Filipinos denounce US defense chief visit to Manila

video capture | BAYANBy Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN)

On his four-nation tour of Asia, and as Syria clash looms, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was met with protest at the US embassy in Manila. Activists led by the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN, New Patriotic Alliance) called for the scrapping of the US-Philippines Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), and an expanded military access in the Philippines. They denounced US imperialism and its intervention and wars of aggression as it pivots into the region.

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