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Supreme Court allows US military agreement

By Wang Xu ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-01-14 07:12:10

The Philippines Supreme Court approved a landmark defense cooperation deal with the United States on Tuesday, paving the way for US forces to deploy to an array of bases throughout the country.

Dozens of anti-US activists held protests outside the court denouncing the deal as an agreement that would make the Philippines a launchpad for military intervention in the region.

Yet the court voted 10-4 to deny a petition of some lawmakers and activists to declare the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement unconstitutional because it surrendered Philippine sovereignty to a foreign power.

Supreme Court allows US military agreement

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