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Jones Bridge Paintings Presented For Centennial Celebration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two paintings of the William A. Jones Memorial Bridge in Manila were presented to the Richmond County Museum and the family of Congressman William Atkinson Jones in Warsaw, Virginia on 12 May 2017, as part of the celebration of the centennial anniversary of the 1916 Philippine Autonomy …

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Drug Rehabilitation: A Public Health Policy

TAGUIG – On February 23, members of the US-Philippines Society delegation toured a Drug Rehabilitation Center in Taguig to better understand public health challenges posed by the Shabu epidemic and to explore ways the Society can assist in areas of education and rehab training. The delegation, led by Ambassadors John F. …

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Maternal and Child Health Assistance

On February 22, Ambassador John F. Maisto signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Zuellig Family Foundation Chair Roberto Romulo and ZFF President Ernesto Garilao to assist maternal and child health programs in Samar. Funding was made possible through donations from US-Philippine Society supporters and sponsors of a Musical Concert in …

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Return of the 400-Year Old Church Bell

WEST POINT CEREMONY MARKS RETURN OF HISTORIC CHURCH BELL TO THE PHILIPPINES WEST POINT, New York – On 29 April 2016, a ceremonial handover of a church bell from the Catholic Chapel of the U.S. Military Academy drew attention as a sign of goodwill between America and the Philippines. Sonny Busa, …

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Prospects for the Bangsamoro: Halal Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On April 21, Honorary Aleem Siddiqui Matabalao Guiapal presented a talk on  the Philippines-ASEAN-U.S. initiative in developing the Halal industry in Bangsamoro. He examined the political and economic prospects for the Bangsamoro focusing on the promotion of the Halal industry in the Philippines with other ASEAN member countries …

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Ambassador Cuisia Conferred the Diplomatic Merit of Order of Sikatuna

LOS ANGELES, CA.- Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III conferred the Order of Sikatuna, with the rank of Grand Cross (Datu) to Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. in recognition of the envoy’s exemplary accomplishments in working for the advancement of the country’s national interests in its relations with the United …

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DANDI Awards and Executive Forum

NEW YORK – In support of diversity and inclusive initiatives, US-Philippines Society Executive Director Hank Hendrickson joined The DANDI Advisory Council as a judge to identify individuals and organizations for their contributions to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Among the winners at the 13 November awards ceremony at …

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USAID Partenrship for Growth Initiatives

WASHINGTON D.C. – The US-Philippines Society and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) welcomed former USAID Philippine Mission Director Gloria Steele on October 28 at a round table discussion. Ms. Steele reported on innovative ways to attain resilient and inclusive growth. Under the Cities Development Initiative, the agency recognized …

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FYLPRO Partner Attends APEC SME Summit

MANILA – Filipino-American Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) Awardee R.J. Diokno joined the APEC SME Summit on 17 November in Manila. The APEC SME Summit focused on empowering invigorated and technology-enabled small, and medium enterprises (SME) to propel broad and sustained economic growth and its increasing role to solve social challenges.

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Concert

(Washington) – In recognition of the first visit to Washington by Pope Francis, the Kennedy Center and the Archdiocese of Washington will present a concert in the Pope’s honor, featuring Metropolitan Opera luminary Denyce Graves and ten-year-old jazz prodigy Jose Andre Montano. The concert is free and open to the …

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