Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago takes questions in the Senate.

13 SENATORS DECRY BEING LEFT OUT OF EDCA

A majority of senators are asserting that the power to enter into treaties or international agreements, such as the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) between the Philippines and the U.S., does not rest solely on the President but is shared with the Senate.

Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago, chair of the committee on foreign relations, will lead 12 other senators in filing a resolution expressing the strong sense of the Senate that unless concurred in by the upper legislative chamber, a treaty ratified by the President is not valid and effective. Continue reading

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