By RENAN ORTIZ
“The US aims to firm up its military foothold in the country, which serves as a base for forward deployment of military forces in line with its hegemonic ‘Asia pivot’ to secure for itself the trade routes, sources of cheap labor and areas for investments in the Asia-Pacific countries.”
One of the agreed US military base locations is near the site of the historic battle where Filipino revolutionaries defeated American troops in the Philippine-American War.
“Up until the last moments of his term, Aquino continues to allow the wanton surrender of our sovereignty and territorial integrity to a foreign oppressor.”
“After 114 years since the war ended, the US continues to violate our sovereignty and human rights with impunity.”
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“Let us assert our sovereignty and call for the total abrogation of this agreement.”