Philippines going backwards toward colonialism, as talks ensue with Washington for a new military presence

The talks are scheduled for this week, all fueled by the fear of China.

I guess it’s dawned on someone that the Philippines would be a convenient place to have U.S. military in Asia, just in case.

Could be a matter of “everything old is new again.” But the difference may be concerns over a more aggressive China.

The Philippines may want this justifiably for protection, but this is still a disappointment in the development of the country. Years after successfully kicking out the  U.S. presence in Clark and Subic, it seems the Philippines  has been unable to grow out of its colonial mentality. 

Washington Post breaks the story: