Friday, March 14, 2014

Today in Philippine History: The RP-US Military Bases Agreement

MARCH 14, 1947
The RP-US Military Bases Agreement (MBA) is signed by President Manuel A. Roxas and United States Ambassador Paul V. McNutt in Malacanang Palace. The MBA grants the US to maintain military, naval and air bases in the country for the mutual defense of both countries.

The 4-cents stamp depicts President Manuel Roxas as he takes his oath of office before Chief Justice Manuel Moran as President of the Republic of the Philippines on July 4, 1946. Ambassador Paul McNutt is beside Roxas.

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