By Julie M. Aurelio
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday said it is awaiting the decision of the Supreme Court on the legality of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca) between the Philippines and the United States even as civil society groups have filed another impeachment complaint against President Aquino over the military agreement.
By Nikko Dizon
The Philippine Navy’s plans for developing Naval Forces West (Navforwest) and Oyster Bay in Palawan, the bases which are the country’s first line of defense in the West Philippine Sea, have suffered a hitch.
In the face of China’s recent aggressive actions against the country, a group of party-list lawmakers has asked the Supreme Court to immediately resolve a six-year-old petition seeking to declare as unconstitutional a 2008 agreement that allowed China and Vietnam to jointly explore with the Philippines oil resources in the country’s undisputed and claimed territories in the West Philippine Sea.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
Despite being questioned by two former senators, President Benigno Aquino III wasn’t bothered that the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca) had been challenged in the Supreme Court.
Two former senators who 24 years ago fought for the removal of US military bases from the Philippines on Monday challenged in the Supreme Court the legality of a new security agreement between the Philippines and the United States that would expand American military presence in the country.