UnJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Abe has sought to strengthen ties with the Philippines and other Southeast Asian countries as a counter-balance to Beijing. Photo: Kyodo

Duterte on Japan visit says US to remain Philippines’ sole military ally after his pivot to China

The Philippine president softened his remarks about a ‘separation’ from long-time ally United States made during a trip last week to China

Topic |   Rodrigo Duterte
UnJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Abe has sought to strengthen ties with the Philippines and other Southeast Asian countries as a counter-balance to Beijing. Photo: Kyodo
READ FULL ARTICLE