Saturday, May 29, 2010

29 MAY

1992 - Ex-Sen. Lorenzo M. Tanada, Filipino nationalist crusader and civil rights defender dubbed the "Grand Old Man of Philippine Politics," dies at the ripe old age of 94; a pensionado who earned his law degree from Harvard University during the American colonial rule, he became a relentless crusader against American interference in Philippine affairs, eventually seeing some light on September 16, 1991  with the rejection of the Philippine-US Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Security that was supposed to take the place of the expiring RP-US Military Bases Agreement.

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