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Dedication Ceremony of the Balangiga Bell Replica at Fort Carson, Colorado

Fort Carson, CO– A replica of one of the three Bells of Balangiga was unveiled at Fort Carson, Colorado during a November 20 ceremony. US-Philippines Society director Henry B. Howard attended the dedication ceremony at the invitation of General (ret) Vincent K. Brooks, a former commander of 2nd Battalion, 9th …

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Art Exhibition by Award-Winning Filipino Artist Maria Murga Opens in Washington DC

WASHINGTON, D.C.– The US-Philippines Society with the support of director Henry B. Howard and the Sentro Rizal Washington DC opened an exhibition featuring the works of award-winning Filipina-Spanish artist Maria Mari Murga and Mindanao craft makers on November 15, 2019 at the Philippine Embassy Chancery Annex. Murga’s project titled “Liwanag: …

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Special Viewing of “Doctrina Christiana” First Printed Manuscript in the Philippines Held at the Library of Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C.-  A special viewing and lecture on the Doctrina Christiana in Spanish and Tagalog, a rare manuscript and an important part of the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection of the United States Library of Congress (LOC), took place at the Whittall Pavilion in Washington, D.C. co-organized by the Philippine Embassy, …

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75th Anniversary of Gen MacArthur’s Leyte Landing

Norfolk, VA.- On Sunday, Oct 20, 2019, the MacArthur Memorial hosted a commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the historic Leyte Landing which led to the liberation of the Philippines in World War II. Guest speakers including Director Christopher Kolakowski, Consul General Renato Pedro Villa, Executive Director Hank Hendrickson and …

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Author Margaret Sullivan’s Remarkable Journey in Indonesia and the Philippines

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Reflecting on life after six diplomatic assignments spanning three decades, author Margaret Sullivan shared the unique perspective of an American Foreign Service family, beginning at a time when the United States was expanding diplomatic relationships with emerging democracies. The October 23 book discussion of Sullivan’s book “Fragments from a Mobile …

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Forum with BSP Governor Diokno Highlights Philippine Economy’s Resilience

WASHINGTON, D.C.- “The Philippines has come a long way but it is now recognized globally as among the fastest growing and most resilient economies in the world. Its future prospects are bright. However, the transformation was a product of a long list of structural reforms. It did not happen overnight,” …

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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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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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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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