Prof. Batongbacal, Prof. La Viña: Former Defense Secretary Gazmin "duly authorized" to sign EDCA

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In the following posts, Professors Jay Batongbacal and Antonio La Viña, point out how international agreements are made, sharing the opinion that heads of state do need not personally sign international treaties.

The two separate statements were posted in reaction to President Duterte’s announcement to terminate the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, or EDCA, between the Philippines and USA.

Prof. Batongbacal's statement:

Prof. La Vina's statement:

ABS-CBN article: 'A president never signs an int'l agreement (Or why PNoy didn't sign EDCA)'