Protesters rally against US-Philippines antiterrorism military exercises in Manila in 2018. Photo: DPA Protesters rally against US-Philippines antiterrorism military exercises in Manila in 2018. Photo: DPA
Protesters rally against US-Philippines antiterrorism military exercises in Manila in 2018. Photo: DPA
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
Opinion

Opinion

Lucio Blanco Pitlo III

Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam: which defence model will Philippines follow as US ties wither?

  • Withdrawing from its military alliance with Washington could see Manila follow Phnom Penh’s example and draw closer to Beijing
  • But amid maritime disputes and unease over Chinese investments, are Indonesian non-alignment or Vietnamese self-reliance better options?

Protesters rally against US-Philippines antiterrorism military exercises in Manila in 2018. Photo: DPA Protesters rally against US-Philippines antiterrorism military exercises in Manila in 2018. Photo: DPA
Protesters rally against US-Philippines antiterrorism military exercises in Manila in 2018. Photo: DPA
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