Malacañang offers Philippine bases to the US in case a war between the US and the North Korea happens. A Philippine official said that it was based on the mutual defense treaty or 1951 between the two nations.
In other words, the US can stock its nuclear weaponry here in the Philippines which will later be used against the North Korea or against China, in case China will help the North in the war.
If the US forces is already here in the Philippines, then it will become a new target of the North.
Spies from China
Are the fishermen on board the vessel run aground in Tubbataha reef spies send by the Chinese government to the Philippines? The Philippine government spokesman said that authorities are still investigating whether those men are real fishermen or fake fishermen send by the Chinese government to be spies who will send back information about the US and Philippine forces exercises held here in the Philippines.
It is said that it’s hard to accuse these Chinese men of spying, but there is a possibility that the speculation is true, considering that the Philippine forces are preparing for against the China’s invasion in the islands and islets in the West Philippine Sea.
The held men told the investigating authorities that they wandered into the Philippine territory, an argument that cannot be easily believed because their vessels is a fishing vessel type which is equipped with essential fishing and navigation instruments that would tell them their position or location. Besides, authorities observed these intruders like military men based on their postures.
Currently, the men were charged with illegal pouching and bribery.