After weeks of news suggesting a new strategic calculus may be emerging in the South China Sea, a number of joint military exercises reinforced the importance of traditional partnerships. However, another round of striking comments from Philippine President Duterte, and late breaking news that the Philippines has officially suspended joint patrols with the US in the South China Sea, suggests that the region has not reverted to business as usual.
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President Duterte during an award ceremony on Monay (Photo: NPR)
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President Duterte showing photos of the Bud Dajo Massacre (Photo: PPD/Rey Baniquet)
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