Rodrigo Duterte


US frowns over Duterte’s decision to scrap troop deal

  • Signed in 1998, the VFA allowed a large number of US troops to enter the country, exempting them from passport and visa regulations
  • Duterte’s spokesperson, Salvador Panelo: Reliance on another country for our own defenses will ultimately weaken and stagnate our defense mechanisms
By Ellie Aben ·