Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jnr and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photo: AP

United States will be the Philippines’ only military ally, foreign chief Teodoro Locsin says amid South China Sea tensions

  • Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin described the US as ‘the only world power that is a bastion of democracy and human rights’, and it would be the Philippines’ only military ally
  • Relations are improving between the US and the Philippines, which shifted toward China after President Rodrigo Duterte took power
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Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jnr and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photo: AP
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An aerial view of Thitu Island in the South China Sea. Photo: EPA

Philippines mulls bringing South China Sea dispute to UN as Hague ruling fails to deter Beijing

  • Presidential spokesman says Duterte has a few options to seek resolution in conflict, as Chinese vessels block Filipino fishermen’s access to Thitu Island
  • But it is up to Duterte, who has tried to forge stronger ties with Beijing, to decide
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An aerial view of Thitu Island in the South China Sea. Photo: EPA
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