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 …

VP Binay's World Class Parking Building

Vice President Jejomar Binay built a parking building for the city of Makati when he was the mayor. The building is now under investigation for being overpriced after being found to have cost P2.7B to build an 11 storey parking building.

Senators Trillanes IV and Koko Pimentel III conducted and ocular inspection of the building on Monday, Sept 1, 2014.

Obviously, the building is way overpriced. We can all understand if it is over budget, since most constructions do become over budget especially if it is done by the government. However, being over P1B over-budget (according to some estimates) is just outright robbery.

When grilled during a Senate hearing committe, Mayor Junjun Binay said the reason for the price is because the Makati City Hall 2 is a world-class.

Here are some of the reactions from the online community about the building

From DARTH BINAY's Page

After the fierce reaction of the online community, Senator Nancy Binay argues what "world-class" means. She said that "beauty is in the eyes of the beholder".

Of course, the Binay clan continues to defend the building.

From Thinking Class of the Philippines's Page

Here is a comparison of other buildings in Metro Manila against the cost of the Makati Building.


I have no argument against Mayor Junjun Binay that the Makati City Hall 2 building is world class. He just didn't say that it was "Third world-class".

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