Anti American Sentiment Coming?

This is troubling for those that wanted to see Duterte make a difference in the Philippines.  The story below showed up in Yahoo news feed so it is out there internationally and it looks like the desperate moves of a despot wanting to turn his people against a foreign enemy to distract his own population.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2016/10/15/blowback-for-american-sins-philippines/VNAmdveJWntU7f8FYnGvPL/story.html

 

Rather than focus on increasing jobs and foreign investment the whipping up of anti American sentiment is going to slam the brakes on foreign investment regardless of what continent the investor hails from.   Few countries have been as benevolent as the U.S. and if you look at the Philippines/American War the people simply weren’t ready for self government after hundreds of years of Spanish rule.  Some would say they weren’t ready in 1946 when full independence was granted, after the U.S. allowed and encouraged commonwealth status in 1935 to allow the new government to get its feet wet in governing.

Few other countries have been as generous in helping other countries with billions of American tax dollars flooding into the country since 1976.  Few other countries would have left peacefully and orderly after the base lease extension negotiations broke down in the early nineties.   When that happened Subic Bay lost 20,000 jobs directly on the base and maybe twice that from supporting businesses off the base.  The Clark closing lost 15,000 jobs tha paid on the average of 26,000 pesos per month, over 100 million dollars pumped into the area.  And the money at Clark and Subic and the other four U.S. bases in the Philippines was in addition to the 300 to 400 million dollars a year that the U.S. flat out gave the Philippines.

World wide the economy is beginning to falter with as much as 30% downturn in business activity in some industries.  The Call Center industry is also losing steam according to contacts out at Clark Freeport Zone where companies are losing contracts and suspending new hiring.  The vast majority of the call center contracts come from U.S. companies or are servicing U.S. consumers and you can be sure that they won’t be servicing Chinese or Russian consumers anytime soon.

As an American that invested in the Philippines I am concerned about the anti American rhetoric coming from Duterte, wondering how much worse things can get once the leadership of the country turns against Americans.   The place is a mess as it is, damned near impossible to get anything done due to the corruption and sheer laziness of the government workers.  What happens when we become the target instead of the golden goose that needs plucking?

I personally kept my investment low in the beginning, counting upon being able to get several containers of product out of the country before the deal went tits up.   It could all be gone tomorrow and I’d still have made money and if needed one final container could be shipped at a week’s notice to clear out the remaining inventory and the more valuable equipment.   But literally two years of effort have gone into setting up the business and obtaining permits and we are still unable to import needed machinery and supplies so any thought of pulling out and coming back later when the business climate improves with a leadership change is out of the question.  It is really a shame, cheap labor that is highly motivated if dealt with fairly and firmly, good infrastructure for getting containers in and out, inexpensive accounting services available, decent pricing on locally sourced materials due to intense competition, and a population that generally admires Americans for the most part.  The Philippines could have become the next factory for the world but instead they are about to chop off their nose to spite their face.

I come in every six weeks or so and stay for a week, mostly working at the factory so I am somewhat insulated from the general population.  My question to those that have made the Philippines your home is if you have witnessed any rising anti American sentiment or are the locals generally not following along with Duterte’s direction?

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Comments

  1. Profile gravatar of Mike
    Mike

    Idiot,
    So far I have not experienced any blow back on the anti American scene. Most what I see is increasing in anti American on Yahoo and places like that. My theory is that the filipinos are building up courage to move it to the next stage. Instead of liquid courage it’s internet courage. I did notice though that Du trust approval rating has dropped quite a bit. He is now at 64% compared to in the 90’s when running.

    On a side note. On the news last night they had a trust rating survey about how filipinos feel about other countries:
    1.) USA +66%
    2.) Australia +64%
    3.) China -33%

    Then like I said Du rating is 64% so he scored lower with filipinos than the USA did. So maybe there is hope yet. Now when you come back here, “Where’s my gift?”

    1. Profile gravatar of Don Quixote
      Don Quixote

      Mick,
      Well Im back in the land of good food and people with manners.
      The weather is cool , best time of the year and no more American Politics back to back on TV.
      BUT WITHOUT DOUBT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      The Philippines is on everyone without fails lips.
      Every Australian I have met in the last 4 days has heard about the idiot ( Their words) running the Philippines. They compare him to TRUMP on steroids.
      They have a very good understanding about everything he has uttered and knew exactly where he was last week. Everyone knew he was in China and what he was uttering.
      I guess I would venture he is much better known here than Aquino ever was, I WONDER WHY THAT IS.
      Without stating the obvious this bodes badly for the Philippines if the average punter in Australia is aware of this moron how much does the International Investor Money Men know.
      I cannot see much future if the average Australian understands his attitude, they also showed last week the Aussie who was set up by the PNP and was jailed for 6 months with a full interview on National TV.
      Hope they don’t have nay national disasters over the next 6 years, It will be tough getting anyone to help him from this hemisphere.
      Hope all you guys are hot and bothered, I think I will put on my UGG boots its chilly on my poor footsies.
      Don.

      1. Profile gravatar of Mike
        Mike

        Don,
        Well that Aussie on YouTube is still spouting shit about how great Du is. Now he has been joined by another westerner saying how great the retard is. Yep, just go to youtube and in their search bar google mikey spikey and you’ll find vids he watches. Go to the one about Du and read his comments. He’s giving you mates a bad name with his ass kissing.

      2. Profile gravatar of Mike
        Mike

        One other. There is a news report that miss Universe (the pinay) was arrested in Malaysia for trying to smuggle 10 kilos of cocaine into the country. So far she left Manila and busted in KL.

          1. Profile gravatar of Mike
            Mike

            Don’t know if true or not. What has my alert up is that it is on one news source only. Maybe malay has a news blackout about it if true?

          2. Profile gravatar of DingDong
            DingDong

            I think News24 is based in South Africa, It also begs the question ‘Is this another Tanim Bala?’ (Planted Evidence) Although 10 KGs would be noticeable in a Handbag! One thing I have noticed here, is that the Comments Section of the Philippines Daily Inquirer is quite tolerant with Expletives! – Almost anything goes, until you use the names of Ding Dong Dantes, Marian Reveira, and Alden Richards! – Have they bought some form of immunity?

          3. Profile gravatar of Mike
            Mike

            DD,
            I go to http://www.yahoo.com.ph for a lot of news. What I noticed is there tends to be more news about actors, actresses and other celebs more than anything else. Says a lot about the filipino mindset.

  2. Profile gravatar of FHPS
    FHPS

    iN THE LAST MONTH

    1. 3 koreans shot dead
    2 a dutch guy in Mindao shot dead (with a sign on his neck saying hes a pedophile)
    3. UK tourist shot dead

    1. Profile gravatar of leavinglaspinas
      leavinglaspinas

      FHPS: not to mention all the foreigners being rounded up on shaky grounds. The Aussie who was only released because of undeniable CCTV footage and a Canadian convicted in the swiftest conviction I have ever heard of in this country. Now a Brazilian woman busted for coke at the airport. IMO the war on all foreigners. not just USA, has just begun to be unleashed.

  3. Profile gravatar of Captain PFB
    Captain PFB

    Yeah, I think the “scars” from 1906 about the Americans only Duterte bares. And here’s the thing. They are so desperate for a hero, and no matter what DU does, they’re tunnel vision has them focused on him being their hero now. They think he’s going to miraculously turn Philippines into Singapore in a few short years. Duterte is one of a kind. And the only thing he’s doing is starting something that no other successor will be interested to finish. He’s crawling into bed with China and Russia. Where do you think that’s going to lead?

    I think he’s going to fuck things up so bad, and another Yellow will come in and clean up, put everything back the way it was, and DU will be forgotten.

  4. Profile gravatar of william Estep
    william Estep

    LOL idiot. You are going to piss off a lot of gullible old foreign men in pinas with this news. Some live in an alternate world to think I sexy young women would be interested in a man old enough to be there father or grandfather. Geez VERN im in pinas and you know what the laws of attraction don’t apply here. WRONG she is in love with the status, atm card or both. I read another guys post about having a go bag packed and flight booked. This DUTERETE is a very unstable guy. My crystal ball is low batt but I know his next move is to kick out the evil americans. Shit this guy is slaughtering his own people. Just imagine if he gets a sweet deal and a big check from the chicoms and knows he don’t need the US aid. He is a physocpath who holds a grudge from when the CIA secretly removed one of there lackys who blew his own leg off in a hotel in Davao with a grenade meant for duterete. You American ex pats have been warned by many sources to get out. We got to ask ourselves if that young soft shoping machine is worth our freedom or life. Me thinks its better to return to the world and be ignored by 30 yr old women

    1. Profile gravatar of Idiotocracy
      Idiotocracy Post author

      Its gotta suck to be a young dude with a pretty girl on his arm then look over and see a dozen old farts sporting the same ornament. You’d have to come to the conclusion that your hottie would also drop her drawers for a seventy year old guy had you not come along or that perhaps she already had done that before you met her. In the end a young dude has to confront that he really has nothing more to offer and sometimes much less to offer than a well off retired guy. Otherwise, why would a guy get his panties in such a bunch that an odd couple found a deal that both benefited from? I’m just saying…

      1. Profile gravatar of william Estep
        william Estep

        It don’t matter young old pangit gwapo. All that matters is $$$$. They will spread their legs for anyone. I throw them in the street after 4 days and go get a new one. They are not very smart. They think they have hooked after 3 or 4 days and start telling sad stories. I cry with them for a few minutes then throw their shit in the street. Lol

    1. Profile gravatar of leavinglaspinas
      leavinglaspinas

      Hey now, who are you going to believe? The Chief Sup or your own eyes?

      “Hindi naman sila sinagasaan (They weren’t run over). The rallyists were trying to flip over the patrol car,” Chief Supt. Oscar Albayalde, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief, said in a text message to INQUIRER.net.
      “In the process, the driver extricated the patrol car and inadvertently hit some unruly protesters who sustained minor injuries,” he explained.

      http://www.rappler.com/nation/149675-in-photos-police-van-runs-over-protesters-us-embassy

      1. Profile gravatar of Mike
        Mike

        Leaving,
        If memory serves me right your car does not have plates yet. After watching the video I have to ask,,, “can I borrow your car?”

          1. Profile gravatar of DingDong
            DingDong

            The original is still on PhilDoh’s link but International Versions have been sanitised! I’m away from the shop at the moment. Will post links tomorrow!

          2. Profile gravatar of Mike
            Mike

            DD,
            I say we go and steal Leavings car and play filipino baseball, a knock off of mailbox baseball. Be sure to wipe your prints before we take the car back.

