The Philippines has been one of the United States’ staunchest allies in the east ever since the end of World War 2. However this decades-long relationship has been rocked by the rise of President Rodrigo Duterte.
The fiery president from the southern city of Davao took the country’s foreign policy and flipped it over its head. Increasingly favoring Russia and China, Duterte had some choice words for President Obama and the EU especially when concerning his bloody war on drugs.
This is precisely why many believe that the recent Typhoon Sarika hitting the Philippines is the United State’s way of saying good riddance. It involves the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) system and Duterte’s statements about foreign aid. Continue reading