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Philippine Supreme Court upholds US military accord

09 Feb, 2016 no comments News
Philippine Supreme Court upholds US military accord

Manila (AFP) - The Philippine Supreme Court ruled Tuesday a military accord with the United States was constitutional, paving the way for a greater presence of US forces in the former American colony as tensions simmer in the South China Sea. The 10-year agreement, signed in 2014 but not implemented due to legal challenges, will see more US troops rotate through the Philippines for war games and help their hosts build military facilities. Supreme Court spokesman Theodore Te said the accord was upheld with a 10-4 vote, ruling that President…

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Philippines to offer eight bases to US forces

04 Feb, 2016 no comments News
Philippines to offer eight bases to US forces

  The Philippines is set to offer the US military use of eight bases, a military spokesman said Wednesday, after the country's supreme court upheld a security agreement with Washington forged in the face of rising tensions with China. The facilities include the former US Clark airbase and air and naval facilities on the southwestern island of Palawan which faces the South China Sea, the focus of territorial disputes with China. Military spokesman Colonel Restituto Padilla said the facilities would be used to store equipment and supplies. He added that…

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