      2. Profile gravatar of Idiotocracy
        Idiotocracy Post author

        I was laughing my ass off watching that video with the one dude jammed up under the front axle. His shoulder made the perfect wheel chock and his head would probably done even better. Those multi cab based vehicles are so light weight and under powered they can’t do that much damage to the dumb shits trying to stop the vehicle.

          1. Profile gravatar of Idiotocracy
            Idiotocracy Post author

            Mike, you are a genius for finding the one job they could do without fucking it up. Pinoy speed bumps, Pinoys used to fill ditches so tanks can drive through obstacles, Pinoy dunnage for stabilizing cranes, Pinoy piles for stabilizing soft ground during instruction, and Pinoy filler for making Chinese artificial islands out in the Spratleys.

          2. Profile gravatar of Mike
            Mike

            Idiot,
            You mentioned filler for the shoals. Well there has always been the rumor that the Chinese did use workers that were too weak to work or dead as filler on the great wall.

    2. Profile gravatar of Mike
      Mike

      Honestly, I don’t see what the problem is. I mean it’s like that just trying to cross any street at a crosswalk. But it’s filipinos running you over and not PNP. Soon as I find out what the daily bag limit is I’m getting my drivers license and a Hummer.

    3. Profile gravatar of Random Numbers
      Random Numbers

      The irony here is the protesters are Duterte supporters, yet the police go there to beat them down. They should be encouraging the protesters, since the PNP is firmly pro-Duterte also. Apparently the cart blanche they have received in killing suspected drug dealers and users has made their natural belief in their impunity even stronger, to the point they just beat protesters down.

      1. Profile gravatar of Phil Doh
        Phil Doh

        This could work in rudedirty’s anti-US favor. He gets back from China and scolds the police for being heavy handed and encourages them to stay away from future US embassy protests. More protests, more numbers, more anti-US rhetoric.

        You know shit has gotten bad when embassy staff leve the country.

      1. Profile gravatar of Hey Joe
        Hey Joe

        Leaving
        Been here for around 7 years. And I sure as hell have not found the fun yet.
        I will admit it was mildly amusing watching these savages run each other over. I also find some amusement if the fact that now the entire world sees the truth in this island paradise that so many lie and make profit off of said lies, get their just rewards.(MB)
        Sitting back, beer in one hand, popcorn in the other watching this place self-destruct by their own hand.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKyrLFyOi04

  5. Profile gravatar of Kev R
    Kev R

    When he comes back on Saturday with $150bn in his back pocket, they’ll trust China a whole lot more.

    Money talks.

    Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

    Do you want roads, railways, schools, hospitals, efficient utilities, and jobs or do you want some clapped out weapons?

    No contest in the people’s eyes.

    1. Profile gravatar of Phil Doh
      Phil Doh

      @kevr

      Where did you pluck this $150bn figure from?

      Let’s pretend for a moment that there’s enough money for roads, railways, schools, hospitals, efficient utilities etc. By the time the money has greased the palms of the higher-ups they’d all be built with the shittest materials and Filipinos won’t be skilled enough to maintain the crumbling infrastructures anyway. People will believe the bullshit of their master though and all the while China will be helping themselves to what ever they want unimpeded by their puppet in the palace.

      That’s without even talking about the effect a potential end to the BPO industry, other western investments and Fil-Am remittances would have on the economy. Or has China got Rudedirty’s back there too?

      1. Profile gravatar of Hey Joe
        Hey Joe

        Kev
        150bn P or $ ? have seen no such numbers in the first place. Even if true, anyone think China is going to uphold a deal? to pinoys??? LOL, you are kidding…right?? DU30 the great deal maker. Right!. 150bn USD for proven oil reserves.
        Hey Einstein…(DU) you just got fucked! And HARD. Thought you said you were smarter than all the lawyers in the EU and the states?? wahhhhhhhh Ha

    2. Profile gravatar of Mike
      Mike

      Kev,
      The filipinos have gotten billions over the years in aid from a lot of countries which they squandered away instead if making improvements. So what makes you think they will actually put it where it belongs just because China gave them the money? Pinoy pride demanded that you come back huh? You might not be filipino but you are in the pi and looks like have gone native.

    3. Profile gravatar of snakebitbytheflips
      snakebitbytheflips

      Whatever money he might get from the Chinese (or Russians, or whoever is fool enough to give those baboons money), you can be darned sure that 99% of it will end up in peoples’ pockets (the people being the Duturd himself and his cronies).

      Now, if there were only a way to warn the Chinese….

    4. Profile gravatar of Johnny
      Johnny

      “Do you want roads, railways, schools, hospitals, efficient utilities, and jobs or do you want some clapped out weapons?”
      – Its the USA’s fault the Philippines can’t have any of those things? LOL! Idiocracy can attest the Philippines has some of the highest taxes in Asia and higher than the USA. Then you have all the loans and charity given to build all those things you mentioned. They’ve built state-of-art roads, bridges, schools, utilities, etc a hundred times over,,,, on paper. The money was spent somewhere to somebody, but all that was built and/ or repaired was something shitty and pinoy.

      Seriously, you’re blaming another country cause the Philippines has shitty infrastructure. This doesn’t all in the realm of cultural or national responsibility?

      1. Profile gravatar of Mike
        Mike

        Johnny,
        I don’t know about you but I just love how KevR absolves filipinos of any wrong doing. I also like how he fails to mention how polluted China is and how they are running out of natural resources. KevR is just another Cinese and Duterte mouth piece and just like Duterte all he spouts is bullshit.

      2. Profile gravatar of Idiotocracy
        Idiotocracy Post author

        Yeah, high taxes on the middle class but everyone except the wage slaves are cheating their asses off to avoid paying the tax. They survive on their import duty and VAT tax which is tough to evade, unless of course you are greasing palms at Customs.

        From an investor standpoint the place is truly fucked. Unless you are willing and able to grease the skids with an amount equal to your needed investment for building a factory or business it is going to take you years to get to the point where you can import needed supplies, materials, and equipment. All those “incentives” they tell you about are flat out lies. We “qualified” and received a CRTE, Certificate of Registration of Tax Exemption back in July of 2015 and to this day we are still forced to pay the VAT tax because despite the “automatic” 100% export category the BIR simply refuses to audit and provide the tax exemption credentials. The Chinese are going to build infrastructure alright, using Chinese materials, Chinese supervisors, Chinese engineers, and slave labor wage rates where the Pinoys will pay for their “requirements” and get screwed over like the average SM store clerk. Take a look at Africa’s experience with the Chinese projects, plenty of riots, even killings over supervisors “disrespecting” local workers (expecting a day’s pay for a day’s wages).

        In the end the Chinese are going to dump worthless U.S. dollars into these projects and get decades of interest and principle paid back by Filipino exports of raw materials. They will ravage the environment and as someone that has spent about three months learning their environmental law and permit system I guarantee that either the permits will be waived or the projects will never get done. I need to write a post on their version of the EPA called DENR and how frigging vast their reach is and how much it costs small companies to comply.

        1. Profile gravatar of Johnny
          Johnny

          Agreed, I saw a Vice episode on this exact issue. The corrupt, shit-hole gov’ts love china cause they get a bunch of money with no strings attached,,,, to them at least. They are always happy to take the money since they dont have to pay it back or worry about the environment. They love it even more cause China loans and gives this money without any care or concern of how these shitty, awful, human rights abusing leaders abuse their people.

          The lesson might be from China later on when the next leaders are forced to pay the bills. They might say no and China is out with no one to complain to.

          It is so funny how all this shit was literally predicted on this blog. Someone predicted the minute the USA or UN complained about his HR abuses, he’d throw a fit or the trouble would start. Then he’d run to China. We also predicted a weaker peso as soon as this happened.
          Of course idiots like Kev are too stupid to see reality.

          1. Profile gravatar of Mike
            Mike

            Johnny,
            It really is amazing isn’t it? There we have KevR who cannot decide who’s ass he wants to kiss more, Duterte’s or China’s. He acts like just because China gives the philippines money the philippines will suddenly become honest and actually use the money for what it’s earmarked for and done correct.

            He also left out the $2.6 Billion USD philippines gets from Japan every year, the 40% import tax and the 12% VAT tax just to name two. Ever notice a receipt list both VAT taxable and non VAT taxable on them? Now have you ever seen anything listed under VAT exempt line? Have you ever found anyone who knows what products and services are exempt from VAT?

          2. Profile gravatar of Mike
            Mike

            Nope, KevR is a pro duterte, pro China that is living in the philippines.

        2. Profile gravatar of Johnny
          Johnny

          Idiocracy,

          Like I said, You can attest how high the taxes in the Philippines are. So for all those taxes, where are the roads, highways, bridges, schools, or anything that doesn’t crumble in 3 years?

  6. Profile gravatar of Pinay Lover
    Pinay Lover

    I had a discussion with my wife about this and the majority of them think foreigners are stealing up their economy and all their businesses under the impression they have been robbed unfairly. The truth of the matter is, if they conduct business on their own they treat each other like the blacks treat each other in ghettos pulling each other down and trying to out do the other. Crab mentality. Look at black lives matter for instance. They burn their own businesses and homes down destroying their own black communities when they are mad at the evil white oppressors all the while they commit act of oppression on themselves. Its no different over there. Chinese and westerners thrive because they have a business mind, know how to work as a community and thrive and have the ability of handling money smart. Filipinos generally have poor money habits. They just want to spend it and by useless items. They are worse then the western phenomenon of materialism. They have adopted the West and abused it.

    I think this change of cutting the foreigners out and letter local Filipinos conduct business will be the most amusing and despicable display. They will without a doubt, drill what’s left of their economy into the ground. I say, let them show their “pride” and “accomplishments” in business, sit back, have said drink or two and watch the comedy show enfold!!!

      1. Profile gravatar of 30-30
        30-30

        You could be cleaning your Remington .308 rifle with parts scattered all over the table and a fi,ipino will say ^^^ that isnthe wrong way^^^
        They are all experts at everything except paying back loans.

    1. Profile gravatar of Mike
      Mike

      Consider last night if you will. Son gets back from school at 4pm and wife takes him out of house at about 4:30 pm and does not bring back until about 8:30 pm. Then feed him and bed at 9:pm. So he did not study for a test today and it’s his fault, not hers for keeping him out shopping for shoes.

      1. Profile gravatar of DingDong
        DingDong

        Ah the type of shopping that involves using inordinate amounts of Shoe Leather in order to find a Bargain? – Rather like driving for 100 Miles to find Petrol 10 Centavos Per Gallon less than Local?

