2 weeks Palace says PH ending – not shifting – alliances Palace says PH ending – not shifting – alliances
By Argyll Cyrus Geducos  Malacañang said the Philippines was not shifting but ending alliances when it abrogated the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States, noting that this will allow the country to be less dependent on other nations. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo (PCOO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) In an interview with CNN Philippines, Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) and the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) between the Philippines and the United States may likewise go down the drain as President Duterte was determined to enable the Philippines to finally stand on ... more