What is the US Military doing in the Philippines? When we needed them to ward off the Chinese from our shoals they did nothing. And if the story is true, the US even asked the Aquino administration not to get too aggressive with China so that tensions in the region would not rise.
From what I know, the deal (Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement or EDCA) between the Philippines and the United States really sucks. It is said to state that the US will only come to our rescue if another country declares war against us. However, if we are the ones who declares war, then we fight alone.
This means that if we attacked the shoals to regain it from China, the United States would have just stood by and watch our navy get obliterated by the Chinese. How this is the interesting part, if the US got into a war with China, Filipinos are expected to fight and die alongside the Americans. It this information is true, then EDCA is a very bad deal.
But what will really suck for us Filipinos is that, if a war broke out between the US and China, the Philippines will also become a target of nuclear /conventional weapons. Imagine, thousands of Filipinos dying from a war that isn't even our own.
Let's look at it this way, just because China is the enemy of the United States it does not follow that China should also be our enemy. That's why we need an independent foreign policy that positions the Philippines as a neutral country.
Not pro-US, pro-China, or Pro-Russia, but pro-Filipino.