Now this is looking familiar…

I wonder where we’ve seen this repeatedly said.  I seem to hear it coming somewhere from the vicinity of Korea, but now it’s a LOT closer.  Hrrrmmm….

Duterte accuses US of ‘undermining’ Philippine peso

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday accused the United States of “undermining” the Philippines economy and causing the Philippine peso to tumble against the US dollar.

“The Americans are undermining us now. They are manipulating … the peso weakened,” Xinhua news agency quoted Duterte as saying in a speech at the Philippine marine headquarters in Taguig.

The Philippine peso hit a seven-year low on Monday, closing at 48.25 to a dollar, the weakest since the close of 48.335 on September 15, 2009.

Duterte told the marine troops that “the Americans are bullying the Philippines,” adding that the US has disrespected the Philippines.

The Philippines is a treaty ally of the US, with Manila depending too much on the US for military and other assistance.

However, Duterte said the US “cannot understand a friend”.

“Instead of helping us, they will attack you,” he said.

If the US will continue putting pressure and manipulating the Philippines, Duterte warned, “I will have new alliances of commerce and trade.”

He begged for the understanding of the marine troops. “This Republic will rise. This Republic of the Philippines will continue to be great,” he said.

“Time will come that we don’t need them anymore. We will survive on our own. We fight our wars on our own and we will win as a country,” Duterte said.

Some sectors blamed the depreciation of the peso on Duterte’s acerbic statements against US President Barack Obama and the United Nations.

However, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno told a news briefing at the Malacnang presidential palace that Duterte’s statement has nothing to do with the peso depreciation, saying the weakening of the peso is “a result of the strengthening of the dollar, more than weakening of the peso”.

“And why is the dollar strengthening? Because of the impending increase in the interest rate by the Fed. This has been ongoing for several quarters already,” Diokno said.

–IANS

OOPS!  It must be hard when your job is to correct the child in chief.  If I were him, I’d invest in a bulletproof vest and a passport out of the country.

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  1. Profile gravatar of J
    J

    Rofl, it’s pretty sad how much Duterte gets away with bashing the US yet still expects support from them (and oddly enough the US still does.)

        1. Profile gravatar of BLX2
          BLX2

          Exactly. On a much bigger scale. Toxic people in our personal relationships. Toxic societies in international relationships. The empathy of the West is being abused and used as a weapon against it.

  2. Profile gravatar of Captain PFB
    Captain PFB

    I don’t think the world has ever seen a more deluded, narcissistic, completely out of touch with reality moron like Duterte. This man is simply bat shit crazy. Period.

    1. Profile gravatar of Mike
      Mike

      Capt,
      I have some close runner ups on youtube:
      1.) Some BLM supporter list these stats.
      a.) All blacks shot by police were innocent and the cops guilty of murder.
      b.) 70% of whites in the U.S are racist.
      c.) 80% of the pedos in the world are whites.
      d.) Whites kill 95% of the colored people in the world.
      e.) BLM is a peaceful, non racist group.

      2.) Another youtuber:
      a.) The U.S nuked Japan when the U.S was not at war with Japan.
      b.) Japan never attacked the U.S without declaring war.
      c.) The U.S bombed muslims with chemical weapons.
      Now this guy says he is right because a biased Western media has been giving us bad info. He goes on to say I need to go back to school and learn something.

  3. Profile gravatar of Johnny
    Johnny

    Basically this asshole is insane, a narcissist, psychopath, and a demagogue. He is incapable of rational thought or critical reasoning.

    Now, he’s encountered the international community. Since they international community doesn’t adjust reality to fit his delusions, he acts like an idiot. So the consequences are people get scared, investors pull their money & , the peso goes down. Basic stuff, but bc of his insanities, he has to make up various reasons,,,, or the “not my fault. The world is against me” argument.

