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NEW: US @SecDef Lloyd Austin leaves #Manila w/agreement on expanded access for US troops to #Philippines military sites AND talk from Philippine officials of a shared vision re #China & the #IndoPacific
“It seems to me the future of the #Philippines, & for that matter the Asia Pacific, will always have to involve the #UnitedStates simply bcs those partnerships are so strong and they’re so historically embedded in our common psyches" per Pres. Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
.@SecDef visit to #Philippines “is symbolic to all of us that the US will always be there for us" per Philippine
acting Defense Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr.
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#ISIS has released an infographic detailing its operations during 2022. The group claimed 2058 attack across 22 countries, with #Iraq receiving the lion’s share of the attacks (484 attacks). As a number of us have consistently underscored, ISIS sees Iraq as its center of gravity. Image
#ISIS launched 25 suicide attacks and 579 IED/VBIED during 2025, destroyed over 700 military vehicles and over 150 thermal cameras, and burned and destroyed over 2,300 homes and churches.
#Syria and #Nigeria came in second and third place respectively, and #Afghanistan in 4th place. Again, this rating is all based on number of attacks and not casualties.
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Aug. 11, 1949-Today in #history: #Philippine President Elpdio Quirino's name is on a street plaque in NYC's Canyon of Heroes in Manhattan. This granite plaque commemorates when #Quirino received a ticker-tape parade on 8/11/1949. #Thread 1/x Image
While over 100,000 onlookers watched the parade, Philippine Pres. Quirino, at the NY City Hall said "No country today can stand alone," emphasized the importance of working with the USA. 2/x
President Quirino's granite strip along with those of others, are embedded in Lower #Manhattan, on both sides of the street beginning of Broadway at Battery Place to north fr Chambers St., next to City Hall #history 3/x
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Detected a High Amplitude REMOTE MT Signal TRIGGER PULSE #RMTTP|18JUNE2022 beginning at approximately 17:13 UTC; measured from the #CajonPass #EarthquakeGate in #SoCal at #SanAndreasFault|Zone #PacificPlate|Boundary @lookner @CTBTO
#RMTTP|18JUNE2022 Here’s the real-time measurement which is still in progress... #CajonPass #EarthquakeGate #SoCal #SanAndreasFault|Zone and the Pore Pressure increase (rise) coming from the change in Brackish, or Brine Fluids (ballast resistance) preceding it; @lookner @CTBTO
M 1.2 - 6km SSW of Lytle Creek, CA
2022-06-18 16:37:58 (UTC)
34.208°N 117.523°W
10.7 km depth
#CucamongaFault|Zone #LytleCreek
#Radon|ionization-rnTEC #Scintillation|#MOR-MT/ULF #RMTTP|18JUNE2022 #SlowSlip|Tremor-ETS/AE measure #CajonPass #SoCal @lookner @CTBTO ImageImageImageImage
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#Philippine Leader's Inconsistent Policy on #SouthChinaSea Hurts #Manila

President Rodrigo Duterte’s mixed messages have left Manila unable to advance its own claims in the South China Sea, analysts say.…
2/ Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s mixed messages and “wild swings” in policy-making on the thorny South China Sea issue have cost Manila opportunities to make headway over its territorial claims in the waterway during his five years in power, analysts say.
3/ “Clearly, his handling of foreign policy is very personalistic & he thinks by being personally friendly & extolling personal friendships, he'll influence China’s behavior,” said Jay Batongbacal, director of the Maritime Affairs Institute at the University of the Philippines.
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THREAD: #Philippine province cancels award for #China Communications' $10 billion airport project

This was among the biggest projects involving a #Chinese firm under President Duterte who has pursued warmer ties with #Beijing since taking office in 2016.…
2) China Communications Construction Co (CCCC) and Philippines company MacroAsia Corp won the auction in 2019 to partner with the Cavite provincial government to upgrade the Sangley airport.
3) "The notice of selection & award for the Sangley Point Intl Airport Project issued on 12 February 2020 was cancelled," MacroAsia told the stock exchange on Wednesday.

Cavite Governor Juanito Remulla told Reuters the consortium's documentation was "deficient in 3-4 items".
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NEW: @Facebook takes down 155 accounts, 11 pages, 9 groups linked to #China for "violating our policy against foreign or government interference"

Most of the focus was on #SouthChinaSea #HongKong #Philippines-#Duterte BUT some activity focused on #Election2020
Per @Facebook, the #China-linked activity that targeted the US "gained almost no following"

"They posted content both in support of and against presidential candidates Pete #Buttigieg, Joe #Biden and Donald #Trump" per FB

Some examples of the material as provided by FB: ImageImage
"Although the people behind this activity attempted to conceal their identities and coordination, our investigation found links to individuals in the #Fujian province of #China" per @Facebook's @ngleicher
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NEW: "Efforts to reduce extremism in the #Philippines do not appear to have made a substantial difference" per acting @DoD_IG Sean O'Donnell in new report on Operation Pacific Eagle–Philippines
#ISIS-#EastAsia, "other violent extremist groups in the #Philippines that either coordinate with or share members w/ISIS, have remained about the same size & strength for the last few years" per @DoD_IG

"...little change in the capabilities, size, financing, & operations"
#Philippine armed forces "continues to conduct counterterrorism operations that keep #ISIS-EA from spreading, & continues to rely on US-provided intelligence, air assets, & other support to conduct counterterrorism operations" per new @DoD_IG report
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NEW: #ISIS in the #Philippines - 300-500 members in the south, per @DoD_IG report on Operation Pacific Eagle–Philippines

"There was no significant change in the reported strength, capabilities, territory or leadership of the Philippine ISIS affiliates" - acting IG Sean O'Donnell
.@USEmbassyPH warned in April #COVID19 #coronavirus was placing "significant operational constraints" the #Philippine military "which would limit its ability to deter terrorist operations as the AFP shifts its limited resources to supporting public health efforts" per @DoD_IG
#ISIS-Philippines led for now by Hatib Sawadjaan, who took the role following the group's defeat in #Marawi in September 2017

But US assesses Sawadjaan's hold on power is tenuous & ISIS is "divided among several factions & lacking an overall leader" @DeptofDefense told @DoD_IG
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Yesterday commemorated Jose Rizal’s vision for #PhilippineSovereignty. I am asking all our followers to RT these messages. Rizal was a Patriot executed by Spain for speaking out for Filipino freedom. He was a European educated writer, thinker & leader of the Revolution.
#Rizal identified with the people & sought for the identity of the original Philippine people. His vision helped forge a nation. But U.N., U.S. & NGOs still treat Philippines like a colony.
It is like the #OpiumWars in China. British & other Europeans forced China to grow Opium & allow its people to consume it. Addiction & corruption destroy national character. Chinese rose up; killed for resisting enslavement to opiates. Now Western agencies doing it again!
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20. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world?

#Hypocrites #DoubleStandards #Liars #Warlords #USRealTerrorists
Wrong US policies in the Middle East. Sanctions against Iran. Sanctions used by the USA as a war weapon🤨👇🏼
1. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world?🤨👇🏼…
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