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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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March 22 | US-Philippines Society Statement on Violence Against AAPI community

      The US-Philippines Society condemns violence, harassment and bias in all its forms against the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, including Filipino-Americans. Since its founding, the US-Philippines Society has recognized that people-to-people exchanges represent an enduring and underlying strength in our bilateral relationship. Inherent in those exchanges …

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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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Post-election Analysis: Outcomes and the Biden Administration’s Policy Priorities

At a November 23 post-election virtual roundtable, Washington insider Jonathan Slade presented an in-depth analysis of the U.S. election outcomes, the impact of changing demographics in key states and an update on the electoral college process. He said the electorate voted for divided government, splitting their tickets as the Republicans …

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Open Door in the Philippines: Observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day

An Open Door: Holocaust Haven in the Philippines A Film by Noel “Sonny” Izon Every year, on January 27th, International Holocaust Remembrance Day is celebrated remembering the six million victims of the Holocaust. A year ago (2020), the United Nations marked the occasion with a live event at the UN …

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Inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. as 46th U.S. President

Transcript: President Joseph Biden’s Inauguration Speech PRESS RELEASE January 19, 2021 The US-Philippines Society joins in welcoming this week’s inauguration of the 46th president of the United States and looks forward to supporting the new team assembled by President-elect Biden. Americans, along with friends and allies around the world, anticipate …

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Great Decisions Speaker Hank Hendrickson on “The Philippines and the U.S.”

US-Philippines Society Executive Director Hank Hendrickson was featured speaker at a Foreign Policy Association’s online discussion program, “Great Decisions: The Philippines and the U.S.” Setting the tone for the interview-style program, Hendrickson provided an overview of key historical events and current policy issues of importance in the bilateral relationship. The …

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Feeding Program for School Children in the BARMM

Basilan, Philippines – Henry B. Howard, founding board member of the US- Philippines Society and sponsor of the poorest of the poor 150 undergraduate student Howard scholarship program at Xavier Ateneo De Cagayan, has established a breakfast program for 50 students daily at the BAAS Public Elementary School in Lamitan, …

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