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January 16, 1995 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pope John Paul II, climaxing his church's World Youth Day and his own return as a world traveler, seemed as much awed as awe-inspiring Sunday as he savored the largest crowd he has ever greeted. "He is delighted. It is his first trip in such a long time, and he has found this kind of reception. This has clearly been a boost for him," Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro said of the millions who gathered for a Mass in Asia's only predominantly Catholic capital.
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January 16, 1995 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pope John Paul II, climaxing his church's World Youth Day and his own return as a world traveler, seemed as much awed as awe-inspiring Sunday as he savored the largest crowd he has ever greeted. "He is delighted. It is his first trip in such a long time, and he has found this kind of reception. This has clearly been a boost for him," Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro said of the millions who gathered for a Mass in Asia's only predominantly Catholic capital.
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November 14, 1994 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
America always seems to dream of the Asian mainland, but it always returns to the Philippines. And so, in the person of President Clinton, America symbolically came back to the Philippines on Sunday, just two years after a bitter exodus from the military bases it had occupied for nearly a century. This time, the tone was less grandiose than that of the most famous returnee here, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, who once said that the Philippines "fastened me with a grip that never relaxed."
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January 15, 1995 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An aging Pope shared his dreams for the future with a gigantic outpouring of young people here today who flocked to a bay-side Mass in what Vatican officials called the largest crowd ever to attend a papal event. "The organizers were expecting 1 million. By dawn there were 2 million, and by now there are 4 million people in the area," said papal spokesman Joaquin Navarro as the Mass began far behind schedule. "There is no security problem.
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January 15, 1995 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An aging Pope shared his dreams for the future with a gigantic outpouring of young people here today who flocked to a bay-side Mass in what Vatican officials called the largest crowd ever to attend a papal event. "The organizers were expecting 1 million. By dawn there were 2 million, and by now there are 4 million people in the area," said papal spokesman Joaquin Navarro as the Mass began far behind schedule. "There is no security problem.
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July 26, 1992 | BOB DROGIN and JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
U.S. and Philippine officials will consider arranging limited future access for American military forces in the Philippines after the last U.S. bases here are closed down, Secretary of State James A. Baker III said Saturday. Emerging from a 30-minute meeting with newly elected Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos, Baker told reporters that military access for the United States will be discussed in November at a meeting of the Mutual Defense Board.
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November 14, 1994 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
America always seems to dream of the Asian mainland, but it always returns to the Philippines. And so, in the person of President Clinton, America symbolically came back to the Philippines on Sunday, just two years after a bitter exodus from the military bases it had occupied for nearly a century. This time, the tone was less grandiose than that of the most famous returnee here, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, who once said that the Philippines "fastened me with a grip that never relaxed."
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July 26, 1992 | BOB DROGIN and JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
U.S. and Philippine officials will consider arranging limited future access for American military forces in the Philippines after the last U.S. bases here are closed down, Secretary of State James A. Baker III said Saturday. Emerging from a 30-minute meeting with newly elected Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos, Baker told reporters that military access for the United States will be discussed in November at a meeting of the Mutual Defense Board.
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