“There will never be justice for Laude unless Pemberton truly pays for his crimes.”
“Let us assert our sovereignty and call for the total abrogation of this agreement.”
“The Aquino government does not recognize the rights of the LGBT, let alone respect them.”
“What kind of government is this that instead of ensuring complete justice for its own citizen who was victim of a hate crime at the hand of a US soldier, busies itself on how to protect the safety of the killer?”
“There remains the possibility that the VFA may again snag another convicted criminal from being penalized under the full extent of Philippine laws.”
“Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton should be jailed in the Philippines.”
“We will not be caught in the claws of the Dragon, nor the Eagle.”
“The US will not defend us against China, nor will Japan.” – GWP Rep. Luz Ilagan
The proponents of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca) were hard put in defending that it is not a basing agreement, as some senators and opponents say that it is.
Anti-US bases expert Dr. Rolando Simbulan said the presence of a US “sub-military camp” inside a Philippine military camp is not only “an insult,” but a violation of the Philippine Constitution.