        1. Profile gravatar of FHPS
          FHPS

          @dingdong interesting you should raise that
          i have seen much stupidity when it comes to
          1. filipinos put ZERO – yes, ZERO fucking value on their time.
          They will travel 2 hrs to collect something from the market or something they might as well had couriered by LBC at a small premium to the fares paid to get to the place of pickup and back.

          I had an ex that travelled to the market 2 hrs away as it was cheaper
          but spending like
          50p each way, 2hrs waiting and travelling
          only to buy a few hundred of groceries TOPS!

          That analogy (by the way Filipinos cant understand sarcasm, irony AND analogy – so they wont get that what we are talking about)
          was a joke in western countries referring also to a person driving accross town to save 5c a litre on their gas.

    2. Profile gravatar of Idiotocracy
      Idiotocracy Post author

      The comparison of poor blacks and Filipinos is spot on. Both groups have a crab mentality, lack the work ethic and willingness to provide good value for the consumer’s money that is needed to make commerce work. A trade deal or transaction has to be a win-win situation for both sides or trade grinds to a halt. Reminds me of that story about catching monkeys, hide a treat in a coconut chained to a stake and once the monkey gets its hand closed around something it wants it ain’t turning loose even at the point of capture and death.

      The gf is learning but their attitude of time versus money is so out of whack that it is difficult for her to understand the nature of an investment that takes a lot of time and money invested to get to the point where the pot runs over and you have a profit. They live for today and have a tough time seeing that you might spend $20,000 manufacturing a container of product and spend $10,000 getting it to a market where you can sell it and still make a profit. They see $30,000 “lost” and don’t see that the product can be sold for $70,000 to realize a profit. When you boil it down it is an unwillingness to share with others to consummate a win-win deal. They also have a hard time seeing that overhead is constant and one of the largest expenses in most products so they fail to understand the need to crank out product each day to keep the overhead percentage within limits. And they can’t plan to save their frigging life, you can set up calendars and supply check lists till you are cross eyed but every day will be in crisis mode because some 200 peso supply or consumable wasn’t bought or stocked to keep production running uninterrupted.

      As businessmen they don’t have much of a future until they learn to share with others.

      1. Profile gravatar of Pinay Lover
        Pinay Lover

        White southerners, African Americans, and the Indians all share the welfare state crab mentality. Eventually there will be a similar welfare state heading for the pinoy since their president is a devoted commi. More socialism means bigger deficits and bigger ghettos along with little to no purpose or prosperity for those tied to it. Detroits are blooming everywhere

    3. Profile gravatar of snakebitbytheflips
      snakebitbytheflips

      Actually it is only a small percentage of american blacks who have that mentality. Most of them, if given the opportunity for good schooling and decent jobs, will work out great. Flips, on the other hand….

  7. Profile gravatar of Johnny
    Johnny

    Your article is about 1 day ahead of its time. Dutard just told the USA to piss off and bent over for China.
    That was his plan all along. He just faked outrage to make it seem like its the USA’s fault. He had no intelligence on any foreign policy, the USA, the EU, or anything resembling rational thought. This small-time, idiot mayor never suffered under “imperialist USA” cause we could have given 2 shits about him. He’s saying in less than 100 days in office the USA has oppressed him? LOL!
    The USA never oppressed him and has done EVERYTHING possible for the Philippines. They can’t handle their own country and its not like they are going to accept responsibility so I guess its just easier to blame the USA.

    Amazing how this self-proclaimed patriot just sold out his country to the Chinese. I mean, where is the jet-ski ride he would take to plant the Ph flag on the disputed islands? Lol! he turned so fast and now has a sack full of cash to show off. I guess its easy to live with selling out your people if you’re a maniac incapable of conscience.

    More amazing is this “tough guy” didn’t even try to stand up the Chinese, but the last president who they called gay and weak did. This “tough guy” can’t take criticism (in a leadership role no less), but the last guy did and kept going. This “tough guy” can’t go 1 week without dying his hair jet-black either.

    1. Profile gravatar of Mike
      Mike

      Johnny,
      He said:
      1.) He would ride a jet ski out to the shoals, plant the pi flag and dare the Chinese to shoot him.
      2.) Said he would defend Pi shoals. Said it would be a bloody war.
      3.) Said would not be a puppet or in back pocket of any country.

      The AFTER elected:
      1.) I’m going to ask China for permission for filipinos to fish the shoals.
      2.) I will work things out with China.
      3.) Fuck the UN ruling in our favor.

      So what has the world learned?
      1.) Duterte is two faced.
      2.) Duterte sold out the filipino people.
      3.) Japan, Australia, South Korea and Australia are worried about this asshole.
      4.) All the other Asian nations who have a dispute with China over the South Seas no know Duterte is a traitor and not an ally.
      5.) The laws and constitution do not apply to Duterte.
      6.) Duterte thinks he can completely bypass congress, senate, justice system along with department heads and cabinet.

    2. Profile gravatar of Idiotocracy
      Idiotocracy Post author

      How sad that the beggar nation status is so accepted that Duterte will be celebrated by most for coming back with a commitment of Chinese “investment” (AKA massive debt that their grandchildren will be paying off) for projects built by Chinese firms.

      1. Profile gravatar of Mike
        Mike

        Idiot,
        Now there is a video up on YT by Presidential Tracker claiming Duterte got the grandest welcome of any president, honors Duterte.

  8. Profile gravatar of Random Numbers
    Random Numbers

    I love how he says “America has lost”. Lost what, exactly? Bases in Southeast Asia? Vietnam will be happy to base our ships, now that we are no longer trying to force them to be a French colony. If Truman hadn’t idiotically helped the French rebuild their colonial empire, we would have been friends with Vietnam for over 70 years! And considering how many times China has invaded Vietnam, I don’t think Vietnam would suddenly court the Chinese. I guess he thinks he can squeeze more out of the US if he says he will go into China’s camp. Yeah, that kind of attitude worked so well in the 90’s when they wanted more to let the US use Clark and Subic, but filipinos just refuse to learn, don’t they?

  9. Profile gravatar of Gypsy27
    Gypsy27

    What amazes me is the guy has zero mandate for his foreign policy. None of the stupid shit he has said & done was announced before the election. He is neither going to learn or shut up. When are some decent Pinoy going to do right & delete this phucktard?

    1. Profile gravatar of Mike
      Mike

      chlor,
      I like the part where he blames the U.S immigration officer for doing his job because Duterte was not mature enough not to lose his own paperwork. Then there is the comment where all Americans coming to the pi are pedos. He said he was denied a visa when he was in college. I wonder if he was denied the visa because he shot another student in the hallway at his college had anything to do with the denial. Just goes to show that he has been a psychopath from an early age. Also notice that he was very vague about details on his layover at L.A. airport? This little twerp has already proven he cannot be trusted and will say/do anything as long as it benefits him. Then filipinos are so gullible they refuse to see through his bullshit.

    2. Profile gravatar of Mike
      Mike

      HOLY SHIT!!!!! WHAT A FUCKING HYPOCRITE DUTERTE IS!!!!
      A google search:

      “In the Philippines prostitution is illegal. In Davao, by city ordinance, police ensure prostitutes have a valid health card but do not arrest them. In 2010 the Philippine Child Protection Unit stated that Davao was one of the top 5 areas for child prostitution and sex tourism in the Philippines. Jeanette Ampog, the executive director of Talikala, a Davao based NGO that helps prostitutes, said in October 2016 that child prostitution had sharply increased over the last two years. She said that children were cheaper and more marketable.”

      Now, who was the mayor of Davao during this time period? DUTERTE!!!!!!!! Makes one wonder how much he was getting on the side not to arrest prostitutes or child molesters in Davao does it not?

    3. Profile gravatar of Mike
      Mike

      HOLY SHIT!!!!! WHAT A FUCKING HYPOCRITE DUTERTE IS!!!!
      A google search:

      “In the Philippines prostitution is illegal. In Davao, by city ordinance, police ensure prostitutes have a valid health card but do not arrest them. In 2010 the Philippine Child Protection Unit stated that Davao was one of the top 5 areas for child prostitution and sex tourism in the Philippines. Jeanette Ampog, the executive director of Talikala, a Davao based NGO that helps prostitutes, said in October 2016 that child prostitution had sharply increased over the last two years. She said that children were cheaper and more marketable.”

      Now, who was the mayor of Davao during this time period? DUTERTE!!!!!!!! Makes one wonder how much he was getting on the side not to arrest prostitutes or child molesters in Davao does it not? The above info obtained by google search “duterte” and found under wiki.

  10. Profile gravatar of Failappines
    Failappines

    US BPO investor: “Sh*t got real, it’s time to leave the Philippines” http://themaharlikan.info/news/us-bpo-investor-its-time-to-leave-the-philippines/

    I have lived in The Philippines for nearly 2 years and own (as much as legally allowed) and operate a medium-sized BPO company with around 40’ish employees. Doing business in the Philippines is a no-brainer for me. From my experience here, it’s been very easy to find intelligent, loyal and hard-working employees. Native English speaking ability is also a huge bonus as are some of the tax incentives the government offers for foreign investors. The thing that I love most about being here and having a company are the people. Living here, building my business and making friends has been the most rewarding and fulfilling experience of my life.

    I run my business the right way. I pay my employees above the going-rate for the field we are in, offer extensive benefits and incentives and we have a hell of a lot of fun every day on the job. A lot of my employees worked previously for Chinese/Japanese/Korean run companies and have told stories about unreliable pay, lack of benefits, poor working conditions and terrible, unsupportive management. For me, having a positive place for people to work and earn a living has always been my top priority. I earn enough to live a comfortable life in a place I love. That’s all I need.

    Apologies for the long setup but I’m getting to my point.

    I’ve watched with mild amusement as the Duterte circus has come rolling into focus. I like a lot of the things he said during the election. Having seen, first hand, much of the corruption and inefficiency that he railed against, I was optimistic that he could bring about some positive change. I laughed off a lot of the more extreme rhetoric as a quirky character trait. Well, after today, I’m not laughing anymore. Shit just got real, and for the first time since starting my company here, I’m nervous about the long-term viability of doing business in the Philippines.

    I’m no fan of America’s interventionist foreign policy agenda. We do a lot of things I disagree with and to be honest, I don’t miss living in America at all. The current US election cycle represents the level of insanity and corruption we have reached. That said, the US and Philippines had a pretty sweet, mutually beneficial partnership. The economy has been strong and middle class has been growing in recent years, in large part due to foreign investment in the workforce. Not just from America but from many countries, worldwide. Still, I’ve always been proud to tell Filipinos that I’m American because of the unique bond our two nations hold.

