Progressives express outrage over SC EDCA ruling

PROGRESSIVE organizations held a rally in front of the United States Embassy in Manila last July 26 to protest the final Supreme Court ruling declaring the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) between the US and the Philippines legal.

Bagong Alyansang Makabayan’s Renato Reyes said that EDCA is an unjust agreement that is only advantageous to the US.

He blames former President Benigno Aquino for committing the Philippines to an executive agreement that violates its own sovereignty.

US State Secretary John Kerry was scheduled to meet with President Rodrigo Duterte a few hours after the rally.