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Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin (right) talks beside Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario during a press conference at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon City, north of Manila, Philippines. Philippine officials said on Monday they will make sure that an increased presence of U.S. troops in the country does not become permanent and is meant to help the Philippines modernize its military, which is being challenged by China in territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Photo: AP
Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin (right) talks beside Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario during a press conference at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon City, north of Manila, Philippines. Philippine officials said on Monday they will make sure that an increased presence of U.S. troops in the country does not become permanent and is meant to help the Philippines modernize its military, which is being challenged by China in territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Photo: AP
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