Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, left, shakes hands with U.S. Ambassador Philip Goldberg after signing the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement Monday. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The US has signed a 10-year deal with Manila that will give it a larger military presence in Philippines

It will give U.S. troops temporary access to local military camps where they can preposition fighter jets and warships.

The Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement was signed on Monday in Quezon city, shortly before the arrival of President Barack Obama in the last leg of his four-country Asian trip.

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