Update on the Philippines
May 30, 2017
I was hoping to be in the Philippines by now on a teaching trip. However, the trip did not work out, so perhaps I will go later in the year. My goal is to spend a week in one location, where I can teach one group of people and go deeper into the Scriptures. I have often spent a single session here and there, but such meetings can only introduce many people to important topics. It is time to go deeper.
The Philippine president (Duterte) has caused quite a stir around the world for his strong-man tactics in dealing with drug dealers and pedophiles who flourished under previous government administrations. As the mayor of Davao, the second largest city in the Philippines, the city was largely crime-free, mostly because he used some “undemocratic” tactics to get rid of the drug dealers. Davao is even a smoke-free city—No Smoking Allowed within the city limits.
When Duterte won the election as president, it was essentially a referendum to use the same tactics nationally that he had used in Davao City. He declared war on the drug dealers, and it was not long before more than a million drug dealers and addicts had turned themselves in to the police departments around the country. Essentially, they knew that they might be killed on sight if they continued selling drugs on the streets.
Last year Duterte insulted both the Pope and President Obama. He has no respect for them personally. He seems to like President Trump much better, so it will be interesting to watch how that relationship develops. Duterte was visiting Putin in Russia last week, and the US-backed ISIS group in the Philippines retaliated for his disparaging remarks about US foreign policy and its backing of ISIS. Duterte had to cut short his visit and return to declare martial law on Mindanao.
“A declassified CIA report from 2012 claimed that the US could use Daesh [or ISIS] as a tool to destabilize and overthrow Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, a tactic that the US has indeed utilized in the years since. It seems that Daesh’s increased presence in the Philippines could be a sign that the US is seeking to do the same with Duterte’s government.”
It appears that the CIA’s assassination policies are driving Duterte away from US hegemony into the Russian sphere. The real meaning of “democracy” is putting other nations under US control and treating them as colonies. Democracy is just colonialism in disguise and doused with media perfume to make it smell good.
But Duterte is fighting back. This report says that he is kicking the Rothschilds out of the Philippines.
President Duterte has vowed to “eradicate all traces of Rothschild financial criminality” from the Philippines, announcing that he will no longer respond to pressure or financial blackmail from the US government or Rothschild-controlled global banking institutions.
The president, who claims to have killed cartel bosses with his own hands, is not one to be bullied, and he has now set his sights on cleaning up the financial corruption in his country, promising to “drive them out like the scavengers they are.“
Before Rodrigo Duterte assumed the office of president, the Philippines was suffering from the effects of IMF/World Bank-imposed austerity and privatization that exploited its people and resources. It was also one of Asia’s most corrupt and troubled nations….
How does Duterte get away with taking on the rich and powerful? It’s simple. He boasts a massive 83% popular approval rating across the country. The oligarchs cannot use the mainstream media to destroy him because the people don’t trust what the media says anymore.
The people trust Duterte because unlike generations of politicians who came before him, he actually does what he says. His plain speaking enrages the powers that be in the West, who have waged war against him through their propaganda channels in the media.
The Philippines is a key nation in the coming of the Kingdom of God. Much will start there. The prophetic signs are everywhere, and there has been much prophecy spoken about the country. So we ought to watch what happens in the Philippines, because it will affect the rest of the world eventually, if not immediately.