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August 17: Life Stories of Carlos P. Romulo in Washington D.C.

MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2020 7:30 pm EDT LIVE via ZOOM and FACEBOOK Featured Speaker LIANA ROMULO Join us as Liana Romulo, General Carlos P. Romulo’s granddaughter, shares personal and public life stories of General Romulo, one of the Philippines’ greatest public servants, well-respected diplomat and international advocate for cooperation and …

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Cultural and EducationalFeatureWeekly Series

Weekly Issues: Reflections on Famed WWII Correspondent Spencer Davis in the Philippines

July 7, 2020 Featured Contributor Question 1: As Americans and Filipinos look back on World War II in the Pacific during this 75th anniversary commemoration, the work of war correspondents and photographers provides a uniquely valuable insight. Tell us about AP reporter Spencer Davis, your connection, and his role in reporting on …

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Cultural and EducationalPast Events

June 25 | Eyewitness to History: The Life of Irineo Esperancilla U.S.N.

THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2020 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm EDT LIVE via ZOOM Featured Speaker MELINDA DART Irineo Esperancilla was born in the Philippines on October 15, 1906. In 1925, he joined the U.S. Navy. From 1929-1955, he worked in the White House and on presidential yachts as a Navy …

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Disaster ReliefFeatureFeatured Stories

A Tribute to Filipino and Filipino-American Frontliners in Action

Video titled “We Heal As One” from “Philippine Independence Day 2020 Virtual Celebration”, 12 June 2020 by all Philippine Foreign Service Posts in the United States of America. On behalf of the US-Philippines Society, Ambassador John D. Negroponte joins Co-chair Manuel V. Pangilinan in thanking Ambassador Jose M. Romualdez and …

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Weekly Issues | A Guide to the Visiting Forces Agreement: Understanding the Past and Adapting to the Future

June 10, 2020 Featured Contributor Ambassador Thomas C. Hubbard U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines (1996-2000) Founding Director, US-Philippines Society   Question 1: With the Philippine government’s recent announcement on suspension of VFA termination and your close personal association with the VFA’s history, in what ways does the agreement continue to serve the …

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Weekly Issues | Reflections on June 12, 1898: Philippine Declaration of Independence amid a “Dangerous International Environment”

June 8, 2020 Featured Contributor Dr. Frank Jenista U.S. Foreign Service Officer Question 1: From the perspective of a historian, what are some lesser known aspects of the Philippines’ Declaration of Independence on June 12, 1898? Filipinos know a great deal about that momentous day. General Aguinaldo had recently returned from …

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Disaster ReliefWeekly Series

Weekly Issues: An Update on U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in the BARMM

June 5, 2020 The United States government, civil society and private sector remain committed to provide assistance to vulnerable populations in the Bangsamoro region. The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines announced today that the U.S. government is providing an additional $4 million to assist those displaced by conflict and recent …

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Cultural and EducationalPast Events

June 19: A LIVE Event “Serving Rizal” | Celebrate the 159th Birth Anniversary of Jose Rizal

Join us as we commemorate the 159th Birth Anniversary of Philippine National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal, and celebrate the Third Anniversary of Sentro Rizal Washington DC Friday, June 19, 2020 8:00 – 9:30 pm EDT Featuring FELICE PRUDENTE STA. MARIA Food Historian Author of “The Foods of Jose Rizal” and …

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Disaster ReliefWeekly Series

Weekly Issues: US-Philippines Exchange Alumni and the COVID-19 Response

May 28, 2020 In addition to direct U.S. Government and American private sector assistance in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines, people-to-people ties and more specifically an enduring partnership through alumni networks of exchange programs represents an extraordinary asset for both countries. Bonds have been continuously strengthened and refreshed …

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Disaster ReliefWeekly Series

Weekly Issues: COVID-19 Response and Development Prospects in the Bangsamoro Region

May 27, 2020 Featured Contributor Member, Bangsamoro Transition AuthorityBangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Question 1. How has the Coronavirus impacted the BARMM, and how has the autonomous government responded? The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has been greatly affected along with the rest of the Philippines …

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