Image of Asia: Rally on Philippine-American War anniversary

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Posted: Feb 04, 2016 1:34 PM
Image of Asia: Rally on Philippine-American War anniversary

In this photo by Bullit Marquez, riot police use their shields to cover themselves from a slight drizzle as protesters rally at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines, to mark the 117th anniversary of the Philippine-American War. Carrying banners reading "Junk EDCA," the protesters are demanding the abolition of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement after the country's Supreme Court upheld the agreement's constitutionality, effectively allowing American forces, ships and planes to temporarily station in Philippine military camps. The U.S. military shut its local bases in 1992, ending almost a century of U.S. military presence in the Philippines, and opponents of the defense agreement see it as infringing on Philippine sovereignty.