By Raïssa Robles
There is a very interesting article on the South China Sea conflict written by one of my editors, Debasish Roy Chowdhury. It is entitled Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte wants to be friends, why isn’t China playing ball?
Before he joined South China Morning Post desk, Chowdhury worked as a journalist right in the heart of China’s capital, Beijing. That stint gave him some experience in interpreting the sentiments of Beijing officials.
Two things struck me about his article.
First, he said “Duterte’s softly-softly approach stands in contrast to resentment in the country against what is seen as Chinese aggression in Philippine waters.”
This conclusion about resentment in the Philippines against Chinese aggression in Philippine waters came from Chowdhury’s recent conversations with Filipinos in the country. He was here recently to do a feature on the post- Marawi conflict where China is taking part.
The second thing that struck me about his article is when he said:
“Beijing is not entirely convinced of Duterte’s China pivot either. China was never under any illusion that the Philippines would ditch its ties with the US under any circumstances, says Zha Daojiong, a professor at the School of International Studies, Peking University. “We never sensed an ‘either US or China’ calculation on Duterte’s part.”
All that groveling by President Rodrigo Duterte toward China has not worked its magic?
Should he just try even harder or give up that supine pose?
You can read Chowdhury’s complete article by clicking on this link.
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My hubby Alan was so inspired by Duterte’s elaborate prostrations that he came up with this piece. Thank you, Mel, for reminding me to post this piece. Mel is one of the active members of Cyber Plaza Miranda on my site.
OPINION/SATIRE: Philippine military unveils dramatic new defense strategy: no fighting
Alan Robles — Hot Manila
“No fighting” will be the new defense strategy of the Armed Forces of the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte.
The strategy was unveiled yesterday by the president’s personal military adviser, Wally Espiritu Sukoagad.
He explained that “if China attacks, Filipinos will defend their country by moving to another place, probably Russia, where they can get free Vkontakte to replace Facebook.”
But even before China can think of attacking, the Philippines will preempt it by suddenly striking first and giving Beijing anything and everything it wants.
“This is the Duterte Doctrine,” he said.
According to Sukoagad, the strategy was formulated after the administration’s top know-it-all bloggers were formed into a committee that carefully and extensively studed warfare, tactics, technology, history and global geopolitics.
He said the committee arrived at several conclusions.
“First, China was identified as the next possible opponent and aggressor.
“Second, they had to get a world map to find out where China was.
“Third, they then discovered one important thing: China is BIG. Holy Jesus, very big!”
To read the rest, please click on this link.
I am just sharing links,, its up to the experts to debate and enlighten the incredibly clueless masses. The islands are gone , still the poor Pinoys are cheering on, yey!
After Kuwait, Cayetano could brush up again info about the PH territory with real news.
Some developments, if Dutz can easily give the islands away, then might as well for the others to join the fun.
Is VP L Robredo next?
Duterte curious about status of VP vote recount, http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/05/29/18/duterte-curious-about-status-of-vp-vote-recount
curiosity killed a cat and if digong is preparing to go to war with china by checking a woman’s boudoir, uhm, he might as well be in drag and shedding tears like bato, that be his war paint. digong has already practiced crying when opening oil wells in cebu.
bong marcos has already bot and trolls spreading fake news about leni and not to be outdone, digong has got govt funded communication team spreading fake news as well. for digong to be checking their productivity and progress, when a simple text to bong marcos will do, what’s love got to do, got to do, with it? money not well spent, trolls and bots are being resisted by the public, and leni is learning to resist as well na. dati, she wont dignify trolls tirade. now leni is learning to fight back bots and trolls and their fake news.
bad news for the bong marcos and digong yan, trolls would have to be paid more money for overtime work now that leni is on their heels and no longer going to be passive.
and calida’s fecundity must be hurting digong too, appointee pa naman niya si calida and much feted. making diversion si digong, diverting attention from calida, poking his nose into comelec’s and pet’s affair, leni added in the mix.
News from the South China Morning Post.
Is this ‘fake news?’ Or for real?
Paging DFA Secretary Peter Cayetano, kindly confirm.
Will DFA Secretary P Cayetano deny it?
Sabihin kayah niya nah he was quoted out of context?
uhm, I’ve just read similar article sa inquirer, duterte going to war kuno with china if china crosses red lines . . .