    In the blink of an eye, it seems that this is all at risk. I worry about Duterte’s retaliatory mindset for what he perceives to be wrongs that America has committed to the Philippines. How far will he take things? Visas required for US citizens? Limiting US investment in the country or taking away PEZA benefits? It’s a total wild-card at this point.

    It’s not direct action against US interests which worries me the most, however. It’s the future consequences for selling a nation’s soul to China. It’s aligning with Putin and oppressive regimes in which dissent is met with brutal force and freedom of speech or expression is not tolerated. Duterte is picking sides and backing himself into a corner where the only ones who can save him are dictators with no regard for anything but their own greed, power and control. Is this an exaggeration? Perhaps. But we don’t need to look far to see the devastating effects that partnering with China can have on a country’s future and economy. There are plenty of examples in Africa and South America which prove this point.

    The bottom line is that I’m worried. Other foreign business owners are worried too. Indonesia and Vietnam are beautiful countries but it’s not as easy to do business there as it is here. India? I’d rather go back and work a desk job in America than run a business there – even if my cost of doing business is far lower.

    In the coming weeks, I’ll begin the arduous process of researching alternative locations to run my business in the event that The Philippines will no longer be a viable option. It will be an extremely sad process because these countries all lack the one thing that makes the Philippines such an amazing place to live and do business: the Filipino people. While I worry about the future of my business here in the Philippines, I worry even more that the people of this great but tragic country will get beat down yet again. The plutocrats stamp their feet and the middle class and poor get smashed into the ground. This is the way of things in the Philippines. You all deserve so much better.

    1. Profile gravatar of Mike
      Mike

      Fail,
      Might I suggest something that might be of help beside a cyanide capsule with Du as president? Google “Duterte” and read what his bio om wiki. A lot more info has been added that includes quotes from him, past history and so forth. That might give you an idea what to expect from this retarded 2 year old trapped in the body of a 71 year old “man”.

    2. Profile gravatar of snakebitbytheflips
      snakebitbytheflips

      sounds like someone who went native but suddenly had his epiphany….

      But get a load of the “mission statement” at the bottom of this web page: “A news platform dedicated for the greatness of the Philippines.”

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Profile gravatar of william Estep
    william Estep

    I wish Obama would grow a backbone and stand up to this dirty Filipino president. Fine let the dirty rice eaters fend for themselves. Fucking Obama lets some dirty monkey looking old man play him. What a waste

  12. Profile gravatar of Kev R
    Kev R

    Interesting.

    We’ve got a blog full of vitriolic criticism of the Fils as a race, being dirty, ignorant, exploitative, dishonest and acquisitive, and then we’ve got Mr Failapines who sees them as a race of angels.

    Well I suppose we all have different opinions and that’s what makes the world go around eh?

    Tonight’s point is that no-one seems to understand how the Chinese work. Yes they want your minerals and yes they want to get inside your business world. They have the money and they have the expertise, but they don’t want it for nothing. They call it win-win and they’re very, very good at it.

    Let’s look at the new train line between Ethiopia and Djibouti. This lets Ethiopian coffee, their biggest export, get to a sea port. Previously it was an eight day road trip because the French built railway which is 50+ years old had fallen into total disrepair because of the lack of on-the-ground expertise.

    So the Chinese built a railway, opened it last week and will run it for five years whilst training Ethiopians to run it and maintain it from then on. What does China want? The first five years profit, less training costs, and the opportunity to build more Ethiopian infrastructure on the same basis.

    Now. As a US satellite state, and an ex-colony what has America done for the Philippines? If, as you mostly seem to say, it’s a shithole, why?

    william Estep’s comment shouts loud.

    ‘dirty rice eaters.’

    Classy, and oh so typical.

    1. Profile gravatar of william Estep
      william Estep

      It is a shithole. Trash everywhere. People pissing wverywhere. Nasty smells in the street. People living in places you wouldn’t allow a dog to live. How can u help a people who only think a few hours in the future. Billions of dollars have been invested in the country yet very little improvements. Charity groups have try to helped there only to be scammed by the pinoy people. They see any charitable person as weak and good for a good fleecing. But the girls are very easy and it’s relatively cheap to live there.

    2. Profile gravatar of BarcelonaYuanKi
      BarcelonaYuanKi

      Chinese people is the economic life support of this country; them and the Chinoys..They don’t cower away from the ’60-40′ rule..They just eke out a business however unfavourable the business environment here and they do it without complains or coarsely reminding Filipinos about this fact ..From phil airline companies,shipping industries,mining,et cetera and even small and medium enterprises those are somewhat run by chinoys or chinese..They just want money and nothing else just like the pinoys..Nothing’s wrong in strengthening ties with Chinese people, however, Du is doing it at the expense of our most trusted ally (the U.S) for the childish reason he bears a grudge against Americans, wanting to take side in Russia and China to satisfy his ego and appear like the cool guy against the world..Speaking as a pro-Du i bear no grudge against the two countries and i approve of strengthening ties with them however, i’m not with Du bad-mouthing and ‘severing ties’ with America (coz i’ve plenty of relatives working there) and i am pretty sure most Filipinos out there be they pro or anti Du shares the same sentiment too as evident in the ‘trust rating’ (whatever that was) of countries where the U.S garnered the most positive view while China had negative..The America was there during the liberation of the Philippines.And the pinoys however dishonest and corrupt bunches we are, will never forget this and will look at the Americans as the reliable Phil ally who we can talk gibberish english with and get a ‘nosebleed’ and laugh about it..Americans rock!

      1. Profile gravatar of Mike
        Mike

        Bar,
        What I always found interesting is that a lot of filipinos will say the USA takes advantage of filipinos and the country yet when asked they cannot say how. A few things I like to point out to them:
        1.) The philippines was paid a lot of money for the base leases.
        2.) The philippines made a lot of money from the bases providing jobs to filipinos both on and off base.
        3.) The philippines made a lot of money from the bases buying supplies off base.
        4.) The philippines had a very big guard dog in their back yard that defended the philippines at no cost to the philippines.

        Then they might say that is way back when. So on to present:
        1.) Philippines still has the guard dog at no expense to them, just a little further away.
        2.) USN sends a hospital ship here twice a year that treats filipinos free of charge.
        3.) It is always the USA that shows up first to help with a disaster.
        4.) It was the USN that sent divers, support equipment and support staff when that ship sank and no one in the philippines could get to it. The USN divers recovered bodies, checked the hazmat cargo and helped bring it up. Again at no expense to the philippines.
        5.) After Roberdo’s plane crashed in the water it was American that live here that dived down and brought up the bodies when the PN or PCG could not do it.
        6.) It was a USN destroyer that found and chased a Chinese sub away that was lurking around Subic Bay back in 2008 I think it was.

        There are a few things you can use in an argument/debate with the pro China crowd. Then ask them to name countries China went into uninvited and left when asked or told. They will not be able to name any because there are none. Then you ask them to name countries that China went in to “help” uninvited and never left. They will most likely be quiet so you answer for them:
        1.) Tibet in 1950.
        2.) Philippines, after the USA left.

        Then they might try and say that the Americans living here do not help at all:
        1.) We employ filipinos and treat, pay better than what filipinos do. Our maid eat the same food we do for example.
        2.) We spend a lot of money. In my case I spend more in two years than most filipinos will make in their entire life.
        3.) Charity, who walks past a hungry kid in front of Jollibee and keeps walking? Who sees that same kid and buys them a meal? The filipino is the former and the Westerner is the latter. Go to http://www.vfwpost2485.com and in the top box on left look what they do:
        a.) Sponsor a Boy Scout Troop.
        b.) Kids Op Program. Click on that one and see what my VFW post does for the filipinos at no cost to filipinos. This one has pictures, click to enlarge. Post members donate their own money for this fund and other posts also donate to it as do other Americans.

        1. Profile gravatar of Kev R
          Kev R

          Right.

          So you let your maid eat the same food as you do? Wow, I’m impressed.

          You sponsor a Boy Scout Troop? That’s not very suspicious at all.

          You feed the hungry kids on the street? See the Boy Scout comment.

          Now, Tibet. China had a civil war, you obviously aren’t aware of it, and it was interrupted by the Japanese invasion. So the conflicting sides joined forces to flush the Japanese out of China. When that was done, the civil war resumed and the KMT fled to Taiwan with the contents of the Chinese treasury. China struggled but brought together all it’s provinces including Tibet, which was being run on a feudal/theocratic basis by no other than our cuddly friend, the Dalai Lama. You could be executed for stealing a yak. You could have your hand chopped off for stealing a steamed bun. You could have your eye gouged out for being a bit cheeky to a monk.

          Life expectancy was 37 for women and 35 for men. Literacy was 5%. Birth mortality was 35%, maternal mortality was 37%. All this is ultimately checkable, you don’t have to take my word. Tibetans were never subjected to the one child policy, as weren’t all of the other 54 minorities apart from the Han.

          Now Tibetan life expectancy is 67 for men and 64 for women. Maternal mortality is 5% and birth mortality is 2%. Literacy is 85%.

          Those poor fucking Tibetans, right? You want them to back to theocratic oppression and Yak herding? Get real man.

          And by the way, the Phils don’t need a guard dog if there’s no danger in their backyard.

          So let’s hear your ‘yeah, but, if……’

          Duterte has cracked it. He’s not your puppet.

          1. Profile gravatar of Random Numbers
            Random Numbers

            From now on, when someone asks for money or food, I will just point to the great humanitarian, Kev R, and say “No, I wouldn’t want someone to imply that I am a pedophile for giving you food and/or money in public. ” Better to let them starve in ignorance, right Kev?

            The KMT and the Communists joined to flush the Japanese out? What are you smoking? The communists fled to the hillsides and let the KMT do the fighting and dying so they would be weak when the communists returned. As two scholars note, “From 1937 to 1945, there were 23 battles where both sides employed at least a regiment each. The CCP was not a main force in any of these. The only time it participated, it sent a mere 1,000 to 1,500 men, and then only as a security detachment on one of the flanks.There were 1,117 significant engagements on a scale smaller than a regular battle, but the CCP fought in only one. Of the approximately 40,000 skirmishes, just 200 were fought by the CCP, or 0.5 percent.”

