Senate President Vicente Sotto III said Monday that the chamber considered the revocation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States inappropriate and inappropriate.
Sotto said more than two-thirds of the Senate would certainly support the resolution recommending reconsideration of the VFA scrap.
Sotto, as well as Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Senator Panfilo Lacson, had previously filed Senate Resolution 312 asking President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider his planned abolition of the agreement.
The Senate wants to conduct a review and evaluation of the impact of the agreement, rather than terminate it.
According to Sotto, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations chairman Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III was “very positive” about the call for review and reconsideration of the termination.
Sotto added that Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea told him that Duterte was really listening to both sides of the issue.