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12/01/2016: Statement of Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. on the Supreme Court's Decision on the PH-US Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agremeent (EDCA)

The decision of the Philippine Supreme Court affirming the constitutionality of the EDCA paves the way for the Philippines and the United States to further fortify their alliance in manifold ways, particularly in improving our country’s humanitarian assistance and disaster relief capabilities and the modernization of our Armed Forces.

This development is also welcomed by the Filipino-American community that remains to be a partner of the Philippine Government in strengthening Philippines-US friendship and in promoting our national interest in the United States. ###