US Turns Over Two Reconnaissance Plans to Armed Forces of the Philippines

The military received two reconnaissance planes from the US for deployment in Marawi and in disputed areas in the South China Sea. The defense establishment said that these are the country’s most modern planes and would serve to further strengthen the ties of the two nations. President Rodrigo Duterte was noticeably absent during the turnover ceremony, though Foreign Affairs secretary Alan Cayetano said that the president values…

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