Press Release
April 28, 2014

Statement of Senator Bam Aquino on the Enhanced Defense
Cooperation Agreement

We welcome President Barack Obama's arrival in the Philippines as this gives an opportunity for both the US and Philippine governments to strengthen our countries' partnership and to clarify the details of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement.

I was briefed last year by the Department of National Defense when I came into office and I agreed that in any agreement that we undertake: it is in line with the Constitution; we have full control and authority on military activities and of any military facilities in the country; it is not permanent and; of course, that the agreement is mutually beneficial for both nations.

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