Tag Archives: Philippines

PHILIPPINES: President Rodrigo Duterte Claims Trump Endorsed His Executions Of Alleged Drug Users

The Associated Press reports: President Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday Donald Trump wished his deadly crackdown on illegal drugs would succeed during a telephone call, and he assured the U.S. president-elect the Philippines would maintain its ties with America — a departure from Duterte’s hostility toward the Obama administration. Duterte called to congratulate Trump late Friday in their first talk that …

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Donald Trump Extends White House Invite To Hitler Fan Filipino Leader Who Called Obama “Son Of A Bitch”

Reuters reports: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump invited Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte to the White House next year during a “very engaging, animated” phone conversation, a Duterte aide said on Friday, amid rocky relations between their two countries. Trump’s brief chat with the firebrand Philippine president comes during a period of uncertainty about one of Washington’s most important Asian alliances, stoked …

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PHILIPPINES: President Compares Himself To Hitler, Says He’d Be Happy To Slaughter Millions Of Drug Users

Reuters reports: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte appeared to liken himself to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler on Friday and said he would “be happy” to exterminate three million drug users and peddlers in the country. His comments triggered shock and anger among Jewish groups in the United States, which could add to pressure on the U.S. government to take a tougher …

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Zimbabwe Dictator And Trump Fan Robert Mugabe Says Obama Should Prove He’s Not “The Son Of A Whore”

Vessel News reports: Recent comments made by Philipino President Duterte where he labeled President Obama the “son of a whore” overshadowed the outgoing leader of the free world’s G20 jaunt. It appears another head of state is jumping into the fray, adding further insult to injury. According to Zimbabwe Today, reporters asked Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday his thoughts …

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Obama Cancels Meeting With Filipino President

Politico reports: President Barack Obama will no longer meet with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, the White House announced Monday, after Duterte’s expletive-filled rant directed at the commander-in-chief raised eyebrows worldwide. “President Obama will not be holding a bilateral meeting with President Duterte of the Philippines this afternoon,” National Security Council spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement. Duterte had warned …

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Filipino President Vows To Curse At Obama

The Associated Press reports: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned President Barack Obama not to question him about extrajudicial killings, or “son of a bitch I will swear at you” when they meet in Laos during a regional summit. Duterte said Monday before flying to Laos that he is a leader of a sovereign country and is answerable only to …

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PHILIPPINES: President Rodrigo Duterte Calls US Ambassador Philip Goldberg “The Gay Son Of A Whore”

The Guardian reports:  The Philippines’ firebrand President Rodrigo Duterte has sparked a fresh diplomatic row with his colourful language, calling the US ambassador “gay” in comments that prompted Washington to summon Manila’s envoy to complain. In the latest of series of tirades, Duterte used a local Tagalog language homophobic slur to express his displeasure with US Ambassador Philip Goldberg in …

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WWE Star Dave Bautista On Manny Pacquiao: My Mom’s A Lesbian, I Don’t Fucking Take That Shit [VIDEO]

TMZ reports: Manny Pacquiao is a “fucking idiot” — so says “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Dave Bautista … who says he’s EXTREMELY offended by the boxer’s anti-gay comments because his mom’s gay. The former WWE superstar — who also happens to be Filipino — went off on Pacman at LAX. “My mom happens to be a lesbian so I …

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PHILIPPINES: Leading Presidential Candidate Rodrigo Duterte Expresses Openness To Same-Sex Marriage

We know somebody who’ll be VERY unhappy about this. CNN Philippines reports: Should he win the national elections, presidential candidate Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte said he would consider legalizing same-sex marriage if a proposal is presented to him. “If it reaches me in whatever capacity, I’ll consider it,” Duterte said on Thursday (February 18). The Davao City mayor said the law …

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CONFIRMED: Nike Fires Boxing Champion Manny Pacquaio Over “Abhorrent” Comments About Gays

TMZ Sports confirms their scoop from earlier today: Nike has made it official — Manny Pacquiao has been FIRED over his anti-gay comments. Nike issued a statement saying, “We find Manny Pacquiao’s comments abhorrent.” “Nike strongly opposes discrimination of any kind and has a long history of supporting and standing up for the rights of the LGBT community. We no …

