PH, US execs meet after VFA gets extended lease on life

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana met with a US Embassy official last Friday (Nov. 13) just a few days after the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte kept the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) alive for another six months after deciding to junk it earlier this year.

The meeting at the Department of National Defense (DND) headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo came two days after Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. announced that Duterte had decided to extend the life of the VFA after abrogating the key defense pact that governed the stay of US troops in the Philippines.

In a tweet, US Charge d’Affaires John Law, who met with Lorenzana, …

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