Updated: 04/27/2014 19:10 | By Agence France-Presse

Philippines to sign defence pact with United States

The Philippines said it would sign an agreement on Monday with the United States to allow a greater US military presence on its territory, amid a bitter territorial dispute with China. 


Philippines to sign defence pact with United States

US and Filipino soldiers take part in a joint military exercise on Palawan island, on April 25, 2012 - by Ted Aljibe

A statement from the Department of National Defense on Sunday said the signing would take place in Manila on Monday morning, a few hours before US President Barack Obama was due to arrive for a two-day visit.

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