One possibility: the president has been courting China for a long time. He decided not to pursue The Hague`s decision to reject China`s claims to islands in the South China Sea over which the Philippines has historically claimed sovereignty, in part because Chinese President Xi Jinping offered the Philippines a deal in exchange for ignoring the verdict. But Chinese aid carries a really serious risk that the Philippines will trade one sovereign for another. The adoption of Philippine legislation prior to independence and the reluctance of the political situation in the Philippines to submit the exchange of amendments to the Philippine Congress for adoption have raised some of the legal issues outlined in the attached memorandum. Those issues warranted careful consideration on legal grounds, in particular because of the likelihood that the agreement could be challenged because of its legality. Although the Philippine Trade Act of 1946 itself contains provisions implementing the agreement, it is almost certain that over the next twenty-eight years, pressure will be exerted on Congress to end the trade preferences granted to the Philippines by the agreement. The possibility of future congresses yielding to this pressure and enacting laws contrary to that government`s obligations in the agreement will be greatly increased if a basis could be found to attack the validity of the agreement or assert that it was not entered into in accordance with Congress` intention, enshrined in the Philippine Trade Act of 1946. In addition, this law authorizes the imposition by the President of the United States of new quotas for the importation of Philippine articles after the entry into force of the agreement. If such quotas were to be imposed, importers could easily challenge the validity of the quotas due to the lack of proper entry into force of the agreement.
How am I compensated for the value of my phone? You will receive an exchange certificate corresponding to the value of your phone. Can I transfer my exchange certificate to another person? The payment certificate you receive is non-transferable and has no cash value. Can I exchange my phone at any time? Whether you`re an existing customer or new to Bell Mobility, you can exchange a phone at any time. Do I need to sign up for a new contract when I trade in my old phone? A new duration of the contract is not necessary. Can I use my exchange certificate at any time? The exchange certificate must be exchanged in the transaction at the time of exchange. Unused values are dropped as soon as you leave the store. The value displayed does not reflect the special offers displayed above. The amount of the payment depends on the condition of your device, including whether a strong incentive for Philippine tolerance was the fact that the U.S. payment of $800,000,000 in war claims was contingent upon Philippine ratification of the Bell Act.