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Marikina Rep. Bayani Fernando on the 'Bating Filipino' bill: Wala akong nakikitang pagaaksaya dito...Ilang tao sa buong mundo ang namatay dahil sa pagkakamayan?

If ever enacted into law, Rep. Fernando points out that there's no penalty if one does not prefer to do the "Bating Filipino."
Rep. Fernando also says that he filed the measure even before the pandemic happened.
International Studies professor Renato de Castro: Filipinos who want to have their green card can achieve that under Biden. For Filipinos who want to study there and return to PH after, there will be no problem.
International Studies professor on Biden's approach to Visiting Forces Agreement with PH: The Biden administration will look this alliance as two countries that share a common value not just in territories against China but of human rights and respect to rule of law.
International Studies professor notes the PH-US relations as "transactional" during the Trump administration to augment the relationship of two populist leaders.
International Studies professor: We have a president that thinks China will not do anything wrong, also in vaccine production. As both allies, how will the two countries calculate China's maritime expansion?
International Studies professor: Human rights will be emphasized by the Biden administration.
International Studies professor on how Biden should engage with Duterte: Ask the importance of the alliance, in light of China's maritime expansion. Ask how will VFA and EDCA implemented. Are you an ally or a matter of transactional relationship?

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