US keeps the Philippines
Historically, the US gave up the Philippines in 1946.
What if the United States had kept the Philippines?
I'm thinking that the US puts Filipino independence on the backburner for a few years while it focuses on reconstruction in the Philippines, and later organizes the territory into 4 commonwealths: Mindanao, Visayas, Luzon, and maybe Sabah if the US is able to get it.
Later on when Vietnam breaks out and the Philippines become a very big center of operations, the 3/4 commonwealths are made into states.