Posts Tagged Visiting Forces Agreement

Suspension of VFA abrogation won’t affect senators’ SC petition, Drilon says

Robie de Guzman   •   June 3, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Wednesday lauded the decision of the Philippine government to suspend the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United...

US welcomes PH decision to suspend termination of Visiting Forces Agreement

Marje Pelayo   •   June 3, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The United States on Tuesday (June 2) welcomed the decision of the Philippines to suspend the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA).  The Department of Foreign...

Senators eyeing to file SC petition vs VFA abrogation next week – Lacson

Robie de Guzman   •   February 28, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senators may file before the Supreme Court next week the petition questioning the country’s termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States without the...

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...

Lacson hits move to scrap VFA that exposes PH to security threats

Robie de Guzman   •   February 13, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Panfilo Lacson on Thursday expressed his belief that the Philippines is now exposed naked to threats after being stripped of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with...

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....

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...

PH now working on terminating PH-US VFA, says Palace

Robie de Guzman   •   January 24, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang confirmed Friday that the Philippines has started the process of terminating the Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States, a day after President Rodrigo Duterte threatened...

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