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The Military Order of the Carabao signs MOA on an Educational Benefit Program for AFP Dependents

Washington, D.C. – On August 13, 2019, the Military Order of the Carabao represented by Captain Charles B. Dixon, USN (ret) and the AFP Educational Benefit System represented by Defense Attaché BGEN Marlo Guloy signed a Memorandum Of Agreement on an Educational Benefit Program that supports educational expenses of dependents …

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FILIPINO WORLDVIEW: Carlos P. Romulo in DFA

FILIPINO WORLDVIEW – Roberto R. Romulo (The Philippine Star) – August 2, 2019 The Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) Archives collection gets a major boost as it receives a collection of documents from the country’s most prolific and widely respected diplomat, politician and nationalist in ceremonies held on July 24 …

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Assistant Secretary Stilwell Press Statement on Strategic Priorities in the Philippines

Manila, July 16, 2019 — I was honored to co-chair the U.S.-Philippines Bilateral Strategic Dialogue, July 15-16 in Manila.  As a treaty ally, our partnership with the Philippines is critical for realizing our shared vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific, with thriving sovereign nations.  A strong U.S.-Philippines alliance deters …

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Joint Statement From the 8th Philippines-United States Bilateral Strategic Dialogue (BSD)

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the Republic of the Philippines on the occasion of the July 15-16, 2019 U.S.-Philippines Bilateral Strategic Dialogue. ______ The Republic of the Philippines and the United States of America held the Eighth …

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Tastes of the Philippines and a Musical Tribute for Philippine Independence Day

Washington, D.C. – World-renowned Filipina classical pianist Cecile Licad capped an evening at Washington’s Kennedy Center, June 17, 2019, commemorating the 121st anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine Independence. The concert followed a diplomatic reception featuring formal speeches by Ambassador Jose M. Romualdez and Under Secretary of State Brian Bulatao, …

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Spotlighting Philippine National Hero Jose Rizal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “It is not a question of forgetting or moving on, it is moving forward not being imprisoned by history. And this is what Rizal taught us, to be liberated from history and to find and create a new world that is better not only for the Philippines …

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Filipino Worldview: “I shall return”

FILIPINO WORLDVIEW – Roberto R. Romulo (The Philippine Star) – April 5, 2019 On March 19,1942 General MacArthur in Adelaide, Australia stated: The President of the United States ordered me to break through the Japanese lines…for the purpose, as I understand it, of organizing the American offensive against Japan, a primary object …

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Third Xavier Ateneo Board of Trustees Speaker Series features American philanthropist ‘with a Filipino heart’ Henry Howard

Text by Stephen Pedroza Photos by Anthony Jacob Karagdag and Caryl Be Trabadillo Xavier Ateneo News March 11, 2019 Henry Boland Howard, described as an American philanthropist “with a Filipino heart,” was the guest of honor at the 3rd Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan Board of Trustees Speaker Series held …

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An Opinion Essay: The Significance of the Return of the Balangiga Bells with regard to US-Philippines Relations

February 3, 2019 An Opinion Essay by Ambassador John D. Negroponte Co-chair, US-Philippines Society Washington, D.C. A foreign affairs retrospective on the past year would do well to include an event that merits special recognition – an overdue gesture that quietly ended more than a century of rancor between the …

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Washington Forum Highlights Historical Perspective and Significance of Balangiga Bells Return

Washington, D.C. – The US-Philippines Society and the Philippine Embassy co-hosted a forum on the “Return of the Balangiga Bells: A Historical Perspective and Significance” at the Philippine Chancery Annex on 22 January 2019. The forum brought together a set of renowned speakers who contributed significantly to the effort of …

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