FOREIGN RELATIONS

Duterte studying longer suspension of VFA abrogation

President Rodrigo Duterte is studying the request of US President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien for a longer suspension of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) abrogation, Malacañang said on Tuesday.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this remark after O’Brien, in an interview with reporters on November 23, said he was pushing for a suspension of the VFA termination that would last for a year or longer to allow further negotiations for a more acceptable security arrangement. READ MORE

THE RP-US VISITING FORCES AGREEMENT (VFA)

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