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US donates vehicles to boost poorly-armed Philippine forces

US donates military vehicles to boost poorly-armed Philippine military

US donates vehicles to boost poorly-armed Philippine forces

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The U.S. government has turned over to the Philippines the first of more than 100 armored personnel carriers to boost its Southeast Asian ally's poorly-equipped military.

The U.S. Embassy said Thursday the APCs are being given at no cost following a request by the Armed Forces of the Philippines. The Philippines and the U.S. are defense treaty allies.

The first 77 vehicles arrived Wednesday in Subic Bay, a former U.S. Navy base, and the embassy said the Philippines will receive the remaining vehicles later this month.


Updated : 2021-09-25 02:34 GMT+08:00