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U.S. and Philippines: Friends, Partners, Allies

By: US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim Original Publication by PhilStar, July 4, 2018 Every July 4, the United States and the Philippines celebrate Philippine-American Friendship Day and the United States celebrates our Independence Day.  This gives me an opportunity to reflect on the US-Philippine bilateral relationship as well …

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Show of force at the US Independence Day

By Ambassador Jose Manuel “Babe” Romualdez Original Publication, The Philippine Star, July 8, 2018 I arrived from Washington, DC last July 2 in time to make it for the 242nd US Independence Day celebration at the Makati Shangri-La ballroom that was jam-packed. The annual US Independence Day celebration is always …

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Challenges to Recovery in Marawi City A Year after the Siege

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The US-Philippines Society and the Asia Foundation hosted a forum to assess the pace of recovery, the political and security environment, and status of displaced persons following the 5-month Marawi siege that began on May 23, 2017 at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington D.C. on June …

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Positively Filipino: “What is the US-Philippines Society?” by Ambassador John F. Maisto

From Online Fil-Am Magazine Positively Filipino A dynamic young organization approaching its sixth anniversary, the US-Philippines Society has become widely recognized as the premier private sector forum for enhancing U.S. relations with the Philippines. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., the Society was launched in May, 2012 to create a new …

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NEDA: PH to Strengthen PH-US Trade

Statement from NEDA February 21, 2018  MANILA – The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) says that the Philippine government aims to implement measures to strengthen trade ties with the United States, considering upbeat trade performance in 2017. In his presentation to the U.S.-Philippines Society Board of Directors’ Meeting on …

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DBM Secretary Diokno Highlights Country’s Economic Blueprint in the US-Philippines Society Policy Forum

“Our vision is to have an economy that not only grows, but also distributes wealth across all sectors of society, particularly the poor and the marginalized,” Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno emphasized as he presented pertinent details of the administration’s economic plan at the US-Philippines Society Economic Policy Forum, held on …

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Lovelier the Second Time Around

Mike About Town By Mike T. Toledo Published by Manila Standard March 19, 2018 About this time last year, I wrote about the meeting of the Board of Directors of the US-Philippines Society that was held here in the Philippines. In that column piece, I wrote about how the holding …

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Henry Howard Scholarship Program Celebrates 17 years of Supporting Mindanaon Students

Text by Stephen Pedroza Cagayan de Oro, Philippines – In his recent visit to Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan, American businessman and philanthropist Henry B Howard graced the celebration of the 17th anniversary of his scholarship program named for his late parents — Henry H. Howard and Gertrude L …

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Dominguez urges US investors to be part of Philippines’ economic resurgence

Department of Finance Republic of the Philippines February 19, 2018 Manila, Philippines – Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has called on American investors to take part in the Philippines’ resurgence as Asia’s next powerhouse as he assured them that the country’s economy continues to “gather steam” and is poised to grow …

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US-Philippines Society Annual Board Meeting

Makati City, Philippines – The February 19 US-Philippines Society Board of Directors meeting reviewed 2017 programs, 2018 plans, finances, and other business matters. The Board passed a resolution supporting a return of the Bells of Balangiga to their church in Eastern Samar. New member Paul Shmotolokha of Alpha Technologies (Washington State) …

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