US, Philippines Carry Out Joint Exercises In West Philippine Sea, Marcos Visits INDOPACOM HQ In Hawaii
Marcos confident that the cooperation between the United States and the Philippines will create a "more secure and stable environment," for the Philippine people.
MANILA - The US Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) and Philippine Armed Forces carried out joint exercises in the West Philippine Sea Tuesday, according to Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr on X (formerly known as Twitter).
On the social media platform, Marcos said "Today marks the beginning of joint maritime and air patrols— a collaborative effort between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the United States Indo-Pacific Command in the West Philippine Sea".
Marcos said that the joint maritime and air patrols and exercises were part of the security cooperation framework called the Mutual Defense Board - Security Engagement Board (MDB-SEB) of the United States and the Philippines and will continue to be held until November 23rd.