes of intense but sporadic […]

Volcanic ash triggers evacuation in Philippines with ‘hazardous eruptions’ feared

     The Mayon volcano in the Philippines has spewed ash several times over the weekend, forcing authorities to evacuate two villages in its vicinity and raise the threat level, warning of potential “hazardous magmatic eruptions.” “The public is strongly advised to be vigilant and desist from entering the six kilometer (3.7 mile) radius Permanent Danger […]

ISIS Helps US Keep Military’s Foot in Philippines’ Door

December 7, 2017 By Joseph Thomas Current US ambassador to the Philippines, Sung Kim, recently congratulated the Philippines’ armed forces and the US military for their successful completion of KAMANDAG, a joint military exercise held for the first time this year. The US embassy in the Philippines on its website noted that: KAMANDAG, which will […]

Philippines Orders Probe Into Sanofi Dengue Vaccine for 730,000 Children

Philippines Orders Probe Into Sanofi Dengue Vaccine for 730,000 Children December 4th, 2017 Via: Reuters: The Philippines ordered an investigation on Monday into the immunization of more than 730,000 children with a vaccine for dengue that has been suspended following an announcement by French […]

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