[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (1995, Book II)] [September 5, 1995] [Pages 1308-1309] [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov]
Message to the Senate Transmitting the Philippines-United States Extradition Treaty September 5, 1995 To the Senate of the United States: With a view to receiving the advice and consent of the Senate to ratification, I transmit herewith the Extradition Treaty Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines, signed at Manila on November 13, 1994. In addition, I transmit for the information of the Senate, the report of the Department of State with respect to the Treaty. As the report explains, the Treaty will not require implementing legislation. Together with the Treaty Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, also signed November 13, 1994, this Treaty will, upon entry into force, enhance cooperation between the law enforcement communities of both countries. It will thereby make a significant contribution to international law enforcement efforts. The provisions in this Treaty follow generally the form and content of extradition treaties recently concluded by the United States. [[Page 1309]] I recommend that the Senate give early and favorable consideration to the Treaty and give its advice and consent to ratification. William J. Clinton The White House, September 5, 1995.