The Pentagon Was Shocked At What President Trump Told President Duterte

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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 …

Filipino Values Through TV Commercials

In 1986, the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) ran a series of ads about values. I remember them strongly as it shaped how I viewed Filipino values. Unfortunately, nobody seems to be following these values today especially in our crop of politicians.

I recently got into a conversation with some friends on how our society no longer have these values but have moved to a mendicant and entitled society especially among the poor. It's sad to see the deterioration of the strong Filipino values I used to see when I was younger and I do not know if they teach these values to our kids now.

If we are to change our future, it has to start with us and we should pass it on to our children.

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