Philippines Asia's Strongest Performing Economy

Nov 23, 2012 Full story: Manila Bulletin 6,091

THE value of Philippine merchandise exports grew by 22.8% to $4.8 billion in September, 2012, higher than the $3.9 billion shipped out in the same month in 2011, making the country the strongest performer among Southeast and East Asian nations.

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“China, follow Internat'l Law!”

Since: Jun 12

United States of America

#2989 Mar 19, 2013
important point wrote:
<quoted text>Pinoys are playing tricks again.
If you are a legitimate party to the contract, don't you know the amount?
I know the answer but I don't need to tell you the amounts.(If Pinoys do not have the contract, then check Malaysia sources. You also can find the amounts specified in the contract.) The problem is not the amounts involved, but the lack of intention for the Philippines and people to honour the contract.
Don't you have the hard evidence of the contract? But you cannot show any written document but allege it is a lease.
Even you claim that it is a lease in perpetuity, you should note the meaning of the phrase "in perpetuity".
Also, note the effective control Malaysia has in Sabah and the referendum held before Sabah join the Malaysian federation.
Still I have to say questions you raised to confound the debate are childish and silly.
Typical Filipino behavior! Losers!
Hey

PINOY claim dey peaceful aka RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

YOU KEEP CHANGING YOUR NAME AND THE TOPIC

A TYPICAL CHARACTERISTIC OF A LOSER!

“China, follow Internat'l Law!”

Since: Jun 12

United States of America

#2990 Mar 19, 2013
important point wrote:
<quoted text>Pinoys are playing tricks again.
If you are a legitimate party to the contract, don't you know the amount?
I know the answer but I don't need to tell you the amounts.(If Pinoys do not have the contract, then check Malaysia sources. You also can find the amounts specified in the contract.) The problem is not the amounts involved, but the lack of intention for the Philippines and people to honour the contract.
Don't you have the hard evidence of the contract? But you cannot show any written document but allege it is a lease.
Even you claim that it is a lease in perpetuity, you should note the meaning of the phrase "in perpetuity".
Also, note the effective control Malaysia has in Sabah and the referendum held before Sabah join the Malaysian federation.
Still I have to say questions you raised to confound the debate are childish and silly.
Typical Filipino behavior! Losers!
THIS IS WHAT ICJ SAID:

NO NEED FOR COBBOLD COMMISSION

In rejecting a conditional surrender of the Sultan of Sulu’s Royal

Army, who want Malaysia to settle the Sabah dispute, Malaysian Prime

Minister Najib Razak ruled out any negotiation on the dispute “that

has been determined legally as far back as 1878 and subsequently by

the referendum conducted by the Cobbold Commission ahead of the

formation of Malaysia.”

The Prime Minister might not have been told by his advisers that

referendum for SELF-DETERMINATION as far as Philippines’ claim to

Sabah is concerned is OUT OF THE QUESTION.

Based on the Indonesia-Malaysia dispute, the ICJ ruled that

“EFFECTIVITIES” AND SENTIMENTS OF THE PEOPLE IN THE AREA FOR "SELF-

DETERMINATION WILL ONLY BE AT PLAY IF PARTIES IN THE DISPUTE DO NOT

HAVE “TREATY-BASED TITLE” to support their claim. Both Indonesia and

Malaysia did not have any documentary evidence to show in their

claims. So the court turned to “effectivities” in coming up with the

decision in favor of Malaysia.

http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/files/102/7714....

“China, follow Internat'l Law!”

Since: Jun 12

United States of America

#2991 Mar 19, 2013
important point wrote:
<quoted text>Pinoys are playing tricks again.
If you are a legitimate party to the contract, don't you know the amount?
I know thfore Sabah join the Malaysian federation.
Still I have to say questions you raised to confound the debate are childish and silly.
Typical Filipino behavior! Losers!
FYI the ICJ has ruled a LOT of CASES based on TREATIES between PARTIES.

Also,

There was NEVER a REFERENDUM in SABAH, MALAYSIA is using it as a PROPAGANDA! IT WAS ONLY A SAMPLING SURVEY! They only interviewed less than 4% of SABAHANS at that time. AND THEY EVEN LIED with the RESULTS!

AND

Even if SABAH joined Malaysia THE UN RECOGNIZED the Philippines position:

The UN RECOGNIZED that the Philippines claim will NOT BE AFFECTED by SABAH joning MALAYSIA and the Philippines can pursue its SABAH claim even if SABAH joined MALAYSIA.