            Don’t believe the scholars? Let’s go to the horse’s mouth and listen to Mao:
            “Those Japanese were real good. Without Japanese’s help, China’s [Communist] revolution would not have suceeded. I said the same thing to a Japanese, a capitalist, by the name of nanxiang sanlang(?).He kept on saying: ‘Sorry, we did invade China’ I said to him: ‘Don’t say that, on the contrary, Japanese helped us (Communist) in a big way’, especially Japanese warlords and the Japanese Emperor.”
            -Mao Zedong’s conversation with American journalist Edgar Snow, 1970

            “(Japan) doesn’t have to say sorry, you had contributed towards China, why? Because had Imperial Japan did not start the war of invasion, how could we communist became mighty powerful? How could we stage the coup d’état? How could we defeat Chiang Kai Shek? How are we going to pay back you guys? No, we do not want your war reparations!”
            -Mao Zedong greeting Japanese Prime Minister Takuei in Nanjing, 1972

          2. Profile gravatar of Phil Doh
            Phil Doh

            “And by the way, the Phils don’t need a guard dog if there’s no danger in their backyard.”

            I take back my words accusing you of being a pinoy. You’re obviously absolutely clueless when it comes to internal conflicts inside PH.

          3. Profile gravatar of Mike
            Mike

            KevR,
            First I was not talking to you asshole now was I?

            1.) Tibet was an independent country that China invaded and took over by force. FACT! Odd thing, everything you say could happen to you in Tibet under the Dali Lama happened and does happen where? CHINA. Then China also has the forced abortions.

            2.) Next time you try to sound intelligent at least refer to a dictionary and get the right words ok? It’s AUSPICIOUS and not suspicious. Fucking brain dead retard.

            3.) Duterte a our puppet? That is the only thing you have been right about. Just like you Duterte has his nose shoved up China’s ass.

            4.) Anything I listed in my reply to Bar there one thing is for certain. That’s more than your sorry ass does.
            5.) If you research you will find that your beloved Mao kept demanding more weapons, ammo, food from the USA and Mao and the KMT fought each other more than they did the Japanese.
            6.) It was your beloved Mao that invaded a country that really did not have a standing army, Tibet. It was your beloved Mao that killed millions of Chinese in the Cultural Revolution .
            7.) It is China that has gone in and taken land from the philippines by force.

            See here’s the thing, you pretty much are the royal ass kisser of Duterte and China. Your even too chicken shit to admit you live in the philippines. of both China and Duterte. Damn, you are really one sick and twisted puppy.

          4. Profile gravatar of Mike
            Mike

            Random,
            I suspect the only history that is true in the mind of Kev there is the history of the world according to Mao. Just like a filipino the thinking will go that Mao is right and the rest of the world is wrong. Thought this retard said he was going away.

        2. Profile gravatar of BarcelonaYuanKi
          BarcelonaYuanKi

          Mike, (my english might be less comprehensible)
          Ah.Yes..With all the ”satellite states” of America the Philippines is not really as vital of an ally country as America is for the Philly, not just during ‘calamities’ but on daily ‘economic trade’ as well..Me don’t have to go in details to know how much really the Philippines owe America..Pretty much anything that can be ‘considered’ a success in this country we owe to the Americans…(BPO philly has overtaken india..)

          China obviously has no regards to International laws (even if they signed on it) because they know they’re powerful so even with or without U.S on pinoys’ side China will still continue building infrastructure on the disputed islands (which they’ve began doing so earlier during Aquino administration)..It’s impossible to uproot them there now and no vietnam-pinoy soccer game on the disputed islands will do neither will U.S intervention..But if the U.S do intervene the Chinese would get angry on U.S burn/destroy their iphones again!.lol.The only move i think that’s most beneficial to us Filipinos is cooperating with China in whatever plans they have to utilise SCS or extract something there..The pinoys can’t make something out of South China Sea or West Philippine Sea anyway even if vast riches lie there so i think it’s not such a bad move to take..

          Yes..Pinoys dislike/hate Chinese more and it’s an age old trait not only on pinoys but on other Southeast Asians as well.(Indonesia’s history showed racism against chinese..Malaysia too).Americans on the other is a nationality we look up to contrary to the ‘internet pinoys’ (who i think are just ‘drinking the koolade’ and nothing more)expressing dislike blame pointing towards Americans..Also, most Pinoys are ungrateful people and sometimes (?) bite the hands that feed them however at the very core our ‘American dream’ is always there and we will always have the best regards for American people…By the way, thank you for the compliments! Even though it’s gonna fuel the pinoypride in me..lol.

          1. Profile gravatar of Mike
            Mike

            Bar,
            The problem with China being in the Scarborough Shoals is that they could control all shipping through the SCS. They already have a base set up there. Then Duterte made a deal that the Chinese can build 4 islands off the shoreline of Davao. Now China has proven they are going to do what ever they want by ignoring the UN ruling and keep building. Now China builds those 4 islands off of Davao and decide they are going to make them military bases like they did in the shoals. Once that happens they can cut off all shipping through the SCS and control the seas between Davao and Borneo. That will have a lot of countries worried.

            Then, do you really think China would honor any agreement made with the philippines over resources in the SCS that is within philippine waters?

      2. Profile gravatar of Mike
        Mike

        Bar,
        I have to disagree with a part of your comment. You said that “Du is doing it at the expense of our most trusted ally (US).” I think as time goes on that it will be more at the expense of the filipino people than anyone else. Here’s why I say that. First what Du does really does not affect the everyday life of most Americans or anyone else except filipinos. But what he does along the line of the SCS does affect the world on an international and business level due to the shipping lanes.
        It’s not the everyday American, Australian, Brit, Canadian, German or any other that will bear the expense of Duterte actions on a daily basis but the filipino people. Kev R over there has it in his mind that the majority of filipinos hate Americans and the U.S. Are there filipinos who hate Americans? Yes there is. But are they in a majority? No they are not. Do filipinos hate Chinese? Yes they do. Do most filipinos hate Chinese? You can answer that better than I can.

      3. Profile gravatar of Angeleyes
        Angeleyes

        Hey @barcelonayuanki I am amazed at how the Chinese just put up with the crap and get on with business. Myself? I would just up and go somewhere else in Asia over doing business in the Phils but that is because I know the Phils is stuffed; maybe the Chinoys don’t know any better. Any non Pinoy who makes the rich list deserves a damn bronze statue of themselves in a park somewhere as no doubt they went through hell to get there. Got to admit too with all the anti American sentiment going on yet the Chinese make up most of the rich list with no Americans on it. I can never understand the Pinoys bagging out the Yanks after all they did for them. I also find it a hell of an ironic that they say they don’t need America but that is because they are sucking up to China. If the Chinese told them where to go they would be back to the Americans in a heartbeat. At the end of the day they need someone as, like children, they can not look after themselves. Tudurte is doing what all Pinoys know best when dealing with foreigners, Peso love. The day China reduces their aid they will do what they do best, move on to the next country that will give them a free handout. They say they want to be a first world country yet run around acting like this. They don’t even realise how immature they all are. They seriously need some time out for self reflection. They can be as thin skinned all they want but we are in a globalised world now. Gone are the days of dictators and thinking your not answerable to the rest of the world. Someone needs to remind Tudurte of this and the fact we are in the 21st century now. It is called the Information age for a reason, something they all need to get into their empty heads.

        1. Profile gravatar of BarcelonaYuanKi
          BarcelonaYuanKi

          @angeleyes Hi..Nice to see you again, good mate!..The Chinese..Yes..Hate to complement them but it’s really pretty impressive how industrious they are making something literally out of nothing in an incredibly fast pace with results that are just astonishing! (Singapore,Hong Kong,Macau,Taiwan)..If we look back history, the Chinese immigrants were not treated very well by other Asian countries they immigrated and was discriminated against, but years later the Chinese rose to the top of the food chain in their respective adopted countries..Their like Jewish people..You throw them anywhere, they’ll thrive and go to the top even if the odds are stacked against them..But unlike Jews the Chinese marry outside their race and their offspring still inherit the industrious genes and continue on the success of their Chinese forefathers, as in the case of most Southeast Asian countries where the mixed Chinese are the wealthiest..In the Philippines the Chinoys run the business of this country and their secret is ‘playing the pinoy game and keeping two or more steps ahead’..Filambored has already described how you can become wealthy in this country.But you’d have to be as savage and devious as pinoys..The rules : ‘playing the pinoy game and keeping two or more steps ahead’..As a Filipino i can say that it is actually possible to tell and prove to a pinoy that he is wrong! If you can speak the local dialect..You argue with them using simple words but in a very articulate way then quote any word they said that’ll prove hypocrisy then you’ll win the argument, but if that doesn’t work assert dominance! ‘Might is Right’..In Crab Mentality..Just make sure you do your best to prevent yourself from falling and you also have to claw down other people (yes,that’s savagery)..Usually these are just little things but if you keep on ‘winning’ it’ll accumulate and the next thing you’ll know is that you’re on top and looking at them from above!

          1. Profile gravatar of Johnny
            Johnny

            What I’ve witnessed from the Chinese is correct from what u say. Like Jewish people, they also seem to trust and help each other more than Filipinos. Filipinos cheat each other 1st opportunity.

            Once they’ve gotten to a decent level, they can start dictating the corrupt game the pinoy set up. They start paying the bribes, making ffriends with the connected politicians, etc. The pinoys set up the game, but cause, of their own greed and selfishness, they lose out to the Chinese.

            BTW, ever notice how poor the local Chinese will dress? Yet, if you really know them, they have lots of money, property, condo in manila,etc. Part of their game is to hide year wealth so Filipinos don’t make them a target.

  13. Profile gravatar of Gypsy27
    Gypsy27

    http://www.sixthtone.com/news/why-anti-chinese-sentiment-africa-rise

    The reality:

    “In October 2010 miners gathered outside the Chinese-owned Collum Coal Mine in southern Zambia. They were there to protest poor working conditions and demanded higher wages. Facing them were armed Chinese supervisors, who ended up opening fire on the crowd. In 2012 another protest ensued around the same mine; this time the miners killed one of Chinese staff.

    China has been steadily increasing its business presence in Africa over the past decade, as China’s diverse capital and labor resources continuously traverse the conflict zones of Sudan and South Sudan, contend with the xenophobic excesses in the southern African region, and encounter local fury in eastern, western, and northern Africa.

    Although Chinese economic interests are primarily located in democratically governed and politically stable parts of Africa, made-in-China goods and services continue to reach every part of the culturally diverse continent.

    However, with this well-documented and widely touted continental embrace comes the creeping phenomenon of anti-Chinese fervor and populism in different communities across Africa where financial capital and labor from China competes with African development efforts.”

