MANILA, Philippines — Several senators on Wednesday lauded the suspension of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) termination, with one lawmaker even underscoring the importance of the military accord between the Philippines and the United States amid Chinese intrusions in Philippine territory.
“The President’s change of heart is a welcome development as far as defense and economic security of the country is concerned. The Philippines needs the Visiting Forces Agreement especially now that Chinese intrusions into our territory, particularly in the West Philippines Sea, have become commonplace,” Senator Panfilo Lacson said in a statement.
He said that the “last thing” the country s…
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