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11:44 AM December 8, 2018

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Photos of Balangiga Bells Being Packed for Transport

The US Embassy has released the photos of two out of three Balangiga bells in Wyoming, which is now being packed for transport.

The Balangiga bells are three church bells taken by the American soldiers from the town church of Balangiga, Eastern Samar as war trophies in 1901.

The Filipino people seek the recovery of the bells as it represents the Catholic Church in the Philippines.

Balangiga Bells

In November 2018, the process of repatriating the church bells back to the country from the United States and South Korea has already started.

Recently, the US embassy has released the photos of the bells in Wyoming being packaged for transport.

Two out of three bells were already displayed and being prepared for transportation back to its hometown.

Balangiga Bells

The church bells are expected to arrive in the Philippines by December 11, 2018, according to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.

“On December 11, the Balangiga bells will arrive in Villamor Air Base aboard [United States Air Force] aircraft. We don’t know if it’s a C-130 or another aircraft but 9 a.m.,” Lorenzana said.

Balangiga Bells

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