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Philippine Base for US Ships Draws Mixed Reactions Amid China Tensions

The Philippines and China are locked in a territorial dispute in the South China Sea. In recent years, Beijing has sent forces to occupy reefs claimed by Manila and boats from both countries have engaged in stand offs in those waters. The island of Palawan in the west Philippines is at the forefront of these tensions. Now, Manila is considering allowing the United States to base some of its own forces there. As boats from the small fishing village of Macarascas head out into the waters of...

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