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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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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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