MANILA -- The United States ambassador to the Philippines has pledged that Washington will return three church bells seized by American forces as war spoils more than a century ago.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte called on the United States government on Monday, July 24, to return to the Filipino people the church bells that American soldiers took from Balangiga, Samar, in 1901.
IN THE Visayan towns of the South, church bells toll out the news of what is taking place in the parish. They announce not only religious services, but also weddings and funerals.
BALANGIGA, Eastern Samar -- After 115 years, the townspeople here still cry for the return of the bells to the town.
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