Pres. Duterte Gives One-Month Ultimatum to US to Fix De la Rosa's Visa or He Will Terminate VFA

The tough-talking President of the Republic, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte made a serious warning to the United States of America after the visa of Sen. Ronald Dela Rosa was reportedly canceled by the US. The powerful United States was given by the President one-month to fix the visa issue or else he will terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement.


The ultimatum of Pres. Rody Duterte was released to the media and the general public during the President's speech in Leyte, as the President expressed his disappointment with the action of the United States against one of the President's close ally, Sen. Richard Dela Rosa.



Pres. Duterte was quoted as saying "I warning you this is the first time, pag hindi ninyo ginawa ang correction diyan, one, I will terminate the bases visiting forces agreement. Tapusin ko yang p*tang i*na. I am giving notice and they begin to count. I am giving government and the American government one month from now,” said Duterte.

“Kahiyaan ‘yan sa militar. Biro mo, isang sundalo nagtatrabaho lang tapos ganunin nila. I am putting them to humiliation itong mga pulis, mga sundalo.” he added.

VFA is an agreement signed between the Philippines and the United States in the year 1998. Under the said agreement, the American troops are not required to have a passport and visa whenentering and leaving the Philippines.

For the US, they also has the right to handle its military personnel if they break the law while in the Philippines except if the charges are only punishable in the Philippines but not in the US.



In a separate interview, Sen. Bato Dela Rosa stated that the President's statement saying that he "doesn't want his peple treated unfairly."

Gen. Bato was quoted as saying "I don’t deserve this bargain but it is not all about me. It is about one-sided foreign relations. Okay lang mga sundalo nila labas pasok sa ating teritoryo while a senator of this republic is barred from entering their territory due to their intentions of tinkering with our domestic affairs,” said Dela Rosa.

Aside from his warning against the U.S, President Duterte also said that he rejected the invitation of American President Donald Trump to attend a summit in Las Vegas in March. The US already confirmed that the invitation was already  forwarded to the Philippine government.

Watch the Statement of Pres. Duterte Against the US:



Source: PNA

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