Where is the connection?- Lacson : re Duterte’s threat to end VFA over Bato’s canceled visa

Where is the connection?- Lacson : re Duterte’s threat to end VFA over Bato’s canceled visa



President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has already made it known that he will not hesitate to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States of America (USA) if the cancellation of senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa’s US visa Is not corrected.

Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson throws his opinion in public by asking “Terminating a bilateral agreement over a canceled visa? Where is the connection?



Lacson called the threat of President Duterte as “unfortunate and unnecessary” 

Senator Panfilo "Ping" Lacson
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“A US visa is a conditional authorization granted to a foreigner. It may be canceled without explanation or justification,” Lacson said over Twitter Thursday night.

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“The VFA is a bilateral agreement between the PH and the US that went through some careful and diplomatic discussion. Pray tell, where is the connection?” he added.

The senator was asked what will be the possible repercussions of  the relationship between Manila and Washinton if the said VFA will be terminated, Lacson said “It will depend on how the US will react to the President’s threat which I would say is unfortunate and unnecessary.”


For the Senate chair of Senate Foreign Relations Committeesenator Aquilino Pimentel, the president may cancel the accord “with or without a reason.”

“That agreement (should) always be subject to review…He can even say that ‘times have changed and it is no longer needed by the country’,” Pimentel said







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