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Duterte welcomes US, China help vs militants in Marawi

/ 08:49 PM July 14, 2017

DAVAO CITY – President Duterte has recognized rivals United States and China for providing help in the fight against Islamic State-inspired terrorists in Marawi City,  adding Russia has also signified to extend assistance.

Speaking before Filipino-American tourists who were in a visit here,  Mr.  Duterte said the country would abide by the 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty between Manila and Washington as the country reached out to non-traditional allies.

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While highlighting America’s help in fighting IS-affiliated terrorists,  the President took a swipe at former President Barack Obama for the latter’s criticism of his bloody war on drugs.

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