Visiting Forces Agreement In Tagalog

As an agreement to implement the VFA, EDCA authorizes the pre-positioning of war material in authorized locations. It also involves strengthening the modernization capabilities of the Philippine Armed Forces. (READ: Ph-Primer over military pact with US) The agreement contains various procedural safeguards aimed at protecting the right to due process and prohibiting double risks. [2] [VIII 2-6] The agreement also exempts Philippine personnel from visa formalities and ensures an acceleration of entry and exit operations; [2] [IV] requires the United States to accept Philippine driver`s licenses; [2] [V] authorizes Philippine personnel to carry weapons in U.S. military facilities while on duty; [2] [VI] provides for tax exemptions and import/export exclusions for Philippine personnel; [2] [X, XI] requires the United States to provide health care to Filipino personnel; [2] [XIV] and exempts Philippine vehicles, ships and aircraft from landing or port, navigation or overflight taxes, road fees or other charges for the use of U.S. military facilities. [2] [XV] Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) – The Philippines is now assessing the impact of a possible withdrawal from a 1998 agreement with the United States on the treatment of its military personnel, known as the Visiting Forces Agreement. As for symbolism, nixtering the VFA would be the biggest realized setback we`ve seen in the Philippine-American alliance since Duterte took office. While Duterte has already made various threats, including seeking a “separation” from the United States and cancelling exercises, none of them have actually played a role, and on some fronts such as exercises, cooperation has indeed intensified. And as former Philippine Foreign Minister Albert del Rosario pointed out, the VFA is important not only for its own good, but also as part of a series of agreements related to the MDT that contribute to its effective implementation.