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Brookings: Terrorism in the Philippines and U.S.-Philippine Security Cooperation

OP-ED by Sheena Chestnut Greitens Originally published by BROOKINGS Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Editor’s Note:This commentary is adapted from the author’s Congressional testimony at the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific hearing, “Black Flags over Mindanao,” on July 12, 2017. Events of the past few months—in …

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September 21: Philippine Madrigal Singers In Concert

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August 14: Forum with DAP President Elba S. Cruz

The US-Philippines Society and the George Washington University MS in Program Management are pleased to invite you to a Forum with DAP President Dr. Elba S. Cruz Monday, August 14, 12-2pm GW School of Business Dr. Cruz, President and CEO of the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), will discuss issues …

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Donate Today: Help Victims in Marawi

The US-Philippines Society is asking you to join in an urgent humanitarian effort to provide medical assistance to thousands of families displaced by the ongoing violence in Marawi. We also look forward to your support for the longer term effort to rebuild housing, schools and to restore livelihoods. With your …

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Jones Bridge Paintings Presented For Centennial Celebration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two paintings of the William A. Jones Memorial Bridge in Manila were presented to the Richmond County Museum and the family of Congressman William Atkinson Jones in Warsaw, Virginia on 12 May 2017, as part of the celebration of the centennial anniversary of the 1916 Philippine Autonomy …

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Philippine Cuisine a Hit at 2017 Embassy Chef Challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Food critics and Washingtonians were introduced to Philippine binalot at Embassy Chef Challenge 2017, held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. on 24 May 2017. Chef Red Garcia, owner and executive chef of Kalye DC, represented the Philippine Embassy, last year’s People’s …

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Filipino Veterans Honored at The Washington DC Book Launch of Nieva’s “Cadet, Soldier, Guerrilla Fighter”

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Veterans, World War II enthusiasts, representatives from the US government, private sector, academe, US-Philippines Society, Embassy, and the Filipino American community gathered in Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy, located on the corner of Bataan Street and Massachusetts Avenue, on 18 May 2017 to participate in the launch …

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Meeting with Acting Foreign Secretary Manalo

Led by US-Philippines Society President Ambassador John F. Maisto and Ambassador Thomas C. Hubbard, Society directors met with Acting Secretary of Foreign Affairs Enrique A. Manalo on May 3 to discuss US-Philippines interests and the Philippines’ hosting of the US-ASEAN Summit meeting in November which President Trump has committed to …

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BSP Governor Tetangco’s Prudent Policy for a Strong Philippine Economy

At a Public Lecture at the Philippine Embassy on April 18, Bangko Sentral Governor Amando Tetangco, Jr. presented a positive global outlook and assured investors of sustainable robust economic growth for the Philippines in 2017-2018. The Governor cited World Bank projections of a rebound in advanced economies (U.S., Japan, U.K.) …