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Cabinet members doubt wisdom of ending VFA — senator

SOME Cabinet members have expressed reservations about President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s decision to end a military agreement with the US on the deployment of troops for war games, a senator said yesterday.

Duterte defends VFA termination

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte has defended his decision to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States, saying the Philippines has the capability to handle internal security threats on its own.

MBC warns against VFA cancellation

The Makati Business Club (MBC) has warned that President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) may affect other security agreements between the Philippines and the United States of America, which the MBC calls a big contributor to the local economy.

Duterte warned about risks of ending VFA — envoy

THE country’s diplomats advised President Rodrigo R. Duterte about the risks of ending a US military pact on the deployment of troops for war games, but a decision had already been made.

Duterte to boost China, Japan ties post-VFA

THE Philippine military will boost defense ties with allies in the region including China, Japan and Australia after President Rodrigo R. Duterte ended a military agreement with the US on the deployment of troops for war games, its new chief said on Wednesday.

Palace says process of ending VFA has started

THE Palace has said that the process of abolishing the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States of America has begun, this after President Rodrigo R. Duterte called on the US to address a senate ally’s cancelled visa.