Philippine News

In Memoriam President Benigno S. Aquino III

The US-Philippines Society mourns with Filipino-Americans and Filipinos worldwide on the passing of the 15th Philippine President Benigno Simeon Aquino III, age 61, and joins with Americans of all backgrounds in conveying sincerest condolences to the Aquino family. The late President Aquino will be remembered for promoting thoughtful strategic policy …

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Resolution 653: PH Senate Thanks U.S. Government For Bells Return

On June 1, 2021, the Philippine Senate adopted RESOLUTION 653 “Expressing the Profound Gratitude of the Senate of the Philippines for the Return by the United States Government of the Balangiga Bells and Recognizing the Efforts of those who facilitated its return.” The resolution was sponsored by Senator Richard J. …

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Open Letter to President Biden on the Need for U.S. Leadership in Global Vaccinations

An Open Letter to President Joseph Biden from US-Philippines Society Honorary Chair Maurice Greenberg, also signed by Co-Chair John Negroponte and President John F. Maisto along with other Top International Policy and Business Lead    

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Message from President John F. Maisto: 75th Anniversary of US-PH Diplomatic Ties

In Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of the Philippines and the United States of America Ambassador John F. Maisto As President of the US-Philippines Society and former diplomat who served in the Philippines, it is a distinct honor to participate in …

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31 Mar 2021 | National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with National Security Advisor Hermogenes Esperon of the Philippines

The White House Briefing Room Statement by National Security Council Spokesperson Emily Horne on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with National Security Advisor Hermogenes Esperon of the Philippines March 31, 2021 National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke by phone today with National Security Advisor Hermogenes Esperon of the Philippines. …

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23 Mar 2021 | PH DFA Statement on Unauthorized and Lingering Presence of Chinese Fishing Vessels in and around Julian Felipe Reef

Department of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Philippines Statement on the Unauthorized and Lingering Presence of Chinese Fishing Vessels in and around Julian Felipe Reef March 23, 2021 PASAY CITY – The Philippines demands that China promptly withdraw its fishing vessels and maritime assets in the vicinity and adjacent waters …

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5 Apr 2021 | DFA Deplores Chinese Embassy Response to Secretary of Defense’s Statement

Department of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Philippines DFA Deplores Chinese Embassy Response to Secretary of Defense’s Statement April 5, 2021 The Department of Foreign Affairs strongly deplores the statement of the Chinese Embassy Spokesperson reacting to the 3 April 2021 statement of Secretary of National Defense Delfin N. Lorenzana …

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US-Philippines Society Statement on Violence Against AAPI community

      The US-Philippines Society condemns violence, harassment and bias in all its forms against the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, including Filipino-Americans. Since its founding, the US-Philippines Society has recognized that people-to-people exchanges represent an enduring and underlying strength in our bilateral relationship. Inherent in those exchanges …

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Barangay Sagonsongan Transitory Shelter Rural Health Center in Marawi

Amid the pandemic, the Barangay Sagonsongan Rural Health Center (RHC) serves the surrounding communities in various ways in support of the City Health Office Health promotion, information, education and communication programs including medical missions on site.  From 2018-2020, the US-Philippines Society in partnership with Project Handclasp Foundation and the Philippine …

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US News

Acting Assistant Secretary Sung Kim Meets Ambassador Jose Manuel Romualdez

The US-Philippines Society congratulates former U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Y. Kim on his appointment as Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State, on January 20, 2021.  

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