    See link above.

    1. Profile gravatar of Kev R
      Kev R

      So six years ago, and four years ago, there were disputes at a Chinese mine, with Chinese management and African workers, and one of the workers killed a Chinese boss?

      Zambia’s GDP has gone up 6.3% p.a. since the Chinese moved in. Your point is?

      Ah!!! Goddit. Anti Chinese fervour and populism.

      Although they spelt fervour wrong.

          1. Profile gravatar of Kev R
            Kev R

            You’re not getting it are you?

            They don’t want you anymore. It’s not what I think, it’s what they think. You’re not Asian and they’ve been fucked up for too long. They don’t want you any more. Go home.

            My food is fine. It didn’t come from Denny’s, or KFC, or Starbucks, or McDonalds or any other of the obesity breeding shite that the Americans have been foisting on the world for 40 years. I don’t drink Coca-Cola either, you know, the company that uses 40% of the world’s potable water?

            You haven’t even mastered physiology. You can’t have your nose up one man’s and a whole race of people’s arses at the same time, it’s physically impossible. How can one nose fit up 1.37 bn + 1 arse? Who do you think I am? Jimmy Durante?

            Time to roll off that Phillipino adolescent and pack your bags, old timer.

            The party’s over.

          2. Profile gravatar of Idiotocracy
            Idiotocracy Post author

            ” I don’t drink Coca-Cola either, you know, the company that uses 40% of the world’s potable water?”
            How could anyone be as stupid as to believe that “statistic”?

          3. Profile gravatar of Phil Doh
            Phil Doh

            “They don’t want you anymore. It’s not what I think, it’s what they think. You’re not Asian and they’ve been fucked up for too long. They don’t want you any more. Go home.”

            By “they” you mean one man and his cronies? Majority of filipinos are pro-american and anti-chinese.

            Why do you even come here? You obviously know so little about PH.

          4. Profile gravatar of Mike
            Mike

            KevR,
            It’s not what you think says you. That’s the problem, you don’t think. Here’s a little news for for, the USA has a trust rating POSITIVE 66 among filipinos, China has a trust rating of NEGATIVE 44. Pretty big gap don’t you think asshole? Now who is it that don’t want the Americans here? Well that’s the commie bastards like you.
            Now that filipinos have found out that Duterte sold out to the Chinese over the Spratleys and the deal about the 4 other islands they are starting to speak up against Duterte. But they have always been speaking up and bashing China and Chinese.
            What’s worse than going native? Becoming a Chinese communist bastard. Yes, sounds like you might of had to leave the UK or be charged with subversion.

          5. Profile gravatar of Mike
            Mike

            Idiotocracy,
            Facts matter not to KevR there. He claims the USA uses 40% of the worlds water? Well that on face and common sense can be easily put down. There are 7 billion people in the world as of 2011 with 300 million being in the U.S and 1.37 billion Chinese. Now just how can 300 million people go through more water than 1, 347,350 people? It’s a mathematical impossibility!!
            Water usage by country highest to lowest in million cubic meter per year:
            1.) CHINA uses 1,368,000
            2.) India uses 1,144,605
            3.) USA uses 821, 354
            http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/water-in-water-out/

            When it comes to exporting water the U.S is the third largest exporter after Brazil and Australia.

            KevR Your mind has been corrupted by communist bullshit. Google is your friend.

          6. Profile gravatar of Mike
            Mike

            Let’s just face it. The Chinese use to be good at inventing but all they are good at now is duplicating the inventions of other nations.

          7. Profile gravatar of Mike
            Mike

            Kev R,
            Don’t worry about your mother and sisters. The driver dropped them back off on their respective street corners.

  14. Profile gravatar of Rice Ganda
    Rice Ganda

    Heard the funniest thing from Duckturkey today. He is ‘fed up with foreigners living off the fat of his lands’.. .. Odd that, for a country that is funded by overseas remittances and aid, and has nothing to offer the rest of the world but cheap sex.

    1. Profile gravatar of Mike
      Mike

      Rice,
      You know that Yahoo packed up and left the philippines don’t you? Well if you type http://www.yahoo.com.ph it will take you to Yahoo Singapore where you can see philippine news. How about trying something? Go to that Yahoo and read the articles and comments about Duterte. Before it was hard to find anyone speaking up about him, now it looks like there is more and more anti duterte comments. let me know what you think.

  15. Profile gravatar of Gypsy27
    Gypsy27

    The thing freaks me out most about this self contradictory moron is how there is anyone still believing his bunkum. Everywhere his name shows up, the Dutertard army come forth to say he never said things which there are videos galore of him saying. He is so obviously bent beyond belief, but still they defend. Proof positive that very low IQ is terribly common in the Failippines.

  16. Profile gravatar of leavinglaspinas
    leavinglaspinas

    Fed up with the foreigners living off the fats of his land? Bwaahahahaaa! What a myopic, disingenuous turd. I can give you a list of foreigners who came here and established relatively successful small businesses despite every obstacles, only to have some local yahoos try to pull the rug out form under them. Their philosophy is let the foreigner make it successful but only we can profit from that success.

    1. Profile gravatar of Mike
      Mike

      Here’s a new one in Yahoo news.

      Duterte signed a deal with a China owned company where the philippines got a $9 billion soft loan. In exchange Duterte is letting them build another artificial island 8 km long off the shore line of Davao. What company is building it? The same one that is building on the Spratleys. Yes, the filipino people have been sold out by their beloved leader.

        1. Profile gravatar of Mike
          Mike

          Leaving,
          The company name is CCCC dredging and is state owned. The article says the island will be 8 km and hold government offices, industrial, residential, commercial and ports. But it looks like it’s going to be the first Chinese naval base in the philippines to me.

          1. Profile gravatar of Mike
            Mike

            Update, that’s 4 islands for a total of 208 Ha that stretch over 8 kn along the Davao coast.

          2. Profile gravatar of Hey Joe
            Hey Joe

            Little kim strikes again. My gosh, what a in your face POS sell out. And its only the first inning.
            May as well change that sun logo on the flag to a big red star and get it over with.

          3. Profile gravatar of Mike
            Mike

            Hey Joe,
            I don’t think so. If you go and read the comments 98% of the filipinos are outraged over Duterte actions under this article. And it’s not just this article. The article where Duterte is going to Japan they are asking how can Japan or any other country trust what Duterte says since he has been flip flopping all over the place.

            It’s said that Duterte made filipinos look disgraceful toward the USA and the rest of the world. Is there some anti American feelings in the philippines? Yes there is but Duterte and the communist bastards like Kev R there whip that up. Regardless of what Kev R claims the majority of filipinos are still very much pro American and anti Chinese which the polls and stats back up.

          4. Profile gravatar of Mike
            Mike

            Hey Joe,
            They have a video up on YouTube about Duterte in Japan. Title says Philippine President to visit Japan. Welcome parade of Japan. But what they don’t tell you is that the video is a parade of the Japanese self defense force and not a welcoming parade. They are trying to pass a military parade off as a welcoming parade!! Yes, filipinos are falling for it.

          5. Profile gravatar of Hey Joe
            Hey Joe

            Mike;
            Confused. Do you disagree about littlekim being a commie or a sellout?. As that is all i said.
            But I do agree with you that the locals are slowly seeing littlekim for who he is, and his numbers are on the slide. That is a good thing for sure.

          6. Profile gravatar of Mike
            Mike

            Hey Joe,
            Without a doubt duterte is a sell out. But you know how every year Russia has that big military parade in May where they parade their military? Well Japan has the same thing every year. There is a video up on YouTube about Duterte visit and someone took the video from that parade and are trying to make it look like Japan threw that parade as a welcome and honor for Duterte.

          7. Profile gravatar of Mike
            Mike

            Hey Joe,
            The same poster has two videos up claiming that. But I noticed something. The poster claims it is a welcoming parade for Duterte but Duterte is in none of the pictures or video. The Japanese PM is riding in a car reviewing the troops by himself.

  17. Profile gravatar of leavinglaspinas
    leavinglaspinas

    I’m happy to report that Denny’s is opening its second Ph location near where I live within a few weeks. I was pretty discombobulated to see 3 Americans standing around in front of the location having a smoke today but I did stop for a brief chat after struggling though another Buffalo Wild Wings chicken wrap. Unfortunately I forgot to mention that they should stay “for awhile” to work on quality control. If American fast food is the best I can get, I’ll take it, but I’ll be damned if it doesn’t all go downhill the moment the Americans leave. Buffalo opened not even 2 months ago and it’s already a mere ghost of its mediocre self.

      1. Profile gravatar of Mike
        Mike

        leaving,
        You should know by now that after living in the philippines pathetic takes on a whole new meaning. As for dennys I suggest eating as much as you can as fast as you can before the filipinos fuck it up.

        1. Profile gravatar of leavinglaspinas
          leavinglaspinas

          That’s exactly what I was thinking. It is quite stunning to experience how they can fuck up anything and everything that was once good in the world. I live virtually next door to a KFC. That is still one of my guilty pleasures when I’m in Canada, but this place? It’s overrun with cockroaches, the food is inedible, and they are always out of coleslaw.

  18. Profile gravatar of Kev R
    Kev R

    Out of coleslaw??? How dare they??

    The bastards….. time to wrap up and go home. I mean, no continuity on supply of shite foreign food?

    Unforgiveable.

    I bet some of these barbarians don’t even speak English, right?

    How are you supposed to communicate with people who don’t speak English, for fuck’s sake?

    1. Profile gravatar of leavinglaspinas
      leavinglaspinas

      Oh excuse me Kev R. I forgot, there is no need for anything to be as advertised here because filipinos are so accustomed to the substandard and to getting screwed that they don’t think once. How hard is it to have coleslaw on hand when it’s actually a standard part of the menu? When cabbages and onions are more than abundant? And I’m not talking about once. Coleslaw is about the only thing on the KFC menu in this country that I can stomach and they have had it exactly one time out of 5 that I went looking for it.

      It’s not just about coleslaw or KFC. I learned pretty quickly to have at least 3 alternatives to what I want to order since 50 % of the time what I really want is “not available maamsir” in pretty much any restaurant or store. And I’ve stated elsewhere my opinion of English, supposedly an official language of the Philippines. Many people speak it but few understand it. I’ve traveled to dozens of countries all over the world where it’s easier to communicate than here.

          1. Profile gravatar of Mike
            Mike

            The French. One of the few countries that has not won a war in over 200 years.

