Duterte orders sending of VFA termination notice to US government

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.