Duterte Considering Purchase of Russian and Chinese Military Equipment

President Rodrigo Duterte is considering Russian and Chinese weapons after the two countries offered soft loans. He said he wants equipment that can be used for anti insurgency, not advanced weapons like high-end jet fighters that are of no use to the armed forces. This comes after he blasted the US for providing excess second hand and outmoded defense articles. Duterte had implied a few weeks ago that he does not want the military to purchase China-made equipment. He accused the Chinese of sabotage for…

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