Category Archives: russia

PH to buy submarines from Russia despite US warning

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Aug) — The Philippines will buy submarines from Russia despite the warning issued by a US defense official not to acquire military hardware from Russia, President Rodrigo Duterte said. Duterte criticized the US for interfering in the country’s plan to get submarines from Russia to modernize the navy during a […]

PH to enhance diplomatic ties with Russia — Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 May) – Russia will no longer be at the “margins of the Philippine diplomacy,” President Rodrigo R. Duterte said as he pointed out that “overdependence” on traditional partners has limited the country’s “room to maneuver in a very dynamic international arena.” “This is a strategic oversight that has led to many missed opportunities for our country. […]

PH, Russia eye defense, security cooperation

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 February) – The Philippines and Russia will sign a memorandum of understanding that aims to enhance defense and security cooperation between the two countries, an official said. In a press conference Friday at the Marco Polo Hotel Davao, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. said the draft MOU will cover cooperation in […]

Duterte warns PH, like Russia, may leave International Criminal Court

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 November) – President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to follow Russia’s move to leave the International Criminal Court if the international community continued to criticize him for the alleged state-sanctioned killings that are being linked to the war on drugs. Duterte issued the statement in his departure message in his departure message at […]

“Separation” does not mean cutting off diplomatic ties – Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Oct) – “It’s not severance of ties. When you say severance of ties, you cut the diplomatic relations. I cannot do that,” President Rodrigo Duterte said in a press conference at the airport early Saturday as he clarified his statement before Filipino-Chinese businessmen in Beijing on October 20, announcing “my […]

CPP to Duterte: China an imperialist power too

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/21 October) — The Communist Party of the Philippines on Friday warned President Rodrigo Duterte to exercise caution in dealing with China which it views as a “burgeoning imperialist power.” In an article published in the October 21, 2016 issue of Ang Bayan, the CPP said China is confronting “a capitalist crisis in […]