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Filipino Worldview: “I shall return”

FILIPINO WORLDVIEW – Roberto R. Romulo (The Philippine Star) – April 5, 2019 On March 19,1942 General MacArthur in Adelaide, Australia stated: The President of the United States ordered me to break through the Japanese lines…for the purpose, as I understand it, of organizing the American offensive against Japan, a primary object …

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PRRD to US visitors: ‘We are your best friend in Asia’

BABE’S EYE VIEW FROM WASHINGTON D.C. – Babe Romualdez (The Philippine Star) – February 24, 2019 The Philippine Star Rarely do we see four former US Ambassadors to the Philippines visiting the country all at the same time. Ambassadors John Negroponte, Thomas Hubbard, Frank Wisner and Richard Murphy were in …

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Third Xavier Ateneo Board of Trustees Speaker Series features American philanthropist ‘with a Filipino heart’ Henry Howard

Text by Stephen Pedroza Photos by Anthony Jacob Karagdag and Caryl Be Trabadillo Xavier Ateneo News March 11, 2019 Henry Boland Howard, described as an American philanthropist “with a Filipino heart,” was the guest of honor at the 3rd Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan Board of Trustees Speaker Series held …

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US-Philippines Society Courtesy Call on President Duterte

US-Philippines Society co-chair Manuel V. Pangilinan and President Ambassador John F. Maisto led the US-Philippines directors during the Presidential Courtesy Call on February 20, 2019 at the Malacanan Palace, Manila. Click here to view the video clip.

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Ambassador Frank Wisner: “The United States & the Philippines”

Remarks by Ambassador Frank G. Wisner THE UNITED STATES & THE PHILIPPINES PH-US Trade and Investment Forum US-Philippines Society Board Meeting and Business Mission Manila February 18, 2019 It is a pleasure to return to the Philippines, especially under the auspices of the US-Philippines Society and in the company of …

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Speech of President Rodrigo Duterte During the Turnover of Balangiga Bells

Presidential Communications Operations Office Presidential News Desk Speech of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte During the Turnover of the Balangiga Bells Delivered at Balangiga Auditorium, Balangiga, Eastern Samar, 15 December 2018 Kindly sit down. I was given a choice whether I would give a talk or not. But considering the emotional …

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Navigating a new chapter in the US-Philippines’ ‘Long Friendship’

October 30, 2018 | By Patrick M. Cronin and Kristine Lee In the Philippines, nearly a year after President Trump first sketched his Free and Open Indo-Pacific policy at the 2017 APEC CEO Summit, uncertainty about how the United States will operationalize its vision lingers. Beijing’s vaunted infusion of capital, …

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Filipino Worldview – By Roberto R. Romulo: Huge step towards disaster resilience

The Philippine Star August 3, 2018 President Duterte’s earnest call for Congress to pass a law creating a Department of Disaster Resilience during his 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA) is hopefully the start of a serious effort to address our country’s inadequate disaster management capabilities. The President had …

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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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