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September 16 1991: Philippine Senate Votes to Reject U.S. Base Renewal

From New York Times: “The Philippine Senate voted today to reject a new treaty for the Subic Bay Naval Station and to end an American military presence in the country that has lasted nearly a century […] In a vote of 12 to 11, the Senate adopted a motion to spurn the new treaty, which would allow thousands of American troops to remain at the base for another 10 years.”

National sovereignty laid at the heart of the issue. As Philippine Constitution) and special treatment enjoyed by American troops.

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