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TMZ: Nike Is Preparing To Drop Manny Pacquaio

TMZ Sports reports that Nike has pulled its Manny Pacquaio line of branded sportswear from its website in preparation for cutting ties with the anti-LGBT champion boxer. They write: Multiple sources tell TMZ Sports … Nike is preparing to cut ties with boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao after his latest round of anti-gay comments. The two sides have had a relationship …

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Boxer Manny Pacquiao: Gays Are Worse Than Animals

Former worldwide boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, who is running for the Philippines Senate, is saying “sorry not sorry” after declaring that gays are worse than animals. The BBC reports: Mr Pacquiao’s original remark, made during a TV interview, drew ire from gay Filipino celebrities and a rights group and sparked heated discussion. Initially he appeared unrepentant, writing in a post …

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THE PHILIPPINES: US Marine Found Guilty In Murder Of Transgender Woman [VIDEO]

CNN reports: A U.S. Marine was found guilty of killing of a transgender woman who was found strangled in a Philippines hotel room in October last year. The court in Olongapo, a city 77 miles (124 km) northwest of Manila, sentenced Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton to up to 12 years in prison, according to CNN Philippines’ Ina Andolong, who …

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Bill Whatcott Flees To The Philippines

Infamous Canadian ex-gay crackpot Bill Whatcott has announced that he has permanently moved to the Philippines. Whatcott has been hauled into court multiple times on charges of hate speech, but in January he won a defamation suit against the CBC over their report that he was distributing the lyrics to a song titled Kill The Homosexuals. One wonders what he’s …

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MANILA: Six Million Attend Papal Mass

Via the BBC: Pope Francis has celebrated an outdoor Mass in front of unprecedented crowds in the Philippine capital Manila. Six million people attended the ceremony or lined the Papal route to Rizal Park, city officials estimate. That would be a record for a papal event. About five million welcomed Pope John Paul II in Manila in 1995. The Vatican …

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PHILIPPINES: Authorities Suggest Adult Diapers For Catholics During Papal Visit

Via the Associated Press: When Pope Francis visits the Philippines next week, traffic enforcers won’t let the capital’s streets get gridlocked if they have to answer the call of nature. About 2,000 traffic enforcers who will be on duty during the Jan. 15-19 papal visit will be required to wear adult diapers, said Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chairman Francis Tolentino. …

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PHILIPPINES: Nation’s Largest City OK’s Sweeping Anti-Discrimination Bill

The city council of Quezon City, the largest city in the Philippines, has unanimously approved a bill that outlaws anti-LGBT discrimination. Via Gay Star News: The law was passed unanimously by more than 30 city councilors after a marathon eight-hour session. “This is very special and better than other ordinances, because it not only penalizes actions, but there is also …

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Lesbian Filipina Wins Israel’s X-Factor

The Times Of Israel reports: Rose Fostanes, a diminutive 47-year-old Filipina caregiver, has emerged as the newest star of Israeli reality television, winning the singing competition “X-Factor Israel” on Tuesday and establishing herself as something of a national phenomenon. In an upset victory, Fostanes beat out three other finalists by performing crowd-pleasing renditions of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way,” Alicia Keys’ …

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PHILIPPINES: US Embassy In Manila Issues First Fiance Visa To Gay Couple

From their official website: On December 2, 2013, the United States Embassy in the Philippines issued its first fiancé visa to a same-sex couple. Although same-sex marriage is not yet recognized in the Philippines, gay Americans are now able to petition for family-based visas on behalf of their Filipino spouses, fiancés, and their children. This extension of rights includes immigration …

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NEW JERSEY: Atheist Group Launches Billboard Campaign On Disaster Relief

The Los Angeles Times reports: A New Jersey-based atheist organization is castigating the work of Pope Francis and others who respond to natural disasters with prayer, Bibles and rosaries. The billboards then encourage people to go to Atheists.org for more information, including a list of secular agencies that American Atheists endorse for disaster relief efforts. The organization accuses religion in …

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