Past EventsTrade & Investment

Exhibit of Furniture Design Icon Kenneth Cobonpue 

On May 11, the US-Philippines Society with the Embassy of the Philippines’ Trade Office sponsored a reception for buyers and design enthusiasts at the launch of a “Design Philippines” exhibit featuring the furniture of Kenneth Cobonpue. The series is a branding initiative that positions the Philippines as a sourcing destination …

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Disaster ReliefPast Events

New Approaches for Building Resiliency in the Philippines after Haiyan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On April 23, the US-Philippines Society and the Embassy of the Philippines in a first time collaboration with the American Institute of Architects-Washington DC Chapter hosted a special event on the occasion of DC ARCHITECTURE WEEK. Prominent Chicago-based Filipina architect, Ms. Lira Luis, led the panel of …

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Cultural and EducationalPast Events

Getting to Peace in Mindanao

Lead government peace negotiator Prof. Miriam Coronel-Ferrer at SAIS Philippines Roundtable WASHINGTON, D.C. – On April 22, the SAIS Philippines Roundtable, a partnership of US-Philippines Society and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), featured Prof. Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, Chair of the Philippine Government’s Negotiating Panel for the Comprehensive …

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Disaster ReliefPast Events

Pandan Central School in Antique gets a new school building from BDO Foundation and US-Philippines Society

PANDAN, ANTIQUE – On March 25, BDO Foundation and US-Philippines Society jointly inaugurated a new four-classroom two-storey building and turned it over to school officials, teachers and students of Pandan Central School in Antique.  This school suffered major damage when typhoon Yolanda barreled the eastern Visayan seaboard.  This initiative became …

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Cultural and EducationalPast Events

Remembering the 1986 People Power Revolution 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On February 25, US-Philippines Society President John Maisto and SAIS Senior Associate Director Professor William Wise recall the role of the U.S. during the pivotal point in Philippine history, popularly known as “People Power” or the EDSA Revolution.  

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Cultural and EducationalPast Events

Photo Exhibit & Discussion

On February 24, Kim Komenich, 1987 Pulitzer Prize winner for Spot News Photography for his coverage of the fall of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, revisits the People Power Revolution at a photo exhibit February 24 co-sponsored by the US-Philippines Society. Joining the discussion were Society President Amb. John Maisto and …

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Community and Sectoral OutreachPast Events

Il Papa in Manila: Broadcast in Washington DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Pope Francis visited the Philippines on January 15-19, 2015.  During the five-day tour, the Pope visited Manila, Tacloban,  and Palo and Leyte where he paid tribute to the victims of  Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). On his final full day in the Philippines, January 18, Pope Francis held a Holy Mass. According …

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Cultural and EducationalPast Events

Keeping the Promise: Philippine Liberation’s 70th Anniversary

Norfolk, VA – In early 1942 it was clear that the Philippines was doomed.  With no relief in sight and with his forces trapped on Corregidor and the Bataan Peninsula, General Douglas MacArthur was ordered to leave the Philippines.  Arriving in Australia, he made a public promise to return and …

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Disaster ReliefPast Events

Board Meeting & Business Mission

Board Meeting and Business Mission in Manila and site visits to typhoon recovery projects in the Visayas. The U.S.-Philippines Society Board, led by Co-Chairs M.V. Pangilinan and Amb. John D. Negroponte, engaged key Philippine government officials, private sector leaders, and visited Typhoon Haiyan recovery sites, January 29-31, 2015. Source: MANILA …

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Community and Sectoral OutreachPast Events

CFO Chair Imelda Nicolas visits the Society

Commission on Filipinos Overseas Chair, Secretary Imelda Nicolas, visits the Society’s office on July 16. Sec. Nicolas discussed the CFO’s flagship program on Diaspora to Development, which encourages the Philippine diaspora to become partners in the country’s development, including service in the Peace Corps.

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