Skip to comments.The US Will Re-Open Massive Philippine Bases Not Occupied Since The Cold War (Clark and Subic Bay)
Posted on 06/08/2012 10:36:57 PM PDT by LibWhacker
With the U.S. moving the majority of its naval fleet to the Pacific, commanders are eagerly looking for invitations to park the planes and ships that will be pouring into the region.
Travis Tritten at Stars and Stripes reports that the Pentagon has apparently been fanning the old flame of friendship with the Philippines and will be re-opening two bases it left in 1991 Subic Bay and Clark Air Base.
The U.S. had a falling out with the island nation in the early nineties and pulled out of the bases, which were then built-up by a series of private developers and builders. How useful what's left is a matter of debate, but the locations used to be major centers of operation for American forces in the Pacific.
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I’ll go back!
Couldn’t have said it better myself. They should pay us for protecting them. What natural resources do they have besides tilapia? Oh, that’s right.. The bar girls are pretty hot.
Someone has some stories to tell. Hahahaaa..
Subic bay ... Olongapo city ... sh$t river ... clap city ... San Miguel beer ... fond memories.
[Ill go back!]
Compared to being stationed in the Middle East it will be like dying and going to Heaven. There’s a number of military retirees that will be glad to get a PX again.
Ernie’s Third Eye Supper Club, Marylyns, Dogpatch Hotel...
14 piso mojo in that place off West Tapinac...
Of course White Castle Rum must not be forgotten either.
The citizens of Olangapo have to be doing cartwheels of joy hearing this news. Some not, maybe, but most.
Ah, yes, the corner of Magsaysay and Rizal - there’s a Christian Science reading room there. I heard there were other things going on in Olongapo but naturally I wouldn’t know what they were.
Monkey meat on a stick Mmnn, Mmnn, Mmnn. I don’t remember any of that other stuff though :)
“88888 I thought we pulled out of Clark because Mt. Pinatubo erupted and destroyed the place. 88888 “
We can rebuild it... we have the technology...
I want to be so in on this project... I love that place almost as much as Texas
China Warns Phillipines of War
Thursday, May 10, 2012 5:38:16 PM · by MrDaddyLongLegs · 56 replies
Yahoo 7 News ^ | 11/5/2012 | AFP
MANILA (AFP) - China told its citizens Thursday they were not safe in the Philippines and its state media warned of war, as a month-long row over rival claims in the South China Sea threatened to spill out of control. Chinese travel agencies announced they had suspended tours to the Philippines, under government orders, and the embassy in Manila advised its nationals already in the country to stay indoors ahead of planned protests. http://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/-/world/13654401/china-warns-citizens-as-row-with-philippines-escalates/
Been to that very reading room... that is why I want to go back
Youth is so wasted on the Young
Good point. I just checked Wiki and they say, fwiw, the base had already been closed prior to Pinatubo because lease negotiations had failed. I think there was a skeleton crew still there when the volcano erupted and they pulled out at the last second.