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Abella, De Guzman: Don’t let PH be ‘pawn in a proxy struggle’


American and Filipino soldiers in Balikatan 2022. STORY: Don’t let PH be ‘a pawn in a proxy war’ – Abella, De Guzman

This yr’s Balikatan (shoulder-to-shoulder) struggle video games, the most important joint army coaching between Filipino and American troops, returns to Crow Valley gunnery vary on the Col. Ernesto Ravina Air Bas) in Capas, Tarlac, for the mixed arms live-fire workouts on Thursday, March 31, 2022.  (Picture by RICHARD A. REYES / Philippine Each day Inquirer)

MANILA, Philippines — “We must always see to it that we don’t contain ourselves in a proxy struggle, that we don’t turn out to be a pawn in a proxy struggle,” former presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella, who’s working for president, stated in Filipino throughout Saturday’s Pandesal Discussion board.

That was Abella’s response when requested concerning the ongoing Balikatan, the yearly army workouts participated in by the US and the Philippines.

One other presidential wager, labor chief Leody de Guzman additionally warned towards that scenario, repeating his stance of siding with “neither Washington nor Beijing.”

The Philippines, he insisted, should as an alternative pursue an unbiased international coverage.

“We can’t push China away so long as the US is there,” De Guzman stated in Filipino.

Beforehand, he stated he was “uncomfortable” with the Balikatan, a army train between longtime allies that he referred to as “provocative.”

The Communist Social gathering of the Philippines earlier urged voters to push their presidential bets to halt Balikatan workouts.

Joined by 5,100 American and three,800 Philippine troops, the Balikatan began on Monday, March 28, and can final till April 8.


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