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× Post-VFA scenario: AFP declares it’s ready for self-reliance

MANILA, Philippines --- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday declared it was ready to tread the path of self-reliance that President Rodrigo Duterte wants it to take, issuing a statement that gave assurances about domestic security issues but was notably silent about external security threats mainly from Chinese intrusion into Philippine maritime territory.

The AFP made the declaration…