Harris reaffirms US pledge to defend PH

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(UPDATE) THE United States has an "unwavering" commitment to the Philippines, US Vice President Kamala Harris said Monday during her meeting with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in Malacañang. "We stand with you in defense of international rules and norms as it relates to the South China Sea," she told Marcos. "An attack on the Philippine armed forces, public vessels or aircraft in the South China Sea would invoke the US mutual defense commitment... that is our unwavering commitment to the Philippines," Harris said. The vice president is the highest-ranking American official to visit Manila since Marcos took power in June,...