Supreme Court declares US-Philippine enhanced defense agreement constitutional
By Macon Araneta
FilAm Star Correspondent
The Philippine Supreme Court (SC) recently declared constitutional the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA), signed during the state visit of U.S. President Barack Obama in 2014, which will allow the US rotational presence in the country.
The EDCA, which has an initial term of 10 years, was signed in time for the state visit of Obama on April 28 last year as part of his four-nation Asian tour. This would allow the U.S. to rotate its troops, store equipment and operate facilities in Philippine bases.