9 April 2017
Recalling Manila and Washington's alliance during the Second World War, Philippines' Duterte says US should help address regional and global threats. THE PHILIPPINES PRESIDENT, RODRIGO DUTERTE "In that war, whenever asked for, we fought shoulder to shoulder with the country's, which is Philippines only defense treat ally: the United States of America. This shared juncture in our past should be the firm basis for moving our relations forward, with full and mutual respect and sovereignty. As we fought together to stave off the enemy then, so should we help each other to address the threats that confront our societies, our region and our world" "Now the menace of terrorism, violent extremism and transnational crimes such as the illegal drug trade have called into question (the) effort of old, the responsibility to defend the interest of the common good."