Month: December 2016

CVN 77

No Naval Patrols in West Philippine Sea and its Limit

He said he had no intention of aggressively pursuing the Philippine maritime claim and taking on China and the only power capable of doing so was the United States. Interviewed by CNN Philippines, Duterte said it would happen “during my time, ” but he was not yet ready to discuss the ruling by the Permanent […]

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The United States Expelled 35 Russian Diplomats

The United States has expelled 35 Russian diplomats and closed two Russian compounds in a response that Barack Obama says was “necessary and appropriate” to “efforts to harm US interests.” White House report said, “Russia’s cyber activities were intended to influence the election, erode faith in US democratic institutions, sow doubt about the integrity of our […]

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China’s Missile System Deployment and the Philippines’ Concern

In July 2016, the International Tribunal in Hague dismissed China’s rights on disputed islands and criticized its action in the South China Sea, including the construction of artificial land. Chinese president, Xi Jinping said, “China’s territorial sovereignty and marine rights in the seas would not be affected by the ruling,” which declared vast areas of […]

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India Need 200 Rafale Jets

Indian Air Force Needs 200 – 250 Rafale Jets

In September 2016, India and France sign a 7.8 billion euro deal with France’s Dassault Aviation for 36 Rafale fighter jets, equipped with latest weapons and modified for Indian Airforce needs. Dassault Aviation has guaranteed 50 years of product support. According to India Outgoing Airforce chief Arup Raha, 36 Rafale fighter jets ordered from France […]

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Israel Air Force F-16 Fighter Jet Decommisioned

Israel Air Force retired the remaining of F-16 “Netz” (Hawk) aircraft on Monday. The plane, which flew for years in operational missions and was later used for developing combat pilots in advanced stages of training, has been decommissioned after 36 years of activity. IAF Commander Brig. Gen. Amir Eshel said in the past that “the […]

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150,000 Pesos of Balikbayan Box is now Tax Free

MANILA – Starting December 25, balikbayan boxes with values not exceeding Php 150,000 will be exempted from paying duties and taxes. Bureau of Customs Administrative Order 05-2016 lifts taxes on balikbayan boxes for qualified Filipinos while abroad, including Filipino citizens who are residing abroad and Filipinos who are holders of a student, investors, and tourist […]

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