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Volume 2, Number 26              August 4-10,  2002            Quezon City, Philippines

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On U.S. Military Presence in the Philippines

A pattern of deception, disinformation, duplicity, impositions and political arm-twisting! This has been the thrust of US power politics in persistent attempts to restore permanent US military presence in the Philippines. What makes it unconscionable is the Arroyo government's conspiracy with the Bush administration in making a mockery of the Constitution and a travesty of the national sovereignty.

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(Above) Sites of Balikatan exercises, according to the official Balikatan website; (Left)  U.S. Air Froce men carry part of a chinook helicopter at the airport in Zamboanga