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US refocusing PH aid to maritime security

THE United States (US) will continue its aid program for the Philippines, but the focus will shift from drug control to maritime security, according to US State Department spokesman John Kirby. This is only to be expected as drug control has become a sensitive issue between Philippines and US officials.

US State Department spokesman John Kirby said President Rodrigo Duterte’s remarks declaring a separation from the United States are “inexplicably at odds with the very close relationship” between the two countries.

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SOON after he said the United States should mind its own business and stop criticizing his campaign against drugs as it has its own human rights problems, President Duterte opened another controversial window in the country’s relationship with its former colonial ruler.

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The United States continue to focus on its broad relationship with the Philippines despite a statement made by President Rodrigo R. Duterte that he wanted American forces out of Mindanao.

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