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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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Cultural and EducationalPast Events

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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Cultural and EducationalWeekly Series

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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Cultural and EducationalPast Events

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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Cultural and EducationalWeekly Series

Weekly Issues | Reflections on June 12, 1898: Philippine Declaration of Independence amid a “Dangerous International Environment”

June 8, 2020 Featured Contributor Dr. Frank Jenista U.S. Foreign Service Officer Question 1: From the perspective of a historian, what are some lesser known aspects of the Philippines’ Declaration of Independence on June 12, 1898? Filipinos know a great deal about that momentous day. General Aguinaldo had recently returned from …

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Cultural and EducationalPast Events

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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Cultural and EducationalPast Events

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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Cultural and EducationalWeekly Series

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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