Marcos of the Philippines says he discussed a defense pact with a U.S. envoy
Philippine President Bongbong Marcos Jr. said Monday after meeting with senior diplomats from the four countries to discuss an extension of the joint military agreement with the envoys of the US Defense Alliance. Ambassadors of Japan, India and South Korea and Chargé d’Affaires paid a courtesy call on Monday to Marcos, the son of the infamous deceased dictator, following his victory in the landslide elections this month. Marcos, 64, who took office in late June, said the US Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), how it would be redefined in the face of changing regional conditions, and climate change mitigation. He said he had discussed funding for.