Bayan vs Zamora

Facts:

 In view of the impending expiration of the RP-US Military Bases Agreement, they negotiated for
a possible extension of the Military Bases Agreement which negotiations led to the Visiting
Forces Agreement (VFA) that later came into existence and was eventually ratified.
 The petition filed against it was consolidated generally questioning the constitutionality of the
agreement. One of the questions raised was, does it violate the prohibition against nuclear
weapons under Article II section 8.

Issue: Whether it violates the prohibition against nuclear weapons under Article II section 8.

Ruling: NO. Because it was stated in the Senate Resolution No. 443 that:

WHEREAS, by virtue of Article II of the VFA, the United States commits to respect the laws of the Republic of the Philippines,
including the Constitution, which declares in Article II, Section 8 thereof, a policy of freedom from nuclear weapons consistent
with the national interest;