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this classless jerk can't even button his shirt up

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Translation:

We want Mitsubushi to get some infrastructure contracts

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This guy Duterte just wiped -out ISIS in Marawi and rescued thousands of hostages used as human shields and somebody here is complainin about a shirt button!

My bad! How high can you be?

You must be standing so high up there in a pedestal!

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should save the money to help its own citizens.

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Looks like a productive meeting. The $6 bill loan is a nice topping and should bring some business to J infra firms.

Other than that, I would have liked to see more deals being announced, particularly infotech investment. That’s an area where J companies could potentially dominate in the Philippines..

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I don't think Duterte is on Japan's side. He's just making good face to get aid from both Japan and China.

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Would be great indeed for Marawi and the people there only if it’s done in good time. Why did it take a visit to pledge that? Don’t they know time is of the essence in such cases? Rebuilding of Fukushima was disappointingly slow no?

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Japan's side? China's side?

My bad! No such child's play in what Duterte's doin!

Actually he is just followin good ole American strategy.

If Uncle Sam can do business and be friends with both Japan and China then why can't the Philippines too?

For all we know Washington and Beijing are really silent partners.

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a deepening of ties to counter China's regional influence.

No, it's never about actually helping others out of the goodness of their hearts, is it? It's always just to get one up on China. Well, that ship has sailed. All that's left is the dust. Too late to play catch-up. This could have been done years ago before China opened up.

Hate to say this, but I think Duerte has done more than Botchan has ever achieved. He's actually doing something instead of just talking.

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Hiro Nobumasa

This guy Duterte just wiped -out ISIS in Marawi and rescued thousands of hostages used as human shields and somebody here is complainin about a shirt button!

DU30 wiped out both ISIS and MARAWI CITY. It took him 5 months to destroy Maute Group by bombing the entire city and spent billions of pesos to finally cracked down these terrorists, is that really impressive for you!? If these what caused him defending a small city, then imagine the disaster he will cause to defend Manila . Duterte was the one who provoked the Maute group to attack Marawi. His spokesperson confirmed that they knew Maute group's plan to take the city months prior to this war and yet they did nothing and waited for these terrorists to positioned themselves. Smart move isn't it!? Maybe if his strategy was better the damage and casualties could've been lesser and he doesn't have to beg for billions of dollars of Japanese people's tax money where will be now in the caring hands of corrupt filipino politicians. WAIT!? Maybe these are all part of the plan??? Remember, Duterte is a die hard fan of Ferdinand Marcos, so what does a die hard fan do?

 If rebuilding is sincere then why does he have to bring an entourage of lap dog senators, celebrities and social media publicists ? don't you think that each of these people's business class plane tickets, 5 star hotel accomodations and VIP meals can already help build some houses in Marawi already? I thought his guy is resourceful? Or all just were just a show!?

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The looks on these 2 poor excuses for leaders is all-telling.  Abe looks like he can't wait to leave, and Duterte looks like he's ready to knife Abe in the back.

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Pukey2

Hate to say this, but I think Duerte has done more than Botchan has ever achieved. He's actually doing something instead of just talking.

What has Duterte done? aside from broken promises and killing 14,000 people?

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noypikantoku:

Are you sad and mad that the PH got aid from Japan and China?

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Hiro S Nobumasa

Are you sad and mad that the PH got aid from Japan and China?

With Duterte Administration taking care of these aid!? Yup I am so sad and worried.... He just said to EU that we don't need any aid and Phils. can be self sufficient without any help from foerign countries and now the story is suddenly different!? very incompetent leader.

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noypikantoku:

Did you know that PH forces followed US Special Forces advise on how to defeat ISIS in Marawi to the letter?

USA have more experience in urban fighting against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

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Hiro S Nobumasa

Did you know that PH forces followed US Special Forces advise on how to defeat ISIS in Marawi to the letter?

USA have more experience in urban fighting against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

And your point is???.... so now you are saying that the victory in Marawi was indeed un-impressive because the PH Forces were just following tactics of US Special forces???  when above you were just praising this like the whole world owes Duterte for this victory? This is the problem with you Duterte apologists, by defending him you are also becoming inconsistent.

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It might also be a good idea to mention that you need help with the illegal drug epidemic. Restoring the democratic principle in the rule of law and due process would be a more strategic priority than rebuilding a town with a history of subversion.

P.S., Just how difficult is it to properly wear a coat and tie for a few minutes?

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noypikantoku:

On the contrary, I am only reminding you that the eradication of ISIS and the destruction of Marawi was an unavoidable consequence of urban warfare even with the best tactics from the greatest and most skilled American Special Forces .

