Philippines’ Marcos Heads West for Defense Buildup
Manila U-turns away from China despite denials of new direction
By: Viswa Nathan
It is becoming clear that Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. intends to stand up rather than capitulate to any threat from his mighty neighbor China over territorial claims despite denying to reporters on June 9 that the Philippines has shifted its policy away from China toward other powers.
With tension between the two countries …
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