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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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Top Philippine Officials Highlight Innovation in Agriculture, Manufacturing, Science and Technology

WASHINGTON, D.C.-  On March 17, Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes of the Philippine Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) led a panel discussion on “opportunities and challenges” in agriculture, manufacturing, and science and technology. He was joined by Department of Agriculture (DA) Policy and Planning Undersecretary Segfredo R. Serrano, Department of …

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30th Anniversary of EDSA People Power Revolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 25, 2016 marked the 30th anniversary of the Philippine EDSA People Power Revolution. In an interview by Tony Abad of Bloomberg TV Philippines that reached a nationwide audience, US-Philippines Society President Ambassador John F. Maisto offered a perspective on the historic events leading to a transfer …

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Viewing US-Philippine Trade and Investment in a Strategic Context

WASHINGTON D.C. – A June 24, 2015 conference on the Philippine economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), co-sponsored by the US-Philippines Society and the Philippine Embassy, offered a timely forum in the wake of U.S. Congressional action on TPA for top Philippine government officials and private …

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