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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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USCIS to Implement Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Program

WASHINGTON, D.C.- On May 9, 2016, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published the Federal Register notice announcing the implementation of the USCIS Filipino World War II Veterans Parole (FWVP) policy. According to the official statement, on or after June 8, 2016 certain Filipino World War II veteran family members who are beneficiaries of …

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Top Philippine Officials Highlight Innovation in Agriculture, Manufacturing, Science and Technology

WASHINGTON, D.C.-  On March 17, Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes of the Philippine Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) led a panel discussion on “opportunities and challenges” in agriculture, manufacturing, and science and technology. He was joined by Department of Agriculture (DA) Policy and Planning Undersecretary Segfredo R. Serrano, Department of …

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30th Anniversary of EDSA People Power Revolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 25, 2016 marked the 30th anniversary of the Philippine EDSA People Power Revolution. In an interview by Tony Abad of Bloomberg TV Philippines that reached a nationwide audience, US-Philippines Society President Ambassador John F. Maisto offered a perspective on the historic events leading to a transfer …

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Viewing US-Philippine Trade and Investment in a Strategic Context

WASHINGTON D.C. – A June 24, 2015 conference on the Philippine economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), co-sponsored by the US-Philippines Society and the Philippine Embassy, offered a timely forum in the wake of U.S. Congressional action on TPA for top Philippine government officials and private …

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Haiyan Benefit Concert in DC a Huge Success

WASHINGTON, D.C.-“After The Storm”-the star-studded benefit concert gala for the Philippines held at the Concert Hall of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, June 15, was a huge success drawing a diverse crowd and calling attention to the post-Typhoon Haiyan recovery and rehabilitation efforts. Young and old, …

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