Archive | May 2007

Duterte Thumbs Down Plan to Bring “Balikatan” to Davao

By Mindanews on May 31 2007 1:55 am

Speaking at the regular meeting of the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC), which he chairs, Duterte said that “somebody from the top” conferred with him about the Balikatan war games two months ago.

The annual Balikatan (literally, “shoulder-to-shoulder”), opposed by militant groups, is the focus of the two countries’ security alliance.
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