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October 23: Book Discussion of “Fragments From a Mobile Life” by Margaret Sullivan

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2019 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Venue: US-INDONESIA SOCIETY OFFICE 1625 Massachusetts Ave NW Suite 550 Washington, DC 20036 REGISTER Join us as author Margaret Sullivan discusses her book Fragments From a Mobile Life focusing on her rich and memorable experiences in Indonesia and the Philippines during …

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Oct 22: Observing the 75th Anniversary of Gen MacArthur Landing in Leyte from a Filipino Perspective

October is Filipino American History Month and Archives Month ISTORYA DC 2019 SYMPOSIUM Observing the 75th Anniversary of Gen. Douglas MacArthur Landing in Leyte from the Filipino Perspective Tuesday  October 22 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Embassy of the Philippines, Chancery Building 1617 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC The Symposium …

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The Vital Role of Islamic Finance in Mindanao Development

WASHINGTON, D.C.- During a September 26 CSIS roundtable on “Development Opportunities in Muslim Mindanao and Islamic Finance,” Philippine Central Bank (BSP) Managing Director Atty Arifa Ala made a detailed and highly informative presentation on ways Islamic banking can facilitate business growth, especially in sensitive “un-banked” areas of the southern Philippines. …

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The Military Order of the Carabao signs MOA on an Educational Benefit Program for AFP Dependents

Washington, D.C. – On August 13, 2019, the Military Order of the Carabao represented by Captain Charles B. Dixon, USN (ret) and the AFP Educational Benefit System represented by Defense Attaché BGEN Marlo Guloy signed a Memorandum Of Agreement on an Educational Benefit Program that supports educational expenses of dependents …

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FILIPINO WORLDVIEW: Carlos P. Romulo in DFA

FILIPINO WORLDVIEW – Roberto R. Romulo (The Philippine Star) – August 2, 2019 The Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) Archives collection gets a major boost as it receives a collection of documents from the country’s most prolific and widely respected diplomat, politician and nationalist in ceremonies held on July 24 …

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Indigenous Peoples Delegation Perspectives on the Other Mindanao Conflict

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Representing the Mandaya and Manobo Indigenous Peoples (IP) tribes in Mindanao, eight community leaders traveled across various cities in the United States to share their perspectives on a simmering conflict in the southern Philippines between the Communist New People’s Army (NPA) and the government. During their final stop …

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Joint Statement From the 8th Philippines-United States Bilateral Strategic Dialogue (BSD)

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the Republic of the Philippines on the occasion of the July 15-16, 2019 U.S.-Philippines Bilateral Strategic Dialogue. ______ The Republic of the Philippines and the United States of America held the Eighth …

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Economic Overview by Secretary Ernesto Pernia

Washington, D.C. – At an April 10 forum co-organized by US-Philippines Society and the Stimson Center,  Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Dr. Ernesto Pernia assured U.S. audiences that the Philippine economy is one of the faster growth performers in ASEAN averaging 6.5 % growth for the past 10 quarters under the Duterte …

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Transition to New Autonomy Arrangements in Muslim Mindanao

Washington, D.C. – At an April 9 forum, “Transition to Autonomous Muslim Mindanao,” development practitioner David Timberman offered insights on the progress and challenges of the new era of the Bangsamoro with a review of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) and the transition governing body, the Bangsamoro …

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Challenges to Peace and Development in Post-Marawi Mindanao

WASHINGTON, D.C.- At a June 25 forum, “A Perspective on Mindanao by Representative Amihilda Sangcopan,” of the Anak Mindanao Party-list provided an overview of the transition to a new autonomous governing body in BARMM (Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao), priorities of the incoming 18th Philippine Congress and an update on …

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