US, Philippine ties headed from bad to worse

MANILA – US-Philippine bilateral relations, already strained after Manila’s recent abrogation of a key defense pact, are careening towards a full-blown crisis as Washington readies more rights related measures targeting top Filipino officials, including possibly President Rodrigo Duterte.   Earlier this month Duterte unilaterally nixed the country’s decades-old Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the US, […]