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On his First Official Visit, Secretary of State Antony Blinken Assures U.S. Commitment to US-PH Alliance

Meeting of President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. and Secretary Antony Blinken Following his participation in the ASEAN Regional meetings in Cambodia, Aug 2-6, Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Manila, August 6, for important meetings with President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. and Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo to offer assurance of a deeper …

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Sixth Anniversary of the Philippines-China South China Sea Arbitral Tribunal Ruling

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 11, 2022 As I noted in my May 26 speech, the United States and our Indo-Pacific allies and partners are committed to preserving a system where goods, ideas, and people flow freely across land, sky, cyberspace, and the open seas.  This system …

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Ship Naming Announcement: USS Telesforo Trinidad

Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro announced May 19, 2022, the naming of a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer as USS Telesforo Trinidad (DDG 139). Telesforo de la Cruz Trinidad, the ship’s namesake, is the only Filipino in the U.S. Navy to be awarded the Medal of Honor for …

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Bloomberg Interview: Amb John Negroponte on the Philippine Presidential Election

An excerpt of an interview of John Negroponte, former US Ambassador to the United Nations and the former director of national intelligence, where he talks about the Philippine presidential election. He is also former Ambassador to the Philippines and Co-Chair of the US-Philippines Society. He was on “Balance of Power” …

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Philippine Presidential Elections: Congratulatory Messages

The US-Philippines Society invites your attention to congratulatory messages from President Biden and Secretary of State Blinken to President-elect Marcos, and a response from the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs. White House Statement Following a Presidential call from Air Force One on May 11 “President Biden underscored that he looks …

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Virginia House Rep Robert ‘‘Bobby’’ Scott: Honoring Amb Roberto Romulo

HONORING AMBASSADOR ROBERTO R. ROMULO HON. ROBERT C. ‘‘BOBBY’’ SCOTT OF VIRGINIA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Wednesday, March 2, 2022 Mr. SCOTT of Virginia. Madam Speaker, as Co-Chair of the U.S.-Philippines Friendship Caucus, I rise today to pay tribute to a great Philippine statesman and friend to the United …

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Statement by President Joseph R. Biden Jr. Honoring the Victims of the Fatal Shootings in Atlanta

THE WHITE HOUSE Washington March 16, 2022 One year ago today, eight people, six of them women of Asian descent, were tragically killed by a gunman who attacked three Asian-run businesses. These horrific murders shook communities across America and underscored how far we have to go in this country to …

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White House: Indo-Pacific Strategy of the United States

THE WHITE HOUSE FACT SHEET: Indo-Pacific Strategy of the United States FEBRUARY 11, 2022 Read full strategy here The Biden-Harris Administration has made historic strides to restore American leadership in the Indo-Pacific and adapt its role for the 21st century. In the last year, the United States has modernized its …

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Acting Assistant Secretary Sung Kim Meets Ambassador Jose Manuel Romualdez

The US-Philippines Society congratulates former U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Y. Kim on his appointment as Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State, on January 20, 2021.  

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NYC Mayor de Blasio Message: Filipino American History Month of October

October is Filipino American History Month! In a video message, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks about what the Filipino American community means to New York City and the United States. Maraming salamat to all Filipino-Americans. Courtesy of the NYC Mayor’s Office.

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