Philippines

Duterte, Austin renew PH-US alliance

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   President Rodrigo Duterte and US Defense chief Lloyd Austin III (Presidential Photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– President Rodrigo Duterte and United States (US) Defense Secretary Defense Lloyd Austin III believed Thursday that “enhanced communication and greater cooperation” can further boost Manila and Washington’s alliance. During Austin’s courtesy call on Duterte at Malacañan Palace … Continue reading

Philippines

‘We do not make friends in anticipation of what China can give’

By Azer Parrocha   President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping (Presidential file photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday denied that his administration has befriended China because of what the East Asian nation could give. “They [China] offered to help. If the aid is coming, good. If not, okay lang rin sa … Continue reading