OLONGAPO CITY: Mayor Rolen Paulino of Olongapo City on Saturday said the United States government should also put up a recruitment facility here for Filipinos who wish to join the US Navy. In an exclusive interview with The Manila Times, Paulino said with the Supreme Court upholding the legality of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement that allows the presence of US troops in the country, he said the US Navy can reopen a recruitment facility here in Subic Bay. Paulino said he has talked to US Ambassador Philip Goldberg recently regarding this and the US official envoy asked him to formalize the request. The US Navy maintained what was once its largest military base overseas in Subic Bay, from the early 1900s until 1992, when they were forced to withdraw from the country after the rejection of the RP-US Bases Treaty by the Philippine Senate in 1991. During these years, the US Navy established a recruitment center here where hundreds of Filipinos, majority of whom were from Olongapo City and Zambales, took the annual examinations to qualify to join the US Navy.