Philippine Pivot To China: What Does It Mean?

Last week the president of the Philippines signaled his desire to separate from US foreign policy and seek a rapprochement with China. The US is prepared to occupy five military bases in the Philippines and a long-standing mutual defense treaty. What’s next?

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Elekonsult Technical Services
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US and the West want the Philippines forever poor, so forever dumb. These 2 entities don't really help us improve our competitiveness.

babyyolly Palayon
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fuck this two guys u dont know anything about our president so fuck off

alex lee
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Stupid Philippine monkeys, you are the United States and Japan to deceive the United States provoke the relationship between the Asian countries to achieve their own political interests, in 1894 usa encouraged Japan China Russia to war, sold to Japan a large number of weapons taking advantage of the war ,when japan weakened,us captured Hawaii, Americans discriminated against the Asian nation Trying to regain control of the Philippines Have you forgotten what the Americans and the Japanese have done on your land? Japan's agents used a piece of paper, From a UN refusal to recognize the agency,cheated the poor people… Read more »

Jax Gawili
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Good point Mr. Paul review U.S. Policy and no interventions on other countries and respect the rights of a country and their sovereign policy…

David Jonathan Caluscusan
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…lol.. i am filipino. i went to Davao when I was 7. Duterte was mayor (i didnt know then). i went to Davao 11 or 12 years later, and it has changed dramatically and the first question that came to my mind is, who's the mayor?". And I thought ,"I want a president like this city's mayor". He could bring a dramatic change in a city in so short a time. Now we hav him as president, i am elated. If he could change a city, he has the potential to change a country. Now most Filipinos are pro US.… Read more »

Christian Delfino
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Before this, I actually want him to be the US president. now, i don't know. i think if, and if ever, he'll actually harm the world order and make it worst.
Focus on your turf sir. The world is not for the US.

Bacolod_Tikalon
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I wanted Ron Paul to win the election before.. I think he would have been a good president for America.

Moncy Balan
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reading thro' all the comments i feel that the sense of exploitation by the fillipinos is the main cause of this backlash. well ! tell me which country doesnt exploit the other? and the CHINESE….they are the masters of the art. hope you guys are not jumping from the pan to the fire……best of luck!!! A nation is only strong when its institutions of democracy, law, freedom of speech, religious tolerance & freedom are natured to such extent that it doesnt get slaughtered by political personalities such as Duterte. National pride is good but calm, sane minds must influence the… Read more »

John Fernandez
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the old man says that thiers no rigth to insult the presedent of the amireca but amireca has the rigth to insult ather who are you old man to say that to my presedent putang ina mo

Deus ng Digmaan
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FCK YOU US.. WHERE NOT A PUPPET.. YOU MAYBE STRONG IN TERMS OF TECHNOLOGY.. BUT WE ARE STRONG BECAUSE WE STICK AS ONE.. BRING IT ON FUCKERS

Deus ng Digmaan
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SHUT UP OLD MAN .. YOU DON'T KNOW NOTHING​

J T
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Right Ron, it's merrier with many friends. Good perspective!

Target Down
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To Ron Paul, Filipinos are tired of US intervention. The US interfere in fighting Abu Sayaf Terrorist, yet Abu Sayaf became even more stronger and powerful. Now, when US are not involved and PH government forces alone fight with these bandits the ASG became weaker and weakening recently. Other thing, how many country leaning towards US, now became a warzone or if not a failed state? Filipinos are looking for a real friends, a friends that won't allow us to be destroyed. A friend that will help us, and loyal with. A friend that is worthy to depend with. We… Read more »

cyrene3157
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Let the Philippines have it's independent foreign policy and let them fully develop as a sovereign country without us meddling into their affairs. We have big problems of our own here.

Francis Zerrudo
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You Guys have the Right to insult our President but Our President dont have the right to insult yours? FUCK YOU old american white THRASH!!!!!

server Avancena
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shitty analysis.

Thorne Huntington
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Duderte is an anti-American Pilipino from Mindanao. He believed that America owes the Philippines an apology for the massacre committed by the US Army in 1906 Bud Dajo Battle (if we can call it that). If Duterte was not President today it would be a different story. He thinks he is punishing America for it's actions in the past. He never got over it. He kept a grudge. He wanted so much to get even with the USA that it became a lifetime mission for him to do so. That's why he insults America every opportunity he gets. He is… Read more »

Hernani Gustilo Jr.
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A message for other Americans who think they knew the Philippines even if they never ever set a foot here…

"WE HAVE MORE INTELLIGENT AND GOOD PEOPLE HERE THAN AMERICA BUT WERE CORRUPTED DUE TO THE CORRUPT SYSTEM OF EDUCATION, HEALTHCARE, FINANCIAL AND POLITICAL SYSTEM INTRODUCED BY THE AMERICANS AFTER OUR GREAT PRESIDENT, FERDINAND E. MARCOS STEPPED DOWN TO AVOID BLOODSHED. AND GUESS WHO PERPETRATED IT, YOUR CIA!.
WHY CAN'T YOU JUST LEAVE US ALONE? YOU CANNOT EVEN TAKE CARE OF YOU OWN COUNTRY!

