Philippine leader seeks arms from Russia & China, pursues policies independent from US

The Philippines will pursue “independent” foreign and military policies separate from US interests in the region, the country’s president said, announcing that in order to avoid any confrontations with China he would halt joint Filipino navy patrols with the US.

The Asian country may now also look toward China and Russia in order to acquire new weapons so that it can improve its capabilities tackling insurgencies and terrorism in the country.

  • FactsWillOut

    Given that the vote-whores that run NATO and the west love Islam so much, I think he’s got the right idea.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Obama gets less respect than Rodney Dangerfield.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Can we finally cut Philippine immigration to ZERO now?

  • simus1

    Philippine leading politicians tend towards larger than life exhuberance and Duterte is certainly no slouch in that department.

  • jack burns

    Another diplomatic triumph for president Sonofawhore.

  • xavier

    So what did the Chinese promise Duarte? Personally he’did be better off buying from Canada or the Latin Americans. Post commie gear is either pirated or just crappie. Just ask the Indians

  • V10_Rob

    Can’t really blame them. Most of SE Asia has been thinking about this for many years. A flakey and waffling America is all too likely to throw them to the wolves (or more accurately the dragon) to keep itself out of a conflict with Uncle Sam’s mortgage holder.