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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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U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines Sung Kim’s address at his Swearing-In Ceremony

Remarks Sung Kim U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines  Ben Franklin Room Washington, DC November 3, 2016 AMBASSADOR KIM: Mr. Secretary, it is such a great honor and privilege to stand here with you this morning. I’m deeply grateful to you and President Obama for this amazing opportunity …

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Secretary Kerry addresses US-Philippines Relations during the Swearing-In Ceremony of U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Ben Franklin Room Washington, DC November 3, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, mabuhay. AUDIENCE: Mabuhay. SECRETARY KERRY: I’m happy really happy to welcome everybody. What a crowd. This is amazing. Are you running for office? (Laughter.) AMBASSADOR KIM: Next job. SECRETARY KERRY: …

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The Washington Post Covers the Centennial Anniversary of America’s Commitment to Philippine Independence

Reprint from the Washington Post A century ago, this grand dinner celebrated the Philippines — without Filipino food By Maura Judkis August 29 It was a marvelous dinner. One hundred guests, many of whom were senators or generals. An ornate banquet room in the Willard Hotel and floral arrangements of magnolias, …

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50th Death Anniversary of Capt. Solomon, Jr.

WASHINGTON D.C. – On July 30, U.S. and Philippine groups organized a ceremonial march to the Vietnam Memorial War Wall on the occasion of the 50th Death Anniversary of Capt. Ekwood “Kiko” Solomon, Jr. (11 March 1940 – 27 July 1966), the first American graduate of the Philippine Military Academy. …

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Post-Arbitration Geopolitical Assessment

July 20, 2016 – Andrew Shearer, Former Australian National Security Adviser and Senior Advisor on Asia Pacific Security at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) delivered remarks during the ADRi forum entitled “Upholding the Law of the Sea Convention and the Post-Arbitration Philippine Challenge” held on July 15, 2016 at …

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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 …

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The South China Sea Arbitration: Permanent Court of Arbitration Rendered Award

On July 12, 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), an intergovernmental organization established by the 1899 Hague Convention on the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes located in the Hague, Netherlands, issued a unanimous Award in the arbitration instituted by the Republic of the Philippines against the People’s Republic of China.  The …

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USCIS to Implement Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Program

WASHINGTON, D.C.- On May 9, 2016, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published the Federal Register notice announcing the implementation of the USCIS Filipino World War II Veterans Parole (FWVP) policy. According to the official statement, on or after June 8, 2016 certain Filipino World War II veteran family members who are beneficiaries of …

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