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LOOK BACK: When the Senate said 'no' to US bases renewal

Sep 16, 2016 - 4:03 PM

The 1991 treaty between the Philippines and the US would have given the US 10 more years at Subic Naval Base – but 12 senators made the historic decision to vote no

SENATE VOTES NO. In 1991, the Philippine Senate rejects a proposal to allow the US 10 more years in the Subic base. Graphic by Nina Martinez, file photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Was the Senate sidelined in PH-US military deal?

Apr 28, 2014 - 2:05 PM

Senate defense committee chair Antonio Trillanes IV says the committee was briefed on the negotiations; Senate President Drilon says the chamber was not consulted

IN DARK? Trillanes says the executive branch briefed the Senate defense committee about the deal but Drilon and Recto said the Senate was not consulted about the positions of the DND and DFA. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler