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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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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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