          2. Profile gravatar of DingDong
            DingDong

            It reminds me of two pieces of advice my dad gave me.
            When I went to work in Paris: “Never trust a Nation that ‘Cheats’ at Jeux sans Frontieres!” (JSF was a UK TV Game Show in the 60s and 70s and the French always Cheated!)
            When I went to work in the Middle East: “Never trust a Man in a Dress!”
            He could be quite profound and acerbic at times . . .
            On France: “An ‘Unsanitary Nation’ that it is under the illusion that it is Sophisticated!”
            On India: “We gave them The English Language, Democracy, Railways, Cricket, Education, and Fucking Administration!”
            On Italy: “Italian Tanks are installed with 1 Forward , and 16 Reverse Gears!”
            On Experts: “The ‘Titanic’ was built by Experts!”
            On Religion: “The Catholic Church must be the only faith where ‘Choirboys’ are considered an Occupational Hazard!”
            On Technology: “The ‘Telephone’ is an instrument of The Devil!”

    2. Profile gravatar of Mike
      Mike

      Kev R,
      Don’t worry. The guys all chipped in to pay for your mother and sister. Grand total came to $5 USD. We knew we were being overcharged but decided to let it pass since everyone got a turn.

      1. Profile gravatar of Angeleyes
        Angeleyes

        @filofail look at this comment. This Mike is out of control. WTF does this have to do with this comment? Claiming we all chipped in to have a turn on his Mum and sister? I used to really enjoy this blog but this Mike guy is ruining it. If anyone has a different opinion to him he goes crazy on them running them into the ground. He also seems to attack any new male members. He also go off on anyone who mentions prostitution even though it is a big issue in this country. He is incapable of understanding some people have different opinions and is completley intolerant of anyone with a different viewpoint. There have been a few interesting people post here who Mike has had quit and it pisses me off as they were really interesting points they made. Mike is bringing this blog down big time and has even had a member attack and almost destrpoy this site. He thinks he knows everything, fuck he even has Eienstien as his pick. If you keep him on you should rename it mikesphilippinefailblog as he seems to comment on everything with the same boring rhetoric. Reel him in or risk turning this blog into something that belongs on a Facebook page.

        1. Profile gravatar of Mike
          Mike

          Angel,
          If you go back you will find that Kev there did insinuate more than once that I was a pedo. He even pretty much said so in a comment. Now I said “The guys” I did not say PFB members now did I. No Mike does not think he knows everything and on more than once he has said he did not know something.

          1. Profile gravatar of DingDong
            DingDong

            KevR also made more unsubstantiated references (Other Threads) about PFB Male Members being either Paedophiles and/or Homosexuals! – Just saying!

        2. Profile gravatar of Mike
          Mike

          Angel,
          I’ll point out a few things that I left out. First you say that a former member shut down the site because of me. Your wrong on that one. If you reflect back that said member had most members mad at him. Let’s see, Capt also had a big problem with that member and Capt booted him. Then if you remember right that member also demanded that Capt do this thing or that thing. That said member was also threatening bodily harm to members of pfb.

          Did I go off on anyone who said anything about hookers? No. Mindanao was on this site being very vivid about his sex life and picking up hookers. He basically said he was a sex tourist. Attack any new male members? Where did that come from? I listen to their point of view and put up mine, that is not attacking. If there are flaws in their facts I point that out and they point mine out as well. I made people leave that had really interesting points, please name some of them.

          Who has left? The ones who were hard core Du supporters who made things up and when facts proving them wrong went on rants and a lot of them were in fact booted by Capt. Now if you go back through Kev comments you will find that he dug spur into people as soon as he joined and has pretty much stayed at it. Now for some reason you see fit to blame me for all the problems on PFB and I guess that’s your right and opinion to do so. Funny how you remain silent when others start the insults or threats but fast to jump when I fight back.

          1. Profile gravatar of Angeleyes
            Angeleyes

            Hey @oldnavyfart put that beer down and maybe sober up a bit, drinking and blogging is really fucking dumb. I have a problem with the way you have treated a few newcomers to this site. Lets start with Min. He never wrote nothing about hookers, he stated that he has a mistress. Now I dont know about you but I find keeping one Pinay (my wife) is crazy enough let alone having two Pinays, one being the mistress. To have a mistress is a very common thing in Pinoy culture and something I would never do. I really wanted to ask him how the hell he deals with two pinays as I have so much trouble with just one but we, or me, will never know because he cant be stuffed with your dribble and left. It was interesting also to hear him mention how helicopter gunships fly over his barangay and how the terrorists have driven him and his family from the area. He liked how Duturte fought hard against Muslim rebels and was excited to see peace finally come to his barangay. While I do not agree with what Duturte does I find it fascinating to actually speak to someone with intellegence about why they love him so much. If I was in Mindonao, and in his position, I would vote Duturte too and really wouldnt give two shits about what goes on in Luzon. He also posted some links to photographs showing how mining is out of control and the massive environmental effects it is having on otherwise pristine ecosystems. Man, there were so many things he could of taught us but boom, thanks to you he is gone.
            We also had another guy here whos stay was so brief I cant even remember his name. He wrote an article about some girl turning up at his house, stayiong a few weeks and then claiming she was underage and calling the cops on him. Again I had so many questions to ask him, not so much about his doings but more about how people can make up false claims and have you arrested. As you know if you go and make false claims in the West then there is a good chance you will be charged with wasting police time and be in alot of trouble. My wife and I have a rocky relationship and the fact that you can have someone arrested for nothing has me never wanting to set foot in that country again. We could argue, she could call the cops and say I hit her, and without a shred of evidence Im locked up for nothing. But once again, thanks to you, I will never be able to ask him these questions.
            Mike, understand that everyone thinks differently. Understand that we all see the world in a different way. I meet people I disagree with all the time but instead of getting on my soapbox I listen and try and understand why they feel that way. It is called empathy, a trait we all know is missing in Pinoy culture and a trait you could show more of.
            I hate to say it as it is a word that is throw around far too much these days and I refuse to use it unless it is true. This is actually the first time I have ever used it against anyone in fact; but I will use it now. YOU Mike are a Bigot. Take it as constructive critisim and try and make something good out of it but take a breath and maybe a few hours or days to think about your reply because there is not a lot of thought that goes into a lot of what you write here and you have painted yourself as a complete twat on this site. Your like that dork in class that thinks he is so smart by asking questions constantly yet everyone is sitting back and thinking “will this moron just shut the fuck up”. Sorry Mike I hope your skin is not as thin as a Pinoys and you can see the constructive side in what I am trying to say.

          2. Profile gravatar of Mike
            Mike

            Angel,
            How soon you forget. Now I’ll start with Mindanao if you don’t mind. Mindanao was in fact discussing his sex life here on PFB. He bragged about picking up hookers and the odd things him and his wife would do. He kept saying his wife would go out and get him the hookers. Yes that was right here and other members can vouch for that. Mindanao did say I was one reason he was leaving but he also mentioned at least one other member. Do you really want marriage advice from someone that puts their sex life up in public and his wife gets him hookers? So no matter what you claim I was not the sole reason Mindanao left.

            Then there was Sorry Sir. If you recall he started calling names and insulting until him and Capt got in a big fight and Capt booted him. But I guess you forgot that Sorry Sir was fighting with almost everyone on PFB, Again, I was not the sole reason as you claim.

            The guy from Davao. Well if you think back he said he lived in Davao but when a member who does live there asked questions he changed it to his lives down in that area. Then he changed it that he never lived in Davao and did in fact live in Manila. Other members asked him questions and he kept contradicting himself and took off. Again I was not the sole reason as you claim.

            Then you say the guy with the underage kid. Oh how you forget that he wrote an article pretty much admitting that he let a minor he did not know move in with him and bedded her that very same night. Then after the hassle with the police she shows back up and he lets her stay again. So other members asked him questions and it turned out that he was in fact a pedo. Now he might still be a member I don’t know. But I do know thathe was pressed on it by other members. So again your claim that I drove him off holds no water. You say you wanted to ask those guys questions so I have one for you. Are they the only ones who could answer your questions? I don’t think so.

            See, in fact there are only TWO members that cited me as the reason for leaving. Those were Sorry Sir and Mindanao. But like I said Capt booted Sorry because him and Sorry got in a fight and Sorry was sending Capt PMs threatening bodily harm. Then Sorry also had most members mad at him. Mindanao said leaving and did mention my name but he also mentioned a few others didn’t he?

            Now I noticed that you said “everyone” on the site wants me to be quiet. So when did you start speaking for everyone else without their consent? You have been on this site for a while and you know as well as I do that members have no problem saying what they think to other members. I don’t think the other members need you putting words in their mouth or speaking for them. It does look like the only one that has a problem so far is you. I know for a fact that if I go too far I will get a word from Capt, he’s god of PFB and not Angel.

            Here’s something I noticed since I have been here. People come here and read articles and comments then make an account and a lot of times they go straight to insults, name calling and so forth yet you remain silent. If you go back through the threads you will find that right away KevR accused male members here of being stupid, pedos and gay. I did not see you speak up then. He then insinuated that because I feed hungry street children that I’m a pedo. Then after that he flat out said I was a pedo, his words “Roll off the adolescent”. So from the beginning I was nice while he called us pedos, gays and stupid and you said nothing. Then after I start fighting back you get on your high horse and speak up yet remained silent when he was running around doing the same thing you are condemning me for.

            As for the rest of your comment. It seems to me that you are the one who is thin skinned, you are the only one crying because I stopped taking shit from Kev. Now I really don’t care what you think of me and until you show me a birth certificate that list you as my father or you pay my bills then you have no business telling me what I can and cannot do or say.

          3. Profile gravatar of 86andBelow
            86andBelow

            @oldnavyfart @angeleyes. Mike. I agree with Angel. Sometimes you go too far to the point it gets very one themed and jaded. I have also seen a few people go, including Mindanao – who I didn’t agree with, but were interesting. Most of your posts are great contributions to PFB, but you do rise to the bait too easily.

            We all make mistakes. I was quick to have a pop at Rice on one occasion, realized it wasn’t helping to continue crossing swords and let it go. I’m glad I did and thankful that everything is brushed to one side and forgotten about, as I really enjoy his contributions.

            I made another mistake when I mentioned a joke that I have told on numerous occasions in the past. The only time I have ever been berated for the content is by you. I took on board what you said and meant it when I apologised. I haven’t used the joke since and will be in the company of people that know me well before I say it again, as the dramatic effect can be misinterpreted to cause offense.

            So, yes, if we can all be a bit more conciliatory and/or accommodating to new members until they learn to reel their neck in, then I think it would be beneficial. If the new member continues to be a wanker then our fuhrer can press the delete button on their ass!

