Balangiga Bells expected today

December 10, 2018
Balangiga Bells
Workers prepare the two Balangiga bells from FE Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming, for transport to Japan and then to Manila, where a military plane will fly them, along with a third bell from South Korea, to Eastern Samar. Photo courtesy of US Embassy

Balangiga bells expected todayTHE three Balangiga Bells ate expected to arrive in the Philippines today.

They are now at the Kadena Airbase in Okinawa, Japan, the United States embassy in Manila said.

In a photo released by the embassy, two US Air Force airmen were shown preparing the three Balangiga Bells to be transported to the Philippines.

US embassy press attache Molly Koscina said the war artifacts’ return is a clear demonstration of the US commitment to its alliance, partnership, and friendship with the Philippines.

President Duterte has decided to lead the handover of the bells in the Eastern Samar town on Saturday instead of attending the ceremony at a military base in Pasay City today.

“The President, upon the recommendation of Secretary of National Defense Delfin N. Lorenzana, will no longer be attending the handover of the Balangiga bells scheduled on Tuesday in Villamor Air Base,” Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said.