US maintains Philippines presence

Reassurance for Philippines.

US to keep up sea patrols east of Philippines, says naval exec

Allan Macatuno

Nothing would change in the longstanding ties between the United States and the Philippines as both countries continued to engage in multilateral maritime exercises, according to a US Navy official.

The United States will maintain its maritime presence in the Western Pacific, as the Philippines awaits the ruling of a UN tribunal on its maritime row with China, a senior US Navy official said here.

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