"The mission of the US-Philippines Society is to build on the rich and longstanding
historical ties between the United States of America and the Philippines.

…and to bring that unique relationship to the 21st century."

Message From Ambassador John F. Maisto

The US-Philippines Society extends a warm welcome and hearty congratulations to Ambassador Jose Manuel Romualdez, who presented his credentials to President Trump in a White House ceremony on November 29.

The new envoy to the United States was off to a fast start as he led the Philippine delegation in Bilateral Strategic Dialogue (BSD) talks with official counterparts in Washington, November 30-December 1. This timely year-end BSD reviewed U.S. and Philippine security, economic, regional and transnational issues following President Trump’s November summit meetings in Manila, where the two presidents agreed to explore a bilateral US-PH Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

With his extensive experience in global affairs, long familiarity with the United States, deep knowledge of Philippine domestic politics, media, business, governance, and security matters, Ambassador Romualdez is exceedingly well-prepared to represent his government and the people of the Philippines.

As Americans come to know Ambassador Romualdez they will appreciate his easy personal manner, willingness to listen, commitment to strengthening the Philippines’ ties with the United States, outreach to the Filipino-American community, and ability to articulate his government’s policy objectives as a long-standing security ally, economic partner, and friend of the United States in the dynamic Asia-Pacific region.

 John F. Maisto
President
US-Philippines Society

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