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Jan 22 | Forum on the Return of the Balangiga Bells: A Historical Perspective and Significance

The US-Philippines Society and the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines invite you to a forum on the return of the Balangiga Bells featuring Amb Jose Manuel G. Romualdez and a panel of experts.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

4:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST

4:30 PM Check-in
4:45 PM Program starts
6:30 PM Reception

Venue
The Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines
Old Chancery
1617 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington, DC 20036

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U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis (right) leads a November 14 ceremony at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., marking the beginning of the process to return the Balangiga Bells. He is joined by Ambassador Jose Manuel G. Romualdez (left)

Panelists:

Rear Admiral Daniel McKinnon, Jr. SC, USN (Retired)
Commanding Officer of Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) (1988-1991)

Dr. Henry Boland Howard
Consul, a.h. of the Republic of the Philippines for the State of Florida

Ambassador Jose Manuel G. Romualdez
Philippine Ambassador to the United States

Dr. Joseph H. Felter
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia

The Bells were returned to the Philippines with an arrival ceremony in Villamor Air Base on December 11, 2018 and handover to the San Lorenzo de Martir Parish Church on December 15. Please join us for Philippine and American perspectives on the significance of this historic event.

www.usphsociety.org

info@usphilsociety.org

202.525.3982

This event is co-sponsored by the US-Philippines Society and the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines.

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