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rail infrastructure to river defenses

river defenses means cement the river banks

Hope for some natural defenses if possible but that does not make enough money for corporations

rail onfrastructure is in case of Shinkansen building a lot of bridges etc as it works on an elevated track

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unavoidable consequence of urban warfare even with the best tactics from the greatest and most skilled American Special Forces .

Go there and walk around. Use a mask to protect your health. Dont get bombed from above. Most civilians died from Indescrinant bombing led by the greatest and most skilled.

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Hiro S Nobumasa

On the contrary, I am only reminding you that the eradication of ISIS and the destruction of Marawi was an unavoidable consequence of urban warfare even with the best tactics from the greatest and most skilled American Special Forces .

Have you heard about the Zamboanga siege last 2013? that was also an urban warfare, was resolved in 3 weeks and Zamboanga city is still intact. It could have been prevented if Duterte admin should've done something as soon as they got the information that enemy are planning to attack Marawi. Or maybe they intentionally want that billions of dollars of aid!?

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The local leaders, for their ignorance or tolerance, are to blame for the Marawi crisis as it was practically autonomous. Until Du30 came along, the Muslim region in southern Phils had been ignored.

If you've been to his home turf of Davao, you'd realize that it is an amalgam of what the Phils should be, with Christians, Muslims, and indigents coexisting peacefully through his leadership and tough stance on law and order. This was a difficult thing to pull off as Davao is geographically porous from all sides. But he made things happen there, among other things, and he's doing the same now at the national level.

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I have been to the PH several times visiting with the best bass player in Naha who is from the PH.

It would be a terrific day for both Manila and Tokyo when the Japan - funded railways and subways will be fully operational .

The transportation system and the traffic in the PH is the worst in the world that I've ever experienced.

Imagine being pickpocketed in a jeepney and when we caught the culprit a cop appeared and helped us get our wallet back without the money!

That was almost 10 years ago but on our latest visit we witnessed a very dramatic change . Riding a jeepney and even walking the streets are a lot safer than before.

So happy that Nippon is doin such a darn good deeds in the PH!

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The president is only allowed one 6-yr term, which is why he had to be firm in his pronouncements of protecting law enforcers who carry out the war on drugs. By the way, has any of you heard or read anything from the political opposition and local media about the human rights of those victimized by these druggie criminals? Of course you haven't. They've been looking the other way for so long because they either gained from it or they were helpless to fight it. Du30 tackles it head-on and it's putting these previous leaders to shame

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noypikantoku:

Unlike Marawi, Zamboanga have zilch bombed-proof buildings complete with basement and interconnecting tunnels .

The Australian air reconnaissance wing and US intelligence aircraft detected the super-thick bunkers but it was , ahem... Japanese technology that discovered the maze of interconnecting underground tunnels crisscrossing all over Marawi.

Zamboanga and Marawi?

Day and night!

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Why not spend the money on rebuilding around Fukushima?  they print Yen and shower them all over the world while here at home folks are living in poverty, still living in makeshift shelters and generally not getting the services the government could so easily provide.

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Wakarimasen:

I agree with you all the way!

Fukushima should be first priority but since this geopolitical game is such a perplexing matter, I'm also glad that Japanese aid went to the most wonderful, warm and loving, top echelon most hospitable Philippino people!

The best in the world!

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Ironic how abe has billions of funds for aid to rehabilitate the philippines when he still fails to provide building of more nurseries to help poor single mothers raise japan's future taxpayers. Can't call it abenomics but it's more of abenomess.

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Hiro Nobumasa

Unlike Marawi, Zamboanga have zilch bombed-proof buildings complete with basement and interconnecting tunnels

This is hilarious! Please give me a proof that each and every buildings in Zamboanga have bomb proof buildings and interconnecting tunnels. I have friends in Zamboanga and I've been there before, never heard nor seen some of these bombed proof buildings and tunnels you are talking about.

Marawi has tunnels, so that is the justification of bombing the whole town despite of enemy holding hostages? Don't you think by doing that they put the hostages at risk of being blown away as well? That strategy is very poor. Anyway Duterte seems okay with human sacrifices and collateral damages so maybe it's fine for him.

If the military succeeded with ground attacks before at Zamboanga why not in Marawi? Plus give me an explanation why Duterte didn't do anything when they had information that the Maute are planning this attack? How come he didn't prevent it?

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Hiro S Nobumasa

I agree with you all the way!

