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Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines Perfecto Yasay Jr. speaks during a forum at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) headquarters Sept. 15, in Washington, D.C.

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The Philippines will maintain its alliance with the U.S. but will go own way when it disagrees and won’t be lectured on human rights, Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay said in Washington.

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