Past EventsStrategic and Political

November 16: SAIS Philippines Roundtable on the President Duterte Administration’s Foreign Policy

The Duterte Foreign Policy: Return of Equi-balancing The Duterte Administration has sought to expand partnerships during visits to China, Japan, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand and Malaysia. President Duterte’s recent actions indicate the Philippines is strengthening its naval and coast guard capabilities with help from Japan and South Korea. With President-elect Donald Trump, the …

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Past EventsTrade & Investment

Philippines: East Asia’s Fastest Growing Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On 6 October, at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a group of financial experts discussed the outlook for the Philippine economy. The Keynote Speaker, Finance Secretary of the Philippines Carlos G. Dominguez III, delivered address entitled “Inclusive Growth under the Rule of Law.” Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, together …

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October 12: The First 100 Days of President Duterte: An Overview

SAIS Philippines Roundtable with Featured Speaker Ambassador John F. Maisto President Rodrigo R. Duterte was sworn in as the 16th President of the Philippines on June 30, 2016 after a peaceful and orderly election. An overwhelming 91 percent of Filipinos expressed trust in the new president (per Pulse Asia polling). …

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October 1: Couture, Culture … Change

A Benefit Gala and Fashion Show in New York The Philippine American Chamber of Commerce and the US-Philippines Society cordially invite you to “Couture, Culture … Change,” a fashion event that showcases world class Filipino talent and workmanship. It aims to create opportunities for trade, as well as promote change …

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September 24: Historic House Party at the William A. Jones Home

Dear US-Philippines Society Members and Friends: We would like to bring your attention to this event organized by the Richmond County Museum to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Jones  Act, the first official document declaring Philippine independence. According to the Richmond County Museum, host of this annual event, it …

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September 13: Mid-Year Briefing on the Philippine Economy

Mid-Year Briefing on the Philippine Economy  by Minister Patrick A. Chuasoto, the Chargé d’Affairés, Philippine Embassy Tuesday, September 13, 2016 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Georgetown University Fisher Colloquium 37th and O Streets, NW Washington DC 20057   In the last four years, the Philippine economy has been steadily growing an average rate …

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Cultural and EducationalPast Events

A Musical Tribute to Ambassador Cuisia: Five Years of Dynamic Diplomacy

Spearheaded by the US-Philippines Society in collaboration with ABS-CBN The Filipino Channel and the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, guests and supporters honored former Ambassador Cuisia  whose term was marked with elevated level of cooperation between US and Philippines  with a musical tribute on 9 June at the …

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A Musical Tribute to Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. Celebrating Five Years of Dynamic Diplomacy

Thursday | June 9, 2016 | 8:00 PM Ronald Reagan  Building and International Trade Center 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC Metro Stop: Federal Triangle Doors Open 7:15 pm FEATURING Two of ABS-CBN The Filipino Channel’s (TFC) World Class Talents MARTIN NIEVERA is popularly known as the “Concert King” of …

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Invitation | Philippines Votes 2016: What’s at Stake for U.S.-Philippines Relations? | 4 May, 2:00pm

Wednesday | May 4 2:00pm – 3:30pm 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington DC 20036 On May 9, Filipinos will vote for a new president and vice president. While President Aquino has overseen a dramatic turnaround in his country’s economic fortunes, the Philippines faces a range of challenges. A panel of …

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Cultural and EducationalPast EventsPrograms

Coach Dalupan Book “The Maestro” Makes Triumphant U.S. Debut

WASHINGTON, D.C.- On 28 April 2016, basketball fans flocked to Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy  to witness the US launch of the book, “The Maestro of Philippine Basketball,” which chronicles the life and career of legendary coach Virgilio “Baby” Dalupan. “Coach Dalupan was not only a coach but a …

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