Trillanes warns AFP vs ‘whimsical, reckless and very damaging’ VFA termination

Trillanes warns AFP vs ‘whimsical, reckless and very damaging’ VFA termination

Former Senator and Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Antonio Trillanes IV expressed his opinion regarding the decision of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to terminate the Visiting Forces of Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States of America (USA).
The staunchest critic of the President defended the VFA saying that it  may not be perfect but it still has its benefits as regards the country’s current situation.

He cautions the President for his reckless” termination of the VFA. He urges the leaders of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
Former senator Antonio Trillanes IV
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“The Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) is both a national security policy and a foreign policy. Admittedly, like most policies, it is not perfect. However, it has been in place for more than 20 years now, simply because it serves our national interest,” he said in a latest statement posted on his social media pages.
(photo credit to owner)

“I am calling on the AFP leaders to appeal to their commander in chief to stop the whimsical, reckless and very damaging abrogation of the VFA,” he said.
Trillanes presented six “direct and indirect benefits” of the VFA to the country, including keeping the Armed Forces of the Philippines abreast on the latest developments in modern warfare.

He said the VFA allows Filipino and American troops to hold interoperability exercises that are essential to future joint operations. “It also fosters goodwill and camaraderie among the Ph-US soldiers,” he said.
The former said the AFP also receives modern equipment and training as well critical intelligence from their US counterparts “that greatly helps in our counter terrorism operations.”
“It not only projects power at the regional level but also cements the long history of alliance and partnership between Ph and US,” he said.
He also said the advantage of having the VFA in times of human assistance/disaster relief where highly efficient operations can be conducted by the US in times of calamities.

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