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Philippines celebrates as Balangiga church bells toll again

Joy in the Philippines as church bells, looted by American troops more than a century ago, toll again.

    People flocked to the Balangiga Church in the Philippines as one of the three historic bells tolled for the first time in 117 years on Sunday.

    The church bells seized during the Philippine-American War in 1901 were returned to the country at a ceremony in Manila on Tuesday after years of pressure.

     

    Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan reports from Balangiga Eastern Samar, the Philippines.

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