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New leaders blur US, PH trade pact

By Irma Isip February 22, 2017 The US-Philippines Society said yesterday that as a sign of stronger relations, a free trade agreement (FTA) between the United States and the Philippines is possible but largely uncertain due to the change in leadership in both countries. What is being considered is an …

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DBM Chief optimistic about PH economic prospects

Posted on February 21, 2017 MANILA –  DBM Sec. Benjamin Diokno discussed today, together with DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez, DOF Secretary Sonny Dominguez and NEDA Socioeconomic Planning Sec Ernesto Pernia, the economic prospects at the US-Philippine Society 5th Anniversary Board of Directors Meeting. Sec. Diokno presented the budget process and …

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US Ambassador Sung Y. Kim: speaking at the Romulo Cafe

FILIPINO WORLDVIEW by Roberto R. Romulo (The Philippine Star) February 3, 2017 I recently hosted a dinner in honor of the new American Ambassador Sung Y. Kim. By design, it turned out to be not just a social affair but an opportunity for the ambassador to interact with the business community …

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Philippine Government Congratulates President Donald Trump

Washington, D.C.- Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Jr. attended the inauguration of United States President Donald Trump in Washington D.C. on Friday, January 20. The two Cabinet officials were at the US capital to witness the 58th Presidential Inauguration, with the theme “Uniquely American.” …

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Philippine Star’s Roberto Romulo praised Henry Howard for his contribution to the U.S. and the Philippines

In his Filipino Worldview column of December 9, Roberto R. Romulo wrote about the US-Philippines Society Henry B. Howard as “American friend and philanthropist.”  “I met Henry Howard several times in Washington, D.C. during Ambassador Joey Cuisia’s dinners. Everybody seemed to know him. He wasn’t in government and yet during my conversations …

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H.E. Sung Kim Became the New U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At the November 3 swearing-in ceremony of Ambassador Sung Kim, Secretary John Kerry reiterated the U.S. commitment to the Philippines, stating “the United States continues to place a high value on the close ties that exist between our countries. We continue to recognize our ironclad commitment to …

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Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel’s Remarks as Delivered at the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs

Manila, Philippines October 24, 2016 Good morning everyone. Thank you for the warm welcome. My colleague from the Department of Defense, Kelly Magsamen, and I just had a constructive meeting with the Foreign Secretary, following up on a phone conversation he held earlier this morning with Secretary Kerry which was …

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There Goes an Institution

Reprint from the Philippine Daily Inquirer17 Sep 2016 By Joan Orendain Contributor THE LITTLE folks’ chief was not a little man. James Turner, who stood 5’8”, the Hobbit House guru-owner and a Philippine institution since 1973, has departed, leaving his “little people,” as he called them, totally bereft. A Notre …

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BDO Foundation, US-PHL Society Fund Leyte Health Center Rehab

BDO Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of BDO Unibank, has rehabilitated Pastrana Rural Health Unit in Leyte in partnership with US-Philippines Society. The project was in keeping with its rehabilitation and reconstruction intervention in provinces devastated by Typhoon Yolanda, The renovated health center was officially inaugurated and turned over …

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Philippines 2016 Election Results

PHILIPPINES – On June 30, 2016 President Rodrigo Roa Duterte  was sworn in as 16th President by Supreme Court Justice Buenvenido L. Reyes. A Landslide Victory for President Duterte with 16.6 million votes, President Duterte won a 38.6 percent plurality in a historic 81 percent voter turnout. The election was …

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