Friday, May 29, 2015
The Philippine Supreme Court ordered the government to defend the legality of recent joint military exercises with Japan following a petition by a left-wing political-party.

 Japanese surveillance plane  and about 200 troops held two days of joint training with the Philippine navy in May 2015 off the coast of western Palawan, an important  island not far from disputed Spratly Islands  claimed by six countries, including the Philippines and China.

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According to Alliance of Concern Teachers party, "the conduct of military exercises with the Japanese armed forces on our territory without the permission of the Filipino people is a brazen violation of the Constitution against military bases, troops, and facilities in the Philippine soil.”

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