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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 …

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Disaster ReliefFeatured StoriesMarawi Update

Digital Boost for Displaced Marawi Learners

Investing in Education The Smart School-in-a-Bag, a portable digital classroom, is designed to facilitate learning in remote areas by utilizing mobile technology and innovative 21st-century teaching practices, and K-12 learning tools. Each package contains a preloaded laptop, compatible tablets, DVD player and disks, instruction books and guides, a projector and …

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Jan 18: New Year Outlook for the Philippines – From Maritime Dispute to Mid-term Elections

New Year Outlook for the Philippines: From Maritime Dispute with China to Mid-Term Elections Friday, January 18, 2019 12:30pm-2:00pm  ICC Executive Conference Room (ICC 700) Georgetown University 37th and O St. NW, Washington DC      Marites Vitug 1987 Nieman Fellow Writer and Journalist   SFS Professor Yuhki Tajima Moderator …

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Amb Sung Kim: US-PH Friendship Rings Stronger in 2018

US-PH Friendship Rings Stronger in 2018 December 26, 2018 By Ambassador Sung Kim MABUHAY Pilipinas! The holiday season is a time of celebration and reflection. Looking back over the past 12 months, 2018 was a fantastic year for the US-Philippines relationship. I’m proud of all that we accomplished with our …

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Commentary by Ambassador Sung Kim: Returning the bells

COMMENTARY Returning the bells By: US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim – December 12, 2018 Yesterday, a US Air Force plane bearing three historic bells from San Lorenzo de Martir Church in Balangiga landed at Villamor Air Base. These bells were taken 117 years ago; it was my honor …

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Speech of President Rodrigo Duterte During the Turnover of Balangiga Bells

Presidential Communications Operations Office Presidential News Desk Speech of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte During the Turnover of the Balangiga Bells Delivered at Balangiga Auditorium, Balangiga, Eastern Samar, 15 December 2018 Kindly sit down. I was given a choice whether I would give a talk or not. But considering the emotional …

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Disaster ReliefFeatured StoriesMarawi Update

Marawi Recovery: Livelihood Assistance Program

USPHS implementing partner PDRF hosted the first Marawi Entreprenuers Forum for internally displaced persons from Marawi on July 16, 2018 held at Mindanao State University. The event was made possible through the Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Labor and Employment, local government of Marawi City, Department of Social …

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Ceremonial Address Marking the Return of the Bells of Balangiga to the Philippines

Ceremonial Address Marking the Return of the Bells of Balangiga to the Philippines U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis Veterans Remembrance Ceremony Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming November 14, 2018 Thanks very much, ladies and gentlemen. The chaplain spoke about peace and unity, and that’s really what we’re here …

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With Gratitude, Make US-Philippines Society Part of Your #GivingTuesday

Join the #GivingTuesday movement and give back Dear Friends, Your support this holiday season matters. Keep us in mind this #GivingTuesday as part of your tax-deductible charitable contribution as we plan for 2019. How Can I Help? Join the movement and give – whether it’s some of your time, a donation, gift …

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Returning the Bells of Balangiga

On December 11, 2018, at the direction of Secretary James Mattis, the U.S. Department of Defense turned over the three Balangiga bells to the Department of National Defense (DND) of the Philippines at Villamor Air Base, Manila. On Saturday, December 15, the DND turned over the bells to San Lorenzo …

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