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Duterte accuses USA of illegally stockpiling arms at military bases

President Duterte has threatened to tear up the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) after accusing US forces of stockpiling weaponry in his country. The president claims that the US is stirring up trouble in the region by building arms depots in contravention of the 2014 security treaty. However, a senior…


Despite Duterte’s anti-American rhetoric, US military bases set to expand

Despite President Duterte’s apparent distain for Uncle Sam, it’s been announced that a planned upgrade of American military bases in the Philippines will go ahead. Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana told reporters in Manila today (Thursday, January 26) that the Duterte administrations will honour the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) to…