China supports Philippines to prevent terrorism

01 July, 2017, 00:58 | Author: Valerie Burke

In the same speech, the President also opened the doors for assistance from allies overseas in a bid to get more help for the rebuilding of Marawi overrun by self-styled local terrorists.

On hand to receive the donation was President Duterte, who said this deed signals a "new era of bilateral friendship" between the two countries.

"The donation is not big, but it is big in the sense that it marks a new era of relations between our two militaries, and it comes at the right time", said Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua, citing ongoing clashes between government troops and Muslim militants in the southern city of Marawi.

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday accepted 3,000 rifles and 6 million pieces of ammunition from China in a ceremony at Clark Air Base in Pampanga.

The President said he welcomed other global partners in rebuilding Marawi City, as he extended this partnership to allies who share in the principles of goodwill and noninterference to domestic affairs.

'INTELLIGENCE SHARING' Mr. Zhao said the donation of weapons was the "first batch" only.

Zhao also announced Wednesday that China would donate 5 million pesos ($99,000) to the families of soldiers killed in Marawi.

Perez praises James amid transfer talk
Alvaro Morata has dampened hopes he is attempting to force a transfer move to Manchester United by confirming he is still on his honeymoon.

Grenfell Tower fire inquiry: Six questions victims want answered
The revised estimated death toll of 80 announced Wednesday was an increase of one victim from the last count issued last week. Test results and progress on works will also be scrutinised by tenants, leaseholders and the Council's housing committee.

Explore Beyond Good and Evil 2 With 15 Minutes of New Footage
There's much more information - including a list of Easter eggs from the cinematic trailer - on the game's official site . As for how individual gameplay interactions actually play out in game, we're left wanting.

He expressed gratitude for the "friendly" and "cooperative" policies of the Duterte administration towards China.

The Chinese government supports the Philippines' effort to achieve national and economic development and maintain stability, Li said. "I hope the China participation in the rehabilitation of Mindanao will help the comprehensive settlement of the issue of terrorism", Zhao said.

Relations between the two countries have never been stronger since President Duterte took office a year ago and announced a foreign policy shift towards rapprochment with its neighbors, including China and Russian Federation.

"This is not only to strengthen our country's commitment to support each other during times of need, but also highlights the dawn of a new era in Philippine-Chinese relations", said Mr. Duterte. "In the future, in keeping with the Philippines' needs, we will continue to provide necessary assistance and help".

According to Li, China supports the Philippines, as ASEAN's rotating chair, to hold the East Asian Leaders' meetings on cooperation slated for this year.

Duterte told reporters the military aid would have to be inventoried and would be equally divided as needed to the military and the police.


  • What the UK Is Offering EU Citizens After Brexit

    What the UK Is Offering EU Citizens After Brexit

    Those already living in Britain but for a shorter period can remain until they are eligible to apply for "settled status".
    Cyclist Chris Froome to extend Team Sky deal to 2021

    Cyclist Chris Froome to extend Team Sky deal to 2021

    Last year, I was better at the Vuelta after racing the Tour, so let's hope that is the case again after having raced the Giro . Stage seven into Nuits-Saint-Georges offers the first real chance by which time we will know what Swift has in his legs.
    Los Angeles' Ritz-Carlton Is Racist According To Comedienne Leslie Jones

    Los Angeles' Ritz-Carlton Is Racist According To Comedienne Leslie Jones

    She was also candid while hosting the BET Awards , and poked fun at her nude photo hack. "I am very nervous", she admitted. The Ritz-Carlton official Twitter page responded to her tweet, writing, "We're very sorry to hear this".
  • Police Respond To Active Shooter In Bronx Hospital

    Police Respond To Active Shooter In Bronx Hospital

    CBS New York reporter Reena Roy tweeted that the NYPD has confirmed that the shooter is down and no longer a threat. Witnesses are describing the moments of panic and horror during a deadly shooting inside a Bronx hospital Friday.
    The US Population Is Increasing In Age And Diversity

    The US Population Is Increasing In Age And Diversity

    But, for the first time , the majority of people born overseas are from Asia, not Europe. "It is a tipping point", said Ms Taylor. While WA's income was amongst the nation's highest, the money is needed to help offset some of the country's biggest mortgages.
    Michael Bond dead - Paddington creator dies aged 91

