"The Philippine president has finally found the courage and the backbone to stand up against US Intervention and we welcome and support our president's call for an independent foreign policy - one that seeks only to uphold only the interests of the Filipino people and not any geopolitical interest of US imperialism. We support the calls for the removal of US troops in Mindanao."
10. Various of protesters holding placard reading (English) "No to US in intervention! US out of Asia!" featuring a picture of US President Barack Obama
Scuffles broke out between police and anti-US protesters in the Philippines on Friday as those demonstrating called for all US troops to be removed from the island of Mindanao.
More than a hundred demonstrators gathered outside the American Embassy in Manila holding placards calling an end to what they see as US intervention in the country.
They said they were supporting Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's comments that appeared to call for the removal of American soldiers from Philippine soil earlier this week.
On Thursday Philippines Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay said his country still regarded the US as a trusted ally but it would not accept lectures on human rights as a condition for receiving American help.
His address came amid strains in the relationship because of the recent remarks by Duterte, who has waged a bloody war on the drug trade that has been criticised by the US.