Duterte orders sending of VFA termination notice to US government

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President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the sending of Philippine government’s notice to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) to United States government, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said.

“[President Rodrigo Duterte] is instructing [Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea] to tell [the Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro “Teddyboy” Locsin Jr.] to send the notice of termination to the US government,” Secretary Panelo said in a text message as reported by CNN Philippines.

Panelo also noted that President Duterte is scheduled to speak with US President Donald Trump through telephone call.