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Philippine officials say US ties remain close despite Duterte's outbursts

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday had called for a small number of US military advisers to leave the southern Philippines.

Manila

THE Philippines assured the United States on Tuesday it will honour its obligations as a military ally following volleys of profane tirades by unpredictable President Rodrigo Duterte.

After calling US leader Barack Obama a "son of a whore" last week, Mr Duterte said he was "

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