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U.S. Finally Returns ‘War Trophies’ Taken from the Philippines in 1901

After over a hundred years, the three Balangiga church bells that American troops took home as war trophies have finally been returned to the Philippines.

United States Ambassador to the Philippines, Sung Kim, led the handover ceremony for the “Bells of Balangiga” to the Philippine defense chief Delfin Lorenzana at an air force base in Manila on Tuesday, reports Agence France-Presse.