VFA Termination: New Strategic Moves?

The UP Asian Center and the Center for People Empowerment in Governance will hold a public lecture, VFA Termination: New Strategic Moves? by Ericson Baculinao, on 2 March 2020, 2 pm–4 pm, 2F, Seminar Room, UP Asian Center, Diliman, Quezon City. The lecture is free and open to the public; seating is first-come, first-served; walk-ins are welcome, but participants are encouraged to sign up.

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Abstract

President Duterte’s termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) signals new strategic possibilities. It lessens U.S. ability to dictate on Philippine foreign policy; enhances overall cooperation with China leading to possible solutions to the South China Sea disputes; and widens space for the country’s initiatives for a more independent foreign policy.

The Speaker

Mr. Ericson Baculinao is the long-time, award-winning Beijing bureau chief of NBC News U.S. television. He has lived and worked in China for the past 48 years.

For inquiries, please email asiancenter@up.edu.ph

Posted: March 2, 2020 14:27