    BTW, this is a complete failure on the parts of all previous administrations, the pnp, the NBA, or whatever worthless departs fail to do their jobs. This idiot was able to kill 1,000+ undesirables in his city unchecked. So of course he’s gonna go mad with power. Going mad without power makes him just an idiot. Now, he’s gonna make his country suffer for it

    1. Profile gravatar of Mike
      Mike

      Johnny,
      All sources put the death toll at 3,600. The daily Inquirer has a kill list listing names, dates and location of those killed. Now it’s on Yahoo news where PNP is trying to lower the killed to 2,300 and under. There is also an article stating that the U.S- philippine relationship is strained and that’s why Du is seeking ties with China. The article fails to mention that Du is the cause of the strain. Article 3 says an Aussies was cleared of drug charges after he used hotel cctv footage to prove PNP planted the drugs on him.

      1. Profile gravatar of Johnny
        Johnny

        It is amazing. For some reason Filipinos and this current idiot can’t just see what is in front of them,,, a loud, foul-mouthed idiot leading the country into the abyss. I mean when Filipinos fail, they do it in such spectacular, slow motion fashion with everyone saying, “you’re going to fail if you keep doing this”. Yet, its “pinoy pride”. which translates directly to blatant stupidity. Then when they fail (as everyone predicted the peso would drop), its someone else’s fault.
        Whats even crazier is the idiot is killing anyone and everyone involved in street level narcotics. Then he is breaking 60 year old alliances that have greatly worked in his country’s favor. However, where is the issue of corruption coming up? That is the #1 reason the PHilippines is such a failed shit-hole. He hasn’t done anything to fight the system that drains his country and people. Instead, he invokes some pictures from a war 100 years ago? That helps because,,,,,,,,,,?
        I’d really like to see the USA make a deal with China. The deal is our interests are protected as well as our allies. The Philippines? Fuck em. D30 thinks he’s smart cause he’s loud and willing to murder. I’d like to see the 2 superpowers prove to him that he is not.

        I did see the article about the Aussie they set up. I don’t know how the guy got his case heard in only 4 months, but that is a long time to be sitting in a Philippine jail on false charges. Good for him and I hope retribution is paid. The sad part is the lying-on-the-stand police officers and drug planters will face no charges for perjury, planting drug, drug possession, or false imprisonment. They are probably doing the same thing right now, except now they will confiscate the CCTV footage.

        1. Profile gravatar of Random Numbers
          Random Numbers

          Yeah, but it’s not like Americans are much smarter. Donald Trump says let’s commit war crimes (torture prisoners, kill the families of terrorists), start a war over insults (“Iran, when they circle our beautiful destroyers with their little boats and they make gestures at our people that they shouldn’t be allowed to make, they will be shot out of the water”), and sexually assault women because he is a rich celebrity (grab them by the pussy), gets involved in twitter wars over just about any perceived insult, not to mention lying so much he makes filipinos seem honest by comparison.

          But he will still garner over 50 million votes. No matter what he says or does, his supporters won’t leave him. I guess that’s why he likes the less educated, they won’t let new facts change their minds. They would put the nuclear launch codes into his hands. It’s a dangerous world, but apparently, not nearly dangerous enough for his supporters!

          1. Profile gravatar of Random Numbers
            Random Numbers

            Mike now it would be “you mean like Trump supporters?” Trump may single-handedly hand control of the Presidency, the House and the Senate to the Democrats. And this is who the Republicans nominated for president? BRILLIANT!

          2. Profile gravatar of Mike
            Mike

            Random,
            Here’s my point. It has been made clear that you do not support Trump, that is your right just as much as it is anyone else to support him. Why did I put that video up? Simple for one reason only. Any time the subject of duterte comes up on PFB you go off on an anti Trump rant. You keep trying to inject anti Trump into philippine politics and topics. Personally I don’t give a crap who you support or don’t support, that is your right. But we are talking about the country we live in at present which is the philippines. We are talking about the president we have to live under and that is Duterte, not Hillary, Trump or Obama. Yet you still insist on dragging the U.S elections into the political topics here about the philippines.

          3. Profile gravatar of Mike
            Mike

            Random,
            You don’t like Trump then don’t vote for him, simple. But you are the only one on the site that keeps bringing U.S elections into the topic and pretty much bashing the states.

          4. Profile gravatar of Random Numbers
            Random Numbers

            Mike, today was the first I have commented about Trump in about a month. So, no, it’s not ” Any time the subject of duterte comes up on PFB you go off on an anti Trump rant”. Far from it in fact, it’s just that Trump’s rhetoric has been sounding so much like a white Duterte that I had to point out the parallels. And all I was really saying is that there are idiots all over, who will defend any comment, in pretty much every nation.

