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Your Fish is Your Future

By SUNG KIM, US AMBASSADOR TO THE PHILIPPINES Published June 5, 2019 Lying within the global center of marine biodiversity, the Philippines is one of the world’s top fish producing countries, and millions of Filipinos derive their livelihood from fishing.  However, these rich and precious resources are declining rapidly, with …

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June 10 – Rizal: The Hero as Traveler

In celebration of the 1st anniversary of Sentro Rizal Washington DC, the US-Philippines Society invites you to a presentation   Monday, June 10, 2019 6:30 pm   Philippine Chancery Annex Building 1617 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, D.C. 20036   Rizal: The Hero as Traveler   Philippine national hero, Jose Rizal …

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MARAWI UPDATE: The Story Behind the New York Times Story

Under the headline, “For U.S. Commandos in the Philippines, a Water Pump Is a New Weapon Against ISIS,” the New York Times recently described how American and Filipino forces are cooperating on humanitarian assistance to address the continuing needs of evacuees from the devastating five-month Marawi Siege that forced nearly …

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Filipino Worldview: “I shall return”

FILIPINO WORLDVIEW – Roberto R. Romulo (The Philippine Star) – April 5, 2019 On March 19,1942 General MacArthur in Adelaide, Australia stated: The President of the United States ordered me to break through the Japanese lines…for the purpose, as I understand it, of organizing the American offensive against Japan, a primary object …

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Third Xavier Ateneo Board of Trustees Speaker Series features American philanthropist ‘with a Filipino heart’ Henry Howard

Text by Stephen Pedroza Photos by Anthony Jacob Karagdag and Caryl Be Trabadillo Xavier Ateneo News March 11, 2019 Henry Boland Howard, described as an American philanthropist “with a Filipino heart,” was the guest of honor at the 3rd Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan Board of Trustees Speaker Series held …

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President Duterte Welcomes the US-Philippines Society

February 20, 2019 Manila, Philippines Directors of the US-Philippines Society concluded a highly successful five-day business mission to the Philippines on February 20 with a call on President Rodrigo R. Duterte, who welcomed the Society’s bi-national board, led by Co-chair Manuel V. Pangilinan and Society President Ambassador John F. Maisto. …

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An Opinion Essay: The Significance of the Return of the Balangiga Bells with regard to US-Philippines Relations

February 3, 2019 An Opinion Essay by Ambassador John D. Negroponte Co-chair, US-Philippines Society Washington, D.C. A foreign affairs retrospective on the past year would do well to include an event that merits special recognition – an overdue gesture that quietly ended more than a century of rancor between the …

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Washington Forum Highlights Historical Perspective and Significance of Balangiga Bells Return

Washington, D.C. – The US-Philippines Society and the Philippine Embassy co-hosted a forum on the “Return of the Balangiga Bells: A Historical Perspective and Significance” at the Philippine Chancery Annex on 22 January 2019. The forum brought together a set of renowned speakers who contributed significantly to the effort of …

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Donate Today: Help Victims in Marawi

The US-Philippines Society is asking you to join in an urgent humanitarian effort to provide assistance to thousands of families displaced in the aftermath of the five-month battle in Marawi. Your donation will support the longer term effort to restore livelihoods, provide education tool kits and promote peace-building programs. With …

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