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Highlights of the US-Philippines Society Board Meeting Program in Manila

A US-Philippines Society delegation led by Ambassador John Negroponte completed a four-day mission to the Philippines June 23, highlighted by a meeting with President-elect Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. and key members of the new leadership team at a welcome reception hosted by Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel G. Romualdez …

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Food Packs for a Small Southern Mindanao Village Striving for Peace

Villages in Patikul, a 3rd class municipality, in Sulu, Southern Mindanao, experienced displacement and stagnation due to decades of fighting. “Sulu province was left behind in many development aspects such as healthcare services, community and infrastructure projects, housing development, education and poverty.” observed Project Coordinator Adzhar J. Madjid, for Banglapines …

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Ship Naming Announcement: USS Telesforo Trinidad

Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro announced May 19, 2022, the naming of a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer as USS Telesforo Trinidad (DDG 139). Telesforo de la Cruz Trinidad, the ship’s namesake, is the only Filipino in the U.S. Navy to be awarded the Medal of Honor for …

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Bloomberg Interview: Amb John Negroponte on the Philippine Presidential Election

An excerpt of an interview of John Negroponte, former US Ambassador to the United Nations and the former director of national intelligence, where he talks about the Philippine presidential election. He is also former Ambassador to the Philippines and Co-Chair of the US-Philippines Society. He was on “Balance of Power” …

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Philippine Presidential Elections: Congratulatory Messages

The US-Philippines Society invites your attention to congratulatory messages from President Biden and Secretary of State Blinken to President-elect Marcos, and a response from the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs. White House Statement Following a Presidential call from Air Force One on May 11 “President Biden underscored that he looks …

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Philippine Elections Preview: Perspectives on the Campaign and the Future of US-PH Bilateral Relations

On May 9, the Philippines will elect over 18,000 political positions including a new president and vice-president, half of the Senate, and all of the House of Representatives. During a May 5 online forum, “What the May 9th Election Means for the Philippines and the U.S. Role in Southeast Asia,” …

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High-level Philippine Delegation in Washington DC

“Great to see the completion of the acquisition of Hanjin shipyard in Subic Bay by a U.S.-based firm. An important example of U.S.-Philippine public-private partnership.”
-Assistant Secretary of Defense Ely Ratner

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May 5 Online Forum: What the May Election Means for the Philippines and the U.S. Role in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia Forum (Stimson Center) and US-Philippines Society present: Winner(s) Take All?  What the May 9th Election Means for the Philippines and the U.S. Role in Southeast Asia Thursday, May 5, 0900 EDT (2100 PHST) REGISTER HERE Zoom details to be provided On May 9th Philippine voters will choose a …

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Virginia House Rep Robert ‘‘Bobby’’ Scott: Honoring Amb Roberto Romulo

HONORING AMBASSADOR ROBERTO R. ROMULO HON. ROBERT C. ‘‘BOBBY’’ SCOTT OF VIRGINIA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Wednesday, March 2, 2022 Mr. SCOTT of Virginia. Madam Speaker, as Co-Chair of the U.S.-Philippines Friendship Caucus, I rise today to pay tribute to a great Philippine statesman and friend to the United …

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Statement by President Joseph R. Biden Jr. Honoring the Victims of the Fatal Shootings in Atlanta

THE WHITE HOUSE Washington March 16, 2022 One year ago today, eight people, six of them women of Asian descent, were tragically killed by a gunman who attacked three Asian-run businesses. These horrific murders shook communities across America and underscored how far we have to go in this country to …

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