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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org