Us Philippines Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement

The first two made sense, given EDCA`s stated initial objectives, which focused on modernizing the Philippine Armed Forces, joint training, maritime security and domain awareness, and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. Lumbia, the only EDCA site in the restful Mindanao, could also, through the agreement, promote cooperation in the fight against terrorism, which has become increasingly relevant after the siege of Marawi and one of the main objectives of Manila and which, according to Lorenzana, is one of the main objectives of Manila. The minister confirmed that the U.S. would make improvements to the runway, build housing for troops, and build equipment storage facilities that would eventually be handed over to the Philippine military. The EDCA is characterized by both governments as an executive agreement and not as a formal treaty….