Envoy sees Democrats targeting US military aid to PH under Biden presidency

MANILA, Philippines—Legislation in the US Congress calling for an end to US military aid to the Philippines could emerge under the leadership of President-elect Joe Biden, according to Manila’s top diplomat in Washington on Thursday (Nov. 19).
Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel Romualdez said a bill was filed recently by a Democrat in the US House of Representatives seeking to suspend military and police aid to the Philippines “on the issue of human rights.”
It was “something that could come into play under the administration of President-elect Biden,” Romualdez said at an online forum of the Rotary Club.
The proposed Philippine Human Rights Act, introduced in Se…

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