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The Future of U.S.-Philippine Alliance

Changing regional dynamics and new realities in Philippine domestic politics over the past four years have posed challenges to policy makers in both Washington and Manila. In February President Duterte announced a termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement, a key element in the bilateral security relationship, but termination has now been …

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Video: Life Stories of Carlos P. Romulo in Washington, D.C.

On August 17, 2020, 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 free market. He was the first Asian and only Filipino to serve as President of …

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Weekly Issues | President Duterte at UNGA

September 25, 2020 Featured Contributor Chairman of the Carlos P. Romulo Foundation for Peace and Development Founding Director of the US-Philippines Society His article appeared in the Philippine Star and is shared with the Society’s online readership, with the author’s permission. Although it took the President four years into his …

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President Duterte’s Address at the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly Reflects his Administration’s Priorities, Concerns and Agenda

PHILIPPINE STATEMENT PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE General Debate 75th Session of the General Assembly 22 September 2020 (Tuesday), General Assembly Hall, New York Theme: “The future we want, the United Nations we need: reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism – confronting COVID-19 through effective multilateral action.” Mr. President of the …

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Weekly Issues: Peace Corps Volunteer Writes Memoir About Experience in the Philippines

September 21, 2020 Featured Contributor Alvin J. Hower, a former Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines, has written a fascinating book entitled No Greater Service, A Peace Corps Photo Memoir (Philippines 1969-1974). The US-Philippines Society recognizes the contributions of Hower and thousands of other volunteers over the past six decades in strengthening …

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H.E. Ambassador Sung Y. Kim Conferred the Order of Sikatuna with rank of Datu (Grand Cross), Gold Distinction

STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES Farewell Call of H.E. Sung Y. Kim Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of the Philippines 7 September 2020 President Rodrigo Roa Duterte congratulated H.E. Sung Y. Kim, outgoing Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary …

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Virtual Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Japanese Surrender at the American Residence in Baguio

REMARKS OF U.S. AMBASSADOR SUNG Y. KIM American Residence in Baguio September 3, 2020 Good afternoon and welcome to the American Residence in Baguio and our Embassy in Manila. Secretaries Lorenzana and Locsin, I am grateful and delighted that we are gathered both in person and virtually to pay tribute to …

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September 24: Bienvenido N. Santos and the PALM Council in DC

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 7:30 pm ET LIVE via ZOOM NOREE BRISCOE In this next Istorya-DC Online event, Noree Briscoe will talk about Philippine American writer Bienvenido Santos, his literary works, his ties to DC and the beginnings of the Philippine Arts, Letters and Media (PALM) Council, to which Mr. …

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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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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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