MANILA, Philippines – The activities American soldiers can conduct in the Philippines is no longer limited.
Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Gen. Eduardo Año said American troops can now perform activities they lined up in the Philippines for this year.
It can be recalled that President Rodrigo Duterte ordered to stop or lessen the number of military exercises or other activities of the U.S. military in the Philippines.
This is because of the alleged intervention of then U.S. President Barrack Obama in the human rights situation in the country.
According to General Año, it was President Duterte himself who directed the AFP to be more friendly to the United States by allowing the conduct of more military exercises with them.
In fact, the AFP Chief of Staff said, from the previous 258 military-related activities, the number of activities between American and Filipino soldiers has increased to 261.
“There will be exchanges, tabletop exercises, command post exercises, conferences, consultations, humanitarian assistance, building schools and roads, ” Gen. Año said. – UNTV News & Rescue