However, when crimes are committed concerning the security and property of the United States or are committed in the performance of their official duties, U.S. military authorities assume responsibility for their insane personnel. Inquirer.net, PH, Japan begins discussing visiting troop agreement, June 5, 2015 Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo said Duterte`s decision is the result of an „accumulation. by irreverent acts“ of U.S. officials, the cancellation of the U.S. visa of the former chief of police and corrections, Senator Ronald „Bato“ Dela Rosa, acting as the „last straw.“ ABS-CBN News, Philippines, Japan still discuss visiting forces agreement, October 11, 2018 The Supreme Court (SC) has yet to rule on whether the president can unilaterally terminate a contract or agreement with other countries. (See VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Pimentel`s assertion that Duterte could unilaterally cancel the VFA needs context) (e) if the U.S. military commander finds that an offense indicted by Philippine authorities against U.S. personnel is due to an act or omission in the performance of the official duty, the commander issues a certificate; in which this finding is set out. That certificate shall be transmitted to the competent authorities of the Philippines and shall constitute sufficient evidence of fulfilment of the official obligation referred to in point (b)(2) of paragraph 3 of this Article. In cases where the Philippine government considers that the circumstances of the case require a review of the customs certificate, the United States military authorities and the Philippine authorities shall consult immediately.  [VIII 2-6] The agreement also exempts Philippine personnel from visa formalities and ensures an acceleration of entry and exit operations;  [IV] requires the United States to accept Philippine driver`s licenses;  [V] authorizes Philippine personnel to carry weapons in U.S. military facilities while on duty;  [VI] provides for tax exemptions and import/export exclusions for Philippine personnel;  [X, XI] demands the United States.
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