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“Friends, Long Live” Duterte Tells Russian Navy, Hopes Moscow Will Become Philippines’ “Ally And Protector”

On Tuesday, in a surprising move confirming the ongoing pivot by the Philippines away from the US sphere of geopolitical influence, and toward the China-Russia axis, the Russian destroyer Admiral Tributs and sea tanker Boris Butomato unexpectedly arrived in the Philippines to conduct military training exercises in what the Russian media described as "an unprecedented…

Yesterday in Lima at the APEC summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin met President Duterte of Philippines for the first time. The public face of the meeting was deeply cordial from both sides, although what was said in private may have been far more interesting than the rather predictable public exchange. While Duterte’s meeting with Obama…

  The Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has suggested that his country may follow Russia in leaving the International Criminal Court. The court’s antagonism against poor and developing counties whilst ignoring the high crimes of countries like Britain, France and the US, has led many to view the court as little more than a failed forum…