THE PHILIPPINES: Guests of Friends

Guests of Friend

Vice President Nixon flew to Manila last week for the tenth anniversary of Philippine independence (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS) bearing a document that bolstered Filipino national pride more than all the speeches, parades and fireworks of the young nation's U.S. style Fourth of July. The document: a U.S. agreement to "transfer and turn over to the Philippines" full and unqualified title to ownership of "all land areas used either in the past or presently as military bases" by the U.S. in the Philippines.

The document was designed to take the sting out of the sorest point of friction...

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