Opposition to the Philippines` reciprocity treaty has had its rules on both sides of the Pacific. Given the longevity of the U.S. military presence in the Philippines, opposition to the U.S. military presence in the Philippines and the treaty itself began in the 1980s with the escalation of tensions around U.S. policy decisions and their effects.  In the late 1970s and 1980s, the anti-AMERICAN atmosphere grew as a result of increasing accusations and accusations of misconduct by U.S. military personnel against Filipino men and women. Nightclubs and social hotspots around Air Force Base Clark and Naval Base Subic Bay have become hotbeds of accusations of attacks by U.S. soldiers on local Filipinos.  Political tensions have continued to rise. The 1947 military base agreement expired in 1991 and the government of George H. W. Bush of the United States and corazon Aquino Administration of the Philippines have been in discussions for an extension of the agreement.
A new contract, the RP-US Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Security, for the renewal of the Subic Bay lease has been signed.   The anti-American atmosphere continued to grow in the Philippines and was reflected in the election of the Philippine Senate. The majority of the Philippine Senate opposed an extension. On September 13, 1991, the Philippine Senate voted not to ratify the new treaty.  As a result, the last U.S. military personnel in the Philippines were withdrawn from bases on November 24, 1992. Article V defines the significance of the attack and its purpose, which includes all attacks by an enemy Power, as an attack on an agglomeration of both Parties or on island areas under their jurisdiction in the Pacific or against their armed forces, public vessels or aircraft in the Pacific.  In accordance with Article VI, this Treaty shall not affect, impede or be interpreted in such a way as to affect the rights and obligations of the Parties to the Charter of the United Nations.  Article VII provides that the treaty is ratified in accordance with the constitutional procedures established by the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the Philippines.  Finally, Article VIII provides that the terms of the contract are permanent until one or two parties intend to terminate the agreement. If the contract is to be terminated, each party must announce it one year in advance.  The Philippines has officially denounced a security agreement allowing U.S.
military aircraft and ships to enter the country freely, local media reported Wednesday. During the Senate hearing, Locsin explained what he called the security, trade and economic benefits that the agreement offers. The United States is a long-standing treaty, an important trading partner and the largest donor to the Philippines. And last week, during a Senate hearing broadcast on television, Locsin highlighted the decisive security, trade and economic benefits the deal offers. The Philippines, a former U.S. territory that gained independence in 1946, has long regarded Washington as its most powerful allat.