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SC rules: PH-US military deal constitutional

Jan 12, 2016 - 2:06 PM

UPDATED The Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement doesn t need the concurrence of the Senate according to the Supreme Court

Military troops from the United States and Philippines salute during opening rites of the Philippines-US Exercise Balikatan in Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines, 20 April 2015. The Philippines and the United States on 20 April 2015 began one of their largest joint military training exercises in years amid increasing tensions with China over its reclamation activities in the disputed South China Sea. A total of 6,656 American soldiers, 76 aircraft and three ships from the US are participating in the Balikatan (shoulder-to-shoulder) exercises aimed at boosting operational coordination with their Filipino counterparts. Photo by RITCHIE B. TONGO/EPA