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Should The Philippines Move Away From The US?

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The US has done a lot for Philippines in previous years, but I guess any good relationship must come to an end.
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Duterte's stock with the US government cannot fall much further. Immediately after coming to power Duterte launched a wave of extrajudicial killings in pursuit of his self-proclaimed war on drug dealers and addicts. Amid the international condemnation for these killings, Duterte has likened himself to Hitler and indicating he would happily kill more. Duterte has insulted the US Ambassador to Manila Philip Goldberg, calling him a"gay son of a bitch," and has directed vulgar language at President Barack Obama and said that he can"go to hell."
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Before I became fully supportive of this move, I had considered hedging our bet by leaving our furniture in storage in the U.S. while we tested the waters of life in the Philippines. Eventually, I gave up that idea. If Lydia’s plan was going to work, I had to be totally on board and fully committed.
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Even swearing about the Pope in the strongly Catholic Philippines did not dent the presidential campaign of Mr Duterte, who then said he would travel to the Vatican to ask for forgiveness, before writing the Pope a letter instead.
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To help solve this, Mr Duterte once promised to ride alone to an airport built on reclaimed land by the Chinese, to plant a Philippines flag and say:"This is ours. Do what you want with me.
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Move away? How about pushed aside. President Obama refused to meet with him during his trip to Asia. This guy is a animal with his war on drugs. It won't be long before he ends up like Gaddafi and beaten dead in the street by his own people.
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He's vulgar like Trump. The U.S. does not need his business.
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Yes, they should.His anti-drug methods are deplorable. His speeches are filled with hate. He is just a all around bad leader.
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