Two of the Balangiga Bells have for years been on show at F.E. Warren Air Force Base outside Cheyenne, Wyoming. Photo: AP

US returning pillaged Philippine church bells, 117 years after they were stolen

  • The ‘Balangiga Bells’ were spoils of war seized by US soldiers in 1901 following one of the bloodiest clashes of the Philippine-American war
  • President Rodrigo Duterte has lobbied for the bells return, saying he would not even visit the US until they were given back
Topic |   The Philippines

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Two of the Balangiga Bells have for years been on show at F.E. Warren Air Force Base outside Cheyenne, Wyoming. Photo: AP
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