MANILA — A Philippine lawmaker believes the Pentagon’s decision to send its biggest aircraft carrier to Japan is a show of force to China that the United States is committed to defend its allies when the situation calls for the worst.

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Magdalo party-list Rep. Francis Ashley Acedillo said, The move is meant to bring a clear and strong message to China that America will not abandon its allies in the Asia-Pacific.

“That’s an awesome display of military power. When they send an aircraft carrier, that’s not a single vessel. That’s accompanied by a complement of destroyers, minesweepers, and other ships and aircraft,” he said in Filipino in a radio DZMM interview.

“They are trying to make a case publicly that they intend to pivot to Asia Pacific, they transfer 60% of their forces from the previous 40%. They will no longer take China’s threats on their air or sea craft. I think that’s the implication of sending the aircraft carrier.

Dahil sa provocative actions ng China, reclamation activities nila, pagcha-challenge nila sa area na waters ito nagtulak sa us na panindigan na yung mga dating binitawang salita as early as 2012 na ngayo’y nagkakatotoo na,” he said.

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Acedillo added that the United States is known to make a public case about its actions the way it did before launching the Iraq War.

Acedillo is an Air Force pilot who served as senior consultant of the National Security Council from 2010 to 2013, said America is finally walking its talk.

by: Carl Estrella


  1. You’re an idiot. First of all, there would bee no Philippines if it wasn’t for America, you would all still be slaves to the Spanish, 2nd you get hundreds of millions in aid every year from other countries, more than any other country in Asia ever has, but piss it away and constantly steal from each other. Always getting nowhere. Korea, Japan, and Malaysia, just to name a few, have lifted themselves up, even from war and atomic bombing and excelled in the international market. All while Filipinos do little or nothing. It’s idiots like you that help hold your country back. We don’t need a fcking thing from you.

  2. I think you morons should do it all yourselves and fight your own battles. It clearly isn’t enough that the U.S. liberated you all from Spanish slavery. You’ve destroyed the country that was given to you and still whine and cry like the world owes you something more.


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