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PH easing tension between US and NoKor


By Argyll Cyrus Geducos 

Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar on Sunday said the Philippines is already doing its role as the tension between the United States and North Korea continues to grow.


PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar

Andanar made the statement after Pyongyang expressed that it is carefully examining a plan to hit Guam with missiles after US President Donald Trump threatened to strike North Korea with “fire and fury.”

Guam, an American territory since 1898, lies in the Pacific east of the Philippines and 1,757 miles south of North Korea.

Andanar, in an interview over Brigada News FM, said as chairman of this year’s Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meet, the Philippines is doing its part in the tension which the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) tagged as a “cause for concern” despite the strike is unlikely to hit the Philippines.

“Kung anuman ang magiging role ng Pilipinas, lalung-lalo na ngayon na chairman po tayo ng ASEAN (Whatever the role of the Philippines here is, especially now that we’re the chairman of the ASEAN), we’re already actually doing what we’re supposed to do,” Andanar told Brigada News FM.

“Ginagampanan po natin ang mga dapat nating gampanan bilang chairman ng ASEAN at nakita niyo naman kung ano yung nangyari noong Foreign Ministers Forum last week. Nakita niyo naman kung paano kinausap nina [Foreign Affairs] Secretary [Alan] Cayetano at iba pong foreign ministers ang North Korea,” he added.

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  • Meltdown

    Embarrasing portfolio of PH as chairman of Asean where DuDirty is the number one violator of Asean creed forbidding China for non-interference on Asean members affair and non-militarization of South China. DuDirty rather than demanding China the return of unlawful occupation of PH territory he decided to give it away to China the conqueror in exchange of financial support and communist protection. Now EPALING PH is now easing the tesion between US and NKorea where Trump has trippled his nuclear threats. Sounds like Andanar as communication officer of DuDirty has similar style with Trump former Communication Director Scaramucci but the only difference DuDirty believes Andanar what ever he says while Trump ‘FIRED’ Scaramucci.

    • john appleseed

      Actually, I think President Murderte exchanged Philippine seas & islands for campaign cash.
      “Financial support”? China will make a lot of money on interest from those big loans to the Philippines. They’re not helping us at all.

      • Meltdown

        I concurred with your statement. Those hundreds million deposited in DuDirty single bank account exposed byTrillanes and concurred by the bank during the election make sense. Financial support doesn’t mean it is interest free, China is cunning and smart when it comes to RETURN OF INVESTMENT.

  • gilberto amorsolo

    “PH easing tension between US and NoKor”

    This statement from andanar comes after duterte describes kim jung-un a fool and son of a bitch…is this the way you ease tension…?

    just asking…

    no offense…

  • bogli_anakdami

    nakupo! mga fliptsonggos eh pumapel…. akala mo eh may magagawa…. bwi hi hi hi hi pwi!

  • jern dion

    Oi, mga basurang galing ng Daily inquirer buhay pa din kayo? Sawa na itong mga hinayupak na ito na mag comment sa basurang maraming utang na Daily inquirer! Kakayahiya bias na nga marami pang utang… Pweh!