Day: April 2, 2016

Pursue diplomacy, restrain belligerence in sea dispute

Starting Monday the 15th annual US-Philippine joint (Balikatan) military exercises under the 1999 Visiting Forces Agreement will roll out in various sites in the country. Nearly 10,000 American and Filipino soldiers will undergo 10 days of training in warfare. This is a massive exercise for the US, which will deploy 55 aircraft, including its much-touted…