Thursday, January 5, 2017

JUST IN: 5 Beneficial Facts when Philippines and Russia strengthens bilateral relationship

5 Beneficial Facts when Philippines and Russia strengthens bilateral relationship

1. Combat Terrorism and Piracy: Russia is concerned over the growing threat of terrorism across the world. The plight of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) has been tremendously bombarding coercion, intimidation, and violence all over the world with numerous jihadist-based attacks around the world. Piracy is also an issue that has been concerning the safety
and security over the South China Sea, Sulu Sea, Celebes Sea, Philippine Sea, Molucca Sea, and in the Luzon Strait. Russia is aiming to provide security support and assistance for the Philippines to limit terrorism and piracy threats.

2. Provide arms supply to the Philippines: Russia is willing to supply brand new arms to the Philippines because it wants to be the other resource for the Philippines to strengthen its military capability. Although the Philippines is not under threat from invasion from other countries, it is still reeling with the problems of internal insurgencies across the nation. Russia wants to supply brand new weapons, which is in contrast to other countries who are providing second-hand arms and weapons to the Philippines, which is more powerful and reliable.

3. Improve bilateral relationship: Since Rodrigo Duterte is willing to strengthen its relationship with the second-world countries such as Russia and China, this is the perfect opportunity for the Kremlin administration to initiate bilateral relationships. Russia's initiative to provide arms and improve bilateral relationships with the Philippines provide a win-win situation wherein the Philippines will benefit from Russia's technological skills while Russia will also benefit from Philippine's hospitality industry.

4. Possible alternative supply of natural resources: Russia is regarded as a number one producer of petroleum products. Its vast land area is very rich in mineral resources, making it a consistent producer of energy resources such as petroleum products. In return, the Philippines will be an alternative resource for tropical based perishable products such as fruits, spices, and textile products that will be shipped to Russia via the Vladivostok sea port. Both countries will compliment each other since products that are lacking from each country could provide an alternative resource to prevent scarcity of resources.

5. Improve economic ties: Russia is an economic superpower. Even though the country suffered from an economic collapse when it transitioned its political governance in 1990's the country is still very productive in terms of producing both energy, technological, and natural resources. Russia could benefit from the Philippines as well due to its natural resources that will supply the country's food supply. The Philippines is the fastest growing Asian country, which is the perfect time for Russia to immediately establish trade with the Southeast Asian nation.

In terms of the arms trade, Russia is willing to provide any weapon to the Philippines. Surface to Air missile is one of the most productive weapons that Russia wants to provide to the Philippines to fight insurgency and combat piracy. Sea vessels are also going to be provided because the Philippines is an archipelago country with vast coastlines. The Philippines will be also provided with air transport vehicles that are beneficial for transportation of cargo and for humanitarian assistance. Warheads and vehicles carrying missiles are also essential to improve the defense capability of the Philippines.