The Battle- US Out of the Philippines continues!

The Philippine and US gov’ts have officially signed the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement [EDCA] which will allow more and more US military troops and personnel to encroach on Philippine sovereignty!

Tune In- On the Radio or Web!

Hear BAYAN USA’s Chair Bernadette Ellorin and Vice Chair Rhonda Ramiro break down the recently signed Agreement on Enhanced Defense Cooperation between the US and the Philippines and implications of the US military’s Asia Pacific pivot.

Friday, May 2

9-10 AM Pacific / 12-1 PM Eastern
KZYX 91.5 FM in Ukiah, CA or www.kzyx.org on the web (NPR affiliate station)
All About the Money, hosted by John Sakowicz
Interviewees: Bernadette Ellorin and Rhonda Ramiro of BAYAN-USA and Joseph Gerson of American Friends Service Committee

Saturday, May 3

9:15-9:30 AM Pacific / 12:15-12:30 PM Eastern
KPOO 89.5 FM in San Francisco Bay Area or www.kpoo.com on the web
Wake Up Everybody, hosted by Donald Lacy
Interviewee: Rhonda Ramiro of BAYAN-USA

Read up on what’s going on:

Jose Maria Sison’s article in Aljaseera: US & PI: How strategic is partnership

“The VFA allows the the rotational presence of US military forces and their operations anywhere in the Philippines for any length of time to train and inter-operate with the Philippine armed forces, use their facilities and retain jurisdiction over criminal cases, including capital offences, involving US troops.

EDCA is now widely considered far worse than the VFA as it allows not only unlimited increase in the rotational presence of US military forces but also the building of US military bases and stations in areas of the Philippine armed forces, thus reducing Filipino troops to mere perimeter guards at the Philippines’ expense.”

BAYAN’s article: EDCA Gives US troops rent free basing, other perks

BAYAN’s Secretary General Renato Reyes Jr.’s 10 Things you should know about EDCA that the Government isn’t telling you!