SAYS DFA

PH, as treaty ally, should help US if attacked by North Korea

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MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines as a treaty ally should help the United States if it is attacked by North Korea,  Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said Friday.

“I think as treaty allies, if there is an attack we should help one another which is what the treaty alliance is all about,” Del Rosario said in ambush interview with reporters after the opening ceremonies of the US-Philippines Balikatan joint military exercises held at Camp Aguinaldo.

Del Rosario did not give a categorical answer when asked if the Philippines would offer its bases to the United States if war erupts on the Korean Peninsula.

Meanwhile, he said the Philippines was also working on its contingency plans should it be affected by the attack.

“Well I think we are all concerned about the actions of North Korea and we are preparing for the, well we have our own contingency plans that we’re working on…” he said.

Based on the 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty, both the US and Philippines would support each other if either country is attacked by an external party.

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  • pekpeknio

    Help them with what? Ng mga di-katig na bangka? Ng mga M1 Garand rifles? Patawa ba to? LOL

  • http://twitter.com/ResidentPatriot ResidentPatriot

    damay din pala tayo…

  • Pork_Republik

    Well support of course using our saliva.

  • misuari playboy

    wating for jacel kiram to announce the kiram’s treaty ally. really misses her bullsh!t lol

  • OFW Franklin

    Mutual Defense Treaty. if you are attacked by other I help you, if I am attacked by other you will help me. Between US and Philippines who will benefit most if someone attack the country in treaty . It is very obvious who is the weakest country will be help most. In case of China and North Korea their treaty is the same.
    So there is no choice but be prepared and expect the worst…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/adri.tion Adri Tion

    It’s to the advantage of the Philippines to have the U.S. presence in the Philippines (i.e. even better if the U.S. bases will be re-established) . . .

    • BIGButo

      Especially since the Philippines don’t have much of a military. We wouldn’t be having problems with china right now if the USA was here.

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    Filipinos should volunteer.

    • BIGButo

      They are scared. They would run if someone started shooting.

  • misuari playboy

    Ahhh PRC they are everywhere and you will be swamped by them.

  • sanjuan683

    Sus kapag natuloy yan giyera damay na naman ang Pinas, katulad ng giyera ng US-Japan nadamay ang Pinas. Pagkatapos itong mga unggoy na amerikano mas tinulungan ang Japan para makaahon sa pinsala ng giyera. hahaha kawawa naman ang Pinas lagi api kasi mga tanga pulitiko mayroon tayo.

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