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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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May 28 | Launch of Virtual Series on History of Filipinos in Washington DC: The Lim Family Stories with Ricardo A. Lim

Please join our inaugural event on May 28th, Thursday 7:30 pm ET on Zoom We are delighted to co-sponsor ISTORYA DC ONLINE, a new and unique online series! At this inaugural event you will learn about the Lim family in Washington, DC from Ricardo A. Lim. His grandparents General Vicente Lim …

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Weekly Issues: The Early Philippine Suffrage Movement in Washington

May 4, 2020 Featured Contributor Co-Director Philippines on the Potomac Project (POPDC) Last June, the Library of Congress launched its yearlong exhibit, “Shall Not be Denied,” which celebrates the centennial of the 19th Amendment. It documents the long fight of American women to gain the right to vote. Among the highlights …

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Weekly Issues: Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of World War II: A Perspective

March 25, 2020 Featured contributor Dr. Juan M. Montero II Question 1: Let’s start with a general question about what Americans and Filipinos of today’s generation should remember about World War II. Today’s generation of Americans and Filipinos should never forget the unfathomable and in many cases the ultimate sacrifice …

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Bridging Faith and Development in the Philippines

Report Launched: Faith and Development in Focus – Philippines Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs Georgetown University Third Floor Conference Room 3307 M St NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC 20007 The event marked the release of the “Faith and Development in Focus: Philippines” report which provides an overview …

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Jan 27 – Safe Haven: Jewish Refugees in the Philippines

An Invitation to a Panel Discussion at the United Nations A High-Level Special Event to Commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day Monday, January 27, 2020 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Venue: Conference Room 4 United Nations Headquarters 1st Avenue at East 46th Street New York City Featuring a keynote address, film …

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Dedication Ceremony of the Balangiga Bell Replica at Fort Carson, Colorado

Fort Carson, CO– A replica of one of the three Bells of Balangiga was unveiled at Fort Carson, Colorado during a November 20 ceremony. US-Philippines Society director Henry B. Howard attended the dedication ceremony at the invitation of General (ret) Vincent K. Brooks, a former commander of 2nd Battalion, 9th …

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Art Exhibition by Award-Winning Filipino Artist Maria Murga Opens in Washington DC

WASHINGTON, D.C.– The US-Philippines Society with the support of director Henry B. Howard and the Sentro Rizal Washington DC opened an exhibition featuring the works of award-winning Filipina-Spanish artist Maria Mari Murga and Mindanao craft makers on November 15, 2019 at the Philippine Embassy Chancery Annex. Murga’s project titled “Liwanag: …

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Special Viewing of “Doctrina Christiana” First Printed Manuscript in the Philippines Held at the Library of Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C.-  A special viewing and lecture on the Doctrina Christiana in Spanish and Tagalog, a rare manuscript and an important part of the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection of the United States Library of Congress (LOC), took place at the Whittall Pavilion in Washington, D.C. co-organized by the Philippine Embassy, …

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Leyte Landing 75th Anniversary Commemoration

Remarks by Hank Hendrickson Executive Director, US-Philippines Society Norfolk, VA October 20, 2019 Always an honor to come to the MacArthur Memorial, to visit with friends among the Fil-Am community in Southeastern Virginia, and partner with Consul General Rene Villa of the Philippine Embassy. We are here to commemorate the …

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