Philippine defence minister says US alliance needs comprehensive review to address ‘rise of China’

Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has called for a comprehensive review of his country’s alliance with the United States, complaining Manila benefits less from its relationship with Washington than non-treaty allies despite growing pressure from China.At an online event to mark the 70th anniversary of the countries’ mutual defence treaty (MDT) on Wednesday, Lorenzana said there was a need to “upgrade” and “update” the alliance and to make clear the “extent of American commitments”…