Work is still ongoing for a prospective Philippine-US framework agreement that would allow increased rotational presence of US troops in the
The President, in an interview with media in
"Mula naman noong simulan ang usapan na ito talagang ang focus ay mapamadali, na magkaayos na tayo't magkasundo dito. Iyong principles that we want to uphold... dapat klaro ang details. Sabi nga nila, the devil is in the details. Iyong details ang medyo kailangan pang plantsahin (Since the negotiations started, the goal was to reach an agreement soonest. But we must make sure the result does not violate the rules of both countries. We still have to iron out the details)," he said.
The President made the clarification amid speculations that the pact is being readied for signing in time for US President Barack Obama's visit to the
But for now, President Aquino said there are still meetings being held to iron out the details of the pact that would allow a
The added presence of US forces is seen to boost the