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RP runs to US for help vs China By Michaela P. del Callar 05/02/2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

BUT UNCLE SAM WON’T TAKE SIDES

RP runs to US for help vs China

By Michaela P. del Callar 05/02/2012

The Aquino government, through its foreign and defense secretaries, sought the help of the United States government on the standoff with China on the issue of Scarborough Shoal, directly asking their American counterparts to provide the Philippines with a “minimum credible defense” against the escalating territorial dispute with China, with appeals for a stronger military assistance.

But the United States said it would not take sides in the tense standoff between the Philippines and China at a disputed South China Sea shoal but renewed its commitment to honor a defense treaty that binds Washington to back Manila militarily if it comes under attack.

The foreign and defense chiefs of the longtime allies held their first summit in Washington on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) and agreed to intensify military collaboration, including strengthening the Philippines’ maritime forces amid a dangerous three-week impasse between Chinese and Filipino ships at the Scarborough Shoal..... MORE

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