Exactly my assessment. They know any US presence would be permanent if China loses. Key is to play both sides while building up self defense capabilities. However the move favors China.Hi CMFDan,
That will never happen, no normal thinking Filipinos even if you had the pro US tendency will support that. All this posturing is being use to hedge both superpower. What the past administration had done is to box itself with the US and therefore had lost its bargaining power, thats what happen with EDCA.
Do you see what Duterte had done with full pardon on PEMBERTON, do you want to know the reason behind that?