EDCA: A cheap and lopsided military agreement

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We express our extreme disappointment with the Aquino administration’s signing of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) with the United States in time for the visit of President Barack Obama. The Aquino government missed a golden opportunity to secure our country’s sovereignty and national interest from the superpower games between the United States and the People’s Republic of China. Instead of standing firmly on our own by developing and implementing a foreign and security policy that is truly independent and progressive, especially in the context of the territorial disputes in the West Philippine Sea, the government willfully capitulated to the dynamics of global superpowers. We believe that, with the signing of this Continue reading