Pilo Hilbay says suspension of VFA is pro-China
Abogado Pilo Hilbay said that President Rodrigo Duterte’s move to suspend the VFA is nothing but strategic for China. The abogado said that US troops used to check China’s aggression in some of our territories before.
In 1991, the Senate removed the US bases (good decision), tho it created a vacuum in WPS. By 1995, China invaded Mischief Reef. VFA (1999) allowed US troops w/o formal base partly to check China’s aggresion. Terminating VFA favors China, giving it license to build on Scarborough.
— Pilo Hilbay (@fthilbay) February 13, 2020
Hilbay added that terminating the VFA will only allow China to have free rein over our hands. The abogado said that the country gains nothing from his decision but Senator Bato Dela Rosa does.