PH, US agree to review defense pact 

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:45:09 +0000

THE Philippines and the US have agreed to revisit the 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) to be based on the current security environment in the region. Philippine and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and his US counterpart Mark Esper made the announcement at a joint news conference at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. “I was actually the one […]

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Esper warns against ‘coercion, intimidation’, calls on nations to assert rights

Credit to Author: Dempsey Reyes| Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:02:56 +0000

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper assured the Philippines and its allies that Washington rejected “any attempt by any nation from using coercion and intimidation for the sake of national interests at the expense of others.” Esper urged claimants of the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) to assert their sovereign rights and abide by international […]

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