EDCA invalid for skipping Senate, say senators

The first page of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement signed by the executive branches of the Philippines and the United States. MANILA, Philippines — There is no Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement without us. The Senate took the position, on Tuesday, that the country’s Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement with the United States was a treaty and was invalid without its concurrence. The Senate adopted the resolution of Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago declaring the EDCA invalid for skipping the Senate. Fourteen senators voted in favor of Santiago’s resolution. Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV…