Philippine Marine Major General Emmanuel Salamat, fourth from right, receives an M4 rifle with grenade launcher from US Army Colonel Ernest Lee during turnover of brand new military weapons. Photo: AP

US gives Philippines new weapons after Duterte complains receiving ‘second hand’ military equipment

Rodrigo Duterte, who took office last year, has sought to loosen the Philippines’ ties with the United States while forging closer relations with China and Russia

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Philippine Marine Major General Emmanuel Salamat, fourth from right, receives an M4 rifle with grenade launcher from US Army Colonel Ernest Lee during turnover of brand new military weapons. Photo: AP
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