DISCUSSIONS between the Philippines and the United States on the proposed framework agreement on enhanced defense cooperation and increased rotational presence of American troops in the country hit an impasse over disagreements on some provisions.

“There were issues that they wanted which we don’t like. There were also issues that we wanted which they also rejected,” Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said on Wednesday.

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