SC orders Palace to explain VFA withdrawal – The Manila Times - News Summed Up

SC orders Palace to explain VFA withdrawal – The Manila Times


THE Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday ordered Malacanang to explain why it withdrew from the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) without the concurrence of the Senate. Well placed sources of the Manila Times said the high court ruled that the Palace, through Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., should comment on the petition by several senators on whether the Senate’s concurrence is necessary in the abrogation of a treaty. The petition was filed by Senate President Vicente Sotto 3rd, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, as well as Senators Richard Gordon and Panfilo Lacson, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto and Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel ZubiriThe 56-page petition was for a declaratory relief and mandamus.


Source: Manila Times June 02, 2020 06:40 UTC



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