Senate leaders on Monday (June 12) backed the presence of American forces in Marawi City to focus on the Maute group and help the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) finish their terrorist acts.
This, at the same time as President Duterte denied searching for help from Washington.
Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III took be aware of the quite a few navy agreements the federal government has entered into with the US via the years which paved for such cooperation, mentioned to be primarily technical help and no boots on the bottom, so to talk.
“They can do these things under these agreements for as long as they are not against our Constitution. Technical and logistical support are not prohibited under the terms of our Constitution,” he mentioned.
“Hence, unless there is a case decision to the contrary, it must be presumed to be unconstitutional,” Pimentel mentioned.
Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III likewise permitted of the entry into the image of the US navy saying that it might not be the primary time as comparable collaboration with the AFP had been carried out in the previous.
“Okay lang ‘yun. Dati na nakikialam sa troops natin ang mga Kano,” he mentioned in a textual content message to reporters.