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NEDA: PH to Strengthen PH-US Trade

Statement from NEDA February 21, 2018  MANILA – The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) says that the Philippine government aims to implement measures to strengthen trade ties with the United States, considering upbeat trade performance in 2017. In his presentation to the U.S.-Philippines Society Board of Directors’ Meeting on …

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Washington Preview of A Tourism and Business “Explore Islands Philippines” Expo in NYC

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The US-Philippines Society and the Philippine Embassy hosted a March 15th preview of Explore Islands Philippines, an Expo at New York City’s iconic Grand Central Station, May 9-12, 2018. The exciting four-day event will introduce New Yorkers and visitors to new business and tourism opportunities in today’s Philippines. …

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Henry Howard Scholarship Program Celebrates 17 years of Supporting Mindanaon Students

Text by Stephen Pedroza Cagayan de Oro, Philippines – In his recent visit to Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan, American businessman and philanthropist Henry B Howard graced the celebration of the 17th anniversary of his scholarship program named for his late parents — Henry H. Howard and Gertrude L …

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Dominguez urges US investors to be part of Philippines’ economic resurgence

Department of Finance Republic of the Philippines February 19, 2018 Manila, Philippines – Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has called on American investors to take part in the Philippines’ resurgence as Asia’s next powerhouse as he assured them that the country’s economy continues to “gather steam” and is poised to grow …

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US-Philippines Society Annual Board Meeting

Makati City, Philippines – The February 19 US-Philippines Society Board of Directors meeting reviewed 2017 programs, 2018 plans, finances, and other business matters. The Board passed a resolution supporting a return of the Bells of Balangiga to their church in Eastern Samar. New member Paul Shmotolokha of Alpha Technologies (Washington State) …

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Legislative Dialogue with Senator Gatchalian and Congressman Rodriguez

Makati City, Philippines – In a February 19 panel discussion with Senator Sherwin Gatchalian and Mindanao Congressman Max Rodriguez, the delegation welcomed assurances of congressional support for the Philippines’ economic reform agenda. Senator Gatchalian engaged directors in company-specific discussions on energy, power and technology. Congressman Rodriguez provided an update on post-Marawi …

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U.S.-Philippines Joint Cyber Security Working Group Briefing

Makati City, Philippines – A February 20 presentation by the Joint Cyber Security Working Group (JCSWG) represented a new US-Philippines Society initiative this year in cooperation with the American Embassy. The briefing by American and Filipino JCSWG members described a growing cyber threat environment and ways companies can cooperate with …

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President Rodrigo R. Duterte welcomed the US-Philippines Society in Manila

Malacañan Palace, Manila – President Rodrigo R. Duterte personally welcomed the Society’s bi-national board, led by Co-chairs Manuel V. Pangilinan and Ambassador John D. Negroponte, during a full, friendly and lively exchange at Malacañan Palace on Tuesday, February 20 that included U.S. Ambassador Sung Y. Kim and Philippine Ambassador Jose …

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Bilateral Trade, Investment, and a “View from Washington”

Makati City, Philippines – A centerpiece of the program was the February 20 Business Forum, which included briefings by Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Lopez, Department of Budget and Management Secretary Diokno and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Managing Director Dakila. Officials projected continued GDP annual growth rates nearing seven percent …

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U.S. and Philippine companies to push for more collaborations

The Philippine Star Richmond Mercurio February 21, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — A Filipino-American organization co-chaired by business titan Manuel V. Pangilinan is pushing for greater collaboration between US and Philippine firms in key sectors of the economy as part of a “modern, multi-dimensional, 21st century US-Philippines relationship.” The US Philippines …

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