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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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Nobody Cares About the Little People’: Cruise Crews File Covid-19 Suit

Nearly 80,000 crew members are stranded on 100 cruise ships amid the coronavirus pandemic. Many passengers have been evacuated. The New York Times, By Frances Robles April 14, 2020 KEY WEST, Fla. — As governments around the world have grappled with how to rescue cruise ship passengers stuck on board …

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Coronavirus signals we must shift from terrorism to new bipartisan intelligence priorities

March 31, 2020 US intelligence agencies started warning the Trump administration in January about the coronavirus outbreak. We need a new agenda for this new world. Opinion Contributors: US-Philippines Society Co-chair Ambassador John D. Negroponte and Edward M. Wittenstein USA TODAY 30 March 2020 Link The COVID-19 crisis poses an …

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The Military Order of the Carabao signs MOA on an Educational Benefit Program for AFP Dependents

Washington, D.C. – On August 13, 2019, the Military Order of the Carabao represented by Captain Charles B. Dixon, USN (ret) and the AFP Educational Benefit System represented by Defense Attaché BGEN Marlo Guloy signed a Memorandum Of Agreement on an Educational Benefit Program that supports educational expenses of dependents …

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Contested Spaces: A Renewed Approach to Southeast Asia

March 20, 2019 A Publication of Center for a New American Security By Patrick M. Cronin, Abigail Grace, Daniel Kliman, and Kristine Lee Executive Summary As the competition between the United States and China to shape the course of the 21st century intensifies, Southeast Asia has become a contested space. …

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Joint Statement by U.S. Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer and PH Secretary of Trade and Industry Ramon M. Lopez

Office of the United States Trade Representative October 22, 2018 Following the bilateral meeting between the Philippines and the United States on August 31, 2018 in Singapore, during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Economic Ministers Meeting, and recalling the Joint Statement Between the Republic of the Philippines and the …

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Returning the Bells of Balangiga

On December 11, 2018, at the direction of Secretary James Mattis, the U.S. Department of Defense turned over the three Balangiga bells to the Department of National Defense (DND) of the Philippines at Villamor Air Base, Manila. On Saturday, December 15, the DND turned over the bells to San Lorenzo …

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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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Manila Signals Focus on Economic Buildup, Downplays Tensions on Sea

Voice of America News By Natalie Lui December 24, 2017 WASHINGTON — In his newly unveiled National Security Strategy, U.S. President Donald Trump vows to “ensure the balance of power remains in America’s favor in key regions of the world.” The Indo-Pacific led the list of “key regions” identified by …

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