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× Palace says ‘no alliance shifting’ in scrapping of VFA

MANILA, Philippines---The move by President Rodrigo Duterte to terminate a key military pact with the United States is not meant to open the Philippines to defense alliances with other countries.

Duterte has ordered the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to formally sent to the US government the notice to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), a move seen by his critics as an act that attests…