Security analyst: It's time for PH to be self-reliant in improving its military capability

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Posted at Feb 16 2020 03:50 PM | Updated as of Feb 16 2020 04:59 PM

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The termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States signals an era where the Philippines can improve its military capability. University of the Philippines professor Chester Cabalza believes it is time that Manila stops relying on other nations to boost its defense capabilities. He adds, the end of the VFA also opens opportunities for the country to gain support from non-traditional allies like Russia.