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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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U.S. State Secretary Kerry Reaffirms Close Bilateral Ties and Cooperation with the New Duterte Administration

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – On July 27, 2016, Secretary John Kerry met and congratulated newly-elected President Rodrigo R. Duterte at a working luncheon held at the President’s official residence, Bahay ng Pagbabago (House of Change). In his readout, State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner stated that they discussed bilateral and regional issues …

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The Hague tribunal: ramifications of ruling

Commentary by Antonio T. Carpio Philippine Daily Inquirer 12:58 AM July 21st, 2016 Last week’s ruling of an UNCLOS tribunal on the South China Sea dispute has two distinct but related ramifications. The first deals with the rights to the resources of the South China Sea among the coastal states, and …

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The South China Sea Arbitration: Permanent Court of Arbitration Rendered Award

On July 12, 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), an intergovernmental organization established by the 1899 Hague Convention on the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes located in the Hague, Netherlands, issued a unanimous Award in the arbitration instituted by the Republic of the Philippines against the People’s Republic of China.  The …

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Guide to the Presidential Transition in the Republic of the Philippines

On May 9, 2016 the Philippines elected the new President and Vice President by direct vote of the people for a term of six years. The Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) in cooperation with the Presidential Museum and Library, Malacañang Photo Bureau, National Library of the Philippines, …

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