US-Philippines Society Statement on Violence Against AAPI community

      The US-Philippines Society condemns violence, harassment and bias in all its forms against the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, including Filipino-Americans. Since its founding, the US-Philippines Society has recognized that people-to-people exchanges represent an enduring and underlying strength in our bilateral relationship. Inherent in those exchanges …

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President Joseph Biden: Inauguration Speech

January 20, 2021 U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. Inauguration Speech of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Chief Justice Roberts, Vice-President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice-President Pence. My distinguished guests, my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope, of renewal …

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President Duterte’s Address at the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly Reflects his Administration’s Priorities, Concerns and Agenda

PHILIPPINE STATEMENT PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE General Debate 75th Session of the General Assembly 22 September 2020 (Tuesday), General Assembly Hall, New York Theme: “The future we want, the United Nations we need: reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism – confronting COVID-19 through effective multilateral action.” Mr. President of the …

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Virtual Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Japanese Surrender at the American Residence in Baguio

REMARKS OF U.S. AMBASSADOR SUNG Y. KIM American Residence in Baguio September 3, 2020 Good afternoon and welcome to the American Residence in Baguio and our Embassy in Manila. Secretaries Lorenzana and Locsin, I am grateful and delighted that we are gathered both in person and virtually to pay tribute to …


The Enduring Partnership of PH and US: Working together to defeat COVID-19

By: Sung Y. Kim, United States Ambassador to the Philippines Philippine Daily Inquirer April 28, 2020 Today’s global pandemic severely affects public health, economies, and our daily lives. Yet even in these trying times, the resilience and courage of the Philippine people continue to inspire me. From the terrorist attack …


Opening Remarks of Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr at US-Philippines Society Business Forum in Manila

OPENING REMARKS OF  SECRETARY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS TEODORO L. LOCSIN, JR. Forum on “U.S., China and Regional Power Dynamic: Competition and Cooperation on the Eve of a New Decade” US-Philippines Society Board of directors Meeting 18 February 2020, 0900H- 11000H, The Peninsula Hotel, Makati   Ambassador John D. Negroponte, Mr. …

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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 …