I dont know what red lines cayetano is blabbing about, china’s 9dash line is nearly complete, our fishermen cannot go to the shoal without being challenged at gun point by the ubiquitous chinese navy backed by chinese air force. sina defence chief lorenzana at national security chief esperon mismo were challenged as well while visiting panatag and were told to get off china’s territory.
digong has yet to do similar visits. and if china’s navy and air force challenged him as well, kahit hindi siya fisherman . . . maybe that’s the reason why digong wont go to west phil sea, china might humiliate him at baka masigawan pa siya via loudspeaker, duterte, get off china’s territory, now!
cayetano’s nobody can extract natural resources there on their own, the president has declared that . . .
isnt’ tuna natural resources? yamang dagat. chinese have been fishing tuna in and around the shoal and selling them in the world markets at exuberant prices, while our own fishermen are barred and turned away, if not, allowed only to fish in areas designated by chinese navy, their catch is meager lang while china got the lot.
Ang dating nag pagkasulat ng artikulo (SCMP) ay matapang, lalaking-lalaki ang mensahe.
Parang baliktad sa mga drama ni PRRD sa mga Pilipinong periodista.
Inquirer and Philstar also picked it up. More apt ’em knowing PRRD better.
DFA Secretary was quoted the following –
‘Bahala na.’ daw? The famous Filipino proverbial idiom. Takot na nga, na pusoy, stalemate nila ang pinas, naisahan at nagulang pa sa mga droga.
From jet skidding to ‘… go to war. Bahala na.’ Kung ganiyan din lang ang pinuno, ang labas – massacre nga. Patotohanan niya mismu ang sarili niyang premonisyon.
Dumaan ang ASEAN Summit, APEC, 50 years of ASEAN anniversary… dalawang taon. Ngayon lang namulat ang mga mata niya?
in my humblest opinion po, digong wont be alone if ever he take tougher stand against china, the whole sambayanan will be with him. all he has to do is lead, send delegation protesting china’s occupancy sa west phil sea. reach out to neighboring countries like vietnam, indonesia, etc, and together with these nations, urge china to remove illegal structures. and get rid of that bugok cayetano, he is so maleable to the chinese, daig pa ang tikoy. hindi siya true diplomat, easily lead by those he hired, saudi fiasco is evidence.
but if digong hides behind his own innumerable pambobola, lulled by the smiles and claps and adoring eyes of his highly paid yes men and women, who in turn hide behind him, then bahala na siya indeed. he’ll end up alone.
“I dont know what red lines cayetano is blabbing about” tsk tsk tsk
Red is China’s representative communist color. Parang default pati ang apog kumpuni niya sa mga intsik. Sa nine dash line, sakop pati West Philippines Sea.
May bantay salakay kung dumating na sa maikling panahon na mag umpisa na ang mga instik na mag-explore for oil, gas and other mineral resources sa alin man sa big three man-made islands na may ruon ding interes ang pinas.
Naghamon pa si DFA Secretaru na mag re-resign daw siya kung mapapatunayang merong kahit na isang territoryo (o lupain/isla) ang nawala na nagmulang nagumpisa ang Duterte administrasyon.
Well, ‘Rep. Gary Alejano (Magdalo party-list) on Tuesday reminded Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano that the Philippines effectively lost control of Sandy Cay in the West Philippine Sea under the Duterte administration.’ *
Is DFA Secretary an honorable man? Will he now resign? O dalawang salita, tulad ni PRRRD. Jet skidding
I checked Sand Cay on google map, there are now many structures including a helipad in that territory.
it’s pinas po that is being red lined. if our people pumalaot sa west phil sea and cross that red line, chinese navy and air force challenged them, threatened them with guns pointed at them. also loud speakers blasting and telling them to go back and to exit china’s territory at once.
DFA Secretary changed his tune lately –
But in a Congressional Hearing today, no mention of those ““several dozens,” of or “maybe 50 to 100” diplomatic protests against China since 2016.”
Was there a ‘shouting match’ between Alejano and Cayetano at the Congressional Hearing?
gerund or present participle: groveling
. . . lie or move abjectly on the ground with one’s face downward.
“she was groveling on the floor in fear”
synonyms; prostrate oneself, lie, kneel, cringe
“George groveled at his feet, begging for mercy”
act in an obsequious manner in order to obtain someone’s forgiveness or favor.
