US Returns 3 Disputed Bells Taken from Philippines in 1901

Americans took the church bells as spoils of war that Filipinos would demand for decades to be handed back.

  • Published 11 December 2018

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — For over a century, the Bells of Balangiga have not rung in the Philippines, a silence that the president last year called "painful." Now, the revered bells will once again be heard in the country. Hundreds of Filipino villagers in 1901, armed with bolos and disguised as women, used one of Balangiga town's church bells to signal the start of a massive attack that wrought one of the bloodiest single-battle losses… Read at AP News