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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 …


In Memoriam Virgilio “Baby” Dalupan (October 19, 1923 – August 17, 2016)

With condolences, the US-Philippines Society shares the news of the passing of Virgilio “Baby” Dalupan, at 92, the legendary coach of Philippine basketball. Having led his players to 52 championships, he earned the titles “The Maestro” and “Winningest Coach.” Coach Baby Dalupan’s place in Philippine basketball history and lore will …

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Statement by Senators McCain and Sulivan on South China Sea Arbitration Award

Jul 12 2016, Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), released the following statement on the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s award in the case of Philippines v. China concerning the South China Sea: “We welcome today’s award by …