HomeThe Journal of Historyvol. 8 no. 1 (1960)

Irritants in the Philippine-American Cooperation

Pio Pedrosa

Discipline: History



I am very grateful for your invitation that we be with you tonight. You have unhesitatingly left the security and familiar surroundings of home land to accept assignments so that you might contribute to your country's efforts in fostering world friendship and in securing the ways of freedom, in collaboration with peoples who value liberty as the essence of existence. In your individual spheres of activity you are exerting the best there is in you so that the service to which you are attached might the more effectively accomplish its mission. The understanding I have gained of your work enables me to say that the tasks you are doing now are essentially the same tasks that the first American personnel contingents were doing when the American regime had just been established in the Philippines.