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Junk mutual defense treaty — CPP By Charlie V. Manalo 05/05/2012

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Junk mutual defense treaty — CPP

By Charlie V. Manalo 05/05/2012
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) yesterday called for the scrapping of the Philippines-United States Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) which it blamed for the increasing tension with China in the West Philippine Sea where the disputed Kalayaan Islands Group (KIGs) and the Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal are located.

As this developed, a ranking leader of the House of Representatives, Marikina Rep. Marcelino Teodoro, has expressed dismay at the US’ neutral position on the Panatag Shoal issue despite existing military treaties.

In a statement, the CPP said the 1951 RP-US MDT, which allows the continuing presence of American troops in the country despite the pullout of US bases in 1991, is one of the factors that prompt China to increased its alertness in the West Philippine Sea or South China Sea..... MORE

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