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Can Duterte terminate the VFA on his own?

Ever since President Rodrigo Duterte announced his plan to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement in protest of the US’ supposed intrusion into the country’s internal affairs, and specifically of the revocation of Senator Ronald dela Rosa’s US visa over his reported participation in the prosecution and incarceration of Senator Leila de Lima for alleged illegal drug-related charges, which is viewed by the government as an apparent pressure to free de Lima, questions have been raised whether President Duterte is empowered to terminate the said treaty......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardFeb 14th, 2020

Duterte: Trump deserves to be re-elected

U.S. President Donald Trump’s re-election bid has received support from President Rodrigo Duterte. “President Trump is a good President and he deserves to be re-elected,” Duterte was quoted as saying by his spokesman Salvador Panelo on Sunday. The presidential spokesperson said Duterte made the remark after Trump agreed with his decision to terminate the Visiting […] The post Duterte: Trump deserves to be re-elected appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2020

VFA: It’s not the be-all and end-all

With the order of President Duterte to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement between the Philippines and the United States, along with the reaction of President Trump who said that he is “fine” with the decision and that the US could even “save a lot of money,” it seems clear that after two decades, the VFA is finally coming to a close......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2020

Duterte: Trump ‘deserves to be reelected’

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte said United States (US) President Donald Trump “deserves to be reelected” for understanding and respecting the Philippines’ decision to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between Manila and Washington, Malacañang said on Saturday. “PRRD (President Duterte) welcomes President Trump’s remarks and he is glad that the American President understands and respects his […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2020

Trump fine with VFA termination? He deserves to be reelected, says Duterte

  MANILA, Philippines –  For President Rodrigo Duterte, US President Donald Trump's nonchalant reaction to his decision to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) showed that he was a "good" leader who "deserves to be reelected." Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo shared Duterte's thoughts about his US counterpart in a statement ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2020

Can Duterte terminate the VFA on his own?

Ever since President Rodrigo Duterte announced his plan to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement in protest of the US’ supposed intrusion into the country’s internal affairs, and specifically of the revocation of Senator Ronald dela Rosa’s US visa over his reported participation in the prosecution and incarceration of Senator Leila de Lima for alleged illegal drug-related charges, which is viewed by the government as an apparent pressure to free de Lima, questions have been raised whether President Duterte is empowered to terminate the said treaty......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2020

Defense treaties next to be axed?

President Rodrigo Duterte might also terminate the Mutual Defense Treaty and the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement between the Philippines and the United States based on his “body language,” the Palace said Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2020

Trump Downplays Duterte s Termination of Military Pact

WHITE HOUSE - President Donald Trump is downplaying the Philippine government's notice to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) that allows American troops to train in the Southeast Asian c.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2020

Environment group lauds VFA termination, cites toxic waste U.S. troops left behind

MANILA, Philippines – An activist group welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte's move to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the US, and called it "a step towards exacting justice for all the environmental crimes" the US government committed in the Philippines. The Kalikasan People's Network for the Environment said in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2020

Trump Downplays Duterte s Termination of Military Pact

WHITE HOUSE - President Donald Trump is downplaying the Philippine government's notice to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) that allows American troops to train in the Southeast Asian c.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2020

VFA terminated, Duterte sends US formal notice

The Philippines sent the United States notice to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement Tuesday, hours after President Rodrigo Duterte said that US President Donald Trump was trying to “save” the deal......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2020

Tatayo sa sariling mga paa: Alok na VFA ng ibang bansa, tablado sa PH

  Manila, Philippines – Pursigido si Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte na tumayo ang Pilipinas sa sarili nitong mga paa matapos na magdesisyon si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na i-terminate ang Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) sa Estados Unidos. Ito ay sa kabila ng interes na ipinaabot ng United Kingdom na pumasok sa kasunduaan sa Pilipinas. May mga […] The post Tatayo sa sariling mga paa: Alok na VFA ng ibang bansa, tablado sa PH appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2020

Emisaryo para isalba ang VFA posibleng ipinadala ni Trump

Manila, Philippines – Posibleng may mga emisaryo na ipinadala si US President Donald Trump para isalba at huwag matuloy ang desisyon ni Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte na i-terminate ang Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA). Tugon ito ni  Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo sa sinabi ng Pangulo sa naging talumpati nito sa Meeting with the Local Chief Executives […] The post Emisaryo para isalba ang VFA posibleng ipinadala ni Trump appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2020

Duterte to Trump: No to VFA, period

President Rodrigo Duterte said he has rejected the pleas of American President Donald Trump to “save” the Visiting Forces Agreement, a military pact between Manila and Washington that Duterte seeks to terminate......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2020

Go says Duterte has authority to terminate VFA

Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go believes President Duterte has authority to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement with the US. ?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2020

Senate adopts resolution asking President to reconsider VFA termination

THE Senate on Monday adopted a resolution urging President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider his plan to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States. Senate Resolution 312, introduced by Senate President Vicente Sotto 3rd, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Sen. Panfilo Lacson, was adopted with one abstention — Sen. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2020

With VFA uncertain, Duterte lashes out at U.S. once again

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte delivered a fresh round of tirades against the United States as he doubled down on threats to terminate its Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the Philippines. Duterte on Monday, February 10, said while he "understood" the benefits and costs of scrapping the VFA, he could ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2020

Desisyong VFA termination ni Duterte, hindi na mababago – Malakanyang

  Manila, Philippines – Wala nang makakabago pa sa ngayon sa desisyon ni Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte na i-terminate ang Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA). Sinabi ni Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, ito ang nagpasyahan ni Pangulong Duterte at direksyong tatahakin sa kabila ng pagtutol rito ng ilang miyembro ng gabinete gaya nina Foreign Affairs Sec. Teddyboy […] The post Desisyong VFA termination ni Duterte, hindi na mababago – Malakanyang appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2020

Pacquiao prods Duterte: Review, not terminate, PH-US pact

Despite Malacañang’s announcement that President Rodrigo Duterte has already ordered the Department of Foreign Affairs to send a formal notice to the United States government for the termination of the Visiting Forces  Agreement, Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao said there is still time for the President to reconsider his decision......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2020

Go: President chief architect of foreign policy

The President is justified in terminating the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States of America as he dictates the country’s foreign policy, according to Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go. “Kung naaayon naman sa batas na pwede naman niyang (Duterte) diretsong i-terminate with valid reason as chief executive and as President of the Philippines […] The post Go: President chief architect of foreign policy appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2020

Threat or bluff?

When his ever-loyal friend, defender and enforcer Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa lost his right to enter the United States with the cancellation of his visa, President Rodrigo Duterte erupted again in an expletive-laden tirade against the country’s longtime ally, threatening to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement if the US doesn’t restore Dela Rosa’s visa......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2020