Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, center, walks with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016.

A Longtime US Ally, The Philippines Officially Re-aligns With Russia & China

Two forces are taking shape in the buildup to what could very well be World War III — those nations aligned with the United States and the West, and those supporting the steadily growing Eurasian bloc, led by Russia and China.

Sign Up For The Best Of MintPress, Delivered To Your Daily Inbox.

Sign up for our daily digest.