President Philippe threatened to terminate the agreement last month after US authorities canceled a visa for Senator Ronald Fela Rosa, a former national police chief who participated in his notorious anti-drug campaign.

MANILA, Philippines – President Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has instructed the government to finalize the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the city, according to a Sputnik press release on February 11, 2020. Washington.

"It's time to rely on ourselves, we will strengthen our defense and not rely on any country," presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said in a Duterte statement.

Dutertre has repeatedly criticized American politicians for criticizing his war on drugs and even banning many US lawmakers from entering the country.

He denied American allegations of human rights abuses by the Philippine police during the campaign, stating that his country did not require the intervention of the international community.

Update: October