Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on August 8, 1973 · Page 11
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 11

Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, August 8, 1973
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12 Qotesbura Register--Mail > Oolesbuffl,,.,)],!* .Wed^sdoy^^ufl. 8/1973 Filipinos May Take 'Hard Line' in Talks With U.S. 1 By PHIL NEWSOM UPI Foreign News Analyst Having won endorsement from Philippines voters of his martial law rule, President Ferdinand E. Marcos is ready to negotiate new military and Foreign News Commentary trade agreements with the United States. Ensuing talks should provide an interesting test of the bargaining abilities of both sides. Both hold important chips. Since abandoning bases in South Vietnam and having returned Okinawa to Japan in 1972, the Philippines bases are now the United States' most important in the western Pacific. Clark Air Base and Subic Naval Base are home for some 14,000 naval and air personnel plus their families. In addition there are several small U.S. communications bases scattered through the northern Philippines. The bases bring in $150 million a year and provide employment to 50,000 Filipinos. Despite these obvious aids to a hard ^presBed economy, the Philippines government has adopted a tough approach to the negotiations. On May 8, Foreign Minister Carlos Romulo catted on the United Stales to remove its military bases from the Philippines. He said they were "eroding the integrity" of tnei country. In the past, Romulo, who served many years as ambas­ sador to the United States and to the United Nations, has declared tifet "the sooner we prepare to exist without hanging on the United States apron strings, the better." Moslems in Revolt Despite mounting Filipino nationalism, things are not expected to go as far as Romtrto advocates. Marcos has a serious revolt on his hands among the Moslems in the southern Philippines in addition to economic problems which would not be helped by a US. witnorawai. He is increasing the size of his 65,000 man army which is built on the U.S. model and is dependent on U.S. equipment. U.S. military aid has been running at about $20 million a year, a modest sum compared to other U.S. military aid programs around the World, and some of the equipment promised to him has not arrived, having been diverted to Vietnam and elsewhere. Marcos wants this aid regularized, he wants greater jurisdiction over crimes committed on and off U.S. bases by American Gts and he wants the lease period on the bases negotiated downward from the present 25 years. Tariff Concessions Extended Of equal concern is the future of U.S.-Filipino economic relations. some 800 American firms have a stake in the Philippines with a total worth estimated at between $S btflion and $3 billion. On its side, the United States has extended tariff concessions to Philippine exports and is not only the Philippines best customer for sugar but pays inflated prices for it. U.S.-Filipino economic relations have been governed by the Laure-Langley agreement. This agreement expires next year. Recent rulings by the Philippines supreme court hive invalidated the rights of Americans to own land or to be employed in companies operating public utilities, exploiting natural resources or dealing in rice land corn and in the retail trade. Marcos has promised these harsh rulings will be eased, but the issue remains clouded. Have you seen our posted prescription prices? OSCQ Ad Items Good WED. NITE Thru SATURDAY CURTIS ROYAL Pick the new KODAK Pocket INSTAMATIC' 20 Camera, the little camera that goes in your pocket or purse for great pictures wherever they happen. Pick the easy-to-use KODAK INSTAMATIC X-15 Camera and save all your summer fun in beautiful snapshots and slides. 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