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34th Balikatan begins May

34th Balikatan begins May

The Government has invited the US military forces to train with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for the 34th iteration of Balikatan (BK), an annual exercise that focuses on mutual defense, counter-terrorism, humanitarian assistance, and disaster relief.

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday that he recently asked the US ambassador whether Washington will support the Philippines in case of a possible confrontation with China in the disputed South China Sea.

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