“This is fake news. Sec Locsin has not been [ordered] yet,” National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana told reporters regarding the reported instruction of President Rodrigo Duterte to send the formal notice of Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) termination to United States government.
“Yes, according to Sec Medialdea! None. Nada. Zilch. Awan. Wala! Anggapo,” Lorenzana said as quoted by Inquirer.net.
On February 7, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo was quoted saying “[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.”