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BSP Governor Tetangco’s Prudent Policy for a Strong Philippine Economy

At a Public Lecture, 18 April, held at the Philippine Embassy, Bangko Sentral Governor Amando Tetangco, Jr. presented a positive global outlook and assured investors of sustainable robust economic growth for the Philippines in 2017-2018. The Governor cited World Bank projections of a rebound in advanced economies (U.S., Japan, U.K.) …

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Disaster Relief

Rebuilding Resilient Communities after a Natural Disaster

TACLOBAN, PHILIPPINES –  The February 24 visit to Tacloban capped a three-year effort by the US-Philippines Society in partnership with the Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation (PDRF), led by Directors M.V. Pangilinan and Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, to assist victims of Typhoon Haiyan through programs to rebuild schools and housing …

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Community and Sectoral Outreach

Drug Rehabilitation: A Public Health Policy

TAGUIG – On February 23, members of the US-Philippines Society delegation toured a Drug Rehabilitation Center in Taguig to better understand public health challenges posed by the Shabu epidemic and to explore ways the Society can assist in areas of education and rehab training. The delegation, led by Ambassadors John F. …

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Community and Sectoral Outreach

Maternal and Child Health Assistance

On February 22, Ambassador John F. Maisto signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Zuellig Family Foundation Chair Roberto Romulo and ZFF President Ernesto Garilao to assist maternal and child health programs in Samar. Funding was made possible through donations from US-Philippine Society supporters and sponsors of a Musical Concert in …

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Trade & Investment

Manila Business Forum 2017: Investment Opportunities and Economic Agenda

MANILA  – On February 21, US-Philippines Society Directors of the Board took part in the panel discussion with legislative leaders, including Senate President Koko Pimentel, Sen. Grace Poe, and Mindanao Congressman Max Rodriguez, the delegation welcomed assurances that congress would ease restrictions on foreign investment and strengthen a rules-based legal …

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Disaster Relief

Call for Donations to Assist in the Relief Efforts in the aftermath of Two Super Typhoons

Let’s not forget those who have lost much and are now in need Your donation can make a difference during this holiday season. The US-Philippines Society and the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation are calling for support in providing assistance to storm victims in the Bicol region, which was struck by …

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Strategic and Political

Philippine Forum Highlights Challenges in Combating the Drug Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C.- At the December 12 forum, “Philippines 2016: Confronting the Drug Problem,” U.S. and Philippine government officials and public health experts offered insights into the magnitude of the drug epidemic in the Philippines, anti-drug initiatives launched by President Rodrigo R. Duterte, and recommendations for the right mix of public health …

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Trade & Investment

Ambassador Maisto on Trade and Investment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As discussant at the December 13 Philippine Trade and Economic Officers Planning Meeting, Ambassador John F. Maisto offered his views on future growth prospects in bilateral trade and investment, building on strong business support structures, education, and the Philippine diaspora – features that have attracted over 700 …

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Trade & Investment

December 2016: Manila Business and Trade Meetings

MANILA – On 1-2 December, Ambassador John D. Negroponte traveled to Manila to promote US-PH ties. At a breakfast meeting, he spoke on US-Philippines business prospects with members of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (see photo). He also met with US-PH Society Co-chair Manuel V. Pangilinan and …

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Strategic and Political

Secretary Perfecto Yasay Welcomed by US-Philippines Society Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On September 16, the US-Philippines Society Directors hosted a luncheon in honor of Foreign Secretary Perfecto R. Yasay, Jr. on his first official visit to Washington, D.C. The Secretary was in Washington DC for talks with U.S. government officials, an international oceans conference, and meetings with the …

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