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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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Statement by Senators McCain and Sulivan on South China Sea Arbitration Award

Jul 12 2016, Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), released the following statement on the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s award in the case of Philippines v. China concerning the South China Sea: “We welcome today’s award by …

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The South China Sea Arbitration: Permanent Court of Arbitration Rendered Award

On July 12, 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), an intergovernmental organization established by the 1899 Hague Convention on the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes located in the Hague, Netherlands, issued a unanimous Award in the arbitration instituted by the Republic of the Philippines against the People’s Republic of China.  The …

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Remarks by Ambassador John Negroponte delivered at the U.S.-China Dialogue on the South China Sea

Remarks by Ambassador John Negroponte delivered at the U.S.-China Dialogue on the South China Sea Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, D.C. July 5, 2016 Good Morning:  I would like to thank the conference co-hosts, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University …

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US-Philippines Society Co-Chairman Ambassador John D. Negroponte’s Speech  at the Manila Business Forum

Co-Chairman of the US-Philippines Society Ambassador John D. Negroponte Delivered a Speech at the Manila Business Forum June 23, 2016 Manila, Philippines Thank you Ambassador Romulo for that kind introduction.  I am delighted to be back in Manila with the US-Philippines Society. Let me express my appreciation to the Carlos P. Romulo …

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President-elect Duterte Shared His Policy Priorities with US-Philippines Society Directors 

On June 24, 2016, Leaders of the US-Philippines Society met with President-elect Duterte in Davao to share views on the Society’s role in reaching American opinion-makers about new developments in the Philippines and learning more about policy directions under the incoming Duterte administration. The two-hour meeting included discussion of internal …

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Guide to the Presidential Transition in the Republic of the Philippines

On May 9, 2016 the Philippines elected the new President and Vice President by direct vote of the people for a term of six years. The Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) in cooperation with the Presidential Museum and Library, Malacañang Photo Bureau, National Library of the Philippines, …

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