Duterte echos AKO-Bicol solon Batocabe’s Balangiga appeal


For the longest time, AKO-Bicol Party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe has sought the return of the Balangiga church bells to the Philippines.

On July 24, Cong Rodel gained the biggest backer for his demand in President Rodrigo Duterte, who in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) called on the United States (US) to return what it stole from the country over a century ago.

“Thank you, President Duterte, for supporting our call for the return of the Balangiga bells!” said this post from AKO-Bicol’s Facebook.

Hopefully the Americans do the right thing and correct this historical injustice.

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