The Tubattaha incident and VFA redux

Earlier, we blogged about the ruling of the Supreme Court in the case of Nicholas v. Executive Secretary (G.R. No. 175888, Feb. 11, 2009),  where the High Court, while it upheld the constitutionality of the  Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), also ruled that the Philippines and the US are to renegotiate the terms of the Agreement, especially in regard to the question of detention facilities for US personnel accused of committing a crime under Philippine law.

This ruling was pursuant to  Art. V, Sec. 10 of the VFA. Yet nearly four years after the ruling, Philippine authorities have yet to comply with the High Court’s Order.

This afternoon, we filed a Motion asking the High Court to compel our Secretary of Foreign Affairs to comply with this unfulfilled part of the ruling.


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