Official Copy (full text): Ph-US EDCA (“Ph-US Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement “) here

After the Aquino administration and the U.S. State Department used the Marcosian tactic of keeping official enactments a secret by making the provisions of the “Ph-US Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement” top secret for two days even after the agreement has been signed, publicly, with no explanation why the provisions were not accessible to the public (the dictator Marcos had secret presidential decrees that contained short-cuts of criminal procedure and penal provisions that military and government prosecutors pulled out in the middle of habeas corpus proceedings to keep political prisoners in jail; not even the U.P. Law Center had copies of such secret decrees), finally, the Official Gazette (c/o Manolo Quezon III) uploaded a PDF file of the agreement last night. Here it is, in this link:

http://www.gov.ph/2014/04/29/document-enhanced-defense-cooperation-agreement/

i’m trying to render it in Word or other pasteable form; then, will try to type up a textual review of the agreement.