‘Philippines, US must clearly convey message of enforcing MDT’

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Pia Lee-Brago – The Philippine Star October 4, 2021 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines and the United States have to clearly convey the message of enforcing the 1951 US-Philippine Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) to China to prevent conflict, as the country needs to recover from the Duterte administration’s seemingly mindless pursuit of pro-China policies and compromising the security alliance with Washington, former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario said. Del Rosario remarked on the recent proposals to review the MDT, including from the Philippine Department of National Defense, ap…

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