Philippine Navy personnel watch as the U.S. Navy’s multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS WASP cruises in the background during the Joint US-Philippine Military Exercise “Balikatan 2019” in April.

Philippine Navy personnel watch as the U.S. Navy’s multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS WASP cruises in the background during the Joint US-Philippine Military Exercise “Balikatan 2019” in April.