Hernani Gustilo Jr.
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DONALD TRUMP IS NOT REALLY A BULLY SO HIS REACTION IS BUT APPROPRIATE ONLY TO AVOID WWWIII FROM IGNITING IN THE EAST. I BELIEVE HE IS JUST "THINKING" CONTRARY TO WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT HIM AS A "YUPPIN' ACTOR". HE CAN BE A GREAT AMERICAN PRESIDENT LIKE RONALD REAGAN AND JFK… JUST WAIT AND SEE. ANYWAYS, SORRY WARMONGERS, YOUR BUSINESS WILL SOON BE CLOSED.AND YOU, SELF-PROCLAIMED MIGHTY AMERICANS, JUST PREPARE YOURSELF FOR "GRAY STATE IS COMING"… WE'LL SEE THEM HOW BRAVE, PATRIOTIC AND REASONABLE YOU ARE FOR FROM WHAT I SEE SINCE BIRTH, YOUR GOVERNMENT IS UNREASONABLE IN MEDDLING INTO… Read more »

Gregoriojr Ludivese
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You American government are selfish

soni zuki
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Great talk, im from phils. and we are also alarmed with what happened in west phil sea.. biggest question is, why did the USA as our ally, did not come to our aid before china built all those islands and military installations.. we were already asking for help when the chinese coastguards are not letting our fishermans in the disputed area. there were no islands yet.. and when the US military sent gray ships, it also made a huge tension, we don't want the phils to be the battleground of china and usa. if we suport america, it will be… Read more »

bndct518
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RUBBISH

Cynthia Eng
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Duterte IS prime time….idiot.

Cynthia Eng
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Hey Paul, no nation in it's right mind would continue as an allie of US.

Nonoy Fire
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Let me reiterate what the oldtimer in this blog stated " he (Duterte) not have the right to insult our president (Obama), we have the right to insult (Duterte)"…well man… as filipino and as citizen of the world, a brother to a sister, uncle to a nephew who are all working in the u.s. i regret that they are working there, they have become alienated by their changes in characters, but this is important id say it again "son of bitch to obama, dont meddle with our drug problem here in the philippines bcoz it is destroying our futures children.… Read more »

anndee herrera
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yes ron . that is true americans have a bad attitudes. you are hypocrites.

leapdrive
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Ron Paul is more pro Communist than pro Philippines. He has a video favoring pro Communist Vietnam as far as businesses and, he now appears concerned of the Philippines shifting to China's side. Ron Paul shows hypocrisy. You'd think that American industry would invest more in an ally the Philippines rather than communist countries but, this discussions of concern is too hypocritical. The Philippines now is growing despite big American businesses snubbing the Philippines while it's China doing the investing. What is there to be surprised about? The Philippines need to survive as a country and, it'll do what it… Read more »

Ron H.
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Duterte needs to quit selling his country out to ANY other nations, ever!

Alex RC
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All countries colonized by the United States are poor (South America and others) because US government is only looking after their own interests. And they only want to “control” and mine resources from poor countries.

joseph suazo
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I dunno man, it looks like the federal reserve is slacking in printing more money. If the dollar runs dry so is her ( USA ) friends. I have no idea why Ron Paul did not mention this.

Valiant Thor
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In history, China never invaded any Country but America? You know the answer…

Miguel Rodriguez
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You cant trust the son of a whore.

Roque Sj. Polagñe
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With or without the US neglecting this part of the world, a wise leader of a weak country has to balance its relations (with or without territorial disputes) with major powers and not just completely align ourselves to one giant.

Muhammad Ijaz
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Orlando Jr Bangayan
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Hahah if i choose i go to RUSSIA than china.! We are Allie's of AMERICA but we are not puppet U.S. we go to RUSSIA not america.

TJfishbuk Salliverro
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Duterte just wants to be left alone. The way he runs his country is well approved and welcomed by the Filipinos more than 90 percent. He is not anti American as long as he is left alone not being dictated by an outsider after all he knows more how it works and what applies. Never been before that a president do what he says and says what he do. Corruption is down, criminality, drugs, rebellion and discipline is promoted and cleanliness, infrastructures are built all over the country and every level in govt agency services has improved. People see the… Read more »