Thank you, He, piebiter!
Presence I believe would be more appropriate than "occupancy".The US military has had occupancy in the Phillipines now for a really long time. Starting around the time of the Korean war I believe. Correct me if Im wrong. Thanks again for photos
Elite Special Action Forces from the Philippine National Police who are assigned to the Presidential Security Group march during ceremony to mark their 109th anniversary Thursday July 5, 2007 in Manila, Philippines. The PSG, whose main task is to provide security to the President and her family, conducted 295 presidential tasks last year including the security for the ASEAN Leaders' Summit and its Dialogue Partners early this year
US occupation of the PI began in 1898 - during the Spanish American war - your only off 50 years or soThe US military has had occupancy in the Phillipines now for a really long time. Starting around the time of the Korean war I believe. Correct me if Im wrong. Thanks again for photos
Thanks to "Lancero" & "bd popeye".Armed police from the elite Special Weapons and Tactics secure the area around the bomb damaged Glorietta mall in Manila's financial district in Makati, 21 October 2007. Philippine police investigators found traces of military type explosives at the blast site while local ABS CBN TV station received a message from a supposedly Muslim extremist group, the Rajah Solaiman Movement, claiming responsibility for the bombing. The blast tore through the plush shopping mall 19 October shattering the concrete floor and punching a hole through the roof, leaving rubble strewn everywhere. Death toll rose to 11 and more than 100 injured. US experts are assisting Philippine investigators in the blast probe. AFP PHOTO/ROMEO GACAD
Thanks to "Lancero" & "bd popeye".Male & Female Filipino police commandos, belonging to the elite Philippine National Police Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) demonstrate knife fighting combat techniques during an exercise before President Gloria Arroyo (not in picture) at Camp Bagong Diwa in Manila 30 October 2007. The police force demonstrated their capabilities in anti-terrorism operations. AFP PHOTO/ROMEO GACAD (Photo credit should read ROMEO GACAD/AFP/***** Images)
Philippine National Police SWAT members gather on the grounds of the Manila City Hall after failing to capture a gunman who shot and killed former Mayor Rey Yap outside a courtroom upstairs Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008 in Manila, Philippines. Yap, the former Mayor of Sapang Dalaga, Misamis Occidental province in southern Philippines, was killed by a lone gunman while attending a hearing on murder charges. Yap's bodyguard and a woman were also wounded in the shooting.