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After ABS-CBN Attempts to Destroy US & Philippines Friendship, Duterte Signals Shift in U.S.-Philippine Military Alliance. President seeks defense equipment from Russia and China.

After the allege Attack of ABS-CBN Media Plot to destroy the Philippins and US Mutual Relations for decades, quoting Duterte insulted Obama, Duterte prove himself that He did not insulted Obama as allegedly described by ABS-CBN, a leadinng giant Philippine Broadcating Network.

The said Giant Broadcasting Network has received Billions of Pesos allegedly from Philippine Oppositions to discredit the Philippine Newly Elect President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. But what makes it very sad is becuase of the False Report of ABS CBN and other big Media Groups.

Duterte allegedly started to become aloof to ask help Militarily to the US. This is the result of the Allege Careless and Mal-Practice Journalistic act of ABS-CBN. Again, It is also allegedly Obvious according to sources that Duterte felt ashamed to USA due to what ABS-CBN and other allege Media groups did reported the twisted stories to discredit our President Rodrigo Duterte..

President seeks defense equipment from Russia and China, tells military to focus on combating drugs and insurgencies

By TREFOR MOSS

Updated Sept. 13, 2016 12:16 p.m. ET

MANILA—Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signaled an abrupt departure from his nation’s longstanding military reliance on the U.S., ordering his defense secretary to seek gear from suppliers in China and Russia to fight drug traffickers and insurgents.

In another shift, he also said Tuesday that the Philippines would stop patrolling the South China Sea alongside the U.S. Navy, to avoid upsetting Beijing. Instead, he said the nation’s military would focus on combating drugs and terrorism.

The Philippines has had close ties with the U.S. for decades, most recently bolstering military cooperation through a 2014 pact. Both Washington and Manila have leveraged their alliance to counter China, whose increasingly assertive actions in support of its maritime claims have stoked unease in the region. 

 

But since coming to power on June 30, Mr. Duterte has indicated he wants to distance the Philippines from the U.S., a stance that threatens to alter the Asia-Pacific region’s strategic balance. He said Monday he wanted the U.S. military to leave Mindanao, the site of a strategic base set to host American forces.

Mr. Duterte’s statements this week were the latest in a string of developments that have pleased, surprised and horrified his audiences since he took office. His so-called war on drugs and crime has already claimed 2,956 lives, according to police, and his sometimes crude statements have insulted targets as varied as the pope, the United Nations head and U.S. President Barack Obama.

But no shift is arguably as important—or unexpected—as Mr. Duterte’s political turn from the U.S., the Philippines’ colonial ruler until 1946. During his campaign for the presidency, foreign policy was a minor issue for an electorate worried about widening income inequality, official corruption, and law and order. Mr. Duterte made clear his intention of trying to improve relations with China but gave little hint that he had serious misgivings about his country’s longstanding alliance with the U.S.

“We are not cutting our alliances, but we will follow an independent foreign policy,” Mr. Duterte told members of the Philippine Air Force on Tuesday.

Rather than worry over a possible battle in the South China Sea, Mr. Duterte said, the military should focus on domestic priorities such as fighting drug traffickers and insurgencies.

Palace: No turning back on US amid Duterte remarks

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Despite the remarks of President Rodrigo Duterte telling American forces to leave strife-torn Mindanao, Malacañang said the government is not turning its back on anybody.

“We are not turning back on anybody,” Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella told reporters in a news briefing on Tuesday.

READ: Duterte wants American troops to leave Mindanao

Abella said Duterte’s pronouncement was not yet a policy statement.

“It is not policy yet. It is not policy. In other words, nobody acted on it yet,” he said.

“There is no specific directive as to how this pronouncement will be effected,” Abella added.

The Palace official said the statement of the President was “layered” and could be interpreted in many ways.

“It is not automatically a policy statement but a basis for policy,” he said, referring to Duterte’s remarks.

On Monday, Duterte said he wanted US forces to leave Mindanao because their presence would only aggravate the situation in the region.

READ: Duterte: American troops must leave Mindanao

“Kaya iyong mga (That’s why those) special forces, they have to go. They have to go. In Mindanao, maraming mga puti roon (there are many US forces there), they have to go. I-review ko iyang (I will review the) foreign policy. Hindi ko lang masalita noon (I just couldn’t speak about it before) out of respect or I do not want a rift with America. 

Mr. Duterte’s apparent tilt toward Washington’s strategic rivals in Beijing and Moscow and open hostility toward the U.S. imperil that relationship.

“I do not like the Americans. It’s simply a matter of principle for me,” Mr. Duterte said Monday.

Last week, Mr. Duterte sparked controversy by appearing to call Mr. Obama a “son of a whore” during a media briefing, leading Mr. Obama to cancel planned talks with the Philippine leader.