Fukushima should be first priority but since this geopolitical game is such a perplexing matter, I'm also glad that Japanese aid went to the most wonderful, warm and loving, top echelon most hospitable Philippino people!

The best in the world!

The business investments I am nothing against of as these are good for both Japanese and Filipino people. Plus these are private money, But the aid for Marawi? why do Japanese people have to pay for it while many of their own people are still struggling!? Can Abe clear all the domestic issues first before giving away the taxpayers' money to corrupt filipino politicians?

Kaya

Ironic how abe has billions of funds for aid to rehabilitate the philippines when he still fails to provide building of more nurseries to help poor single mothers raise japan's future taxpayers.

You nailed it! well said and you really understand what this country really needs!

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noypikantoku:

I said ZILCH!

Please educate yourself first before acusing me of sayin ZB HAVE bombed-proof buildings.

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Hiro S Nobumasa

I said ZILCH!

Please educate yourself first before acusing me of sayin ZB HAVE bombed-proof buildings.

That one word won't change the whole point. The point is you are saying is that Marawi has underground tunnels therefore that is enough justification to wipe the whole city out with bombs even if the enemies have hostages that could be Inside those tunnels as well and indeed that's what happened that' why the result was catastrophic!

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noypikantoku:

Now, You should not only educate yourself but also hire an interpreter to understand PH newspapers praising the military for not bombing the mosques where the ISIS snipers were hiding because of the presence of hostages there, thus saving thousands of hostages.

The PH military followed the advise of the US Special Forces advisers on how to defeat ISIS in close qtr. urban combat.

If you think you are more capable than the US advisers then go volunteer your services where you can help your country .

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Hiro S Nobumasa

Now, You should not only educate yourself but also hire an interpreter to understand PH newspapers praising the military for not bombing the mosques where the ISIS snipers were hiding because of the presence of hostages there, thus saving thousands of hostages.

 

Indeed there are things that deserve praises in this whole battle of Marawi thing, however the damage is  higher than the praises. The military deserve praises but not Duterte. Many fallen soldiers and civilians could have been saved and Marawi city would probably be still intact if Duterte and co. plans were good, unfortunately it was a mess. Again, why didn't they prevent this terroists when they have the intelligence report about this attack prior to the war? The whole war could have been prevented!

The PH military followed the advise of the US Special Forces advisers on how to defeat ISIS in close qtr. urban combat.

Are you playing your bet safe? Are you blaming the Americans? Or are you saying that PH Military owe it to them?  and again your statement will make your idol look inconsistent again as Duterte said so many times before that he doesn't want Americans interfering with any of Philippine's affairs especially when it comes to military. But now we owe it to them?

If you think you are more capable than the US advisers then go volunteer your services where you can help your country

What a typical Duterte apologist escape when they can't support their argument, instead they will suggest you to do the Job or Ask "have you done something to the country?" LMAO.

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noypikantoku:

The US Special Forces are the best when it comes to experience in fighting ISIS in urban warfare such as in Marawi.

What the AFP did earned praised from no less than General Mattis.

Now if I have to choose your word calling it a failure and Gen. Mattis sayin it's a very impressive victory then guess whom people will believe.

You? Lol!

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The USA is bound by Treaty to give Treaty Ally the PH, which is your country , I presume, full military support when the need arises.

When US intelligence noted that the local ISIS fighters were reinforced by Iraq -Syria ISIS veterans with high powered weapons and even drones then they were obligated to help your country irregardless of what your president's private or political opinion.

That is how a responsible Treaty Ally operates unlike your soap opera based mentality that still haven't even seen an under the sea tunnel yet.

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Hiro S Nobumasa 

The USA is bound by Treaty to give Treaty Ally the PH, which is your country , I presume, full military support when the need arises.

When US intelligence noted that the local ISIS fighters were reinforced by Iraq -Syria ISIS veterans with high powered weapons and even drones then they were obligated to help your country irregardless of what your president's private or political opinion.

That is how a responsible Treaty Ally operates unlike your soap opera based mentality that still haven't even seen an under the sea tunnel yet.

Explain that to Duterte, I am not questioning the Treaty and we both understand that! I am criticizing Duterte's action as he himself doesn't know about that treaty as he said so many times that he doesn't want and need  any military assistance from the U.S.! This is the person that you are defending. How can you entrust this person with billions of dollars if he cannot even understand that simple treaty and wants to push his interests first.

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noypikantoku:

DTE is a lawyer and a politician. Are you?

And you are sayin he doesn't understand the Treaty?

My bad!

Abe trusted DTE enough so at the end of the day , that's what counts.

