Message of alarmed OFW on Philippines entering a new Era of Communist Russia, Communist China and Philippines against the world pushed policies.
Duterte: It's Russia, China, PH 'against the world'
BEIJING, Oct 20 (Reuters) - As President Rodrigo Duterte announced his "separation" from the United States and sought to strengthen ties with China, he said he will also talk to Russia's Vladimir Putin.
"I've realigned myself in your [China] ideological flow and maybe I will also go to Russia to talk to (President Vladimir) Putin and tell him that there are three of us against the world - China, Philippines and Russia. It's the only way," he said.
Duterte made his comments in China, where he is visiting with at least 200 business people to pave the way for what he calls a new commercial alliance as relations with longtime ally the United States deteriorate.
Duterte's efforts to engage China, months after a tribunal ruling in the Hague over South China Sea disputes in favor of the Philippines, marks a reversal in foreign policy since the 71-year-old former mayor took office on June 30.
"America has lost now," Duterte told Chinese and Philippine business people at a forum in the Great Hall of the People, attended by Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli.
"With that, in this venue, your honors, in this venue, I announce my separation from the United States," Duterte said to applause. "I have separated from them. So I will be dependent on you for all time. But do not worry. We will also help as you help us."
China has pulled out all the stops to welcome Duterte, including a marching band complete with batton-twirling band master at his official welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People, which most leaders do not get.
RED CARPET WELCOME
President Xi Jinping, meeting Duterte earlier in the day, called the visit a "milestone" in ties.
Xi told Duterte that China and the Philippines were brothers and they could "appropriately handle disputes", though he did not mention the South China Sea in remarks made in front of reporters.
"I hope we can follow the wishes of the people and use this visit as an opportunity to push China-Philippines relations back on a friendly footing and fully improve things," Xi said.
Following their meeting, during which Duterte said relations with China had entered a new "springtime", Chinese vice foreign minister Liu Zhenmin said the South China Sea issue was not the sum total of relations.
"The two sides agreed that they will do what they agreed five years ago, that is to pursue bilateral dialogue and consultation in seeking a proper settlement of the South China Sea issue," Liu said.
Message from a OFW Global Netizen:
This issue is globally that affects us all Filipinos in different parts of the world. We understand he is anti US, anti United Nation, anti Canada, anti AUSTRALIA, anti European Union but the problem now is this is narrowing global Filipinos to be just pro Communist China and communist Russia. This is shutting doors for Global Filipino citizens to flourish in so many different nations and now he even focuses in just Filipinos roaming around the country in tourism, that we already do when we are in the country. Did he not know that ALL Filipino tourists and ALL OFWs are ALL ambassadors to Philippine tourism attracting foreign nationals on how beautiful it is to visit our country? I myself was asked by different nationalities I encounter on how it is to be in Philippines and I said Oh it is nice come visit my country. That is global tourism for Philippines, all Filipinos worldwide reach out to all other countries. Filipinos need to think for our jobs in other nations and the future and global Filipinos expansion in tourism and sharing our skills as OFW where all the world sees in us a high value of being true Filipinos and what good we can do for the world and this country. We need Filipinos to embrace that we are known good OFW in the world and that contributes to our country too. No to just China,Russia and us only. The world needs to see how great is this country and Filipinos in and around the globe.