US assures Manila on maritime security

Relations get slightly less patchy.

US assures Manila on maritime security

By Manolo B. Jara

MANILA: The new US ambassador to the Philippines has assured the Duterte administration of America’s continued support for the country particularly in law enforcement, the fight against terrorism and maritime security, according to a Malacanang Palace official.

Secretary Ernesto Abella, the presidential spokesman, disclosed that US Ambassador Sung Kim gave the assurance during his 45-minute meeting with President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte in Davao City.

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