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21. How does EDCA relate to the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT)?

The MDT obligated the Philippines and the United States to maintain and develop their individual and collective defense capabilities.

EDCA is therefore within the ambit and in furtherance of the MDT.
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22. How does EDCA relate to the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA)?

The VFA lays out the terms and conditions on the entry and visit of US military personnel for military exercises. These provisions shall likewise apply to the entry and temporary stay of US personnel under EDCA.


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23. If the above activities are within the ambit of the MDT and VFA, why is there a need for a new agreement on enhanced defense cooperation?

In advancing the benefits that could be derived from our defense alliance with the United States, we needed to articulate the parameters, modalities and mechanisms to a greater degree.

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24. Does EDCA address the matter on criminal jurisdiction and custody of indicted servicemen?

With the finalization of EDCA, we can now fast track the bilateral consultations on the implementing arrangements of the VFA.

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25. Will EDCA affect bilateral relations with neighboring countries?

EDCA reaffirms the desire of both the Philippines and the United States to strengthen international and regional security and stability, a common and shared interest of countries in the region.


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26. What will be our neighbors’ reaction to this Agreement?

We would hope that this Agreement will also be viewed by our neighbors as a positive contribution towards peace and stability in the region.

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27. Is it true that the negotiation was rushed in order to coincide with US President Barack Obama’s visit to the Philippines?

The pace of negotiations for EDCA was dictated by the need for full understanding and consensus by both negotiating panels on all provisions of the Agreement. It was more important for both parties to come up with an Agreement that would be fully and mutually acceptable to both sides – consistent with their respective laws.

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28. How long did the negotiations take?

The eight rounds of negotiations and preceded by preparatory discussions took almost two years to complete.


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29. Was the Philippine Congress briefed on this Agreement?

During the course of the negotiations, the leadership of both Houses of Congress was informed of the progress of the negotiations. We will be scheduling a full briefing for interested members of Congress.

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30. Do we have the support of the Filipino people for EDCA?

A recent Social Weather Station survey showed at least 7 out of 10 Filipinos support measures to strengthen the country’s defense capabilities and that the Philippines may ask its partners in achieving this objective.

Through EDCA, the Philippines will cooperate with its defense treaty ally in further strengthening their respective individual and collective defense capabilities.

All Filipinos should unite in support for a stronger Philippines.

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Mon, May 26, 2014

Ex-senators file petition with SC against EDCA

By Anjo Alimario

Back in 1991, former Senators Rene Saguisag and Wigberto Tañada were among the so-called "Magnificent 12" – senators who voted to kick the US military bases out of the country.

The lawmakers were led by then Senate President Jovito Salonga.

On Monday (May 26), the same battle is being carried out by these two former senators – along with other petitioners, including Salonga's son – this time against the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA).

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Steve Salonga said: "Kung ano po ang nagawa natin nung 1992 na itinakwil na po natin ang pagpapahaba pa ng ating mga base militar sa Pilipinas – na inabot tayo ng ganong katagal bago magawa yun – ito pong EDCA binabawi po lahat natin yun [What ever we achieved in 1992 when we denied the extension of US bases in the Philippines – which took us a long time – EDCA negates all our efforts]."

Petitioners filed a petition before the Supreme Court, raising six grounds to point out the defense pact's alleged unconstitutionality.

They noted that Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin committed grave abuse of discretion in signing EDCA, which is purportedly pursuant to the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT).


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This isn't possible, they argue, since MDT itself is unconstitutional and contrary to the spirit of the United Nations Charter.

To the petitioners, MDT is quote "a creature of different era" that has already been superseded by the 1987 Constitution.

They added that the Constitution expressly rejects war as a national policy.

They also pointed out that the treaty contradicts the country's commitment to the United Nations – where the use of force as a means to settle disputes has already been outlawed.

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Petitioners also said the agreement violated the prohibition on nuclear weapons in the country.

Here, they noted that there is no absolute statement in EDCA which prohibits the entry of nuclear weapons into local shores.

They also argued that the agreement deprives the Supreme Court of its constitutional powers – citing a provision in EDCA that says resolving disputes need not be referred to any national or international court.

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Worse, petitioners say, this provision impedes proper legal procedures, and is not clear on how US troops and personnel facing criminal charges will be treated.

Petitioners also explained that Gazmin failed to formally transmit EDCA to the Senate, arguing that it is a treaty and not merely an executive agreement.

Malacañan, for its part, says it is ready to defend the agreement in court, maintaining that it is constitutional.


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Secretary Edwin Lacierda, presidential spokesperson: "Well, certainly there will be voices who will not be in agreement with the signing of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement. But we have made it very, very clear that if you look at the provisions of the EDCA, you will see their provisions sustaining and maintaining the position of the provisions on the Constitution regarding bases, regarding related matters with respect to basing.

"We believe that the government can ably support and defend the position in case a petition is filed – or if a petition has already been filed before the Supreme Court. That has been anticipated owing also primarily to the statements coming from some senators."

But for the petitioners, the agreement is nothing but a lopsided deal favoring the US and leaving the country with nothing more than empty promises of support in case of an armed conflict with China over disputed waters.

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2nd petition vs EDCA filed before SC

By Dennis Carcamo (philstar.com)
Updated May 27, 2014


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MANILA, Philippines - Militant group Bayan, partylist legislators, and leaders of various sectoral organizations, on Tuesday filed a second petition questioning the constitutionality of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement between the US and the Philippine governments before the Supreme Court.

The filing of the petition for certiorari and prohibition coincided with the 15th anniversary of the ratification of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA).

The petitioners are asking the High Court to declare the EDCA as unconstitutional and invalid and to permanently enjoin its implementation and to stop any further negotiations on agreed locations.

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They are also seeking the issuance of a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) ordering respondents to cease and desist from implementing EDCA.

"Fifteen years ago, we went to the Supreme Court to question the VFA based on the fear that it would lead to the return of US bases and permanent troop presence. We have been proven right as we now have the EDCA which would allow the return of US bases under a different name...It is time for the SC to strike down this most heinous affront to our national sovereignty, dignity and national interest," Bayan secretary general Renato Reyes Jr. said.

Aside from Bayan, the petitioners include Bayan Muna Reps. Neri Colmenares and Carlos Zarate, Gabriela Reps. Luzviminda Ilagan and Emi de Jesus, ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio, Anakpawis Rep. Fernando Hicap, Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon, National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera, film and television director Joel Lamangan, and anti-bases activist Renato Constantino Jr.


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Named respondents are Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto del Rosario, Armed Forces chief of staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista, and the entire Philippine negotiating panel that came up with the EDCA.

Petitioners are represented by the Public Interest Law Center (PILC) and the National Union of People’s Lawyers.

"The text and subtext of the arguments in this petition are openly directed at the subservience of the Philippine Government to the blatant and outright prevarications and lies that US interests have peddled for more than a century now. The arguments at their core consist of the reality of trampled sovereignty and subordinated, nay, subjugated, Philippine public interests," they said.

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Petitioners argued that in entering into EDCA, the respondents’ waiver of sovereignty "is so gross that it constitutes a derogation of our country’s dignity and an unconscionable sellout of our sovereignty."

They added that the EDCA is in contravention of national interest, citing the deal was primarily motivated by the US strategic rebalancing towards Asia and is therefore in the service of US security and economic interests.

The petitioners said that the EDCA was replete with provisions that are contrary to national interest and disadvantageous to the Filipino people, including the rent-free provision for agreed locations, tax exemptions for US forces and their contractors, as well as the unlimited term of the EDCA which will go beyond 10 years.



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