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Ceremonial Address Marking the Return of the Bells of Balangiga to the Philippines

Ceremonial Address Marking the Return of the Bells of Balangiga to the Philippines U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis Veterans Remembrance Ceremony Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming November 14, 2018 Thanks very much, ladies and gentlemen. The chaplain spoke about peace and unity, and that’s really what we’re here …

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With Gratitude, Make US-Philippines Society Part of Your #GivingTuesday

Join the #GivingTuesday movement and give back Dear Friends, Your support this holiday season matters. Keep us in mind this #GivingTuesday as part of your tax-deductible charitable contribution as we plan for 2019. How Can I Help? This November 27th, join the movement and give – whether it’s some of your time, …

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Returning the Bells of Balangiga

December 8, 2018 Kampana ng Balangiga: Ang Pagbalik (Bells of Balangiga: The Return) The Bells of Balangiga are finally scheduled to arrive to its parish church, the San Lorenzo de Martir, in Balangiga, East Samar, on December 15, 2018. Upon its upcoming historic turnover, RTVM presents a 30-minute documentary that …

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High Level Forum on Indo-Pacific Infrastructure Development

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel G. Romualdez joined senior USG officials and a private sector representative in a forum entitled Building the Indo-Pacific: ASEAN Stakeholder Forum held at the Stimson Center in Washington, D.C. on 30 October 2018, co-sponsored by the US-Philippines Society. In a …

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Unveiling of Markers at Old Philippine Chancery, l-r: Chair Dr. Rene Escalante, Ambassador Jose Manuel G. Romualdez, Executive Director Hank Hendrickson, November 9, Washington DC.
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Old Philippine Embassy Chancery Historical Landmark Designation

November 9, 2018 Remarks by Hank Hendrickson Executive Director, US-Philippines Society Thank you and Good afternoon, Ambassador Romualdez, Chairman Escalante, Acting Director Bhalla, friends from the Embassy, members of the US-Philippines Society, and distinguished guests, including the honorable Michael Klecheski and Richard Blackwood of the State Department. On behalf of …

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Lansdale Biography Details Effective Cooperation in Responding to Post-WWII Philippine Insurgency

Washington, D.C. – At an October 3 book presentation, “A Quiet American: Edward Lansdale in the Philippines and Vietnam,” best-selling author and foreign policy analyst Max Boot gave an overview of the career and personal life of Edward Lansdale, a famed operative who pioneered a “hearts and minds” approach to …

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“Bamboo Whispers” Promotes Philippine Mangyan Tradition to DC Audience

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The US-Philippines Society, Sentro Rizal Washington DC and Mangyan Heritage Center jointly hosted the event, “Bamboo Whispers: A Peek into the Filipino Soul” featuring the first overseas launch of the book entitled, “Bamboo Whispers, Poetry of the Mangyan”, at the Philippine Embassy Chancery Annex on September 19, …

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Diplomatic Outreach Beyond the Beltway

Frederick, Maryland – Philippine Ambassador Jose Manuel “Babe” Romualdez, in partnership with the US-Philippines Society, made a working visit to Frederick, MD, where he met with the mayor and community leaders, and explored business and cultural exchange opportunities, August 1. Centerpiece of his “diplomatic outreach” mission was a speech at …

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China’s Infrastructure Investments in the Philippines

Washington, D.C. – PhD candidate at Johns Hopkins University Alvin A. Camba was the featured speaker at a July 26 presentation, “China’s Belt-Road and Philippine ‘Build Build Build!’ Infrastructure Priorities,” held at the Stimson Center, Washington DC. Camba examined the recent record of Chinese foreign investment in Philippine infrastructure. Of the 30-35 …

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Washington SyCip: Reflections on his Life and Legacy

Washington, D.C. –  The US-Philippines Society honored the late Washington Z. SyCip with a celebration of his remarkable life and legacy on June 26 at the Philippine Embassy’s renovated “Old Chancery” building in Washington, D.C. Mr. SyCip helped found the Society and served as an honorary chair. He would have …

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