US Returns 'Balangiga Bells' to Philippines after More Than a Century
A C-130 transport plane recently landed in Manila carrying three bells taken from the Philippines a century ago during its war with America, ending a long-standing dispute between the two allies.
U.S. Ambassador Sung Kim turned over the "Balangiga Bells" to the Philippine government, which has called for their return for decades over the objections of some U.S. veterans.
"The history of these bells spans the entire relationship between the United States and the Philippines," Kim said at a ceremony at Manila's... more