“everyone expected me to grovel with gratitude”
synonyms: be obsequious to, fawn on, kowtow to, bow and scrape to, toady to, truckle to, abase oneself to, humble oneself to. . .
Raissa Robles knows best word to use.
What red lines is Sec. Caye speaking about? There are none so far.
If NONE, how can China cross red lines that are invisible?
It is the other way around: China placed in many ‘globes’ for everybody their red lines. Only US Navy has no such ‘globes’. Thus, 7th US Fleet crossess China’s red lines thru & thru.
Sec. Caye is speaking in 2 red-tongues with red lines. He’s groveling with gratitude to China that Philippines has no red lines, thus begging for mercy from China for his non-existent words of red lines.
什麼紅線？Shénme hóngxiàn?China asks.
‘No!’ says Sec. Caye, ‘I’m just saying that I have 2 red-forked tongues’ – 2個紅色叉形舌頭
2 Gè hóngsè chā xíng shétou
DFA Secretary was quoted the following –
“That’s what the president said. If anyone gets the natural resources in the West Philippine Sea-South China Sea, he will go to war. He said: ‘Bahala na.’ He will go to war. So those were our red lines,” Cayetano said.
Grovel sa Duterte Speaks ay … (dumb roll please)
Ani ni DFA Sec So those were our red lines. Like the song The Way We Were?
Bukas, o makalawa, ibang bersiyon na naman yan. Pana-panahon ika nga.
QW champion Solgen Jose Calida to be quo warrantoed
Two opposition senators are calling for the removal of Calida from office over the more than P150M in government contracts his family’s security agency bagged since becoming the govt’s top counsel
Sen. Risa Hontiveros dared PRRD to make good on his promise to fire officials at the slightest whiff of corruption and file cases against calida
Sen. Kiko Pangilinan, LP president, also called on calida to resign, saying that the amount his family’s security agency bagged is almost three times larger than the money involved in the advertisement scandal that led to the resignation of Wanda Tulfo-Teo as DOT secretary. (more)
According to Wikipedia, SG Jose “Joe” Callangan Calida is a born again Christian, is that a badge of honor?*
What does that mean?
IS SG Jose “Joe” Callangan Calida next to be ‘fired?’ Or exempted?
Wala daw sa prescription este prohibition sa Code of Conduct of Public Officials and the anti-graft law.
No conflict of interest in his family-owned security agency bagging P150.8 million worth of contracts from at least 6 government agencies.
Calida sued at Ombudsman over security agency, https://www.raissarobles.com/2018/05/11/is-sereno-still-part-of-the-supreme-court-even-though-she-was-ousted-as-chief-justice/comment-page-1/#comment-441488
In the P150M contracts bagged by Calida’s security agency, did it pass through public bidding or through palakasan?
drill down says
it’s a stupid question. the answer has to be thru palakasan because you never know. the govt shouldnt be wasting public money investigating this question.
Under RA 9184 or the Government Procurement Reform Act, all procurement should be done thru competitive public bidding.
If it’s thru palakasan, calida’s family is breaking that law. Countless local and national officials have been dismissed for cause by the Ombudsman, including forfeiture of benefits and perpetual disqualification from holding public office.
Paki update ninyo ang Solicitor Calida’s harvest list of Vintage gov’t security services contracts.
Jose is gifted with a talent for soliciting.
His title alone must have sent shivers down people’s spine to acquiesce.
With or without a prescriptive date, word of mouth in the corridors of power must be Vintage.
May 30, 2018 is when SC CJ ML Sereno files her MR?
How may SC Justices would recuse? Will it be a two, three, four or six?
Will SC Justice Jardeleza reconsider his to a dissent?
Who will sign-off the finality of the quo-warranto petition? Will Acting CJ Carpio sign it off?
If the SC, as a collegial body, would not reconsider, who among the concurring Justices to be impeached first?
yong salns po ni calida the last 5yrs must be bursting to capacity, assets aplenty, so many columns to tally, liabilities halos – nil.
very very rich man walking and getting richer, family business ni calida is very lucrative raking in millions. seen calida visiting offices of migs zubiri at iba pa, praying for deliverance yata the born again christian, seeking solace from one who cheated at election and had to vacate office, he, he, he. can I hide some incriminating documents in your office my dearly beloved friend, migs? before my office can be raided and my computer and records siezed? want some security done to your premises, I’ll give you discount. ang imagination ko is going ballistic!
