1947 – The U.S. signed a 99-year lease on naval bases in the Philippines

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1947 Military Bases Agreement gave the United States a 99-year lease on a number of Philippine military and naval bases in which U.S. authorities had virtual territorial rights. In August 1951, a mutual defense treaty (MDT) was signed between representatives of the Philippines and the United States.Ambassador Jose Manuel Romualdez: Chargé d’Affaires John C. LawPhilippine Embassy, Washington, D.C.: United States Embassy, Manila