Senators announce that they will audit the VFA, the TDM and the EDCA. The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, says it is high time to review the VFA, since the Senate has legislative oversight of the agreement. Kim merely emphasizes the benefits of the presence and cooperation of U.S. troops in the Philippines, which are sanctioned by the agreement. The VFA was signed in February 1998 under the mandate of President Fidel V. Ramos, followed in October by a counter-agreement on Filipino employees who were to visit the United States. President Joseph “Erap” Estrada, who succeeded Ramos, was immediately confirmed and officially implemented in June 1999 after the approval of the Philippine Senate. Brosas pointed out that only the United States has benefited from such agreements. Inquirer.net, PH, Japan, to begin talks on the visiting forces agreement on June 5, 2015, the visiting force agreement between the two countries is an agreement that has sanctified the Americans in the Philippines, although the basic agreement has been repealed since 1991. This is the testimony of Professor Roland Simbulan, an expert on the relationship between the Philippines and the United States in an interview of the UP campus in the city of Quezon. Although Duterte is not threatening to distract MDT and EDCA, they will still be affected. Without VFA, joint training exercises would be limited to “agreed sites” under the EDCA, Bagares said. It will also have an impact on the VFA intercom agreement, he added.
ABS-CBN News, Philippines, Japan again on the visiting forces agreement, 11 October 2018 In response to the Philippines` actions, the US government says the lifting of the agreement will have a “significant impact” on relations between the two countries. PH-US WAR GAMES. The file photo shows U.S. soldiers and their Filipino counterparts joining forces for an amphibious landing as part of the 2015 shoulder exercises. The Senate will hold a hearing on the VFA, as well as the country`s other defence agreements with the United States. How it is related to other PH-U.S.