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Recorded Forum | Looking South, Looking West: Manila Views Security Threats to the Philippines

June 30, 2021, Wednesday 9:00 am – 10:00 am (EDT) Washington DC The Philippines faces security challenges from within – maintaining peace in Muslim Mindanao and managing armed insurgency by the Communist Party of the Philippines – as well as in the contested waters of the South China Sea where …

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In Memoriam President Benigno S. Aquino III

The US-Philippines Society mourns with Filipino-Americans and Filipinos worldwide on the passing of the 15th Philippine President Benigno Simeon Aquino III, age 61, and joins with Americans of all backgrounds in conveying sincerest condolences to the Aquino family. The late President Aquino will be remembered for promoting thoughtful strategic policy …

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Resolution 653: PH Senate Thanks U.S. Government For Bells Return

On June 1, 2021, the Philippine Senate adopted RESOLUTION 653 “Expressing the Profound Gratitude of the Senate of the Philippines for the Return by the United States Government of the Balangiga Bells and Recognizing the Efforts of those who facilitated its return.” The resolution was sponsored by Senator Richard J. …

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Open Letter to President Biden on the Need for U.S. Leadership in Global Vaccinations

An Open Letter to President Joseph Biden from US-Philippines Society Honorary Chair Maurice Greenberg, also signed by Co-Chair John Negroponte and President John F. Maisto along with other Top International Policy and Business Lead    

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Recorded Webinar | Philippines May 2022 Elections: Issues and Outlook in the Year Ahead

May 19, 2021, Wednesday 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (EDT) in Washington DC   What will the upcoming election year in the Philippines look like? Join us as leading independent experts discuss the issues expected to shape the campaign, the political forces at work, the balance between domestic and foreign …

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Recorded Forum | Combating anti-Asian Violence in the U.S. and Beyond

Click play to view the April 28 virtual program on anti-Asian violence. Distinguished panelists Ambassador Jose Manuel Romualdez, Senator Susan Lee (Maryland-District 16), Smithsonian Institute Interim Director Theodore Gonzalves offered perspectives on the causes of anti-Asian attitudes, a historical context and policy recommendations. The program was a partnership between the …

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Message from President John F. Maisto: 75th Anniversary of US-PH Diplomatic Ties

In Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of the Philippines and the United States of America Ambassador John F. Maisto As President of the US-Philippines Society and former diplomat who served in the Philippines, it is a distinct honor to participate in …

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31 Mar 2021 | National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with National Security Advisor Hermogenes Esperon of the Philippines

The White House Briefing Room Statement by National Security Council Spokesperson Emily Horne on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with National Security Advisor Hermogenes Esperon of the Philippines March 31, 2021 National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke by phone today with National Security Advisor Hermogenes Esperon of the Philippines. …

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A Remembrance: Legacy of First Philippine Ambassador to the U.S. Joaquin Elizalde

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Philippine Embassy in the United States, US-Philippines Society, and St. Joseph-on-Carrollton Manor Parish jointly observed on 9 February 2021 the 56th death anniversary of Joaquin Miguel Elizalde, first Philippine Ambassador to the United States (1946-1952). Ambassador Elizalde is buried in the cemetery at St. Joseph. At exactly …

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