Philippines’ defense agreement with the US to stay intact

Friday, July 30, 2021 - 4:48pm

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A sigh of relief for the Biden administration in Southeast Asia on Friday. The Philippines now says it will continue to uphold a long-standing defense agreement with the United States. The announcement is a sudden reversal for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. As Ashley Westerman reports, it's a decision that should have a significant impact on the power rivalry between the US and China.