- Adam Wheeler, who now goes as Ja Du, considers himself to be from the Philippines and drives around in a Tuk Tuk – a vehicle used for public transit in the country
- ‘Whenever I’m around the music, around the food, I feel like I’m in my own skin,’
( Daily Mail ) A Florida man who was born white is now claiming that he is actually ‘transracial’ and Filipino.
Adam Wheeler, who now goes as Ja Du, considers himself to be from the Philippines and drives around in a Tuk Tuk in Tampa – a vehicle used for public transit in the country.
‘Whenever I’m around the music, around the food, I feel like I’m in my own skin,’ he said to WTSP.
‘I’d watch the history channel sometimes for hours you know whenever it came to that and you know nothing else intrigued me more but things about Filipino culture.’
‘Ja Du’ has embraced most aspects of the adopted culture that he is attempting to adopt as his own.
‘My family knows about my transsexuality but they don’t know anything about this,’ said Ja Du who did not elaborate.
Ja Du has even created a Facebook page and community for other people who believe that they are not the race that they have lived with.
I think I now know the reason why Pres. Trump asked Pres. Duterte to sing. The ASEAN gala dinner was a night of dancing and great music ( ALL popular English songs ) from the country’s top performers and definitely amazing.
I saw this on the internet about the ASEAN Summit in the Philippines and very astounded by the pure talent of Filipino performers that even President Donald Trump gave a standing ovation after the 36-plus minute entertainment
MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte sang the popular Filipino song “Ikaw” (You) on Sunday evening, November 12, as requested by United States President Donald Trump.
Duterte sang at the gala dinner of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
The video of Duterte singing was tweeted by Public Works Undersecretary Karen Jimeno.
“Ladies and gentlemen, I sang uninvited a duet with Ms Pilita Corrales upon the orders of the commander in chief of the United States,” Duterte said as he ended his number.
TRUMP GETS A WARM WELCOME FROM PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT RODRIGO DUTERTE…NO COLD SHOULDER TREATMENT THERE
( Daily Mail ) Donald Trump has donned traditional Philippine formal attire to meet with President Rodrigo Duterte at a glitzy event in Manila, just days after the hardline leader admitted murdering a man when he was a teenager.
The US President was greeted by Duterte as he arrived with other world leaders to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Sunday.
Their meeting comes just days after the Filipino President admitted to stabbing a person to death as a teenager ‘over a look’ and hundreds staged violent anti-Trump protests over his arrival.
Trump arrived in Manila earlier on Sunday to attend two international world leader summits and close out his five-country tour of Asia.
Trump and Duterte shook hands twice and exchanged pleasantries at the glitzy event on Sunday night before fellow world leaders posed for a group photo and everyone filed into dinner.
Trump joined others in wearing Philippine formal attire – the Barong Tagalog, or long-sleeved white shirt.
Duterte sat to Trump’s left at dinner and they engaged in conversation before the first course was served. At one point they were pictured toasting with champagne.
Trump and Duterte are set to hold more formal talks on Monday. The US President was originally scheduled to depart Manila on Monday but he added a day to the visit so he could more fully participate in one of the summits.
Read more: Trump greets Filipino President Duterte with a handshake as the two settle down to a formal dinner wearing matching dress shirts – days after the hardline leader confessed to MURDERING a man ‘over a look’
This is nothing new. This is a yearly script followed by the left in the Philippines. Every year during ASEAN summit, the left-wing groups in the Philippines would organize various protests against ‘imperialist’ America and blame the US for its poverty…blah…blah…blah. With great poverty in the country, paid protesters are not hard to find.
Left-wing groups rely on left-wing donors so they better protest because that’s what most of their yearly budget is meant for. No protests, no budget – or the leader could get fired.
From Daily Mail:
Violent anti-Trump protests erupted in the Philippines ahead of the US leader’s arrival tomorrow.
Hundreds of left-wing activists marched on the US embassy in Manila to protest against US militarism.
They were blocked by police with riot shields as they chanted and held signs reading: ‘Ban Trump – Fight US Imperialist War and Plunder’.
The anti-war protesters fear Trump wants more military bases in the Philippines and will drag their country into the North Korea conflict.
- “These white people, those from [the European Union], the ignorant Americans, pretending to be, this Obama,”
- Duterte to Obama: “You are so black and arrogant. [He] reprimanded me. Why you reprimand me? I’m the president of a country.”
( Fox News ) Outspoken Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte added to his legendary list of outrageous claims Thursday when he bragged about stabbing a person to death when he was 16 years old — and Duterte raised even more eyebrows when he reportedly later called former President Barack Obama “so black and arrogant.”
In a defiant speech hitting back at critics of his deadly drug crackdown, Duterte said he would go into jails and have “rumbles here, rumbles there.”
“At the age of 16, I already killed someone. A real person, a rumble, a stabbing,” Duterte said during a summit in the Vietnamese city of Danang, according to the BBC. “I was just 16 years old. It was just over a look. How much more now that I am president.”
A spokesman for Duterte said the remarks had been made “in jest.”
Duterte also hit Obama, slamming his former U.S. counterpart for criticizing the Philippines drug war.
“These white people, those from [the European Union], the ignorant Americans, pretending to be, this Obama,” Duterte said, according to The Philippine Star. “You are so black and arrogant. [He] reprimanded me. Why you reprimand me? I’m the president of a country.”
- Since the Philippines was a commonwealth of the United States, Filipinos who served in the U.S. military were entitled to the same benefits U.S. citizens received.
Oct. 25 (UPI) — Members of Congress on Wednesday presented the Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino veterans of World War II, honoring thousands of men who long fought for recognition of their service.
Some Filipino servicemen died during the second World War, but promises of U.S. citizenship and veterans benefits for many of those who survived went unfulfilled for decades.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaking at Wednesday’s ceremony, said the recognition was “long, long overdue.”
“Everyone knows about Pearl Harbor,” he said. “But perhaps lesser known is that within hours, Japanese forces also invaded the Philippines.”
In July 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order calling on all Philippine military forces to join the U.S. armed forces to fight Axis powers in World War II. At the time, the Philippines was under U.S. rule.
Some 260,000 Filipino and Filipino-American soldiers fought on behalf of the United States until the end of the war. Since the Philippines was a commonwealth of the United States, Filipinos who served in the U.S. military were entitled to the same benefits U.S. citizens received.
In 1946, however, President Harry S. Truman signed the Recission Act, which stripped those benefits — citing $200 million the U.S. government gave the Philippines after the war.
In 2009, seeking to make good on the recognition Filipino veterans deserved, lawmakers passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The law provided one-time payments of $15,000 to Filipino veterans who served in the war and are now U.S. citizens. Non-citizens who served received $8,000.