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Philippines Supreme Court upholds US military accord: spokesman

AFP
Published Jan 12, 2016, 1:02 pm IST
Updated Jan 12, 2016, 1:02 pm IST
The agreement will see more US troops rotate through the Philippines for war games.
The military accord paved the way for a greater presence of US forces in the former American colony. (Photo: AFP)
 The military accord paved the way for a greater presence of US forces in the former American colony. (Photo: AFP)

Manila: The Philippine Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday a military accord with the United States was constitutional, a spokesman said, paving the way for a greater presence of US forces in the former American colony.

The agreement, signed in 2014 but not implemented due to legal challenges, will see more US troops rotate through the Philippines for war games. Supreme Court spokesman Theodore Te said judges approved the accord with a 10-4 vote.

 

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