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Quid pro quo: Permission to stay vs. permission to stationLeave a comment
February 25, 2014 by Noel Pangilinan
Is the temporary protected status for the Philippines tied to the U.S.’ request for increased military presence in the Philippines? There is at least one precedent in the history of U.S.-Philippines relations that suggests that is not far-fetched to assume that the United States is not beyond resorting to strong-arm tactics to get want it wants.