Mine and your opinion, unfortunately have zilch value for the foreign policies of Japan's government.

I do find it strange that a Philippino like you is sad and angry that Tokyo is helping your country improve your very outdated infrastructure.

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> DTE is a lawyer and a politician. Are you?

He is a bad lawyer and a corrupt politician. Indeed he is a lawyer but he committed so many illegal things, that is why I am criticizing him. This page will not be enough to paste every inconsistencies and illegal things he said and done especially extra judicial killings. He admitted himself that he killed "SUSPECTED" criminals and even threw some of them from flying helicopters! he even urged others to kill "SUSPECTED" criminals. Now tell me was that an action of a person who knows the law!

And you are sayin he doesn't understand the Treaty?

My bad!

Check what he said about US and VFA. Saying "BYE BYE AMERICA" and abolishing the visiting forces agreement doesn't sound like Duterte fully understands that treaty you are talking about. here's the reciept:

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2016/12/16/philippines-duterte-bye-bye-america-and-we-dont-need-your-m/21629804/

Abe trusted DTE enough so at the end of the day , that's what counts.

These business deals were kickstarted way back from the Aquino administration! Duterte was just so lucky to grab the credits.  So don't say that this is about Duterte, these are all fruit of combined Arroyo and Aquino's efforts!

I do find it strange that a Philippino like you is sad and angry that Tokyo is helping

Because this funds will potentialy help Duterte KILL MORE FILIPINOS! victims of Extra Judicial killings are now 14,000 and rising! these numbers include CHILDREN and MOTHERS!  Thats why I am mad! It's helping Duterte's propaganda not Filipinos! Being obsessed with Duterte and seeing what is really good for Filipinos are two different things!

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Cry me a river... lol!

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Hiro S Nobumasa

     Cry me a river... lol!

Say this to the filipinos whom lovedones were victims of extra judicial killings lead by Duterte.

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The best bass player in Naha , Noel who is from the PH is so happy that Japan wants to help rebuild Marawi.

He said that under the non-corrupt Duterte, Marawi would soon be like Davao which is the best city in the PH .

PM Abe and Akie paid a visit to Davao and the whole entourage was impressed.

Maybe this is the reason why Shinzo trusts Duterte so much unlike the past corrupt ones.

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Hiro S Nobumasa

The best bass player in Naha , Noel who is from the PH is so happy that Japan wants to help rebuild Marawi.

Japan's courtesy is indeed admirable, but I am saddened that this will go through the hands of the Duterte administration and there is a big chance that the funds will not go to where it supposed to. No doubt that many filipinos even celebrities are all blinded by Duterte. If Noel really Thinks Duterte is great! Why not go back to Davao? It’s paradise right?

Davao the best city in PH.

What is your basis for this? heresays? Please prove me that Davao City is THE NO. 1 BEST CITY in the Philippines. Yup for Duterte fanatics Davao is their mecca, but in fact there are way more better and progressive cities than Davao. If Davao is the best City, then why people aren't moving to that Paradise?

 Can you prove that Duterte is not corrupt? Sleeping inside a mosquito net is not enough proof.

In fact all corrupt politicians do these tactics. Duterte doesn't want to sign the waiver to show his entire

bank transactions, why is that? Is he hiding something? And what kind of a president would spread lies,

create fake bank accounts to destroy his political opponent with the President of the Philippines official seal

behind him? That is illegal and libelous, he is a "Lawyer" right? he should know that what he did was illegal. Lucky him for having presidential immunity. Why would you trust the faith of a country to

a liar?

Maybe this is the reason why Shinzo trusts Duterte so much unlike the past corrupt ones.

Hahaha! Past corrupt ones? You mean The Marcoses , Arroyo and Estradas? News flash for you. They are all allies with Duterte now and getting the very best favors from him.

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There is an old da Kine Yiddish sayin that goes ...

'To see is to believe ' and there is also a more forceful Russian version that says "Doveryai, no proveryai"!

Well, PM Abe personally did both in Davao and was totally impressed that he expedited the approval for the first ever subway in the PH to be built under Japanese grant.

His trust in the non -corrupt and no nonsense Duterte made his decision to provide loans to rebuild Marawi a lot more easier.

He must be wondering to himself how corrupt the previous administration must have been as exemplified by what Noel called the worlds most mechanical failure- prone LRT in Manila.

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Hiro S Nobumasa

There is an old da Kine Yiddish sayin that goes ...

'To see is to believe ' and there is also a more forceful Russian version that says "Doveryai, no proveryai"!

Well, PM Abe personally did both in Davao and was totally impressed that he expedited the approval for the first ever subway in the PH to be built under Japanese grant.

