November 14, 1994 |
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."
July 26, 1992 |
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.