Cultural and EducationalPast Events

Getting to Peace in Mindanao

Lead government peace negotiator Prof. Miriam Coronel-Ferrer at SAIS Philippines Roundtable WASHINGTON, D.C. – On April 22, the SAIS Philippines Roundtable, a partnership of US-Philippines Society and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), featured Prof. Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, Chair of the Philippine Government’s Negotiating Panel for the Comprehensive …

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Cultural and EducationalPast Events

Remembering the 1986 People Power Revolution 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On February 25, US-Philippines Society President John Maisto and SAIS Senior Associate Director Professor William Wise recall the role of the U.S. during the pivotal point in Philippine history, popularly known as “People Power” or the EDSA Revolution.  

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Cultural and EducationalPast Events

Photo Exhibit & Discussion

On February 24, Kim Komenich, 1987 Pulitzer Prize winner for Spot News Photography for his coverage of the fall of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, revisits the People Power Revolution at a photo exhibit February 24 co-sponsored by the US-Philippines Society. Joining the discussion were Society President Amb. John Maisto and …

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Cultural and EducationalPast Events

Keeping the Promise: Philippine Liberation’s 70th Anniversary

Norfolk, VA – In early 1942 it was clear that the Philippines was doomed.  With no relief in sight and with his forces trapped on Corregidor and the Bataan Peninsula, General Douglas MacArthur was ordered to leave the Philippines.  Arriving in Australia, he made a public promise to return and …

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Cultural and EducationalPast Events

Raul Sunico Concert

US-Philippines Society co-sponsored Raul Sunico concert “For Love of Bohol” at Georgetown University. Source: Raul Sunico Concert

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Cultural and EducationalPast Events

William Howard Taft and the Philippines – An Enduring Legacy

US-Philippines Society in partnership with the University Club, sponsored a luncheon series during the University Club’s 110th anniversary year. Featured speakers Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia and Ambassador John D. Negroponte examined the legacy of Taft who was elected as the University Club’s first president.

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Cultural and EducationalPast Events

Noli Me Tangere Opera comes to Washington DC

The US-Philippines Society was one of the sponsors in the inaugural presentation of the newly-formed Mid Atlantic Foundation for Asian Artists (MAFFAA) to the metro DC community with “Noli Me Tangere Opera. Source: QUARTERLY HIGHLIGHTS | “Noli Me Tangere Opera” comes to Washington DC

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Community and Sectoral OutreachCultural and EducationalPast Events

Mga Parol, Puto Bumbong, At Iba Pa

The Washington community experienced Filipino Christmas with traditional lanterns, called parols, and native delicacies to mark the start of the dawn masses nine days before Christmas. At a reception sponsored by the US-Philippines Society, members and guests enjoyed Filipino food including rice cakes traditionally served after the dawn mass. Lanterns …

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Cultural and EducationalPast Events

Philippines on the Runway

Innovative Philippine fashion and design from well-known designers from the US and the Philippines made an impression in Portland’s FashioNXT 2013. The US-Philippines Society welcomed this opportunity to showcase the Philippines at the opening of a gala fashion show.

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Cultural and EducationalPast Events

Orientation on Philippine Holdings, Library of Congress

A small-group tour of the Library of Congress and special orientation on its Philippine holdings, including select materials from the Filipino American collection, Hispanic division, and the original manuscript of the Doctrina Cristiana from the Rare Books collection. At The Jefferson Building, Library of Congress Thursday August 29, 2013 at …

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