USA to PHL: “We are allies until you go against countries we owe billions of debt to.”

Offers complete support against any country in the world if Philippines buys $895.6 billion in US treasury bonds owned by China.

(Manila) US Ambassador Harry Thomas reassured Filipinos at the launch of the National Renewable Energy Plan (NREP) yesterday that the United States and the Philippines remain allies amidst growing concern that the US might renege on its obligation to the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) of the two countries.

Article V of the ‘Mutual Defense Treaty Between the Republic of the Philippines and the United States of America’ states that “an armed attack on either of the Parties is deemed to include an armed attack on the metropolitan territory of either of the Parties.”

Earlier this week more than a few members of the Philippine Senate expressed doubt on whether the Philippines could count on the United States for support if tensions with China over the disputed Spratly Islands escalated.

“Can we count on them? I do not know. We better ask them, can we count on you?” Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said last Monday.

In his speech yesterday, Thomas reaffirmed that an alliance between the US and the Philippines exists but failed to directly address questions on the nature of support, if any, that can be expected of his country.

“We are allies. We will continue to work with each other in all issues including the South China Sea and Spratlys.” Thomas said.

Asked later to clarify the extent of American support that can be expected by the Philippines, the ambassador didn’t say:

China currently holds close to $900B in US treasury securities denominated in US dollars.

“Just don’t go against countries we owe billions of debt to. And don’t call the South China Sea by other names like ‘Western Philippine Sea.’ It’s very disrespectful to the Chinese. Otherwise you have our full support.”

China currently holds around $895.6 billion in US treasury bonds and is the largest foreign holder of US debt. China is also one of the largest trading partners of the United States ranking 3rd in terms of US exports (6.48% of total US exports) and 1st in terms of US imports (19.3% of total US imports).

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19 thoughts on “USA to PHL: “We are allies until you go against countries we owe billions of debt to.”

  1. The reason Enrile says that about the US was that he was not supported when he tried to establish a junta in the 1986 coup attempt by the Ram boys against Marcos. It was aborted upon discovery and Enrile/Ramos sought refuge behind People Power. The US threw its support to Cory Aquino. Enrile has been seething against the US ever since.

  2. It means wag na kayong umasa sa U.S. yun ang ibig sabihin ng U.S. sa statement nila. ang laban ng pinas sa spratly islands ay laban lang ng pinas, hindi sila (U.S.) kasama. Matagal ko nang alam yan na hindi tutulong ang U.S. pag ginyera tayo ng China. Kaya wag na umasa sa U.S.. MANGGAGAMIT LANG ANG MGA YAN.

  3. Isa lang ang ibig sabihin nyan na na pag ginyera ng China ang Pilipinas hindi tutulong ang U.S. Kaya yun mga mahilig umasa sa tulong ng U.S. wag na kayong umasa na tutulong sila. matagal ko nang alam na ganyan ang mangyayari, oporutnista ang U.S. tumutulong lang ang mga yan sa mga may pakinabang sila hindi tulong kundi negosyo para mabili mga mahal nilang gamit. Kung may pambili ang Pilipinas dun sila tutulong, pero otherwise wala silang ibibigay na kahit kaunti tulong kaya wag na kayong umasa ulit sa U.S. Ang laban ng Pilipinas sa China ay laban lang nating mag isa.

  4. Basta walang pakinabang >>>> WHO YOU????? DO I KNOW YOU ???????? ANG KLALA LANG TALAGA YUNG FRIENDS WITH BENIFITS…. NGANGA SUBUKAN MO ISUHOL YUNG LANGIS NA MAKUKUHA DYAN AS ADVANCE PAYMENT KLALA NA TAYO NYA BFF TO THE MAX………..
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  5. US will help the Philippines, the issue kasi is politically sensitive especially in this region where the US had forged alliances and treaties. i asked an american military about this and he said, “surely, the US would help, but why would it(US) do it alone ?” unless there are true reforms in the AFP (fast-track modernisation, amended foreign policy, et al), our relations our shaky, IMO.

  6. wala laban ang pinas sa china.pero ang pinakamabisang sandata laban sa kanila ay panalangin kung paano nanampalaya si moises kay yahweh nahati ang dagat..tumawid sila at yung humahabol sa knila ay nalunod.magdasal lang po tayo……walang imposible sa diyos kung lahat tayong kristyano ay nanalig.pwedeng mangyari ang mga himala upang hadlangan ang mga bansang makapangyarihan.god bless philippines

  7. wala laban ang pinas sa china.pero ang pinakamabisang sandata laban sa kanila ay panalangin kung paano nanampalaya si moises kay yahweh nahati ang dagat..tumawid sila at yung humahabol sa knila ay nalunod.magdasal lang po tayo……walang imposible sa diyos kung lahat tayong kristyano ay nanalig.pwedeng mangyari ang mga himala upang hadlangan ang mga bansang makapangyarihan.god bless philippines

  8. wala laban ang pinas sa china.pero ang pinakamabisang sandata laban sa kanila ay panalangin kung paano nanampalataya si moises kay yahweh nahati ang dagat..tumawid sila at yung humahabol sa knila ay nalunod.magdasal lang po tayo……walang imposible sa diyos kung lahat tayong kristyano ay nanalig.pwedeng mangyari ang mga himala upang hadlangan ang mga bansang makapangyarihan.god bless philippines

  9. isa lang ang malinaw dito sa mga naniniwala sa US mga otooto kau lahat, sa situasyon ng senkaku island sa japan mabilis silang nagbitiw ng statement na ipagtatanggol nila ang japan pagnakagera laban sa china.. eh sa atin ni isang oo o hindi di makapagbitaw playing safe lagi.. puro peace and stability atsaka cooperation among claimants lang nasasabi at allied daw tau.. hahaha.. hindi pa ba malinaw un? ni hindi sila sigurado sa papasukin nila dito sa pinas kaya aaaa… eeee…. peace and stability na lang atsaka code of conduct…. at kung makademand na gawing base ang pinas sa oras ng kaguluhan sa pagitan ng japan at china ay dalidali kung makarequest ang point dito ay ginagamit lang tau at ginagago na din… hahaha…..

  10. Never ever put the lives of your countrymen in the hands of your so called allies…otherwise, you’re always depending on them…you can never be your own self…and the aggressors are always in the go…

  11. Even though this is a fake news story, it is dangerous to post because most Filipinos are so stupid they will think it is real.

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