His trust in the non -corrupt and no nonsense Duterte made his decision to provide loans to rebuild Marawi a lot more easier.

He must be wondering to himself how corrupt the previous administration must have been as exemplified by what Noel called the worlds most mechanical failure- prone LRT in Manila.

Hilarious! LMAO! Don't be too Naïve and stay to the facts. Feasibility studies by JICA started during the Aquino Administration for this Mega Subway System. Use your common sense, building a subway system is not like frying sunny side eggs. It takes years of studies before it gets conclusions and if feasible and profitable that is when contracts are get to be signed. There is a thing called FEASIBILITY STUDIES and The decision wether to build a subway system in the Philippines or not is not based on Abe's impression of Duterte's house in Davao!

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"Doveryai, no proveryai"!

Though this is a Russian proverb it was a Hollywood Cowboy turned most powerful person on earth that made it famous.

The kind hearted PM Abe wanted very much to trust the previous president of the PH but when he saw that freakin ' Smilin One' on international tv during the massacre of the helpless tourists from HK, Shinzo was aghast and almost vomited!

With Duterte on the other hand , the best city in the PH, Davao , where Shinzo walked the safe and clean streets together with Akie, not only reinforced but strongly reinforced and verified his trust for the incorruptible Duterte.

Thus Japan did not hesitate to help fund the rebuilding of Marawi .

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Hiro S Nobumasa

The kind hearted PM Abe wanted very much to trust the previous president of the PH but when he saw that freakin ' Smilin One' on international tv during the massacre of the helpless tourists from HK, Shinzo was aghast and almost vomited!

You are being ridiculous , facts please! not hearsays! show me any articles that Shinzo Abe was "Aghast" and "Almost vomitted" ... The hostage incident happened after the 2nd Month when Aquino was inagurated (2010), the feasibility started around the 5th year of his term. If  Abe doesn't trust Aquino at all??? Why would he consider doing feasibilities then? use your common sense. Plus, if Abe is asghast and disgusted by Aquino why would Abe assist Aquino with military aid? Reciept!

 https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/11/16/national/politics-diplomacy/abe-benigno-to-agree-on-framework-for-japanese-military-aid-sources/#.WfrUwmwUncs

commom sense bro.

With Duterte on the other hand , the best city in the PH, Davao , where Shinzo walked the safe and clean streets together with Akie, not only reinforced but strongly reinforced and verified his trust for the incorruptible Duterte.

Thus Japan did not hesitate to help fund the rebuilding of Marawi .

These are your assumptions and not facts. again, convince us and show us that indeed Visiting Duterte's house in Davao was Abe's basis for signing the Subway project's deal. Show it!

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Abe must have wondered why the head of state of a nation is freakin smilin on international tv during a very critical hostage crisis.

Can I trust such a weird person? He must have wondered then.

To his big relief this guy Duterte is a very normal person who is trying his best to make all the PH like Davao.

Moreover if the reconstruction of Marawi is modeled after Davao then Japan is more than happy to help.

But the question of the past remains.

Why was he smilin freakishly amidst the carnage ?

Why?

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Hiro S Nobumasa

Abe must have wondered why the head of state of a nation is freakin smilin on international tv during a very critical hostage crisis.

Again these are all based on your fictions, You don't have a proof that Abe indeed was thinking like that . Check your facts straight, Manila hostage crisis happened on 2010, Abe became Japan's PM on 2012 (2nd active term). The Fact is These subway projects were all planned and started during Aquino Administration, it's just unfortunate that Aquino finished his term and Duterte has to take the credit eventhough he did nothing tp this. So you can cry everyday about it, but that is the truth. Mega Subway System is an Aquino achievement.

Can I trust such a weird person? He must have wondered then.

Uhm this person just made the Phil. economy grow and entrusted by Abe with Military assistance and the project of this "Mega Subway. YOU don't have to trust him though, it won't matter. Weird person!? Duterte admitting he made up fake Bank accounts and fictitious Banks? Plus fantasizing about raping a corpse of an Australian woman? who is weirder?

To his big relief this guy Duterte is a very normal person who is trying his best to make all the PH like Davao.

Normal person!? fantasizing about raping a coprse of a dead woman is normal for you?

Uhm almost 2 years have passed the situation in Philippines is getting worse. All promises are broken. so what are you talking about?

> Why was he smilin freakishly amidst the carnage ? Why?

Why is he fantasizing about raping a corpse? why?

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noypikantoku and Hiro S Nobumasa, please stop bickering.

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