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Coronavirus signals we must shift from terrorism to new bipartisan intelligence priorities

March 31, 2020 US intelligence agencies started warning the Trump administration in January about the coronavirus outbreak. We need a new agenda for this new world. Opinion Contributors: US-Philippines Society Co-chair Ambassador John D. Negroponte and Edward M. Wittenstein USA TODAY 30 March 2020 Link The COVID-19 crisis poses an …

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Weekly Issues: Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of World War II: A Perspective

March 25, 2020 Featured contributor Dr. Juan M. Montero II Question 1: Let’s start with a general question about what Americans and Filipinos of today’s generation should remember about World War II. Today’s generation of Americans and Filipinos should never forget the unfathomable and in many cases the ultimate sacrifice …

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Weekly Issues: The Role of Women in the Philippines

The Philippines is among the few countries in the world with a specific constitutional provision for women

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Highlights of the 2020 US-Philippines Society Board Meeting and Business Program in Manila

Manila, Philippines – Directors of the US-Philippines Society concluded a timely and productive three-day board program in the Philippines on February 19. In meetings with legislative leaders Senator Koko Pimentel, House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, and Representative Rufus Rodriguez the delegation discussed the future of Philippines-United States security ties following the …

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2020 Carlos P. Romulo Award

At a welcome reception in Manila, February 16, 2020, hosted by Ambassador Jose Manuel G. Romualdez, the Society acknowledged the leadership of Co-chair Manuel V. Pangilinan who was honored together with Director Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala for work in mobilizing private sector recovery assistance to victims of natural disasters …

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the UN Highlights Philippine Rescue Program under President Quezon

United Nations, NY – A January 27 forum at United Nations Headquarters in New York City, “Safe Haven: Jewish Refugees in the Philippines,” described President Manuel L. Quezon’s determined leadership in providing asylum for Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi persecution on the eve of World War II. The event, in observance …

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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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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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