United Nations — Treaty Series

PHILIPPINES, FEDERATION OF MALAYA
and INDONESIA AGREEMENT

12. The Philippines made it clear that its position on the inclusion of North
Borneo in the Federation of Malaysia is subject to the final outcome of the
Philippine claim to North Borneo. The Ministers took note of the Philippine
claim and the right of the Philippines to continue to pursue it in accordance
with international law and the principle of the pacific settlement of disputes.

They agreed that the inclusion of North Borneo in the Federation of Malaysia
would not prejudice either the claim or any right ther eunder. Moreover,
in the context of their close association, the three countries agreed to exert
their best endeavours to bring the claim to a just and expeditious solution by
peaceful means, such as negotiation, conciliation, "ARBITRATION", or "JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT" as well as other peaceful means of the parties' own choice, in
conformity with the Charter of the United Nations and the Bandung Declara
tion

FYI the ICJ has ruled a LOT of CASES based on TREATIES between PARTIES.

Also,

There was NEVER a REFERENDUM in SABAH, MALAYSIA is using it as a PROPAGANDA! IT WAS ONLY A SAMPLING SURVEY! They only interviewed less than 4% of SABAHANS at that time. AND THEY EVEN LIED with the RESULTS!

AND

Even if SABAH joined Malaysia THE UN RECOGNIZED the Philippines position:

The UN RECOGNIZED that the Philippines claim will NOT BE AFFECTED by SABAH joning MALAYSIA and the Philippines can pursue its SABAH claim even if SABAH joined MALAYSIA.

United Nations — Treaty Series

PHILIPPINES, FEDERATION OF MALAYA
and INDONESIA AGREEMENT

12. The Philippines made it clear that its position on the inclusion of North
Borneo in the Federation of Malaysia is subject to the final outcome of the
Philippine claim to North Borneo. The Ministers took note of the Philippine
claim and the right of the Philippines to continue to pursue it in accordance
with international law and the principle of the pacific settlement of disputes.

They agreed that the inclusion of North Borneo in the Federation of Malaysia
would not prejudice either the claim or any right ther eunder. Moreover,
in the context of their close association, the three countries agreed to exert
their best endeavours to bring the claim to a just and expeditious solution by
peaceful means, such as negotiation, conciliation, "ARBITRATION", or "JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT" as well as other peaceful means of the parties' own choice, in
conformity with the Charter of the United Nations and the Bandung Declara
tion

http://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/UNTS/V ...

again,

The UN RECOGNIZED that the Philippines claim will NOT BE AFFECTED by SABAH joning MALAYSIA and the Philippines can pursue its SABAH claim even if SABAH joined MALAYSIA.

again,

The UN RECOGNIZED that the Philippines claim will NOT BE AFFECTED by SABAH joning MALAYSIA and the Philippines can pursue its SABAH claim even if SABAH joined MALAYSIA.

“China, follow Internat'l Law!”

Since: Jun 12

United States of America

#2992 Mar 19, 2013
important point wrote:
I must point out that this is typical mentality and attitude.
They do not respect contracts and laws.
That is indicative how backward the Pinoys are. They are not ready for international trade.
According to the contract documents possessed by Malaysia, the piece of land now called Sabah was ceded to Malaysia in eternity and Malaysia pays the Sultan a sum of money which many users have already talked about here.
Pinoys cannot produce any written document (all lost?) to support its allegations. But they claim that this piece of territory was only leased to Malaysia in perpetuity, and the sum of money Malaysia pay the Philippines, in the eyes of the Philippines, is just annual rent. There is no need to repeatedly ask about how much that amount is.
The main dispute occurs over whether the piece of land that Sabah is located today was ceded or leased, and whether the money paid by Malaysia annually and received by the Philippines is compensation for ceding the territory or is annual rent.
But Pinoys need to note the phrase "in perpetuity". That means the piece of land, ceded or leased, will be in the hands of Malaysia in perpetuity. Taking it back without the consent of Malaysia is a breach of contract.
Pinoys, no doubt, you are greedy and do not have the intention to abide by the contract terms.
Same lousy attitudes as in how you treat your consititution laws and the 118 degree east longitudinal line, and your modifications to UNCLOS.
You can blatantly reverse your decisions made earlier to gain more benefits.
The American, British, Dutch, and Spanish interpretations of the word

“padjak” where all of them expect the British interpreted to mean as

“rent” or ”arrendamiento” while the British interpreted as “grant or

cede”.

