Philippines, a US pawn against China
The Communist Party of the Philippines joins the Filipino people in condemning the Marcos regime in its connivance with the imperialist US to build four additional US military bases in the country. On April 3, Ferdinand Marcos Jr announced its approval to grant “access” to US troops and military equipment in the Camilo Osias Naval Base in Sta. Ana, Cagayan; Lal-lo Airport in Lal-lo, Cagayan, Camp Melchor dela Cruz in Gamu, Isabela and Balabac Island which is part of Palawan.
These locations are identified as “agreed locations” under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA). The US military is granted extra-territorial rights in these sites. This means that the Philippines has no authority to regulate nor even investigate activities or armaments stockpiled by American troops in these facilities.
With the puppet state’s approval of the “EDCA locations,” it also permits the US to use the Philippines as a pawn to the US strategy against China. This endangers the freedom and lives of Filipinos. All freedom-loving Filipinos have the duty to defend the country by opposing the EDCA and demanding to dismantle foreign military bases in the country.