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Balangiga bells may return soon to Philippines

The United States government has reportedly decided in favor of returning the Balangiga bells to the Philippines. Source link link: Balangiga bells may return soon to Philippines.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerAug 10th, 2018

Tracing source of false story on Bam Aquino ‘taking credit’ for Balangiga bells

Senator Bam Aquino disproved a story that claimed he was taking credit for the historic return of the Balangiga bells to the Philippines. When the bells were brought home on December 11, a dubious website called Insider Philippines published an article that states Aquino saying: “Partly, may konting kontribusyon naman po ako sa Balangiga Bells.” […] The post Tracing source of false story on Bam Aquino ‘taking credit’ for Balangiga bells appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated News22 hr. 0 min. ago

Return of the Balangiga Bells

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte serves as a witness to the official handover of the Transfer Certificate of the Balangiga Bells from United States Deputy Chief of Mission John Law to Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana of the Philippines in a ceremony at the Balangiga… Source link: Return of the Balangiga Bells.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

Du30 credits all for bells’ return

President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Saturday said the Filipino and American people deserve credit for the return of the Balangiga bells from the U.S. to the Philippines. “Nobody but nobody can claim a singular credit for the generous act of the Americans. The bells are returned. The credit goes to the American people and to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018

We finally won the battle, says Balangiga descendant | The Manila Times Online

BALANGIGA, Eastern Samar: The return of the historic Balangiga Bells to the country signifies not only the Filipinos victory but also the deepening friendship between the Philippines and the UnitedREA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018

Samar town’s cheer, bells’ peal warm PH-US relations

BALANGIGA, Easter Samar --- President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday credited both the Philippines and the United States for the return of the Balangiga bells to their rightful home in Eastern Samar, and said the historic event meant renewed and more vibrant ties between the two allies.   The sleepy town of Balangiga erupted in joy as the President later kissed one of the iconic bells and rung it seven times.   The President has had a testy relationship with the United States, often lashing out at the Philippines' longest defense ally for its criticism of his war on drugs and human rights record while cozying up to China.   After taking office in July 20...Keep on reading: Samar town’s cheer, bells’ peal warm PH-US relations.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018

Joy as U.S.-seized bells return to Philippine church

EASTERN SAMAR, Philippines – A sleepy central Philippine town erupted in joy on Saturday, December 15, as bells looted from its church more than a century ago by vengeful US troops were to be turned over to the community. Children waving bell-shaped signs and tearful residents in Balangiga gathered ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2018

Fake news: US diplomat credits Duterte for return of Balangiga bells

MANILA, Philippines --- Philippine news websites claiming that an American diplomat said that the historic Balangiga bells were returned to the country because of President Rodrigo Duterte is fake, a French news agency said on Friday. The Agence France Presse (AFP) detected an "Insider" website that shared a post from US diplomat Daniel Russel saying, "We returned the Balangiga bells because of Duterte." The historic bells were taken by American soldiers as war trophies during the Philippine-American war in 1901. After 117 years, the bells were returned to the Philippines and arrived at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City last Dec. 11. It is set to arrive in Eastern Samar on S...Keep on reading: Fake news: US diplomat credits Duterte for return of Balangiga bells.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Disowning credit for return of Balangiga bells shows Duterte s sincerity — Palace

Refusing to take credit for the return of the Balangiga bells to the Philippines show President Rodrigo Duterte's sincerity in upholding sovereignty through diplomacy, presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Duterte: No one should take credit for return of Balangiga Bells

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte appeared to not want to take credit for the return of the Balangiga Bells, as he said on Thursday, December 13, that no government worker should claim it as their achievement. “Let me be very clear on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Duterte credits Filipinos for the return of Balangiga bells

MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said no one should take credit for the return of the Balangiga bells to Manila, which was taken by the Americans as war trophies in 1901.   "The return of the bells were upon the demand of the Filipino people. Nobody, but nobody, should ever claim success for that," Duterte said in his speech during the unveiling of the marker of Las Pias drug rehabilitation center.   The bells arrived in the Philippines on Tuesday but Duterte skipped the handover ceremony.   READ: Duterte to skip historic handover of Balangiga bells in Pasay   The US Army took the Balangiga Bells during the Phil...Keep on reading: Duterte credits Filipinos for the return of Balangiga bells.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

US, Philippines bury an atrocity to ring in a new era | Asia Times

America's return of the Balangiga Bells - a war trophy taken by occupying US troops after a 1901 massacre - could pave the diplomatic way for President Rodrigo Duterte to visit the White House The.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Balangiga our next tourism destination

US Ambassador Sung Kim said “117 years after they were pulled down from the belfry of a Samar church by US troops as war booty, the bells of Balangiga are home now, in the Philippines, where they belong,” Kim added, “the bells took a ‘very long road home,’ with countless Filipinos and Americans working tirelessly for decades to make their return possible.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Balangiga Bells return to Philippines after 117 years as U.S. war trophies

The Balangiga Bells -- a memento from United States' military victory more than a century ago -- were returned to the Philippines Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Gov’t Succeeds in Bringing Balangiga Bells Back

After over a century, the Philippines has succeeded in having the historic Balangiga bells returned to the country. It took decades of lobbying and the effort of government, church, veteran and history groups to convince the U.S. to return the bells taken as war booty during the Filipino-American War. In 2017, in his State of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Gatchalian extols return of Balangiga bells as ‘symbol of Filipino bravery’

    MANILA, Philippines --- "Simbolo ito ng katapangan ng mga Pilipino (This is a symbol of the Filipino bravery)."   So said Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Tuesday on the return of the historic bells of Balangiga in the Philippines after 117 years.   Earlier, the U.S. C-130 plane that carried the bells landed at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City. In 1901, the bells were taken by American troops as war booty during the Philippine-American war.   READ: After 17 years, Balangiga bells return to the Philippines   Gatchalian also said the bells were a reminder of the Filipinos who sacrificed their lives for freedom.   "...Keep on reading: Gatchalian extols return of Balangiga bells as ‘symbol of Filipino bravery’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Home after a century: The Balangiga Bells’ journey to the Philippines

The Balangiga Church Bells taken by American forces during the Philippine-American War are back the Philippines, much to the relief of Filipinos who long sought for their return. A US military plane carrying the bells taken as war booty from Balangiga, Samar in 1901 touched down at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on […] The post Home after a century: The Balangiga Bells’ journey to the Philippines appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Return of Balangiga bells time for healing, closure

The return of three church bells taken as war booty from Balangiga, Eastern Samar more than a century ago symbolize "something precious" to both the Philippines and the United States, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

The Balangiga bells are on their way home

After 117 years, the three Balangiga bells taken by the United States Army in 1901 are en route to the Philippines for their historic return on Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Balangiga bells’ return ‘sign of US respect for PH alliance’

The Department of National Defense (DND) on Monday said the return of the Balangiga bells to the country after 117 years was a sign of the United States' "respect" for and commitment to its alliance with the Philippines. The iconic bells, a war booty taken by the US Army from a church in Balangiga, Easter Samar, during the Filipino-American war in 1901, will be turned over by US Embassy officials on Tuesday at Villamor Air Base in Pasay City. President going to Balangiga President Rodrigo Duterte is skipping the ceremony in Pasay but will instead go to Balangiga on Dec. 15 to turn over the bells to the town's officials, according to presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo. ...Keep on reading: Balangiga bells’ return ‘sign of US respect for PH alliance’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Balangiga Bells in Japan before return to the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – The United States embassy in the Philippines said the Balangiga Bells are currently in Japan, ahead of their return to the country. "All the 3 bells are together right now. They are in Okinawa, Japan," US embassy spokesperson Molly Koscina confirmed on Monday, December 10. The bells are being ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018