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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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ASEAN 2017 Summit Preview as the United States Reaffirms Commitment to Allies and Partners

WASHINGTON, D.C.- At a October 31 forum, “A Preview of U.S. and Philippine Priorities for the 2017 ASEAN and East Asia Summits,” Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Southeast Asia Patrick Murphy offered insights into the administration’s goals for the upcoming Asean and East Asia Summits as President Trump embarks …

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In Memoriam Washington Z. Sycip, US-Philippines Society Honorary Chair

With condolences, we share the news of the passing of the beloved Philippine business icon and thought leader who founded two institutions in the Philippines, Sycip Gorres Velayo & Company (SGV) and the Asian Institute of Management, that transformed young Filipino professionals to world-class accountants, managers, and executives. Washington Z. …

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Congressional Gold Medal presentation to Filipino WW2 veterans planned in October 2017

Congressional Gold Medal presentation to Filipino World War II Veterans is planned in October or November 2017. National Registry of Eligible Filipino Veterans has been created to ensure veterans get recognition. Following the passage in US Congress of the Filipino Veterans of WWII Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2015, plans are …

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President-Elect Donald Trump’s Acceptance Speech

New York November 9, 2016 Thank you. Thank you very much, everyone. I’ve just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us — it’s about us — on our victory, and I congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign. I mean, she — she fought …

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Hillary Clinton’s Remarks on the Election of Donald Trump to Presidency

New York November 09, 2016 Last night, I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country. I hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans. This is not the outcome we wanted or we worked so hard for, and I’m sorry …

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President Obama’s Remarks on the Election of Donald Trump to the Presidency

Statement by the President The White House November 09, 2016 THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Yesterday, before votes were tallied, I shot a video that some of you may have seen in which I said to the American people:  Regardless of which side you were on in the election, regardless …

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Hank Hendrickson on Bloomberg TV: 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a live broadcast interview on 8 November by Roby Alampay of Bloomberg TV Philippines that reached influential audience in the Philippines, Executive Director Hank Hendrickson stressed the importance of the 4 million Filipino Americans, a growing constituency, in the 2016 US Election, and the group’s support …

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H.E. Sung Kim Became the New U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At the November 3 swearing-in ceremony of Ambassador Sung Kim, Secretary John Kerry reiterated the U.S. commitment to the Philippines, stating “the United States continues to place a high value on the close ties that exist between our countries. We continue to recognize our ironclad commitment to …

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