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Amid calls for Philippines to seek US help vs China, US warship docks in Duterte home city for port call

/ 06:58 PM June 29, 2019

US sailors on board the USS Montgomery which docked at Sasa Wharf in Davao City on Saturday (June 29) for a three-day goodwill visit. JEOFFREY MAITEM

DAVAO CITY—One of the United States’ most technologically advanced combat ship docked here on Saturday (June 29)  for a three-day port visit, its first to the Philippines since 2016.

The USS Montgomery (LCS) is one of the US’ most advanced warships. It docked at the Sasa Wharf for a routine port call and goodwill visit.

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The US Embassy said the ship’s visit highlights the strong, historic, military-to-military and people-to-people ties between the United States and the Philippines. The port call came amid calls by some sectors for the Duterte administration to seek US help in asserting its territorial rights in the West Philippine Sea against Chinese incursions and aggression. (Editor: Tony Bergonia)

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