Duterte suspends VFA abrogation, US welcomes move
In a note verbale sent to the US Embassy in Manila, the Department of Foreign Affairs cited "political and other developments in the region" in seeking the suspension. In a post on Twitter, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said: "I issued this diplomatic note to the US ambassador. It has been received by Washington and well at that. The Note is self-explanatory and does not require comment except from me. The abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement has been suspended upon the President’s instruction."