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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

NCAA 95: Cancellation of season in Policy Board’s hands -- Cayco

The decision to cancel the remainder of the NCAA Season 95 is now in the hands of the Policy Board according to Management Committee chairman Peter Cayco of host Arellano University. In an interview on DZMM’s Fastbreak on Saturday, Cayco said that the league’s management committee had already proposed to terminate the season in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic to the Policy Board composed of presidents of member universities and colleges. “Actually, we proposed to the Policy Board, the Management Committee proposed, to cancel na the rest of the season,” said Cayco. “We are still awaiting approval.” On Monday, the NCAA announced that all NCAA activities are suspended until further notice. This declaration came almost a month after the NCAA halted all sporting events last February 14. On Thursday, President Rodrigo Duterte put the National Capital Region under community quarantine beginning on Sunday until April 14 as part of the measures to curb the spread of the virus that triggered a global pandemic. “But in the meantime, we were overtaken by the declaration of a lockdown. So we still have enough time to contemplate what to do,” said Cayco. The Arellano U official, who is also a board member of the Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc., pointed out that pushing through with the season might affect the schedule of Season 96. The NCAA usually opens June with its centerpiece basketball tournament.    “But for us in the Management Committee, we have decided to recommend the cancellation for the rest of the season because it will eat up to Season 96,” he said. “The Policy Board will have to approve it,” added Cayco. The stoppage of activities affected the ongoing volleyball and football tournaments and the yet to start athletics, beach volleyball and cheerleading competitions.          --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 14th, 2020

After Senate files VFA petition, Duterte insists: I refuse to be compelled

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte brushed aside the Senate’s move to challenge his decision to unilaterally terminate the Philippines’ Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States, as he asserted he was set on seeing the deal dead.  “They cannot compel me. I refuse to be ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 10th, 2020

VFA repeal to embolden China on West Philippine Sea claim

President Rodrigo Duterte’s push to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement is seen to further escalate tension and give China the upper hand in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), which is believed to hold huge oil and natural gas deposits......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 5th, 2020

Duterte dares US: ‘Bring all charges’

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has dared the United States (US) to pursue charges against the Philippine government over the supposed extrajudicial killings associated with the government administration’s war on drugs, as he stood by his decision to terminate the country’s Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with Washington. READ: PH terminates VFA In his speech during the oathtaking […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 4th, 2020

Palace warns Japan, Australia not to meddle, rules out new US pact

President Rodrigo Duterte will also terminate the country’s military pacts with Australia and Japan if there are “compelling” reasons to do so, Malacañang said Sunday, as it shrugged off efforts to craft a new accord with the United States to replace the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) that was terminated three weeks ago......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2020

Pag-terminate ng Pilipinas sa VFA sa Amerika, balewala kay U.S. Pres. Trump

CRESILYN CATARONG BALEWALA kay US President Donald Trump ang hakbang ng Pilipinas na putulin ang Visiting Forces Agreement o VFA. Sa halip ay nagpasalamat pa si Trump sa desisyon dahil mas makatitipid aniya ng malaking pera ang Amerika. Sa kabila naman ng pagbasura ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa VFA, sinabi ni Trump na nananatiling maganda ang relasyon […] The post Pag-terminate ng Pilipinas sa VFA sa Amerika, balewala kay U.S. Pres. Trump appeared first on PINAS......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinasglobalRelated NewsFeb 29th, 2020

Fresh Philippines fiasco leaves vacuum for China to fill

A recent decision by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States further embolden Beijing in the South China ........»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2020

VFA sa Amerika, tuluyan nang pinutol ni Pang. Duterte

JHOMEL SANTOS   MARIING sinabi ng Malakanyang na maaring pumasok sa panibagong Visiting Forces Agreement o VFA sa pagitan ng ibang bansa. Ito ang inihayag ni Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo matapos i-terminate ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang kasunduan sa Estados Unidos. Sa ilalim ng VFA, hinahayaan ang mga tropang Amerikano na pumasok sa Pilipinas kahit walang pasaporte […] The post VFA sa Amerika, tuluyan nang pinutol ni Pang. Duterte appeared first on PINAS......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinasglobalRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2020

VFA termination issue may reach SC

Senator Panfilo Lacson said Sunday senators were contemplating on filing a  petition before the Supreme Court to clarify the role of the Senate regarding the cancellation of the Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States and to question the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to terminate it. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 16th, 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