SALNs, what about SG Calida’s?
Will his Vigilant and other business interests and their incomes be included AND itemized in his SALNs?
Good news for a change:
PRRD says Cebu oil field switch-on rites made him “cry” when he saw oil “for the first time” on Thursday, referring to last week’s ceremonial valve opening of the Alegria Oil Field in Cebu
The six exploration wells in Barangay Montpeller wells resulted in the discovery of oil and gas resources were expected to yield oil in commercial quantities of 27.93 million barrels and gas up to 9.42 billion cubic feet.
The onshore Alegria Oil Field, operated by China International Mining Petroleum Co. Ltd, is expected to boost the country’s energy security and improve Alegria’s economic prospects by generating more jobs (more)
Pivoting always rotates – the end of a shaft or arbor, resting and turning in a bearing.
Rotating to ditch ties. ‘Nothing is permanent’ so to say.
Everybody should not wonder when one pivots!
PiVOTE to China. . . or later piVOTE to USA.
A pivoter is clever in a sense. So, keep watching in alertness.
To Open or Shut the door – today Duterte as President holds the key.
His pivot stands with China’s Xi Jinping beside him, while on the other side is the US looking? When Duterte’s gone, will the next President jumps to join POTUS?
digong should be concern more about the weakening peso contra dolyar, 52pesos now to a dollar, and how our economy is affected by the dollar and rarely by the yuan.
friendship and camaraderie, it’s difficult to be friendly with chinese soldiers, they come with guns drawn kasi, and dont speak our language. the americans are easier to understand, we’ve been with them for decades and through thick and thin at meron tayong common language, we understand each other’s sense of humor.
pardon po but today’s pinoy soldiers and kapolisan, they’ll eat digong’s excrement! and gladly pa and even dip their hands sa kaban ng bayan. that’s why they wear uniforms, pare-pareho silang brothers and sisters in thieving. cannot tell digong to spread welfare around not just concentrate most of it sa men and women in uniform. grabbers din ang mga ito, can never have enough. already got so much tulong from digong and still accepting pa sila of more tulong, habang ang taumbayan nenenerbyos na. paliit na ang income nila and prices of food is going higher.
men and women in uniforms, pipi and cannot tell digong na tama na po sir, give naman po to others, may mga pangangailangan din po sila. they sit instead and laugh and smile, and I think, their only regret is that the upuan they’re sitting on is not made of gold!
ah, itong mga pivoters, unhinged ang karamihan, pivoting around one another, nakakahilo ang orbit. may orbiter and sub-orbiters hurling into space, rotating . . .
kaso to pivot successfully, good, strong axle is needed, strong axle to hold them pivoters in place; anchored, and not hurling there and here and colliding like crazed tampopos.
FROM GRIN TO GRIM: INSIDE THE TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT COLLAPSE
Yesterday, in a one-page letter to Kim Jong Un that President Trump dictated himself, Trump called off the summit they’d scheduled for June 12 in Singapore, declaring it a “tremendous setback.” He bemoaned Pyongyang’s recent turn to “tremendous anger and open hostility,” And he renewed his boasts of America’s nuclear weapons, which he called “so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used,”
The final straw, officials said, was a Wednesday statement from the North railing against Vice President Pence and threatening nuclear war. In harshly worded statements, North Korea threatened to pull out of the summit, balking at US demands for “unilateral nuclear abandonment,” including going after Bolton when he suggested the so called “Libya model” could be used on North Korea — despite the ultimate fate of Moammar Gadhafi, who was killed by rebels in a US-backed uprising less than 10 years ago after relinquishing his nuclear weapons. (more)
… in 24 hours
Trump cancels talks with Kim, North Korea insist still wants to talk.
blah, blah blah … Peace through strength. Better than a Duterte massacre retort.
nuclear weapons, massive! but there is new sonic weapon ‘tested’ on american and canadian embassy staff sa cuba. magkaruon sila ng brain injury, may hearing loss, mild concussion, etc. umuwi ang iba at umalis sa cuba upang magpagamot
happened also sa american embassy staff sa china, nag-sustained sila ng similar brain injury sila, mysterious symptoms were reported. russia has developed new nerve gas agent recently ‘tested’ on double agent sripal and daughter, both in london.
wont be long before ‘top guns’ wont be able to get out of bed and report for duty, injured while sleeping, na-sonic inflected. nuclear weapons are only as good as the men and women who handles them.
