If China's progress in the South China Sea and with the Philippines is not enough Russia is also getting closer to the Philippines. This is partly marked by a major Russian ship visit to the Philippines currently occuring.
The Straits Times, 3 January 2017 reports that Admiral Tributs, a Udaloy class ASW destroyer from Russia's Pacific Fleet, is visiting Manila Harbour for 5 days.
Admiral Tributs, Russian DDG No. 564. Admiral Tribut's obsolete nature is exemplified by its coffin launchers and its reliance on two large calibre cannon (not the modern one cannon) at the bow. Generally, the more large calibre cannon a ship has the older its design. America's mistake, USS Zumwalt, with two misconceived cannon at the bow, is an exception.
In September 2016 Admiral Tributs participated in a Russian-Chinese naval exercise ("Joint Sea 2016") in the South China Sea.
"The Russians have offered to sell a submarine, [UAV] drones and sniper rifles to the Philippines, according to Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana."