Why the Philippines Is America's Forgotten Colony

The two countries ought to have some kind of special relationship. Thanks to Americans' discomfort with its imperial past, they don't.

LEYTE, PHILIPPINES - NOVEMBER 12: A man carrying provisions walks through an area devastated by Typhoon Haiyan on November 12, 2013 in Leyte, Philippines. Four days after the typhoon devastated the region many have nothing left, they are without food or power and most lost their homes. Around 10,000 people are feared dead in the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year. 
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