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Ship Naming Announcement: USS Telesforo Trinidad

Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro announced May 19, 2022, the naming of a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer as USS Telesforo Trinidad (DDG 139). Telesforo de la Cruz Trinidad, the ship’s namesake, is the only Filipino in the U.S. Navy to be awarded the Medal of Honor for …

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Bloomberg Interview: Amb John Negroponte on the Philippine Presidential Election

An excerpt of an interview of John Negroponte, former US Ambassador to the United Nations and the former director of national intelligence, where he talks about the Philippine presidential election. He is also former Ambassador to the Philippines and Co-Chair of the US-Philippines Society. He was on “Balance of Power” …

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Philippine Presidential Elections: Congratulatory Messages

The US-Philippines Society invites your attention to congratulatory messages from President Biden and Secretary of State Blinken to President-elect Marcos, and a response from the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs. White House Statement Following a Presidential call from Air Force One on May 11 “President Biden underscored that he looks …

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Virginia House Rep Robert ‘‘Bobby’’ Scott: Honoring Amb Roberto Romulo

HONORING AMBASSADOR ROBERTO R. ROMULO HON. ROBERT C. ‘‘BOBBY’’ SCOTT OF VIRGINIA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Wednesday, March 2, 2022 Mr. SCOTT of Virginia. Madam Speaker, as Co-Chair of the U.S.-Philippines Friendship Caucus, I rise today to pay tribute to a great Philippine statesman and friend to the United …

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Statement by President Joseph R. Biden Jr. Honoring the Victims of the Fatal Shootings in Atlanta

THE WHITE HOUSE Washington March 16, 2022 One year ago today, eight people, six of them women of Asian descent, were tragically killed by a gunman who attacked three Asian-run businesses. These horrific murders shook communities across America and underscored how far we have to go in this country to …

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Remembrance: Roberto R. Romulo

A REMEMBRANCE ROBERTO R. ROMULO US-Philippines Society Founding Director In the 40 days since the passing of Roberto R. “Bobby” Romulo, family and friends from around the world have paid tribute by remembering Bobby for a life of true consequence and an enduring legacy. US-Philippines Society Co-chair Manuel V. Pangilinan …

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A Pastoral Letter of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Issued for the Observance of the 1986 EDSA People Power Anniversary

In observance of the 36th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines issued a letter reflecting on the events of February 1986 and the preceding Martial Law period. The letter notes that the May elections are approaching and addresses people “whatever your political …

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White House: Indo-Pacific Strategy of the United States

THE WHITE HOUSE FACT SHEET: Indo-Pacific Strategy of the United States FEBRUARY 11, 2022 Read full strategy here The Biden-Harris Administration has made historic strides to restore American leadership in the Indo-Pacific and adapt its role for the 21st century. In the last year, the United States has modernized its …

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USPHS welcomes White House Ambassadorial Nomination Announcement

White House Announces Ambassadorial Nomination MaryKay Carlson Nominee for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of the Philippines MaryKay Loss Carlson, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor, currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires, …

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In Memoriam Founding Director Roberto R. Romulo

In Memoriam Roberto “Bobby” Romulo December 9, 1938 – January 23, 2022 The US-Philippines Society deeply mourns the passing of Founding Director Roberto “Bobby” Romulo, at 83 on January 23, 2022 in Manila. In 2012, he helped to spearhead an initiative to form the US-Philippines Society and gathered support widely …

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