The two countries are only pursuing an MOU on defense cooperation, Canadian Ambassador David Hartman said in a Sept. 30 press conference.
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Senate President Vicente Sotto III has told reporters that the Senate will be asking the Supreme Court Monday to rule on whether the president can unilaterally abrogate a treaty without the concurrence of the Senate that ratified the pact.
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President Rodrigo Duterte could unilaterally abrogate the 1951 RP-US Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) once the Supreme Court decides that he has the authority to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), retired Associate Justice Antonio Carpio warned on Friday.