On Monday, Mr. Duterte said U.S. forces in Zamboanga on the island of Mindanao, which advise local troops on counterterrorism operations, should leave, saying they were targets for insurgents. “They have to go; I do not want a rift with the U.S. but they have to go,” Mr. Duterte said.

The Philippine military said American personnel would be “eased from harm’s way” in the southern Philippines, where the army is waging a campaign against the extremist Abu Sayyaf group. “We assure our people and allies that Philippine-U.S. defense relations remain rock solid,” the military said.

The 2014 security pact was one of the main foreign-policy initiatives of former PresidentBenigno Aquino III, who aimed to secure American backing in the Philippines’ struggle against China over disputed territory in the South China Sea.

The pact was also an important plank of Mr. Obama’s strategy of rebalancing to the Asia-Pacific region in response to China’s rising power. The two countries began joint patrols of the South China Sea in April.

Earlier this year, the two nations agreed to deploy thousands of American troops to five strategic Philippine bases. A time frame wasn’t disclosed.

Mr. Duterte’s spokesman said on Tuesday the leader still planned to honor the defense pact.

But he has previously criticized its terms, saying during the election campaign that Washington should transfer more equipment to modernize the Philippine military. Mr. Duterte also at the time criticized the U.S. for failing to prevent China’s recent island-building spree in the disputed South China Sea. “Why did the Americans not send their warships there and tell them to stop it?” he said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.

The Philippine leader’s U.S. criticism falls on fertile ground. Resentment over the U.S.’s nearly half-century of colonial rule here remains strong in some quarters. Yet Philippine society is on the whole notably pro-American. A June survey by local polling service Social Weather Stations found that the U.S. had a net trust rating of 72% among Filipinos. China had a net trust rating of minus 24%, with many Filipinos regarding China as a bully.

Still, Mr. Duterte has sometimes contrasted the U.S. unfavorably with China. On a trip to Indonesia last week he thanked China “for being so generous to us” by offering to build drug-rehabilitation centers in the country.

“Only China will help us,” he said. “America just gave you principles of law and nothing else.”

Attacking the U.S. has played well with Mr. Duterte’s allies on the left, who have long argued for the country to pursue a strategy of nonalignment and tear up the two countries’ Mutual Defense Treaty. Last week, leftist groups praised Mr. Duterte for standing up to the U.S.—which they dislike because of its historic role as the Philippines’ colonial master—but urged him to go further and sever defense ties once and for all.

But their view isn’t widely shared in Filipino society, and the strength of the president’s apparent enmity toward the U.S. has surprised many. Still, Mr. Duterte enjoys a huge majority in the Philippine Congress and has few opponents willing to criticize him publicly. He has also courted the military and the police by pledging to double their salaries.

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Warrantless arrests vs Talitay vice-mayor, wife deemed valid

MANILA - The Department of Justice (DOJ) has found probable cause to charge Talitay, Maguindanao Vice-Mayor Abdulwahab Sabal with illegal possession of firearms and explosives.

In a 10-page resolution issued today, through Assistant State Prosecutor Gino Santiago, and approved by Senior Deputy State Prosecutor Richard Anthony Fadullon and Prosecutor General Claro Arellano, the DOJ gave the green light for Sabal’s indictment, along with his wife, Mohanna, and their companions, Nasser K. Maulana and Norodin P. Abas.

Mrs. Sabal will also face separate charges for possession of dangerous drugs for the 72.256 grams of Methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) seized from her contained in 12 sachets.

“[C]oupled by evidence showing that the firearms are not licensed/registered and that the explosives have no records available, respondents are probably guilty of violations of Section 28 (a) and Section 28 (c) of Republic Act No. 10591 (Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act)… In addition to the foregoing, Johanna Sabal was found in possession of 12 sachets containing a total of 72.256 grams of a substance that was subsequently shown positive for Methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu,” the resolution read. 

Sabal and his co-respondents were arrested at the Awang Airport in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao last September 8, where police were able to seize from the group one improvised explosive device (IED) 60mm mortar round with batteries and cellular phones attached, two hand grenades, an M16 rifle, and one .45-caliber revolver. 

They were brought to Manila for inquest proceedings following their arrests.

Their arrest by the Special Operations Unit of the Philippine National Police Anti-Illegal Drugs Group (PNP-AIDG) was brought about by information that Sabal aka “Alan,” “a high-value target,” and his group would be transporting a “huge volume of shabu” via air transportation from Manila to Maguindanao.

The DOJ said the warrantless arrests made by the police on respondents “were valid after they were seen in possession of firearms and explosives.” 

The subsequent search on Mrs. Sabal that resulted in the recovery of the alleged shabu from her “is also valid,” the DOJ added.