HEADLINES: US assures Marcos: We have your back May 5, 2023

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Good day. Here are the stories for The Manila Times for Friday, May 5, 2023. READ: US assures Marcos: We have your back United States Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin 3rd assured President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. of the US military's support in dealing with China's aggressive actions in the South China Sea. Austin made the commitment during Marcos' visit to the Pentagon on Wednesday. He said his government will live up to the meaning of "balikatan," the Filipino term meaning working shoulder to shoulder, in fortifying the alliance between their countries. Austin also echoed President Joe Biden's message that the US'...