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September 12, 1991 | ABBY TAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Philippine Senate began crucial debates on Wednesday, apparently intent on burying a military bases treaty with the United States and ending the 93-year American military presence here. An aide to President Corazon Aquino, meanwhile, said Aquino will seek a referendum to decide the bases issue if the Senate refuses to approve the pact.
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September 28, 1991 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Diplomats attending a quiet meeting at the white-columned U.S. Embassy here suddenly burst into applause when White House special negotiator Richard L. Armitage walked in July 17, shortly after finishing 14 months of contentious talks over the future of the giant U.S. Navy base at Subic Bay. Many in the room knew that Armitage had come prepared to pay Manila $250 million a year for a seven-year lease.
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September 20, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
President Corazon Aquino backed away from a confrontation with the Senate over U.S. bases in the Philippines. Aquino, facing mounting opposition to her efforts to keep U.S. forces here in defiance of a Senate decision to evict them, said in a statement that she will abandon her plan for a referendum on retaining American forces if it fails to win public support.
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September 20, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
President Corazon Aquino backed away from a confrontation with the Senate over U.S. bases in the Philippines. Aquino, facing mounting opposition to her efforts to keep U.S. forces here in defiance of a Senate decision to evict them, said in a statement that she will abandon her plan for a referendum on retaining American forces if it fails to win public support.
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September 28, 1991 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Diplomats attending a quiet meeting at the white-columned U.S. Embassy here suddenly burst into applause when White House special negotiator Richard L. Armitage walked in July 17, shortly after finishing 14 months of contentious talks over the future of the giant U.S. Navy base at Subic Bay. Many in the room knew that Armitage had come prepared to pay Manila $250 million a year for a seven-year lease.
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September 13, 1991 | ABBY TAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A senator has called on a U.S.-Philippine committee to meet Tuesday to begin planning the withdrawal of the 93-year-old American military presence here. Edgardo Angara, one of the minority 11 senators who supported a treaty that would have allowed the United States to maintain its bases here, principally the Subic Bay Naval Base, said the new agreement, the existing version of which formally expires on Monday, "is dead. There's absolutely no way to reverse the situation.
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September 14, 1991 | ABBY TAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
President Corazon Aquino, humiliated by a Senate repudiation of a 10-year military base treaty with the United States, decided Friday to call for a national referendum on the issue. The referendum--which is expected to be challenged in the Supreme Court--will coincide with the May, 1992, presidential and congressional elections, said Laticia Shahani, one of the minority 11 senators who supported the treaty and who met with Aquino at Malacanang Palace.
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September 14, 1991 | ABBY TAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
President Corazon Aquino, humiliated by a Senate repudiation of a 10-year military base treaty with the United States, decided Friday to call for a national referendum on the issue. The referendum--which is expected to be challenged in the Supreme Court--will coincide with the May, 1992, presidential and congressional elections, said Laticia Shahani, one of the minority 11 senators who supported the treaty and who met with Aquino at Malacanang Palace.
NEWS
September 13, 1991 | ABBY TAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A senator has called on a U.S.-Philippine committee to meet Tuesday to begin planning the withdrawal of the 93-year-old American military presence here. Edgardo Angara, one of the minority 11 senators who supported a treaty that would have allowed the United States to maintain its bases here, principally the Subic Bay Naval Base, said the new agreement, the existing version of which formally expires on Monday, "is dead. There's absolutely no way to reverse the situation.
NEWS
September 12, 1991 | ABBY TAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Philippine Senate began crucial debates on Wednesday, apparently intent on burying a military bases treaty with the United States and ending the 93-year American military presence here. An aide to President Corazon Aquino, meanwhile, said Aquino will seek a referendum to decide the bases issue if the Senate refuses to approve the pact.
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