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STEM Fellowship Opportunity- APPLY NOW!

Apply now to the 2017     S.T.E.M. Graduate Fellowship APAICS is proud to announce the American Petroleum Institute (API) S.T.E.M. Graduate Fellowship for individuals interested in pursuing a career in public policy with a background in energy, engineering and mechanical sciences. The APAICS Congressional Fellowship program offers full-time legislative and …

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Remembering the Centennial of the Jones Law that Paved the Way for Philippine Independence

WASHINGTON, DC – On August 30, 2016, the US-Philippines Society in cooperation with the Embassy of the Philippines in Washington, DC, recreated a special evening from a hundred years ago that celebrated the passage of the Philippine Autonomy Act of 1916. The Act, commonly referred to as the “Jones Law” after Congressman …

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The Washington Post Covers the Centennial Anniversary of America’s Commitment to Philippine Independence

Reprint from the Washington Post A century ago, this grand dinner celebrated the Philippines — without Filipino food By Maura Judkis August 29 It was a marvelous dinner. One hundred guests, many of whom were senators or generals. An ornate banquet room in the Willard Hotel and floral arrangements of magnolias, …

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In Memoriam Virgilio “Baby” Dalupan (October 19, 1923 – August 17, 2016)

With condolences, the US-Philippines Society shares the news of the passing of Virgilio “Baby” Dalupan, at 92, the legendary coach of Philippine basketball. Having led his players to 52 championships, he earned the titles “The Maestro” and “Winningest Coach.” Coach Baby Dalupan’s place in Philippine basketball history and lore will …

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BDO Foundation, US-PHL Society Fund Leyte Health Center Rehab

BDO Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of BDO Unibank, has rehabilitated Pastrana Rural Health Unit in Leyte in partnership with US-Philippines Society. The project was in keeping with its rehabilitation and reconstruction intervention in provinces devastated by Typhoon Yolanda, The renovated health center was officially inaugurated and turned over …

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Philippines 2016 Election Results

PHILIPPINES – On June 30, 2016 President Rodrigo Roa Duterte  was sworn in as 16th President by Supreme Court Justice Buenvenido L. Reyes. A Landslide Victory for President Duterte with 16.6 million votes, President Duterte won a 38.6 percent plurality in a historic 81 percent voter turnout. The election was …

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50th Death Anniversary of Capt. Solomon, Jr.

WASHINGTON D.C. – On July 30, U.S. and Philippine groups organized a ceremonial march to the Vietnam Memorial War Wall on the occasion of the 50th Death Anniversary of Capt. Ekwood “Kiko” Solomon, Jr. (11 March 1940 – 27 July 1966), the first American graduate of the Philippine Military Academy. …

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U.S. State Secretary Kerry Reaffirms Close Bilateral Ties and Cooperation with the New Duterte Administration

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – On July 27, 2016, Secretary John Kerry met and congratulated newly-elected President Rodrigo R. Duterte at a working luncheon held at the President’s official residence, Bahay ng Pagbabago (House of Change). In his readout, State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner stated that they discussed bilateral and regional issues …

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The Hague tribunal: ramifications of ruling

Commentary by Antonio T. Carpio Philippine Daily Inquirer 12:58 AM July 21st, 2016 Last week’s ruling of an UNCLOS tribunal on the South China Sea dispute has two distinct but related ramifications. The first deals with the rights to the resources of the South China Sea among the coastal states, and …

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Post-Arbitration Geopolitical Assessment

July 20, 2016 – Andrew Shearer, Former Australian National Security Adviser and Senior Advisor on Asia Pacific Security at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) delivered remarks during the ADRi forum entitled “Upholding the Law of the Sea Convention and the Post-Arbitration Philippine Challenge” held on July 15, 2016 at …

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