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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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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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Positively Filipino: “What is the US-Philippines Society?” by Ambassador John F. Maisto

From Online Fil-Am Magazine Positively Filipino A dynamic young organization approaching its sixth anniversary, the US-Philippines Society has become widely recognized as the premier private sector forum for enhancing U.S. relations with the Philippines. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., the Society was launched in May, 2012 to create a new …

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NEDA: PH to Strengthen PH-US Trade

Statement from NEDA February 21, 2018  MANILA – The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) says that the Philippine government aims to implement measures to strengthen trade ties with the United States, considering upbeat trade performance in 2017. In his presentation to the U.S.-Philippines Society Board of Directors’ Meeting on …

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Joint Statement between the United States of America and the Republic of the Philippines

The White House Office of the Press Secretary November 13, 2017 U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte met in Manila, Philippines on November 13, 2017, to discuss a broad range of shared interests and priorities. Both leaders praised the enduring United States-Philippines Alliance, built on a …

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In Memoriam Washington Z. Sycip, US-Philippines Society Honorary Chair

With condolences, we share the news of the passing of the beloved Philippine business icon and thought leader who founded two institutions in the Philippines, Sycip Gorres Velayo & Company (SGV) and the Asian Institute of Management, that transformed young Filipino professionals to world-class accountants, managers, and executives. Washington Z. …

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Remarks at the Launch of Nieva’s Book “Cadet, Soldier, Guerrilla Fighter”: Remembering Bataan and Corregidor” By Hendrickson

Hank Hendrickson Executive Director of the US-Philippines Society Embassy of the Philippines in Washington D.C. May 18, 2017 Thanks Sonny, Pepi and Ronie. And, thanks to CDA Patrick and his talented staff. Always a pleasure for the US-Philippines Society to work with the Embassy. We have learned a lot this …

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In Memoriam: Ambassador Richard H. Solomon

The US-Philippines Society joins Ambassador Solomon’s many friends and colleagues in the United States and the Philippines who remember his leading role on Asia-Pacific affairs, his work in strengthening ties with the Philippines, including his personal contribution toward progress on peace and order, good governance, and economic and strategic cooperation. …

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