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Eisner’s Book Documents Deep Personal Bonds and Shared Risks Between Americans and Filipinos During World War II

WASHINGTON, D.C.- On September 29, academicians, historians, and US-Philippines Society members attended author Peter Eisner’s presentation of his most recent book, “MacArthur’s Spies: The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II.” The book is based on real-life characters and events during the Japanese-occupation. …

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Foreign Secretary Cayetano and the US-Philippines Society: Highlighting Strong Bonds Between PH, US

WASHINGTON, D.C. and NEW YORK CITY – The US-Philippines Society board held a luncheon meeting with visiting Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Peter S. Cayetano on 27 September in Washington, D.C. The meeting was hosted by Co-Chair Ambassador John Negroponte and attended by DC-based Society Directors, led by Society President …

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September 29: “MacArthur’s Spies” Book Presentation by Peter Eisner

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017  12:00 noon – 2:00 pm Executive Conference Room, 7th Floor Intercultural Center  (ICC 700) Georgetown University 3700 O Street, NW Washington, DC 20057 What makes a great WWII Spy?  In his newly published book “MacArthur’s Spies,” Peter Eisner describes three Americans who risked their lives to aid Allied Forces during …

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US Veterans: Return of Balangiga Bells to Samar is the Right Thing to Do

U.S. Veterans, led by Dennis Wright and Dan McKinnon, are gathering support from US Congressmen to remove a legislative barrier to return Balangiga Bells to the Church in Samar, believing “it’s the right thing to do.”

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Congressional Gold Medal presentation to Filipino WW2 veterans planned in October 2017

Congressional Gold Medal presentation to Filipino World War II Veterans is planned in October or November 2017. National Registry of Eligible Filipino Veterans has been created to ensure veterans get recognition. Following the passage in US Congress of the Filipino Veterans of WWII Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2015, plans are …

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Jones Bridge Paintings Presented For Centennial Celebration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two paintings of the William A. Jones Memorial Bridge in Manila were presented to the Richmond County Museum and the family of Congressman William Atkinson Jones in Warsaw, Virginia on 12 May 2017, as part of the celebration of the centennial anniversary of the 1916 Philippine Autonomy …

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Philippine Cuisine a Hit at 2017 Embassy Chef Challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Food critics and Washingtonians were introduced to Philippine binalot at Embassy Chef Challenge 2017, held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. on 24 May 2017. Chef Red Garcia, owner and executive chef of Kalye DC, represented the Philippine Embassy, last year’s People’s …

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Remarks at the Launch of Nieva’s Book “Cadet, Soldier, Guerrilla Fighter”: Remembering Bataan and Corregidor” By Hendrickson

Hank Hendrickson Executive Director of the US-Philippines Society Embassy of the Philippines in Washington D.C. May 18, 2017 Thanks Sonny, Pepi and Ronie. And, thanks to CDA Patrick and his talented staff. Always a pleasure for the US-Philippines Society to work with the Embassy. We have learned a lot this …

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Filipino Veterans Honored at The Washington DC Book Launch of Nieva’s “Cadet, Soldier, Guerrilla Fighter”

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Veterans, World War II enthusiasts, representatives from the US government, private sector, academe, US-Philippines Society, Embassy, and the Filipino American community gathered in Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy, located on the corner of Bataan Street and Massachusetts Avenue, on 18 May 2017 to participate in the launch …

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United States and Philippines: An Enduring Friendship

United States & Philippines, An Enduring Friendship, is a chronicle of historical events spanning over a century of intertwined historical ties. To flip the pages of the book available online, click the link: Our gratitude to US-Philippines Society Director Dennis Wright for producing the book and film.   The book was presented …