Interpretations of the TREATY signed in 1878

1. Americans - LEASE

2. Spanish - LEASE

3. Dutch - LEASE

4. Sultan of SULU LEASE

and the

5. BRITISH - GRANT or CEDE
----------

Now 4 nations/state SAID SABAH was LEASED

vs.

the BRITISH.

Now who is LYING?

ANOTHER STRONG EVIDENCE for the Philippines!

the 4 nations or the BRITS?

“China, follow Internat'l Law!”

Since: Jun 12

United States of America

#2993 Mar 19, 2013
important point wrote:
Pinoys are screwing up their own reputation here!
lol the Chinese Wu Maos internet commentators hired by the CCP CANNOT answer my arguments hahha

they are running out of IDEA lol!

“China, follow Internat'l Law!”

Since: Jun 12

United States of America

#2994 Mar 19, 2013
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE wrote:
<quoted text>
ummm dumb ape why does China have to go to war with you?
they already control Scarborough Shoal...
its up to you APES to take it away from them...
How bout the SPRATLYS? lol Scared of FIlipino troops? hahahaha

We will get back SCARBOROUGH SOON! The UN COURT will humiliate you! BIGTIME HAHHA!

“China, follow Internat'l Law!”

Since: Jun 12

United States of America

#2995 Mar 19, 2013
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE wrote:
<quoted text>
Filipinos are stupid,
lets first pretend that Sabah was not given as a prize, from actions in a "WAR"
or that Filipinos disregard Historical claim when it comes to Scarborough Shoal
if Filipinos want to null and void the contract... which lets pretend they can do...
then you need to throw out the historical claim...
and go on proximity
which Malaysia has the better claim....
Sabah is way different from Scarborough!

The Philippines has the strongest case though for BOTH!

Thats why CHINA ran away from the UN COURT

and MALAYSIA is scared of the court lol!

Malaysia SAID NO! a lot of times when we invited her to the ICJ hahahaha!

“China, follow Internat'l Law!”

Since: Jun 12

United States of America

#2997 Mar 19, 2013
Red Herring wrote:
Pinoys are not debating. They act funny.
lol the Chinese Wu Maos internet commentators hired by the CCP CANNOT answer my arguments hahha

they are running out of IDEA lol!

They are just wasting the 50 cents per post their government is paying them lol!
Red Herring

Edmonton, Canada

#2998 Mar 19, 2013
Astro,

Continue to waste your time and insult all the posters who disagree with you.

Someday you will find out that your behavior hurts not us but your own reputation.

The Sabah case has really opened the eyes of many people in the world.

Even Americans living in your country disagree with Pinoys.

Keep going Astro man.
Red Herring

Edmonton, Canada

#2999 Mar 19, 2013
Pinoys have a common problem. They do not try to address the problem but resort to smearing.

They create more red herring all the time, but do not resolve anything.

OK. All you Pinoys are legal experts.

“China, follow Internat'l Law!”

Since: Jun 12

United States of America

#3000 Mar 19, 2013
Red Herring wrote:
Astro,
Continue to waste your time and insult all the posters who disagree with you.
Someday you will find out that your behavior hurts not us but your own reputation.
The Sabah case has really opened the eyes of many people in the world.
Even Americans living in your country disagree with Pinoys.
Keep going Astro man.
Hahaha

hey WU MAO, READ BACK.....

I know you got hurt, BUT I SAID the TRUTH

Now the whole world knows that the Philippines is the REAL OWNER.

Malaysia and CHINA were exposed.

China ran away from the COURT...

and MALAYSIA is soon to go to the UN COURT.....

Why should I stop, when I am TELLING THE TRUTH.

My arguments are BACKED up by CREDIBLE links.

Unlike you WU MAOS, from WU MAO SCHOOL.

Why do u get hurt in the FIRST PLACE? have u read you CO - WU MAOS posts?

People are NOT idiots like you....they know how to read.

Now SHAME ON YOU!

“China, follow Internat'l Law!”

Since: Jun 12

United States of America

#3001 Mar 19, 2013
Red Herring wrote:
Pinoys have a common problem. They do not try to address the problem but resort to smearing.
They create more red herring all the time, but do not resolve anything.
OK. All you Pinoys are legal experts.
Hahaha a sentiment FROM a WU MAO lol......

China got SUED.

Malaysia is NEXT.