It’s called sonic boom weapon and operate out of the audible range of hearing. The weapon left the diplomats with headaches and hearing loss. Symptoms were similar to concussion, according to CNN, The officials were living in housing supplied by the Cuban government. The article points to Russia as the likely possibility (more)
sa reef po, those radar system in place look suspiciously capable of being ultra sonic.
in benham rise, data is supportive yata of underwater sonic, those operating submarines can be disabled. gotta think ahead.
thanks for the link.
Philippines said this is fake news and denies it
Chinese-funded loans to the Philippines could use natural resources as collateral, a Chinese expert claimed in a recent news report.
According to a report published by Chinese newspaper Global Times on March 4, loans from China usually include agreements with provisions that allow the Philippines to use certain natural resources as collateral.
“The interest rate on the loans China has provided to the Southeast Asian country is very low. And the Philippines has strong debt-paying ability. Besides, the loans are usually accompanied by repayment agreements, which use certain natural resources as collateral,” Zhuang Guotu was quoted as saying in the report.
here is the whole article from Global Times.
In financing law, if your property is the main collateral, you only become the custodian to the property. (no sure if this is right). Maybe this is the reason , why no protest was filed or taken against China’s actions.
sinu kaya sa senado ang may lakas luob na imbestigahin ang mga loan agreements, contracts with china?
iba pang anomalya na dapat bigyang pansin?
– www. philstar. com/opinion/2018/05/23/1817734/why-p17-b-mrt-rehab-double-sumitomos-offer
dapat senate investigate chinese funded loans. chinese embassy could shed light and foreign sec cayetano has got plenty explaining to do. now that the coconut in the senate is gone and the effervescent one is in, maybe investigation can be had.
the lawyer is gone, the entertainer is in. let us have a real biopic showdown in the senate, the anomalous chinese loans vs the pinas possibly taken for almighty roller coaster ride, nonstop ride na nakakahilo.
investigate and clarify the issue, had pinas walked into a web of china’s making? na collateral na ang territory natin; taken, dahil he, he, he, hindi baga nabayaran ni digong ang fee to release the loans. loans have both exit and release fee, lalo na chinese funded loans done in secret, is what I think.
that would be not funny, if china’s global times will receive letters to its own chinese editor/s that their financial news is fake, malakanyang said so! china’s global times is purveyor of fake news, headlined. that would be big news in china, the news-maker becomes the news, that its financial arm has got it wrong, and malakanyang got it right.
uhm, since mouthy roque has already aired to the whole nation digong’s family problem that some nasty far off ‘duterte’ has been scamming mindanawans using the duterte name, like the news was of utmost importance and given nationwide coverage, maybe roque can also use his mouth and protest to china’s global times to stop making fake financial loan news.
speaking of Fake Newss
anything that expose malakanyang would be consider Fake news, while anything that favors them (kahit it was so obviously made up) is considered to be the truth.
As to natural resources, the SC said:
Moreover, granting that respondents license is valid, it can still be validly revoked by the State in the exercise of police power. The exercise of such power through Proclamation No. 84 is clearly in accord with jura regalia, which reserves to the State ownership of all natural resources. This Regalian doctrine is an exercise of its sovereign power as owner of lands of the public domain and of the patrimony of the nation, the mineral deposits of which are a valuable asset.
To use certain natural resources as collateral in loan agreement is always limited under the Regalian doctrine as the SC pronouncement in a case: [G.R. No. 149927. March 30, 2004] First Division – REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES, Represented by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Under then Minister ERNESTO R. MACEDA et al.
So, in the event of a revoking situation, any agreement prejudicial to the Regalian doctrine, can be revoked under the Constitution, as police power of the State.
ownership natin of our own state resources, put asunder na yan yata. china has changed massively the topography of the reef and the shoal, and all digong can do is clap clap clap and bow wow wow, else gigirahen siya ng china. takong yang mapahiya si digong, takot na manliit sa harap ng taumbayan. pero most of all, takot yan na baka china is going to withhold his supply of fentany, he, he, he.
digong has pawned pinas’ natural resources and cannot get them back, hindi kayang tubusin ang naisanla. sa sobrang hilig ng instant gratification, he ended up not reading the fine print? walang tyaga.
