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Leyte Landing 75th Anniversary Commemoration

Remarks by Hank Hendrickson Executive Director, US-Philippines Society Norfolk, VA October 20, 2019 Always an honor to come to the MacArthur Memorial, to visit with friends among the Fil-Am community in Southeastern Virginia, and partner with Consul General Rene Villa of the Philippine Embassy. We are here to commemorate the …

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Joint Statement From the 8th Philippines-United States Bilateral Strategic Dialogue (BSD)

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the Republic of the Philippines on the occasion of the July 15-16, 2019 U.S.-Philippines Bilateral Strategic Dialogue. ______ The Republic of the Philippines and the United States of America held the Eighth …

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Your Fish is Your Future

By SUNG KIM, US AMBASSADOR TO THE PHILIPPINES Published June 5, 2019 Lying within the global center of marine biodiversity, the Philippines is one of the world’s top fish producing countries, and millions of Filipinos derive their livelihood from fishing.  However, these rich and precious resources are declining rapidly, with …

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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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An Opinion Essay: The Significance of the Return of the Balangiga Bells with regard to US-Philippines Relations

February 3, 2019 An Opinion Essay by Ambassador John D. Negroponte Co-chair, US-Philippines Society Washington, D.C. A foreign affairs retrospective on the past year would do well to include an event that merits special recognition – an overdue gesture that quietly ended more than a century of rancor between the …

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Amb Sung Kim: US-PH Friendship Rings Stronger in 2018

US-PH Friendship Rings Stronger in 2018 December 26, 2018 By Ambassador Sung Kim MABUHAY Pilipinas! The holiday season is a time of celebration and reflection. Looking back over the past 12 months, 2018 was a fantastic year for the US-Philippines relationship. I’m proud of all that we accomplished with our …

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Commentary by Ambassador Sung Kim: Returning the bells

COMMENTARY Returning the bells By: US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim – December 12, 2018 Yesterday, a US Air Force plane bearing three historic bells from San Lorenzo de Martir Church in Balangiga landed at Villamor Air Base. These bells were taken 117 years ago; it was my honor …

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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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Ceremonial Address Marking the Return of the Bells of Balangiga to the Philippines

Ceremonial Address Marking the Return of the Bells of Balangiga to the Philippines U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis Veterans Remembrance Ceremony Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming November 14, 2018 Thanks very much, ladies and gentlemen. The chaplain spoke about peace and unity, and that’s really what we’re here …

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Unveiling of Markers at Old Philippine Chancery, l-r: Chair Dr. Rene Escalante, Ambassador Jose Manuel G. Romualdez, Executive Director Hank Hendrickson, November 9, Washington DC.
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Old Philippine Embassy Chancery Historical Landmark Designation

November 9, 2018 Remarks by Hank Hendrickson Executive Director, US-Philippines Society Thank you and Good afternoon, Ambassador Romualdez, Chairman Escalante, Acting Director Bhalla, friends from the Embassy, members of the US-Philippines Society, and distinguished guests, including the honorable Michael Klecheski and Richard Blackwood of the State Department. On behalf of …

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