It is very clear that the PINOYS are following the RULE of the law!
Hahaha

Pasig City, Philippines

#3002 Mar 19, 2013
ChaunceyGardiner wrote:
<quoted text>
I count at least a half dozen grammar and spelling errors in that post. If you wish to insult another's intelligence, do try to not look silly in the process.
You're the one looking silly here criticizing grammar and spelling because you couldn't think of anything else to say. I didn't know this forum is about English sentence construction. You're a funny guy Gardiner.
Hahaha

Pasig City, Philippines

#3003 Mar 19, 2013
Red Herring wrote:
Pinoys have a common problem. They do not try to address the problem but resort to smearing.
They create more red herring all the time, but do not resolve anything.
OK. All you Pinoys are legal experts.
Smearing? This forum topic should be about the Philippine's Economic growth. But If you look at the posts here, most are aimed to ridicule instead of debating about economic numbers. Blame the hecklers and the haters in here.
idiots united

Saint Paul, MN

#3004 Mar 19, 2013
Hahaha wrote:
<quoted text>
You're the one looking silly here criticizing grammar and spelling because you couldn't think of anything else to say. I didn't know this forum is about English sentence construction. You're a funny guy Gardiner.
Yeah he is silly as a grade school kid cause that's what it is, sdpellings and grammar aren for grade school kids.

Since: Apr 09

San Pedro, Philippines

#3005 Mar 19, 2013
Austronesian Guy wrote:
<quoted text>
Hahaha
hey WU MAO, READ BACK.....
I know you got hurt, BUT I SAID the TRUTH
Now the whole world knows that the Philippines is the REAL OWNER.
Malaysia and CHINA were exposed.
China ran away from the COURT...
and MALAYSIA is soon to go to the UN COURT.....
Why should I stop, when I am TELLING THE TRUTH.
My arguments are BACKED up by CREDIBLE links.
Unlike you WU MAOS, from WU MAO SCHOOL.
Why do u get hurt in the FIRST PLACE? have u read you CO - WU MAOS posts?
People are NOT idiots like you....they know how to read.
Now SHAME ON YOU!
Really? Philippines follows the rule of law???? Open prostitution so much that you trip over them. Giant clubs with blaring music and flashing lights that you would have to be blind and deaf filled with prostitutes with cops and politicians driving by them everyday. These places are within a block of police stations.

Whole districts of cities just for hookers. A foreigner can't drive anywhere without eventually being stopped for a bribe.

Philippines follows the rule of law is the funniest lie you have told.
lol

San Francisco, CA

#3006 Mar 19, 2013
Bloomberg chief says PH in an ‘enviable position’
By Daxim L. Lucas
Philippine Daily Inquirer
10:56 pm | Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
19 203 177

President Aquino: Due credit. FILE PHOTO

The Philippines’ growing momentum in economic growth is due to a large degree to the Aquino administration, whose policies have given local and foreign businessmen fresh impetus to invest in the country, according to the head of one of the world’s biggest and most influential financial news organization."
lol

San Francisco, CA

#3007 Mar 19, 2013
"Bloomberg L.P. chair Peter Grauer said the Philippines was in an “enviable position” vis-a-vis other countries around the world that lacked leadership at a time of great economic uncertainty.

“But I think leadership is a key differentiator and the [Philippines] today has quite a strong leadership,” he said in an interview with the Inquirer.“This will allow [the country] to move forward in a very thoughtful and solid pace of growth.”

The New York-based chief of Bloomberg —whose computer terminals are described as the gold standard of financial market news and analytics—visited the country on Monday and Tuesday to meet with government officials and business leaders amid the Philippines’ rising prominence in the international investment scene.

“I talk a fair amount about the leadership vacuum that exists in a lot of countries around the world,” Grauer said, when asked about what makes the Philippines attractive to the foreign business community.“And I think you are in a very enviable position to have a President who is focused on driving the country forward, creating transparency in the markets and building the economy with a solid and sustainable foundation.”

Bloomberg is a 15,000-member organization (which includes 2,300 news personnel in various media platforms) and has 172 bureaus in 72 countries. Its Bloomberg terminals —leased for approximately $1,700 a month per unit—is used by 310,000 subscribers in 174 countries."
Martin Nuke

Makati, Philippines

#3008 Mar 19, 2013
There are clubs all over the world filled with prostitutes except for Saudi, Dubai, Malaysia, etc... which prohibits clubs because of strict Sharia Laws.

Some cities in the Philippines also prohibits clubs.
Martin Nuke

Makati, Philippines

#3009 Mar 19, 2013
Why are there many Americans in Burgos Makati?

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