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Weekly Issues: Reflections on Famed WWII Correspondent Spencer Davis in the Philippines

July 7, 2020 Featured Contributor Question 1: As Americans and Filipinos look back on World War II in the Pacific during this 75th anniversary commemoration, the work of war correspondents and photographers provides a uniquely valuable insight. Tell us about AP reporter Spencer Davis, your connection, and his role in reporting on …

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A Tribute to Filipino and Filipino-American Frontliners in Action

Video titled “We Heal As One” from “Philippine Independence Day 2020 Virtual Celebration”, 12 June 2020 by all Philippine Foreign Service Posts in the United States of America. On behalf of the US-Philippines Society, Ambassador John D. Negroponte joins Co-chair Manuel V. Pangilinan in thanking Ambassador Jose M. Romualdez and …

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Weekly Issues | A Guide to the Visiting Forces Agreement: Understanding the Past and Adapting to the Future

June 10, 2020 Featured Contributor Ambassador Thomas C. Hubbard U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines (1996-2000) Founding Director, US-Philippines Society   Question 1: With the Philippine government’s recent announcement on suspension of VFA termination and your close personal association with the VFA’s history, in what ways does the agreement continue to serve the …

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Weekly Issues | Reflections on June 12, 1898: Philippine Declaration of Independence amid a “Dangerous International Environment”

June 8, 2020 Featured Contributor Dr. Frank Jenista U.S. Foreign Service Officer Question 1: From the perspective of a historian, what are some lesser known aspects of the Philippines’ Declaration of Independence on June 12, 1898? Filipinos know a great deal about that momentous day. General Aguinaldo had recently returned from …

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Appeal for Solidarity to Combat COVID 19

Make a Donation Today LET US RESPOND AND MOBILIZE THE NECESSARY RESOURCES TO STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN THE PHILIPPINES. We ask that you consider making a donation in support of the “Appeal for Solidarity to Combat COVID-19” in collaboration with the AmCham Foundation. Testing and protection are crucial as …

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Coronavirus signals we must shift from terrorism to new bipartisan intelligence priorities

March 31, 2020 US intelligence agencies started warning the Trump administration in January about the coronavirus outbreak. We need a new agenda for this new world. Opinion Contributors: US-Philippines Society Co-chair Ambassador John D. Negroponte and Edward M. Wittenstein USA TODAY 30 March 2020 Link The COVID-19 crisis poses an …

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