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Ituloy ang VFA! Imee Marcos backs termination of Aquino-era EDCA instead

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Scrap EDCA, not VFA.

Senator Imee Marcos has urged the government to cancel the military defense pact with United States, that allows rotational presence of American soldiers in the country.

She said the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA), signed in 2014 during the Aquino administration, must be terminated instead of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA).

“EDCA should be terminated, not VFA (Visiting Forces Agreement). VFA allows Phil laws to apply to American soldiers when they are in the Philippines. Not like before that when American troops come to PH only. It was VFA that allowed us to arrest Daniel Smith, the rapist American soldier,” she tweeted.

“EDCA allows US troops and equipment to be stationed in designated Phil bases for a longer time skirting the constitutional ban on foreign bases in the Philippines,” the former Ilocos Norte governor said.

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