Philippines says it wants to ‘break away’ from dependency on US

Philippines Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay said in a statement on Thursday that “America has failed us,” a sharp rebuke against longtime ally the United States as President Rodrigo Duterte charts a new foreign policy course.

Yasay slammed the United States for holding on to “invisible chains that reined us in towards dependency and submission as little brown brothers not capable of true independence and freedom.”

“Breaking away from the shackling dependency of the Philippines to effectively address both internal and external security threats has become imperative in putting an end to our nation’s subservience to US interests,” he said.

  • Clausewitz

    They should, at least as long as there’s a Democrat in the Whitehouse. Dem’s are too stupid to realise that they have no say in another sovereign nations domestic affairs. But thenthey are globalist NWO asshats.

    • vwVwwVwv

      never mix up stupidity with ill will.

  • xavier

    I wonder if there’s some behind the scenes dezinformatura by the Chinese too. The Phillipines are the lynchpin for the commies to steal the South China sea from its neighbours.

    The economic situation in China must be super dire

    • ntt1

      I think it is , the worry is that the chinese have a huge “surplus” male population enrolled in the worlds largest standing army. I see the head of the Chinese fascist party is looking to stay on, This may have implications too.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Wikisay: ‘China has between 32 million and 36 million more males than would be expected naturally’

        • ntt1

          If they all become driving instructors we’re fucked

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            It’s a good thing I hadn’t taken a sip of my beer prior to reading that.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    This may not sit well with ordinary Filipinos, who have massive family and emotional ties to the U.S. Just a month ago, a troop of that country’s finest musical talents staged a long show in a Brooklyn arena where the audience was packed.

  • BillyHW

    I think the Philippines should should try to end its dependency on Tim Hortons.

    • canminuteman

      Do you mean Tim Hortons should end it’s dependence on the Philippines?

      • BillyHW

        It’s a mutual dependence. All I want is for someone to understand my order.

        • ntt1

          just pick up a few key lines in tagalog , thats what justin would like you to do as a good Canadian.

  • ntt1

    When the Filipinos demanded Subic base be shut down the US did and the local economy collapsed. In many areas the US presence is the only revenue generating industry.

  • Doug Kursk

    It’s not a good idea to gravitate towards the entity that will likely consume you if given the chance. The Chinese are not the Phils friends, and every sale or smidgen of support will come with km’s of strings attached..ditto with Russia.

  • caliroxanne

    Fine with me, but without the US, the Philippines will become a province of China.