The Philippines will support the United States if a war breaks out between them and China over tensions in the Taiwan Strait, said the republic's ambassador to the United States, Jose Manuel Romualdes, quoted by Business World.
According to the diplomat, Manila is ready for an alliance with Washington. He also recalled that the Mutual Defense Treaty does not automatically link the Philippines to all conflicts in the United States.
The decision to support the American side, he said, is more based on the Philippines' area of responsibility, which includes the South China Sea and adjacent waters.
However, Manila intends to continue to push the allies to maximum restraint.