Philippine News

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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Strategic and Business Value of Strong PH-US Economic Ties

Strategic and Business Value of Strong PH-US Economic Ties Remarks by Hank Hendrickson US-Philippines Society Executive Director A Virtual Forum: PEZA Global Business Forum featuring the USA January 17, 2022 (ET) The US-Philippines Society welcomes opportunities to spotlight “win-win” developments in the Philippine-American relationship. For those who may not be …

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In Memoriam PH National Artist Frankie José

The US-Philippines Society joins Filipinos, Americans and the global literary community in mourning the passing of 2001 Philippine National Artist for Literature, Francisco Sionil “Frankie” José, age 97, on Thursday, January 6. A nationalist and prolific writer, he was known for his five-novel epic “The Rosales Sage,” consisting of The …

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With US-Philippines Society’s support, PDRF, other partners install new water system in Marawi

Marawi, Philippines – The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), in partnership with the US-Philippines Society, Metrobank, Metro Pacific Water, PLDT, and United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN Habitat), began installing 109 rainwater catchments in Hadiya Village, Marawi City last October 19, providing clean water to the community. The installation and …

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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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