Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement

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More Protests to be Launched Against EDCA

Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) is among the things Filipinos get when United States President Barrack Obama recently visited the Philippines. The fight for freedom and democracy and the exercise of being a sovereign nation did not stop after the vehement protest of the people against the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), but activists see that EDCA is somewhat worse than the VFA.

EDCA allows unli-access, unli-bases, unli-troops, unli-activities, unli-time and even more because many of its provisions are vague and open-ended. Simply put, this is the worst US-Philippine agreement in history and it is far worse than the Military Bases Agreement (MBA) and the Visiting Forces Agreement. "Kumbaga sa EDCA ay nag level-up talaga ang US at Aquino administration sa pagyurak sa soberanya ng Pilipinas," Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares said.


EDCA allows unli-access, unli-bases, unli-troops, unli-activities, unli-time and even more because many of its provisions are vague and open-ended, says Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares. * (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)