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Approval of Parity Rights & Military Bases/Military Assistance Agreements - Selfish and Traitorous Betrayal by Our Native Rulers (Part 1 of 2)

Approval of Parity Rights & Military Bases/Military Assistance Agreements - Selfish and Traitorous Betrayal by Our Native Rulers (Part 1 of 2)

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Initially, the U.S. blackmailed the Philippines by leveraging the payment for war reparations (promised to Filipinos while fighting for America during WW2) dependent on Filipinos' acceptance of the Bell Trade Act-1946 (Parity Rights), which required a constitutional amendment by the Philippine Congress.

A week or so thereafter, the U.S. was also able to have the Philippine Government sign a US Military Bases & Military Assistance Agreements (1947) giving it 99-year leases to 23 military sites and use them as it saw fit. And as these were not enough for the U.S., a week after that signing, the U.S. got the Philippine government sign a military assistance agreement (JUSMAG). And up to this day, the JUSMAG still exists.

Although now dated, the well-researched article by Prof. Stephen R. Shalom takes us to revisit our past so we can understand how present-day problems had their origins.

Also, note then Commonwealth President Quezon, Osmena and Roxas and other supposed native Filipino leaders used nationalist rhetoric in public but deep in their hearts and minds have only their selves- and their class-interests. And we native Filipinos, thanks to our ignorance of these hidden, historical facts, revere these our so-called "leaders.".

To put it mildly, they exemplify the boot-lickers' disgusting hypocrisy and mendicancy. With them as poster boys of traitorous and corrupt rulers, our generations of subsequent rulers got their "models" to follow and lead generations of us native Filipinos on the road to our national and seemingly, perpetual perdition.

Initially, the U.S. blackmailed the Philippines by leveraging the payment for war reparations (promised to Filipinos while fighting for America during WW2) dependent on Filipinos' acceptance of the Bell Trade Act-1946 (Parity Rights), which required a constitutional amendment by the Philippine Congress.

A week or so thereafter, the U.S. was also able to have the Philippine Government sign a US Military Bases & Military Assistance Agreements (1947) giving it 99-year leases to 23 military sites and use them as it saw fit. And as these were not enough for the U.S., a week after that signing, the U.S. got the Philippine government sign a military assistance agreement (JUSMAG). And up to this day, the JUSMAG still exists.

Although now dated, the well-researched article by Prof. Stephen R. Shalom takes us to revisit our past so we can understand how present-day problems had their origins.

Also, note then Commonwealth President Quezon, Osmena and Roxas and other supposed native Filipino leaders used nationalist rhetoric in public but deep in their hearts and minds have only their selves- and their class-interests. And we native Filipinos, thanks to our ignorance of these hidden, historical facts, revere these our so-called "leaders.".

To put it mildly, they exemplify the boot-lickers' disgusting hypocrisy and mendicancy. With them as poster boys of traitorous and corrupt rulers, our generations of subsequent rulers got their "models" to follow and lead generations of us native Filipinos on the road to our national and seemingly, perpetual perdition.

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"The truth of the matter is that most of the people, outside of the Filipinos, who favor this bill arefundamentally opposed to Philippine Independence. Many of them have told me so. Their whole philosophy is to keep the Philippines economically even though we lose them politically." - U.S. Senator Millard Tydings
 
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U.S. Congressional Record on Public Hearing of the Bell Trade Act, March 1946 ”We gave the Philippines political freedom to enter the world family of nations, but did we give theminternal political liberty? More important still, did we grant them economic freedom?" –Harold L. Ickes,longest tenured U.S. Secretary of the Interior (1933-1946)"I believe that if we had and would keep our dirty, bloody, dollar-soaked fingers out of the business of these [Third World] nations so full of depressed, exploited people, they will arrive at a solution of their own.... And if unfortunately their revolution must be of the violent type because the "haves" refuse toshare with the "have-nots" by any peaceful method, at least what they get will be their own, and not the American style, which they don't want and above all don't want crammed down their throats b Americans." - General David Sharp, former US Marine Commandant,1966 
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Approval of Parity Rights & Military Bases/Military Assistance Agreements - Selfish andTraitorous Betrayal by Our Native Rulers (Part 1 of 2)
 
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Recto's cited cases, examples or issues were of his time, of course; but realities in our homeland in the present and the foreseeablefuture are/expectedly much, much worse. Though I am tempted to update them with current issues, it's best to leave them as they are sinceRecto's paradigms about our much deepened national predicament still ring relevant, valid and true. In short, Recto saw the forest and never got lost in the trees.- Bert 
 
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Hi All,Initially, the U.S. blackmailed the Philippines by leveraging the payment for war reparations (promised to Filipinoswhile fighting for America during WW2) dependent on Filipinos' acceptance of the
 
 
, which required a constitutional amendment by the Philippine Congress. A week or so thereafter, the U.S. was also able to have the Philippine Government sign a 
 
 
giving it 99-year leases to 23 military sites and use them as it saw fit. And as these were not enough for the U.S., a week after that signing, the U.S. got the Philippine government signa military assistance agreement
(JUSMAG)
. And up to this day, the
JUSMAG 
still exists. Although now dated, the well-researched article by
Prof. Stephen R. Shalom
takes us to
revisit our past so wecan understand how present-day problems had their origins.
  Also, note then
Commonwealth President Quezon, Osmena and Roxas
and other supposed native Filipinoleaders
used nationalist rhetoric in public but deep in their hearts and minds have only their selves- andtheir class-interests.
And we native Filipinos, thanks to our ignorance of these hidden, historical facts, reverethese our so-called "leaders.".To put it mildly, they exemplify the boot-lickers' disgusting hypocrisy and mendicancy. With them as
poster boysof traitorous and corrupt rulers
, our generations of subsequent rulers got their "models" to follow and leadgenerations of us native Filipinos on the road to our national and seemingly, perpetual perdition.- Bert, 11/28/2012**********************************************
Why & How the U.S.- Philippine Military BasesAgreement of 1947 Got Approved
by Stephen R. Shalom
Negotiations are currently underway on a new military bases agreement between the United States and thePhilippines. The present agreement, which expires in 1991, was originally signed in 1947, and although the worldis very different today from what it was just after World War II,
a look back at how the United States securedbase rights
some four decades ago provides many insights into the current U.S. effort to obtain a newagreement.
The issue of military bases was a crucial one in the Philippines even before World War II.
In 1933 the U.S. Congress responding to Depression-era protectionist sentiment, hostility to Filipino immigration,and isolationism-passed the
Hare Hawes-Cutting (HHC) Act 
 
that provided for Philippine independence after a ten-year Commonwealth period. Sections 5 and 10 of 
this act gave the U.S. president unilateral authority withintwo years of Philippine independence to retain military and naval bases
for the United States. (In the jargonof the day,
"military" 
included the army and the air force, but not the navy). Lame-duck president
Herbert Hoover 
 
 
vetoed the bill, but Congress passed it over his veto.The HHC Act specified that it would take effect only if approved by the Philippine legislature. That body,however, rejected the act, and chief among its objections was the provision on military and naval bases.
Thesincerity of the act's opponents is difficult to gauge.
Manuel Quezon,
 
the senate president who led the
"Antis," 
had a long history of opposing Philippine

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