Irineo B. R. Salazar says
Many Chinese do not respect Malays, and whatever Duterte does will not change his color.
Chinese racism can be far worse than any white racism. Expect the Chinese to treat Digong like WW2 Germany treated collaborators from people deemed as inferior in those days, as scum.
Possibly, the real conduit to China always was Bong Go. His constant nearness to Digong is weird. Reminds me of the Japanese officer always behind the Manchurian puppet emperor Pu Yi.
may pinagsamahan ang dalawa.
sa hirap o ginhawa.
nakasunod at magkasundo.
one is the brain, the other is husk.
Name the brain?
Do they share half and half? Half-wits?
Alfredo Aquino says
Bong Go is Duterte’s “better half” LOL!
I have always thought bong go is the planted insider ng china, bilyonaryo kuno na siya, digong himself had said so. bilyonaryo na si bong go is forever shadowing digong, gotta keep eye on ‘investment’, he, he, he, baka masip-sip ng iba o ma-outbid yong investment and china will come undone. pati pa naman yong navy contract pinakialaman yata ni bong go at natanggal sa trabaho ng navy chief. nothing escapes the chinese shadow, mabusisi, he, he, he. makulit na tikoy, very sticky.
High time to look, pry into Bong Go’s business background? Sources of goods, financiers and network of business interests?
What does the intelligence community know about Duterte’s alter-ego?
By his actions, all for China. Even if his rhetoric, lame excuses belie his.
Quickly ‘jumps the gun’ that it will be a massacre, hence a defeatist attitude. The gullible can’t argue with that, China won with out pinas firing a shot. Duterte by the looks of it, for China’s militarization of Philippines’ islands in the SCS.
There are other options, oblivious for a short cut con artist with a short fuse at the home borne turf-war. War on domestic drug users, but not on its main source – China.
External and internal creeping successes?
next po is bong go is running for senator, and who knows? digong may tag along and sit in the senate with bong, he, he, he. two for the price of one, ivory and ebony . . .
‘gun jumper’ bong go is just protecting himself and his billions of money. in the war vs china and in the ensuing masaker, bong go could virtually be 1st to lose his head: napugutan ng ulo, his prize for being unable to control taumbayan, his billions gone, paghahati-hatian by his ilk. thanks but no thanks. china can be very unforgiving master, expecting the best from its servants.
already there is masaker of sibilyans sa bansa, daily killings in the war vs drugs.
same with duterte po, if there is war against china, he’ll be among those that lose that their heads, at baka tuluyang mabuang! he, he, he. 1st and foremost, china will take him to task at baka sisisi-in pa ng todo at mapahiya ng husto. you are no good ill gotten son of a stinky durian! chinese descent ka pa naman. how can we build build build our garrison when there is war and we cannot push shipments of shabu? how can we harass foreign ships in west phil sea when our navy is called to battle formation and rushing to pinas? how can we fish the reef out of existence when fishes are afraid to breed and the reef is teeming with used ammunition shells and gunpowder?
aba sa sobrang hiya, baka magpakamatay pa ang ‘tatay’ no mocha, he, he, he.
Him ‘… give up that supine pose?
How he’s been lobbying for China to annex … since he assumed, he’s been spreading his legs, flip prone even to offer his shaft. Even says “I simply love Xi Jinping.”
Wasn’t there news before when some politicians said that rape victims should not protest, rather cooperate, spread and enjoy the assault?
Duterte not only grovels, he openly lobbies to mask his submission. Alas he risks and gambles the whole nation with his sheepish surrender.
Duterte, the strong man? Onlee in da pilipins.
The very opposite of his war on drugs on his countrymen, majority are the poor that make up almost all the fatalities, including the powerless & innocent victims of his extra judicial killings – those who can not fight back.
While those well connected, the powerful with guns, goons, gold and goods (cache of secrets) remain scot-free.
China and its nationals remains the number 1 source and big time suppliers of ‘shabu’ in the Philippines.
Allegory = Jump the gun, President RR Duterte of the Philippines, so sorry to antagonize China.
