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DOJ studying ‘proper procedure to terminate’ VFA

/ 05:16 PM January 24, 2020
DOJ studying 'proper procedure to terminate' VFA

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra. INQUIRER.net file photo / CATHY MIRANDA

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Justice (DOJ) has started studying how to correctly discontinue the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA).

“The DOJ has been tasked to study the proper procedure to terminate the VFA. We are doing it now,” Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Friday.

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President Rodrigo Duterte said the country will abandon the VFA if the United States will not rectify the cancellation of Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa’s US visa.

READ: No Bato visa, no VFA – Duterte

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While the US embassy did not disclose the reason for voiding Dela Rosa’s visa, the senator believed that it probably has something to do with his role in the Duterte administration’s bloody drug war.

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