What happened in the year 2012 in the Philippines?

What happened in the year 2012 in the Philippines?

From late July into the first week of August, heavy rain brought on by Typhoons Saola and Haikui caused widespread flooding in many parts of the Philippines, which affected 2.4 million people. The capital Manila was the worst-affected. As of August 13, confirmed deaths had risen to 89.

Is the US Navy returning to Subic Bay?

THE United States will not return to its former naval base in Subic Bay in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte said. Duterte also said that the Filipino nation claims its rightful place in the community of sovereign states, adding that his administration is bent on pursuing an independent foreign policy.

What happened to Subic Bay Naval Base?

Naval Base Subic Bay was a major ship-repair, supply, and rest and recreation facility of the Spanish Navy and subsequently the United States Navy located in Zambales, Philippines. Following its closure in 1992, it was transformed into the Subic Bay Freeport Zone by the Philippine government.

When was the first election in the Philippines?

The first legislative election was the for the Malolos Congress in June 23–September 10, 1898. The first election for an entirely elected body was in July 30, 1907; this was also the first general election in the Philippines.

When did Subic Bay naval base close?

Nearly three decades on from the closure of the Subic Bay naval base, the Philippines’ relationship with the United States remains complicated. The monument at Subic Bay to the 12 Senators that voted for the closure of the U.S. naval base on September 16, 1991.

Are there any US bases in the Philippines?

Facilities for U.S. forces at five bases were authorized by the Philippines government under the 2014 Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement. One shared basing project, a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief warehouse at Cesar Basa Air Base on the Philippines’ main island of Luzon, opened in January 2019.