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Very sick?

Is Duterte Close to Death?

Reports said Duterte suffered a stroke and that part his body was paralyzed.

Arms sales

Japan Boosting Arms Sales to Southeast Asian Nations as Part of Anti-China Strategy

"Ensuring safety of navigation and flight contributes to the peace and prosperity of Japan and international society."

Duterte the cause

Duterte to Blame for Escalating Marawi Crisis

"And I said, 'Go ahead, do it.'"


US Special Forces; US Navy Join Fight against Islamic State Terrorists in Marawi City, Philippines

"The United States is a proud ally of the Philippines, and we will continue to work with the Philippines."


New US Navy FONOP in the Spratlys Indicates Intent to Use Force against China

"The ship's actions demonstrated that Mischief Reef is not entitled to its own territorial sea regardless of whether an artificial island has been built on top of it."

China Denies Scarborough Shoal Build Up.

China Disowns Reports of building Monitoring Station on Scarborough Shoal

China on Wednesday said that it is not building an environmental monitoring station on Scarborough Shoal in contrary to an article published last week in a local Chinese news paper.

Chinese Activities on Scarborough Shoal.

Philippines not Powerful Enough to Stop Chinese Activities on Scarborough Shoal: Duterte

Philippine is too weak to stop China from constructing structures on the Scarborough Shoal, the Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday. Duterte's blunt message comes amid increasing pressure on his government to stop China's fresh construction activities on Scarborough Shoal.

Escort duty

Duterte Nixes Invitation to Visit JS Izumo, Japan’s Helicopter Carrier

On the other hand, China threatened a firm response if Japan causes trouble in the South China Sea.

On patrol

Duterte Declines Invitation to Visit US Aircraft Carrier; Sends Cabinet Members Instead

"We have a strong relationship with the U.S. on account of our Mutual Defense Treaty," said Lorenzana.


US Weighing 'Actions Short of War' to Punish China for Building Man-made Islands in South China Sea

They claim that if China doesn't recognize another country's rights to freedom of the seas, that country has the right to restrict China's freedom in return.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Visits China

China Backs Emergency Powers for Philippines' Duterte

China is hoping that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will be granted emergency powers to speed up construction of Beijing's planned infrastructure projects in the country, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua said on Friday.

Wanted by Duterte

China Reveals Made-in-China Weapons Duterte Wants to Buy

"We asked for many things -- boats, drones," said Lorenzana.

Being stolen by China

China Begins Building an Island on the Philippines’ Scarborough Shoal; Exploits Duterte’s Incompetence and Servility

Building a man-made island inside a country's exclusive economic zone is considered an act of war.

The Bromance Continues: Duterte OK with Trump Deporting Filipinos Claimed to be Illegals

"May you live, Mr. Trump! We both curse at the slightest of reason. We are alike."

Manila not Inclined to Implement July 12 Ruling 'Forcefully' Against China

Manila not Inclined to Implement July 12 Ruling 'Forcefully' Against China

Following a recent survey that showed 84 percent of Filipinos want Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to assert his country's rights over its territories in the South China Sea, a high-ranking official has said that Manila continues to pursue the diplomatic route to assert its claims in the disputed maritime region.

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