President Rodrigo Duterte has been very vocal in his decision about "siding" with China and Russia for military support instead of the US. Indeed, the president's ties seem to be manifesting as two Russian Navy warships were seen in the shores of Manila.
Russian officers, who came with the ship, were greeted by the Philippine press. According to a report by GMA News Online last December, the activities for the event will include a courtesy call to the Palace, a historical tour of the city, capability demonstrations, wreath laying and a tour of the ships.
What does this mean for the future of the country's defense and military tactics? What will it do to the country's already-rough alliance with US?
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