Honasan: Performance audit on RP-US Mutual Defense Treaty long overdue

Published January 2, 2019, 6:55 PM

by Roel Tibay

By Mario Casayuran

Sen. Gregorio B. Honasan II said on Wednesday a performance audit ordered by President Duterte on the RP-US Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) is long overdue.

Sen. Gregorio B. Honasan II (Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)
Sen. Gregorio B. Honasan II
(Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)

Honasan, chairman of the Senate national defense committee however said the performance audit should be focused not only on the 68-year-old treaty but also on all security, economic, bilateral and multilateral arrangements.

The audit is a must ‘’in the light of the changing security, political, economic, social, domestic and global landscape,’’ said Honasan, a former Army colonel.

’Congressional review (and) intervention is important without prejudice to more expedient legally authorized executive action,’’ he added in text message to Senate reporters

 
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