Several Cabinet members against VFA abrogation: Lacson

News

“We talked to several Cabinet members, I won’t mention at baka malasin pa. But they are actually against the abrogation [of Visiting Forces Agreement], at least pag kami-kami lang, di sila nag-hesitate magsabi na mali ang decision to abrogate because we have not prepared for it,” Senator Ping Lacson said during the Kapihan sa Senado forum February 27.

“Maraming takot kay Presidente. Nag-e-express sila pero lagi sila nananantsa ba, na kung how to bring it to his attention, how to dissuade him from proceeding sa abrogation. And sa tingin lang mukhang made up ang mind ni PRRD. But there are times na medyo parang lumalambot. But that’s where we are right now,” he added.

Lacson also noted that “ang mga nakausap namin halos unanimous sila magsabi, not really against, but meron silang apprehensions and reservations sa pag-abrogate. Wala pa akong nakausap na all-out in supporting PRRD to abrogate.”

“At the very least may reservations; may apprehension sila sa pag-abrogate,” he added.