US Marines pictured in an amphibious assault vehicle during an exercise in Zambales province, Philippines. Photo: Reuters US Marines pictured in an amphibious assault vehicle during an exercise in Zambales province, Philippines. Photo: Reuters
US Marines pictured in an amphibious assault vehicle during an exercise in Zambales province, Philippines. Photo: Reuters

US-Philippine VFA military pact ‘in limbo’ until Duterte leaves office

  • The termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement, which allows US soldiers to train in the Philippines, has been put off multiple times
  • The status of the 23-year-old pact is in limbo due to Duterte’s antipathy towards the US, but there is pressure from the Philippine military and two key officials to keep the VFA

Topic |   The Philippines
US Marines pictured in an amphibious assault vehicle during an exercise in Zambales province, Philippines. Photo: Reuters US Marines pictured in an amphibious assault vehicle during an exercise in Zambales province, Philippines. Photo: Reuters
US Marines pictured in an amphibious assault vehicle during an exercise in Zambales province, Philippines. Photo: Reuters
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