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February 6: Mapping Faith and Development in the Philippines

Report Launch: Faith and Development in Focus – Philippines   February 6, 2020  Thursday 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs Georgetown University Third Floor Conference Room 3307 M St NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC 20007 This event will mark the release of the “Faith …

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Jan 27 – Safe Haven: Jewish Refugees in the Philippines

An Invitation to a Panel Discussion at the United Nations A High-Level Special Event to Commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day Monday, January 27, 2020 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Venue: Conference Room 4 United Nations Headquarters 1st Avenue at East 46th Street New York City Featuring a keynote address, film …

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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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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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Donate Today: Help Victims in Marawi

The US-Philippines Society is asking you to join in an urgent humanitarian effort to provide assistance to thousands of families displaced in the aftermath of the five-month battle in Marawi. Your donation will support the longer term effort to restore livelihoods, provide education tool kits and promote peace-building programs. With …

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