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Message from President John F. Maisto: 75th Anniversary of US-PH Diplomatic Ties

In Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of the Philippines and the United States of America Ambassador John F. Maisto As President of the US-Philippines Society and former diplomat who served in the Philippines, it is a distinct honor to participate in …

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A Remembrance: Legacy of First Philippine Ambassador to the U.S. Joaquin Elizalde

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Philippine Embassy in the United States, US-Philippines Society, and St. Joseph-on-Carrollton Manor Parish jointly observed on 9 February 2021 the 56th death anniversary of Joaquin Miguel Elizalde, first Philippine Ambassador to the United States (1946-1952). Ambassador Elizalde is buried in the cemetery at St. Joseph. At exactly …

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Feb 18: Wartime Visit to DC by Peter Jamero, Author of “Growing Up Brown”

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2021 7:30 pm-8:30 pm EST LIVE via ZOOM and FACEBOOK Featured Speaker PETER JAMERO Join us as Peter Jamero will provide lessons and insights drawn from chapters in his book “Growing Up Brown, Memoirs of a Filipino-American” with emphasis on his 1945 visit to Washington, D.C. and …

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Philippine Universities at ASU-Devex Hackathon 2020

De La Salle University: Appear.ed | ASU Devex World Hackathon 2020, Winner in Innovation at Scale

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Carlos P. Romulo: Advocate for the Filipino, Philippine Independence and World Peace

At an August 17 Istorya DC virtual program, featured speaker and archivist of Carlos P. Romulo Foundation for Peace and Development Liana Romulo provided an overview of the life and times of her grandfather Carlos P. Romulo (1898-1985). She traced her grandfather’s early visits to Washington DC as a student …

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Literary Artist Bienvenido N. Santos: Portraits of a Filipino American

At a September 24 virtual event, journalist and writer Leonor “Noree” Briscoe offered insights into the personal and professional life including writing techniques employed by one of Philippines’ most prolific and distinguished literary artists, Bienvenido N. Santos (1911-1996). They had first met in 1965, collaborated on projects including the PALM …

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Cultural and EducationalWeekly Series

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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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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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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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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