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Philippines' Duterte threatens to end military deal with the United States

Discussion in 'Dumaguete City' started by osodelnorte, Jan 24, 2020.

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    If no one needs to look at my poo then I find it best to void it in private. I was taught that by my parents when a toddler.
     
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    And the Bell Tower in Dumaguete was, at the time, on the coast - shows how much land has been reclaimed, in one way or another, since that time.
     
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    well, aren't you the good little boy..
     
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    The start of this thread seems a bit disjointed to me. The headline is about President Duterte threatening to cancel an agreement with the U.S., but the poster starts in asking President tRump to do that. Which is it?

    Anyway, the Philippines is a sovereign nation and can deal with other nations as it sees fit. IMHO, it is counterproductive, though, for the Philippines to distance itself in any way from the U.S. (or any other "western" country, for that matter.) But still, it's their decision.

    As far as ramifications for Americans living here, I have been fully aware of the risks and possible setbacks that can occur but ready to take a financial hit (forced sale) if it comes to that. However, I will also be taking away the jobs of the twelve Fiipinos I employ, too, and the college scholarships I provide for (so far) about 10 students, with more to come. And I am small potatoes compared to thousands of other foreigners from the standppoint of the financial hit that the country of the Philippines would take if it forced us out.

    On a side note, it would be interesting to know how many pension dollars from overseas are spent in the Philippines.
     
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    Just a few thoughts on this. China denies and detains a former DFA Secretary and Ombudsman and sends them back to the Philippines. China has given us MERS, SARS and now the CoronaVirus. They are responsible for the ASF in the country and are still trying to smuggle in pork products even though they know it is against current policy. China floods the Philippines with drugs and illegal workers. China has taken over parts of the Philippine Sea, taken the livelihood of fisherfolk away and left fishermen to fend for themselves in dark waters after sinking their vessel. But they are BFF with the President. America revokes the Visa of a Senator accused of being involved in EJK while he was the Police Chief of the Country, a sentiment shared by many in the Philippines, and the President wants to revoke the VFA. Makes perfect sense.
     
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