President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr.’s treatment of giving a chance to the US to help the country as per the treaty through EDCA makes a lot of sense. The 1951 U.S.-Philippines Mutual Defense Treaty provides a strong foundation for our robust post-World War II security partnership. Strong people-to-people ties and economic cooperation provide additional avenues to engage on a range of bilateral, regional, and global issues. Marcos assures the people that the military bases which are now accessible to the Americans are not allowed to do offensive activities. They are just there ready for disaster relief efforts and if the country’s security is threatened. Despite the critics’ concerns, many Filipinos are still in line with the Filipino leader’s strategy. It would be more beneficial to side with a democratic country than a mere capitalist that couldn’t follow simple agreements.