Duterte Accepts Chinese Offer of Firearms; Weapons Deal with Russia also Eyed

The country’s relationship with China continues to improve, with President Rodrigo Duterte accepting a Chinese offer of firearms granted with generous terms. No details have been released as to the type and make, but the president said that the deal is payable in 25 years. The administration is also studying the possibility of procuring sniper rifles from Russia, with the defense secretary visiting last week to see if a deal could be signed…

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