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Legislative Dialogue with Senator Gatchalian and Congressman Rodriguez

Makati City, Philippines – In a February 19 panel discussion with Senator Sherwin Gatchalian and Mindanao Congressman Max Rodriguez, the delegation welcomed assurances of congressional support for the Philippines’ economic reform agenda. Senator Gatchalian engaged directors in company-specific discussions on energy, power and technology. Congressman Rodriguez provided an update on post-Marawi …

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U.S.-Philippines Joint Cyber Security Working Group Briefing

Makati City, Philippines – A February 20 presentation by the Joint Cyber Security Working Group (JCSWG) represented a new US-Philippines Society initiative this year in cooperation with the American Embassy. The briefing by American and Filipino JCSWG members described a growing cyber threat environment and ways companies can cooperate with …

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President Rodrigo R. Duterte welcomed the US-Philippines Society in Manila

Malacañan Palace, Manila – President Rodrigo R. Duterte personally welcomed the Society’s bi-national board, led by Co-chairs Manuel V. Pangilinan and Ambassador John D. Negroponte, during a full, friendly and lively exchange at Malacañan Palace on Tuesday, February 20 that included U.S. Ambassador Sung Y. Kim and Philippine Ambassador Jose …

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Bilateral Trade, Investment, and a “View from Washington”

Makati City, Philippines – A centerpiece of the program was the February 20 Business Forum, which included briefings by Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Lopez, Department of Budget and Management Secretary Diokno and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Managing Director Dakila. Officials projected continued GDP annual growth rates nearing seven percent …

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Marawi City Rebuilding Gets Support from US-Philippines Society

Makati City and Marawi City, Philippines – Focus on the aftermath of the Marawi siege included a presentation for directors in Manila on February 19 and a follow-on visit to Marawi City by Society members on February 21. The Manila session featured Marawi Task Force Undersecretary Falconi Millar, Lanao del …

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U.S. and Philippine companies to push for more collaborations

The Philippine Star Richmond Mercurio February 21, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — A Filipino-American organization co-chaired by business titan Manuel V. Pangilinan is pushing for greater collaboration between US and Philippine firms in key sectors of the economy as part of a “modern, multi-dimensional, 21st century US-Philippines relationship.” The US Philippines …

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DTI sees US Free Trade Deal gaining traction within two years

The Business World Anna Gabriela A. Mogato February 20, 2018 THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) expects considerable progress within one to two years in the Philippines’ bid to negotiate a free trade agreement (FTA) with the US. Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez told reporters on Tuesday that while …

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A View from Washington FILIPINO WORLDVIEW By Roberto R. Romulo

Manila, Philippines – Despite the rhetoric – and the tweets – Philippine-US relations remain strong and America is open to economic partnerships. That is the message that came out of the recently held annual board of directors meeting of the US-Philippine Society held Feb. 19-20 at the Peninsula Manila. The …

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US-Philippines Society Board of Directors Meeting and Business Mission Program Preview

US-Philippines Society Co-Chair Manuel V. Pangilinan will host a Board of Directors Meeting and Business Mission in Manila, February 19-20. Leading the U.S. delegation will be Co-Chair John D. Negroponte, former ambassador to the Philippines and Deputy Secretary of State. The Society’s bi-national board includes business, professional and civic leaders …

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Manila Signals Focus on Economic Buildup, Downplays Tensions on Sea

Voice of America News By Natalie Lui December 24, 2017 WASHINGTON — In his newly unveiled National Security Strategy, U.S. President Donald Trump vows to “ensure the balance of power remains in America’s favor in key regions of the world.” The Indo-Pacific led the list of “key regions” identified by …

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