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Philippines: Duterte Considering Proposed Addendum to U.S. Military Pact 

MIN READJul 22, 2021 | 18:48 GMT

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is currently considering whether to approve a proposed "side agreement" to the U.S.-Philippine Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) that reportedly includes “mutually beneficial” changes to make the military pact “more relevant to the current times" without altering the original document, the U.S. Naval Institute’s USNI News reported July 21, citing a recent speech made by Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana....

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