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DFA chief Del Rosario admits VFA not perfect

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Albert Del Rosario, Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the Philippines, speaks during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario admitted Thursday that the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States (US) was “an imperfect agreement.”

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

VFA didn’t kill Jennifer Laude—DFA

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charles-jose

Amid calls for the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) maintained that the accord has served the “national interest” of the country.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palace defends VFA: It’s vital part of PH defense

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herminio-coloma

Malacañang on Tuesday dismissed calls in Congress to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) following the killing of a transgender Filipino woman allegedly by a member of the US Marine Corps, describing the pact an “integral part of our national defense strategy.”

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palace not budging despite Congress resolution on VFA abrogation

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herminio-coloma

Malacañang on Tuesday insisted that the Executive is against the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement despite the alleged murder of a Filipino transgender by a US Marine and the filing of a joint resolution in Congress.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Defense chief: VFA abrogation will have adverse effects

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Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. FILE PHOTO

The abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement in the light of the killing of Filipino transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude will have a backlash on the minimum credible defense that the military is working on, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said on Tuesday.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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