US-Donated Vaccines Possibly Factored In Keeping VFA Intact — Palace

Harry Roque

US-donated vaccines possibly factored in keeping the VFA intact, according to Palace. US-DONATED VACCINES — Malacañang on Monday said that President Rodrigo Duterte likely considered the United States’ generous COVID-19 vaccine donation in deciding to keep the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the Philippines’ longtime ally. According to Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, President Duterte considered … Read more

Lacson to Duterte: “Mr President, read the 1987 Constitution”

Lacson and Duterte

Lacson fires back at Duterte Senator Panfilo Lacson responded to President Rodrigo Duterte’s remarks after he spoke about the country’s Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) in the United States. On Monday night, the President said that the senator should not dive into the issue of foreign relations because “the Constitution of the Philippines provides that the … Read more

President Duterte For VFA Termination, Says Spokesperson

President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte was for the termination of the country’s Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the US, according to his spokesperson on Monday. This, after Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said that there were no formal orders to do so. According to Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo, President Rodrigo Duterte will order the cancellation of the Visiting … Read more

Palace Official: Philippines Can Seek Military Aid From Russia, China

Palace Official

A Palace official said Monday that the Philippines can seek military aid from Russia or China should it end its Visiting Forces Agreement with the US. According to Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, Duterte did say that the Philippines can go to Russia or China for military assistance “in battling these terrorists.” He added that it … Read more

Philippines Begins Termination Of VFA With US


The government of the Philippines started Friday the process of terminating its Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States as ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte. This was confirmed by Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo. Panelo told reporters in Malacañang that Manila will no longer wait for Washington’s response on President Duterte’s warning that gave the … Read more

Duterte Threatens To End VFA With US Over Dela Rosa’s Canceled Visa

President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte threatened the United States to terminate its Visiting Forces Agreement over the cancellation of Sen. Ronald dela Rosa’s US visa. President Duterte said that he will terminate the bases as well as the Visiting Forces Agreement with the US if the United States didn’t do the correction on Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela … Read more