Posts Tagged VFA

Sotto vows to uphold Senate independence after seeking SC ruling on treaty abrogation

Robie de Guzman   •   March 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Tuesday vowed to uphold the Senate’s independence above political alliances, a day after he and his fellow senators filed a petition...

US, PH soldiers build two classrooms in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Robie de Guzman   •   February 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Two new classrooms jointly built by United States and Philippine troops have been opened in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. The new classrooms were inaugurated on February 19, at...

Senators to question VFA termination before Supreme Court – Drilon

Robie de Guzman   •   February 17, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senators from both sides of the political fence are planning to file a petition questioning before the Supreme Court the country’s termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement...

PH-US military drills within 180 days of VFA scrapping to push through — Lorenzana

Robie de Guzman   •   February 13, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The military exercises between the Philippines and the United States scheduled for the following months will still push through despite the Duterte government’s move to terminate the...

AFP: We can move on without VFA with US

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 12, 2020

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) expressed their support for the termination of the Philippines’ Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States. “It’s not actually naman kawalan (a...

PH-US Mutual Defense Treaty now reduced to mere paper treaty after VFA termination – Lacson

Robie de Guzman   •   February 11, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) between the Philippines and the United States “will now be reduced to a mere paper treaty” with the termination of the Visiting...

DFA chief signs VFA termination notice

Maris Federez   •   February 11, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Tuesday (Feb. 11) signed the termination notice for the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States....

PH sends VFA termination notice to US

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 11, 2020

The Philippines has officially sent its notice of termination of Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA )to the United States (US). The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr. confirmed...

Drilon files resolution asserting Senate’s role in treaty termination

Robie de Guzman   •   January 29, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Wednesday said he has filed a resolution asserting Senate’s role in the termination or withdrawal of a treaty, following President Rodrigo Duterte’s...

Honasan urges LEDAC to hammer out foreign policies, national agenda

admin   •   December 20, 2016

The Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, headed by Senator Gringo Honasan, will study carefully the recent pronouncements of President Rodrigo Duterte calling to abrogate the Visiting Forces Agreement...

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