          4. Profile gravatar of Random Numbers
            Random Numbers

            Mike, I can understand the inclination to hurl scurrilous insults in response to such insults, I have been insulted that way myself. But when you do, you lend legitimacy to his argument. You should be attacking his (lack of) facts and his (lack of) intelligence. When it comes to stupidity, KevR is a treasure trove! I mean, he believes that the Coca-Cola company uses 40% of the potable water used in the world each year! Since potable water includes water used for cooking, if you back out the water used in cooking, that would imply that 1 out of every 2 drinks consumed in the world is provided by the Coca-Cola company! That would make Coke the world’s most valuable company, and everyone would be afraid to offend it, as who can survive without water to drink? When, in reality, Coke is suffering declining sales due to people wanting less sugar in their diet.

            KevR seems very gullible when it comes to “facts” that look suspiciously like they were provided by the Chinese Communist Party. He seems like someone lacking a college degree, or maybe with a degree from a lesser school. I mean, how else can we explain his quoting these easily disproved “facts” than gullibility? All it takes to disprove them is a quick Google search, and most well-educated people will at least check themselves to that extent before making a fool of themselves on a blog. I think he is a Brit who couldn’t cut it in merry old England so he went to China to teach English. English teachers make a good living there, plus in China being white gives you an elevated status, which goes up when they know you are a teacher. So, having more status and spending money than he did back in England, he started to believe that China is right in most things, and started swallowing their propaganda whole. He wants to be seen as loyal to the people who have so greatly improved his life, so he has suppressed whatever critical thinking he is capable of when it comes to “facts” provided to him the the Chinese Government. But it is amusing to see how much of a lapdog someone will become in order to have a better life in a foreign land, isn’t it?

          5. Profile gravatar of Angeleyes
            Angeleyes

            Hey Mike I never said I was speaking on behalf of anyone. I said you come across as the type of guy who is always asking stupid questions and everyone want him to shut up. The way you throw insults back at people really degrades this blog. Just tag captain in the comments and ask him to delete members who are insulting you personally, calling you a pedo etc, but to hit back in the same way they are brings you, and this blog, down to their level. What upsets me the most is of all the blogs about the Philippines 99.99% of them are full of Pinoys sprouting off crap. This is one of the few blogs where we can actually have a proper discussion about things without being drowned out by loads of Pinoys getting defensive and blurting crap. Of all the blogs about the Philippines this one is definatly on top and it would really suck to see it degenerate into a crappy blog.

          6. Profile gravatar of Mike
            Mike

            Angel,
            Your right about the speaking for everyone. I went back and reread it, I concede that point of yours. You say I’m a bigot, well that’s your opinion and your entitled to it. But what I noticed is you tend to be selective in who you single out on their comments. When people like Kev and them start digging spur in you are very quiet then. Then you go on and say What I said brings the blog down yet in your first comment directly to me you done the very same thing you accused me of doing. So I guess we are sharing the bigot label jointly aren’t we?

          7. Profile gravatar of Mike
            Mike

            Random,
            Once again you make order out of chaos. I did in fact counter his 40% claim with facts from a scientific site. But even with out that it would be very easy to prove his 40% wrong. Simple, there is no way mathematically speaking that ONE company could consume 40% of the worlds water supply that provides for 7 billion people. I could also add that Coke is a big seller in China so China then therefore is part of the problem.

          8. Profile gravatar of Angeleyes
            Angeleyes

            Yeah you say I am singling you out but here is the difference. You are what i would consider a “senior” member here as in you have been here and made a huge contribution to this blog. These new people who come on here and throw around insults, well their new members and dont last long. As a top commenter I would like to think your better than that. I generally dont get into arguements or insults with new members like that John guy we had on here a few months back. But dont worry I let Captain know and he generally deals with them quick. I just dont want to see this blog degenerate into something that belongs on Facebook.

          9. Profile gravatar of Mike
            Mike

            Angel,
            Pardon the late reply, comp problems. You do raise valid points, that cannot be denied. Yes a lot of the times it is very easy to void their facts and such with reason, research, facts and humor. But on the same token sometimes the only way to deal with some people is to get in the mud with them and slap them down. Yes I do it when needed as does Capt and others. It comes down to the question of when is enough an enough and you get in the sewer with the likes of Kev? It does not take a genius to figure out that Kev is not too bright or playing with a full deck and his mind is filled with communist provided “facts”.

            Now I will clear something up for you that very few here know. When made that comment I was not drunk. Here is what is going on. I’m the type that is awake for 2,3,4 days at a time or sleep very little and then crash. If not awake for that time then I might sleep for maybe 4 hours and I’m awake. So don’t assume that I am drunk please. You stay awake for 48 hours or more and see how dittzy you get. Now I will end this right now with you and consider it over. You have raised points that have value and give me reason for thought and consideration in a positive way.

          10. Profile gravatar of Angeleyes
            Angeleyes

            Fair enough Mike lets consider it over. I dont hold a grudge against you. Im in my mid 30s now with a wife and two kids and spend a lot of time at work. I dont get much time to write on here anymore and I am old school in that I dont have a smart phone and dont use the internet at work, only at home as it drives me crazy being online all the time. Often I am too tired to write on here and lately I have not been following every comment written on this blog. Even this thread of our here I have not fully answered everything written as I simply dont have the time or energy anymore. Still I like to read the articles but it is getting to the point where I feel I know enough about the culture to understand my wife and thats what bought me here in the first place. The subject of Filipino culture does not fascinate me like it once did but I am still grateful this blog exists as I can ask people things I need to know in order to stop me killing my wife. Done Mike.

      2. Profile gravatar of Kev R
        Kev R

        Nice try guttersnipe, but both my sisters and my mother are dead.

        Feel proud.

        Yay America, home of the unreconstructed.

        Mike, fuck off home and take anyone with the same attitude with you. We don’t want your poison in the civilized world. This is why you’re hated around the globe.

        I do hope we meet one day.

        1. Profile gravatar of Mike
          Mike

          KevR,
          For someone who can freely dish out insults you sure as hell can’t take insults. Guess mom and sisters do anything to get away from you, can’t blame them on that.

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    william Estep

    McDonald’s in Davao taste the same as in the world. I always get my Big Mac plain though which always confuses the amaw cashier who has to call the manager in who is equally clueless about preparing a plain Big Mac. Sorry Sir out of stock of plain Big Mac is there usual response. I just don’t trust a dirty Filipinos Sauce on my burger. I just wish they would stick laying on there back and opening there mouths for my grand finale. Its painful to watch a sexy pinay standing upright with all her clothes on

    1. Profile gravatar of Mike
      Mike

      William,
      So far I have not had any problems with McD, KFC, Pizza Hut, Greenwich food so to speak. Don’t know where your at but Kristin Steakhouse in bacolod has pretty good food, service and atmosphere. You can go in there and get a nice steak from an angus cow cooked the way you want. Not dog and cat meat passed off as beef like Kev gets in China.

  20. Profile gravatar of Johnny
    Johnny

    I actually like Mike and his contributions. When someone like kev says something dumb or insulting, it is “game on” for him and he goes for it.
    It might be a bit much at times, but I like having Mike here. Just my opinion.

    1. Profile gravatar of 86andBelow
      86andBelow

      I enjoy Mike’s posts as much as anyone, and significantly more than ppl like Kev R does when his “facts” are exposed as crud. He’s a huge diamond and I was commenting on one small facet. I’m sure he’s big enough to know that..

      1. Profile gravatar of Mike
        Mike

        86,
        I thank you for the kind words. But when it comes to people like Kev there their claims are so outlandish and in left field it’s not hard to counter their “facts”. But as big as Kev ego is I’m surprised he has not claimed China can function without him and surprised Britain has not collapsed without him.

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    Kev R

    40% of INDIA’S water mate.

    Not the worlds water, India’s water.

    You know that big country that makes great curry? India. Y’know that country where most of it’s ground water is undrinkable and Coca-Cola blocked off that which was? You talk about google searches and you didn’t do that one?

    Let me help.

    Just follow the smoke that’s still coming out of Union Carbide in Bhopal that your great democratic country hasn’t sorted out yet after 27 years.

    Jesus Christ, if you’re going to claim supremacy, at least learn to read.

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      Random Numbers

      So now you are saying that you said INDIA’S water. Well, here is what you said in the “Anti American Sentiment Coming” article:
      “I don’t drink Coca-Cola either, you know, the company that uses 40% of the world’s potable water?” Hmmm, looks like you said “the world’s potable water” to me. Perhaps you should take your own advice, and learn how to read?

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        Mike

        Random,
        Notice that when I put up the stats KevR suddenly changes from worlds water to Indias like no one would notice? I also like how he keeps saying we lay claim to supremacy yet if anyone on this site is doing that it is KevR himself.

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      Mike

      Pulubi,
      Amazing isn’t it? If someone that has the smallest trace of filipino blood makes it big then all filipinos jump on the band wagon like they made it big. But when any filipino fuckes up it’s always someone else’s fault.

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        pulubi

        So russell is 50% pinoy but I read his maternal mother is half african and father is african. Pinoy talaga magaling sa math. LOL Filipinos are a great race. The first race to land in Mars.LOL Even the ET in outer space is half pinoys. LOL

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      snakebitbytheflips

      Although his Wikipedia entry (not very reliable source of information, but sometimes something is better than nothing), he was the oldest of four and raised by a stepfather. Wonder if he was an “anchor baby”? I wonder if his flip mother did what many flips do by marrying a “rich kano”, coming over, getting a green card, then running to divorce court and taking her “rich kano” hubby for everything he’s got?

      I agree about Mike’s comment about the flips “exalting” anyone with the smallest trace of flip blood (methinks that all his athletic talent–and any intellect he has–came from his father). I wonder if he will be elected congressman, senator, or even president over there? But if he has any measure of intellect, he will disown all his flip ties (except for his mother, of course).

      That Wikipedia entry also stated that he had a “love child” in 2015; I guess that is the “flip” in him 🙂

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    pulubi

    So filipiunngoys now are celebrating Thanksgiving. LOL When did this holiday became a filipino holiday? What a bunch of buffoons. I was told some of th e pilgrims were pilipino. Pilgrims root word pilipino LOL

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      leavinglaspinas

      I was reading this all over the news and wondering the same thing. WTF? I’ve lived here for over 12 years and never seen it before. Also, does anyone know a filipino who would actually eat turkey? They seem to think they are overgrown and inedible chickens (as if anything here is inedible).