The Pentagon Was Shocked At What President Trump Told President Duterte

U.S. President Donald Trump called Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on April 29, 2017 and their conversation revolved around the problem with North Korea and with Kim Jong Un's nuclear ambition.

Pentagon officials however are in shock after a transcript of their conversation was released on May 23, 2017. Pentagon officials are very careful about discussing the movement of their submarines as is it their military's belief that their stealth is the key to their mission.

In their conversation, President Trump told President Duterte that the U.S. has two nuclear submarines in the area. Trump said: "We have two submarines -- the best in the world -- we have two nuclear submarines -- no that we want to use them at all."

They also talked about China and how China is the key to keeping North Korea in check. Duterte said he will call China's President Xi Jinping. Duterte told Trump: "I will try to make a call to President Xi Jinping and I will try to tell him if …

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The Philippine Islands is located in Southeast Asia. There are over 7,100 islands that make up the Philippine Islands. They cover roughly 496,500 square miles. The total land area is approximately 117,000 square miles. Only about a thousand of its islands are populated, and less than half of these are larger than one square mile. Eleven islands make up 34 percent cent of the Philippine land mass. Two of these, Luzon and Mindanao, measure 41,000 and 37,000 square miles respectively. The Philippines has more than 500 species of flowering plants. The climate is tropical, and it is generally hot and humid all of the year round. About 60% of the Philippines receives between 70 and 100 inches of rainfall annually. Population is estimated at over 95 million in 2011.

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English, Filipino (Tagalog), and Spanish are the official languages, Filipino or Tagalog is the national language. It is spoken by over 55% of the people. Additionally Over 90% of the population is Christian, mostly Roman Catholic, with roughly 5% Muslim.

According to the Philippines 2010 GDP (PPP) estimae was $351.4 Billion or $3,737 per capita.

The Philippine GDP grew 7.3% in 2010, spurred by consumer demand, a rebound in exports and investments, and election-related spending. The economy weathered the 2008-09 global recession better than its regional peers due to minimal exposure to troubled international securities, lower dependence on exports, relatively resilient domestic consumption, large remittances from four- to five-million overseas Filipino workers, and a growing business process outsourcing industry.

The Philippines has established itself as one of the top destinations globally for services outsourcing, being second only to India. The Philippines' cost competitiveness, excellent telecommunications infrastructure, large talent pool, strong public-private sector partnerships, and relatively low risk perception are among the factors that transnational corporations are considering the Philippines for services outsourcing.

In 2010, the Philippine IT-BPO industry reached $9 billion in revenues, and engaged the services of 530,000 full-time employees in financial services, human resources, IT and software development, management services, engineering design, animation and other sectors. The industry now accounts for 60 percent of the country's total services exports. Furthermore, industry experts predict that in 2011, the industry is expected to generate US$11 billion in terms of services export revenues, and to provide employment to 640,000 people .

As you can see from this snapshot, business management in the Philippines is fast becoming a hot topic, and one that needs further understanding. The goal of this website is to share my knowledge, understanding and experience with those who are considering Business Management in the Philippines either by starting up their own company here or even as simple as considering a Virtual Assistant to assist in the day to day running of your business in Manila.


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