When and who would break the arrow? The tip of the spear has been compromised.
digong is forever saying sorry to china, the shaft has left and gone and cannot be resurrected, ancient and decrepit at museum piece gaya ni makoy in the crypt! he, he, he.
and no matter how feeling sorry is digong, china is creeping ever closer only now fully armed to the teeth na.
digong can still be sorry, but can also be badass and send the military, the navy, to harass china. so sorry, but do go on and harass the chinese! so sorry and thousand apologies po, but go ahead and harass the bloody chinese. so sorry, but please complain loudest and send diplomatic gumbo. for once, let siopao skinned cayetano earn his stripes! so sorry, but may divergent ang sorry.
when comes to duplicity, digong is tops! so sorry, does not really mean sorry. so go ahead, be sorry, and unleash the protest beast!
What caused Digong to pivot to China and Russia? Because Xi Ping gave his full support to the brutal war on drugs unlike the US, UN and EU.
Xi Ping is president for life while Digong is only until mid-2022 and xi ping knows the next PHL president may not be like digong, hence the full militarization of the paracels and 3 reefs and shoals in the spratly they controlled plus our Mischief Reef.
Once they have completed putting enough military hardwares like extended runways, deep ports, missiles, jamming stations, radars, fighter jets and bombers, it won’t be long that the south china sea navigation would be under the whims and caprices of China
Time and again, the US Seventh Fleet based in Guam in the past had sent warships to challenge the chinese but the latter was not ready yet. Give them 10 years or less and the picture might change drastically
Whether we like it or not, we are prone to suffer collateral damage in case of open hostilities between china vs US and the re-arming Japan, hence, we might as well allow the western powers to use our territories like the harbors in western Palawan facing the Spralys as a deterrence against chinese adventurism
Waray waray says
Because they know him better than us…
. . . and because china supply digong with fentanyl.
duterte thinks china is friend, but china thinks otherwise. . . saw it last time digong was in china kasama si inday sara, wearing a dress that showed her tattooed leg! big tattoo on bare leg. she should have worn longer dress, deniered stockings or pant suit to cover her tattoo, for formality and decency’s sake po, state visit pa naman yon where protocols are observed and people knew their places. alam mo naman ang china, modern but very traditional pa rin, still honoring the ancestors and burning incense.
on that visit, pinauwi kaagad si digong, kadarating lang niya, spoke few words and presto! nasa airport bound for hongkong na siya, ni hindi man lang siya pina-overnight sa china. katanda-tandang tao in need of rest.
friends with china, only in digong’s dream.
duterte’s groveling is not enough, he needs to be on all fours: crawling, his head bowed low, not walking side by side with jin ping. duterte needs collar too, he, he, he, and like a dog, his leash pulled by jin ping. sit, dog, sit! that’s a good boy. now, go and amuse yourself with mocha, while I ransack benham rise. he, he, he. sharing rise data? no worries, I got many fake data! pick your picky!
he, he, he, sabi pa ni digong, china will not allow his ouster kuno, maybe it was his ear worms whispering to him! too much travels kasi is not good for the ears.
John Dawn says
They said that replying on your own comment is a sign of dementia… so replying on your reply on your own comment…. sign of cancer?
yahooooo! I’m enjoying dementia! so cancerously happy pa!
I’ve been called worse name. for god and country!
fyi, sumpong ng akismet, kaya pinag-hati-hati ni @arc.
bago-bago ka pa ata dito.
imbis na isang bigay, pinag hati-hati.
kung may sumpong si pareng akismet, hindi lilitaw kaagad. dadaan muna sa moderator, bago palampasin ang mahabang inihain ninuman, lalu na ang mga datihan dito.
true, akismet has walled me many times, but I found a way round akismet.
kapag hinati-hati ko ang comments at pinipiraso-piraso, makakalusot ako.
good day to you, cyber akismet, good watch dog you are.
Kumento ng mga taga-labas, nagbobolahan daw ang mga kumentador dito sa CPM.
Kapapg umabot ng tanghalian, mapupuna kaya ni @John Dawn ang keso de bola? Magawa kaya niyang pag dugtungan, mabuo ang mga pira-piraso?
May poewing, kung nakita niya.
we do more than bola here. we share ideas, bounced ideas against another, we dig deeper, shout louder, scrutinize ideas further until plausible theories emerged. convictions are tested here, ideas are born and bred, both good and bad ideas. the bad ones usually dissipates, the good ones take root and spread, enlightened.