WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – U.S. President Donald Trump, fresh from being acquitted by the Senate of all Impeachment charges, now has his sights on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.
Duterte has just asked his Department of Foreign Affairs to move ahead with the cancellation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) which allows entry into the Philippines of U.S. military forces and other personnel without the need for permits or visas.
Duterte’s action came after the U.S. visa of Senator Ronald ‘Bato’ de la Rosa, one of the architects and implementors of the Philippines’ war on drugs, was cancelled.
Trump has reportedly booked a phone call with Duterte early next week and unreliable sources tell The Adobo Chronicles that the U.S. President will propose a blanket waiver of visas for all Filipinos wishing to travel to America. “No if’s, no but’s.”
In return, Trump wants Duterte to to withdaw his order for the cancellation of the VFA.
Will a visa-free entry into America for Filipinos finally become a reality.
From sea to shining sea…