From Update Philippines (Jul 13): Expect Russia’s help to PH counter-terrorism in due time – Duterte
Russia’s help to the Philippines in terms of counter-terrorism will be coming “in due time”, this was revealed by Prsident Rodrigo Duterte during the 26th anniversary celebration of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Camp Aguinaldo.
“Because we have this RP-US pact, so I could not enter into any other military alliances. That would be a violation of the treaty,” Duterte said. “But on economics and terrorism, I can always go to other nations for help and that is why I went to China and I went to Russia.”
“Expect Russia to help us in due time,” he said. “China has sent it. There’ll be another shipment of arms, September.”
“I never suggested anything about alliances, but I told China, we can do joint military maneuvers,” the President added.
Last month, China delivered millions of ammunition and 3000 rifles which included TY-85 7.62mm sniper rifles, CS/LR4A high precision rifles, CQ-A5 5.56 auto rifles.