We expect that protection from the United States, but they cannot guarantee it. The VFA appeases the Filipino people, even if it is a mistake. In substance, the move would not be unimportant either. For the United States, while its alliance with the Philippines may not be as high as its other Asian alliances and has developed below average in the past, it would nevertheless complicate the issue of the presence of U.S. military personnel on Philippine soil, given that the VFA is the agreement that governs the issue and that this aspect of the alliance relationship has previously proven controversial. .