Full text of Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement
Malacañang on Tuesday released the full text of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, which was signed by Philippine and US officials shortly before the arrival of President Barack Obama in the country on Monday.
PHL-US sign agreement for increased US troop presence . PHL Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin (left) and US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg shake hands after signing the PH-US Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement on Monday, April 28, at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. The new accord grants US troops access to Philippine military facilities, as well as the right to construct buildings and to pre-position equipment, aircraft, and vessels. GMA News
The agreement spells out the terms for the use of Philippine military facilities by US forces, assistance to the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and US troop deployment on a rotational basis to the country in line with the Visiting Forces Agreement.
Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement
-- GMA News