Following the signing of the Manila Declaration, representatives of the United States and the Philippines met to sign a new partnership to strengthen economic and defensive relations between the two countries. This new formal agreement is the partnership for growth. The new agreement is part of President Obama`s comprehensive development initiative, which aims to strengthen business development and trade relations between the two countries in the Philippines.  At the signing ceremony of the new agreement, Secretary Clinton reaffirmed the U.S. position on the Philippines` mutual defense, saying, “The United States will always be in the corner of the Philippines. We will always fight with you and fight to achieve the future we are looking for.  Resistance to the Us-Philippine Mutual Defense Treaty has its periods on both sides of the Pacific. Given the longevity of the U.S. military presence in the Philippines the opposition to the U.S. military presence in the Philippines and the treaty itself began in the 1980s with the escalation of tensions around American political decisions and their consequences.  In the late 1970s and 1980s, the anti-US atmosphere increased after the U.S. military`s accusations and increasing assaults on Filipino men and women.
Nightclubs and social hotspots around Clark Air Force Base and Naval Base Subic Bay have become hot spots in accusations of attacks by U.S. service providers on local Filipinos.  Political tensions continue to rise. In 1991, the 1947 basic military agreement ended and the bush administration of George H. W. Bush of the U.S. and the Corazon Aquino Administration of the Philippines were in talks to renew the agreement. A new contract, the “RP-US contract of friendship, cooperation and security”, has been signed for the renewal of the subic berry lease.   Anti-US sentiment in the Philippines continued to grow and was reflected in the election of the Philippine Senate.
The majority of the Philippine Senate opposed the renewal. On September 13, 1991, the Philippine Senate voted against ratification of the new treaty.  As a result, the last of the United States