    Michael Bond dead - Paddington creator dies aged 91

    Michael Bond - the creator of the cuddly Paddington Bear that sparked a series of famous children's books - has died. But with the death yesterday at 91 of Michael Bond , they closed the book on one of publishing's greatest franchises.
  • Pam Shriver has her doubts about Johanna Konta winning Wimbledon

    After playing through injury and showing the determination that she's shown, however, it feels unwise to bet against her as Wimbledon rolls on.
    Audio: CNN reporter confronts Sean Spicer over the no camera briefing policy

    Audio: CNN reporter confronts Sean Spicer over the no camera briefing policy

    A second source close to the administration confirmed the plan and said White House staffers are on board - for now. Acosta also made a tweet with a hashtag asking why the cameras were off.
    Banner night for team at NBA Awards

    Banner night for team at NBA Awards

    He was also named to the All-NBA second team and the All-Defensive second team (both of which were already announced). In the NBA's first awards show, two Milwaukee Bucks brought home some sweet hardware.
  • Rain and Storms Increasing Into Weekend

    Rain and Storms Increasing Into Weekend

    The warm air and sunny skies will allow for some instability and scattered, pop-up thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening. Early next week will bring rounds of showers/storms to the area Monday and the 4th of July itself.
    House Democrats plan to roll out property-tax freeze plan

    House Democrats plan to roll out property-tax freeze plan

    The proposed budget relies on more than $2 billion in spending cuts and a likely increase in the income tax to raise $5 billion. IL is at risk for entering its third year without a budget, a stunning development never seen in the state's 199 year history.
    Eastern Idaho firefighters help fight country's largest wildfire in southern Utah

    Eastern Idaho firefighters help fight country's largest wildfire in southern Utah

    Some of the 200 firefighters on the scene are providing protection for nearby neighborhoods, but there are no evacuations. The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office says it is lifting evacuations for residents of Mayer, population about 1,400.


NC To Give Trump's Panel Publicly Available Voter Data
Democratic secretaries of state in California and CT said they would release only publicly available information. The information can be obtained free, if a computer disc is provided, from the state elections board.

Cessna 310 Crashes on LA Freeway
He checked to make sure his passenger was safe before pulling over on the side of the freeway. "We take them as needed", she said. Both occupants of a twin Cessna survived a crash on the 405-freeway shortly after departure from John Wayne Airport.

Texas Supreme Court denies benefits to married same-sex couples
But the state's highest civil court reversed course in January after receiving an outpouring of letters opposing the decision. Supreme Court declared a right to same-sex marriage, that ruling did not resolve all legal issues related to marriage".

United Kingdom government to give Northern Irish women abortion funding
Because of this, Northern Irish women have always been forced to travel to mainland Britain in order to receive abortion services. The chancellor has just announced that the government intends to fund abortions in England for women from Northern Ireland.

Pigs hoof it after crash on Texas interstate
Some went as far as three or four miles away from the scene of the crash before being ushered back by police. CDT, after the semi crashed into a center median in Wilmer, Texas on Interstate 45, KTVT reported .

Aspiring YouTuber Accidentally Shoots Her Boyfriend Dead In Failed Stunt
MonaLisa Perez , 20, remains in jail after shooting her boyfriend Pedro Ruiz at short range on Monday, the StarTribune reports . The couple's three-year-old child and around 30 onlookers watched as Perez , one foot away, fired the bullet into Ruiz's chest.

White House Confirms Trump and Putin Will Meet at G-20 Summit
Trump later walked back the idea of a relationship with Putin in a 2016 interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos. One of the goals of the president's trip, he said, will be "to develop a common approach to Russian Federation ".

Lawsuit filed against Whitewater Center after teen contracted deadly brain-eating amoeba
At a local hospital, doctors diagnosed Seitz with having been exposed to Naegleria fowleri and getting a brain infection from it. The co-defendant named in the suit, Recreation Engineering and Planning, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

OnePlus 5 Or OnePlus 3T: Which One Is Better Smartphone?
There is also a possibility that the OnePlus 3 , as well as the OnePlus 3T, will get the Android O before the end of this year. We raise this question because the OnePlus 5's launching price is a lot higher than its predecessor, the OnePlus 3T .

AMD Launches Radeon Pro Vega Frontier Edition
Radeon Vega Frontier Edition is priced at $1200, the same as the TITAN Xp, but the TITAN Xp is limited to consumer level drivers. After all, and as AMD claimed , the consumer version will perform better in games than the Frontier Edition.