The Philippines is contributing to the spending requirement for the expansion here of US military facilities.
Tags: increased rotational presence of US troops
“What is our government doing to ensure that the right to privacy of communications and correspondence of citizens is being protected? Is the US Embassy violating existing laws such as the Anti-Wiretapping Act and the E-Commerce Law, particularly the prohibitions on hacking and unauthorized access to data? If yes, what is our government going to do about it?” – ACT Rep. Antonio Tinio
“The US government is trying to hide behind the technicality that they would not set up a permanent military base or that their troops would only have increased rotational presence here, but as it is, US troops will always be in the country on a war footing and they can use any of our military camps to attack other countries.” – Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares
“Strategic choices being made today will help ensure that this [US military superiority] continues into the future.” – US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel
Bayan Muna Party-list Rep. Neri Colmenares said the ‘increased rotational presence’ being ironed out by the Philippine and US governments would only make Filipinos “cannon fodder and no different from how the US treated Filipino war veterans during World War II.”