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BALANGIGA BELLS TO TURN EASTERN VISAYAS INTO AN EMERGING TOURIST DESTINATION – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) said the return of the Balangiga Bells to Eastern Samar, 117 years after they were taken by the U.S. Army during the Philippine-American War, will fuel the curiosity of local and foreign tourists alike on the history of the region. “We, at DOT, are so happy for the people of […]

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RETURN OF BALANGIGA BELLS IS A SIGN OF GOODWILL, SOLIDARITY – LEGARDA

Senator Loren Legarda, chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, welcomed the return of the Balangiga bells to the Philippines and said that it is a sign of goodwill and solidarity between the country and the United States. On Tuesday, the Balangiga bells, the three church bells that were taken by the US Army […]

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RETURN OF BALANGIGA BELLS SHOWS DUTERTE’S COMMITMENT TO DELIVER PROMISES – GO

The return of the famed Balangiga bells proves President Rodrigo Duterte’s commitment to deliver his promises to the people, former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Bong Go said. “Isa po ito sa kanyang pinanawagan noong last State of the Nation Address last July na darating na talaga, nang pinabalik ito ni Pangulong Duterte. What […]

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DEEP RESPECT, PHL-US FRIENDSHIP SHOWN IN RETURN OF BALANGIGA BELLS – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon welcomed the return by the United States government of the Balangiga Bells, the church bells taken as booty by the U.S. Army from a church in Balangiga, Eastern Samar in 1901, saying the return of the bells shows the deep respect and friendship between the Philippines and the United States. “We welcome […]

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RETURN OF BALANGIGA BELLS TO CONTINUE HISTORICAL AND DIPLOMATIC HEALING IN US-PHL RELATIONS – PIMENTEL

Senator Koko Pimentel III expressed confidence that the imminent return of the Balangiga bells, taken as war booty by American troops from Eastern Samar during the Filipino-American War would continue the process of “historical and diplomatic healing between the Philippines and the United States.” “The bells’ return is a timely and significant gesture that can […]