          5. Profile gravatar of Johnny
            Johnny

            Before I got to know a lot about Trump I was intrigued and ready for an outsider to be move into the presidency. However, he’s shown he is not very presidential and he will probably win. So, it is going to get very interesting.

          6. Profile gravatar of Mike
            Mike

            Johnny,
            The problem is that neither candidate is presidential. But with hillarys security breaches, open borders and such it’s like she is giving the country away. Now I for one did not spend years defending what it appears she wants to give away.

          7. Profile gravatar of Random Numbers
            Random Numbers

            Yep, Hilary’s use of a private email server was a cynical ploy to get around the Freedom Of Information Act. Her excuses were pathetic, her reasoning flawed, and this is just another example of her sense of entitlement that she is above most rules that don’t actively injure someone else. If she was running against anyone else, she would have the worst approval rating of a major candidate in the history of the USA. Luckily for her..

          8. Profile gravatar of Mike
            Mike

            Random,
            I alweays thought the RNC should have had Newt or Pence on the top ticket with the other as vice. Slam damn election sowen up.

          9. Profile gravatar of Random Numbers
            Random Numbers

            Mike, I was pulling for Kasich, head of the Appropriations committee during out last budget surplusses. Moderate governor of a big swing state with a proven track record of governing.

          10. Profile gravatar of Mike
            Mike

            Random,
            I don’t know how old or when you was in. But I was born a baby boomer and raised old school. When the Iran hostage came up I always wondered why we seemed to cower. I could see a decrease in pride in the country from the late 60’s. I remember watching news from Nam on TV in color. I remember when a tube went out we would take all the tubes out and take them to a tester at a store to find out which one we needed. To get a tv station someone went outside and turned the antenna until got what ever channel we wanted. The gas shortage and lines of the 70’s.
            Then I enlisted and went to boot for the army in Jan 81 then in May of 81 transferred to the navy. Reagan made people proud to be American, he built up the military and was a great president. Now if someone comes along who can do that again they have my vote. Trump Hilliary don’t make a shit to me either way. It is my country that comes first and who ever talks the talk and walks the walk to make the U.S great again gets my vote.

        2. Profile gravatar of Phil Doh
          Phil Doh

          Did you see this one today, @johnny55 ?

          Duterte: “We are a small nation. Maybe God gave you the money, but we have the brains. I’ve been a trial lawyer for many years. I’ll play with you in public. I’ll ask five questions that will humiliate you. I’ll ask ten questions where you will agree with me,”

          So a former lawyer in a broken justice system in a third world country thinks he’s smarter than the best brains from the US, EU and UN? Unbelievable how much this guy thinks of himself, and of course his supporters will agree, “Yeh our tatay dingdong really is the smartest man in the world”.

          http://globalnation.inquirer.net/146729/duterte-us-un-eu-not-brighter-than-me-ill-shame-them

          1. Profile gravatar of Random Numbers
            Random Numbers

            “When you begin to delude yourself with too much lies, it becomes the truth in your life,” Duterte said.

            So true. It’s too bad that Duterte doesn’t realize how much this applies to himself.

          2. Profile gravatar of Johnny
            Johnny

            If they had brains, they’d have money.
            The dude is an idiot and lived like a dictator in little davao. Of course no one around him said anything to go against his blatant stupidity so he became a megalomaniac. Since the whole country is broken, they let him get away with it for 25 years, making him even crazier.

            And how smart can the guy be if D30s solution is kill everyone? Btw, you know his 5 questions are gonna be completed stupid, biased, one-sided, and nonsense. The USA and UN won’t even engage in stupidity. However, Trump might. God help us all.

          3. Profile gravatar of Random Numbers
            Random Numbers

            Of course no one around him ever pointed out the truth to him. They are more interested in telling him (or whoever has power/money) whatever that person wants to hear so they can get some of the money/power. Plus, if you are honest and brave enough to say the truth to someone with power/money, the sycophants around him/her will attack you and call you a liar to advance themselves. In a country where everyone thinks they are always right, all the time, who is going to listen to someone telling them that they are wrong?

