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PH will likely lose its maritime rights’ in Spratlys over EDCA delays – experts

The long-delayed implementation of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) between the Philippines and United States signed in 2014 will make it more difficult for the Philippines to fight for its stakes in the South China Sea, maritime experts said.

“If implementation of the agreement continues at this rate, the national interests of both the Philippines and the United States will suffer,” wrote Gregory Poling and Conor Cronin, experts on maritime disputes from the Washington-based Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, in a commentary.

The commentary, “The Dangers of Allowing US-Philippine Defense Cooperation to Languish,” was published Wednesday night (Philippine time) at analysis website War on the Rocks.

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How is EDCA even linked to sovereignty?

The author seems to assume that our sovereignty solely hinges in US support, and ignores the viability of alternative means of engagement.

http://defenseph.net/drp/index.php?topic=750.0