A Philippine marine receives an M4 rifle from a US colonel during a handover of brand new military weapons and other equipment in Taguig city, east of Manila. Photo: AP A Philippine marine receives an M4 rifle from a US colonel during a handover of brand new military weapons and other equipment in Taguig city, east of Manila. Photo: AP
A Philippine marine receives an M4 rifle from a US colonel during a handover of brand new military weapons and other equipment in Taguig city, east of Manila. Photo: AP

We’ll keep US military ties as we ‘warm’ to China: Philippine armed forces chief

  • The new armed forces chief Gilbert Gapay tells lawmakers the Philippines is still ‘really dependent on the US’ to maintain the ‘bulk of our equipment’
  • His words contrast starkly to those of President Duterte, who vowed to Chinese officials in 2016 he would ‘separate’ from the US, which had ‘lost’

Topic |   China-Philippines relations
A Philippine marine receives an M4 rifle from a US colonel during a handover of brand new military weapons and other equipment in Taguig city, east of Manila. Photo: AP A Philippine marine receives an M4 rifle from a US colonel during a handover of brand new military weapons and other equipment in Taguig city, east of Manila. Photo: AP
A Philippine marine receives an M4 rifle from a US colonel during a handover of brand new military weapons and other equipment in Taguig city, east of Manila. Photo: AP
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