          4. Profile gravatar of Mike
            Mike

            Random,
            What you say about them not telling him he was wrong in Davao is true. it only got worse when he became child in chief. I suspect that anyone who disagreed with him in Davao were later found dead and same will happen as president. Westerners have no problem telling their leaders they are wrong or question their leaders. Now when was the last time filipinos did that?

          5. Profile gravatar of Random Numbers
            Random Numbers

            MIke, EDSA1 and EDSA2. The only time most filipinos feel confident in speaking out in public about the abuse of the powerful is in large groups. Of course, considering how many journalists get killed, it is understandable.

          6. Profile gravatar of Mike
            Mike

            Random,
            Your getting to the point in your anti Trump and anti U.S rants that you sound like a Du supporter.

          7. Profile gravatar of Johnny
            Johnny

            Some actress even called him a psychopath and she started receiving death threats. Luckily, his people kind of brushed it off and there was no word from him.

            Another funny thing about people proclaiming how smart they are: How often is this true? It seems the biggest idiots are the most arrogant.

          8. Profile gravatar of DingDong
            DingDong

            When God was handing out Brains, Dutourette misunderstood, thinking that he said ‘Drains!’ – And refused!

          9. Profile gravatar of Mike
            Mike

            DD,
            Well they were going at it on YT. There is this pinay that is so die hard supporter of Du and this other pinoy that puts up facts she just hates to hear. So reading their comments I wanted to throw up because she basically says Du can do no wrong and when he is wrong it is someone elses fault. The pinoy was hammering her on her blind faith. So I told her that the way she idolizes Du is sad. Du could break into her house savagely rape and beat her and in her mind he did nothing wrong. Her reply to that? “Don’t drag gender into the topic.” Guess her reply proves my comment correct huh?

          10. Profile gravatar of Random Numbers
            Random Numbers

            Don’t drag gender into it? Wow, it makes you wonder if she knows what the word “gender” means! Although in this case, it seems more like she is hiding behind her gender to try to discredit your comment.

          11. Profile gravatar of Mike
            Mike

            Random,
            What got me was that she never said Du would be wrong if he did that.

          12. Profile gravatar of Random Numbers
            Random Numbers

            Mike, I guess next time you have to refer to her as “it”, and when she asks why, tell her to stop dragging gender into the discussion!

          13. Profile gravatar of Mike
            Mike

            So the pinoy and I put up facts why Du is wrong and she says he is the greatest. When we ask her why he is so great and ask for facts she just rants on saying he’s great and that is enough fact.

  4. Profile gravatar of Mike
    Mike

    Well get ready for this one, you’ll love it. You all know about the Aussie I mentioned who says Du is great, the only leader who truly loves his people and the extrajudicial killings are justified. So in the news was an article about an Aussie who was arrested on drug charges, which he claimed were planted on him by pnp. So hotel cctv proved that pnp did in fact plant the drugs on him. So I told YT Aussies about it and he said “What does that mean?”

    Now this YT Aussie has nothing but praise for filipinos, the country and Du and says PNP is a great agency. So today I saw an article where 40 PNP were dismissed from the force due to involvement with drugs and again I told him about it. His reply? The PNP involved should be given a warning and fired. Then given a chance to repent and if back to drugs then they should be jailed. Now this is the same guy who says the 3,600 killed did not deserve arrest or trial by law. Amazing the double standards huh? A true Du supporter. Must be something in the water down there in Oz. Don’t drink the water.

    1. Profile gravatar of Mike
      Mike

      Well he replied. Said you can’t pick and choose who you lock up. Funny thing though his own statements do just that. He says can pick and choose who is killed and who is not. His words say that he can pick and choose who the law applies to and who it does not.

    1. Profile gravatar of Mike
      Mike

      Said he was here for 3 months and went back to Oz. Then in another comment says is here now. Either way less than 4 months experience here and has gone native already. If you go to YT and enter Mikey Strikey in search bar it will bring him up.

      1. Profile gravatar of Mike
        Mike

        Then if click him and see videos you will find one where expat ask if can borrow Du after his term. There you will see his ass kissing in the comments.