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August 9: Week 11 of the Marawi Crisis

Fighting continues as the Marawi crisis entered its third month. According to military reports, the death toll among civilians, government troops and militants is now approaching 700. As background to the fighting, The Economist reported that the siege was carried out by a group that demonstrated sophistication and strength. What was originally thought …

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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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Donate Today: Help Victims in Marawi

The US-Philippines Society is asking you to join in an urgent humanitarian effort to provide medical assistance to thousands of families displaced by the ongoing violence in Marawi. We also look forward to your support for the longer term effort to rebuild housing, schools and to restore livelihoods. With your …

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July 6: The Marawi Conflict has displaced hundreds thousands of people

Government forces continue their drive against remaining pockets of Maute-led terrorist groups holding out in Marawi City. Concern for hostages held by the militants has dictated a measured response by the AFP. According to a July 3 statement by the Joint Task Force Marawi, government troops gained control of Dansalan …

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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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June 23: Increasing Humanitarian Needs as Marawi Crisis Enters its 5th week

Fighting in Marawi City has entered its fifth week and Philippine government troops launched another strong offensive to contain the militant Maute group. According to press and government reports, the Philippine military is intent on liberating the city before the festival of Eid al-Fitr marking the end of the holy …

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June 15: Challenges to Peace and Development Following Organized Urban Terrorist Violence in Marawi

WASHINGTON, D.C.- At a June 15 forum, “Mindanao Update in the Aftermath of Marawi: Political, Security and Development,” the Asia Foundation’s new country representative for the Philippines Sam Chittick provided insights into the ongoing battle in Marawi City. The roundtable presentation, organized by the US-Philippines Society in partnership with the …

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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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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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