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A Tribute to Filipino and Filipino-American Frontliners in Action

Video titled “We Heal As One” from “Philippine Independence Day 2020 Virtual Celebration”, 12 June 2020 by all Philippine Foreign Service Posts in the United States of America. On behalf of the US-Philippines Society, Ambassador John D. Negroponte joins Co-chair Manuel V. Pangilinan in thanking Ambassador Jose M. Romualdez and …

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Weekly Issues: An Update on U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in the BARMM

June 5, 2020 The United States government, civil society and private sector remain committed to provide assistance to vulnerable populations in the Bangsamoro region. The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines announced today that the U.S. government is providing an additional $4 million to assist those displaced by conflict and recent …

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Weekly Issues: US-Philippines Exchange Alumni and the COVID-19 Response

May 28, 2020 In addition to direct U.S. Government and American private sector assistance in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines, people-to-people ties and more specifically an enduring partnership through alumni networks of exchange programs represents an extraordinary asset for both countries. Bonds have been continuously strengthened and refreshed …

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Weekly Issues: COVID-19 Response and Development Prospects in the Bangsamoro Region

May 27, 2020 Featured Contributor Member, Bangsamoro Transition AuthorityBangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Question 1. How has the Coronavirus impacted the BARMM, and how has the autonomous government responded? The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has been greatly affected along with the rest of the Philippines …

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Weekly Issues: U.S. Support for Covid-19 Response in the Philippines

May 22, 2020 The record clearly shows a strong and continuing commitment by the U.S. Government, private sector, and non-profits, including members of the US-Philippines Society, in response to the Coronavirus outbreak in the Philippines. The U.S. Embassy Fact Sheet below provides a useful and timely update detailing the variety and magnitude …

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Weekly Issues: Covid-19 Response in the Philippines

May 1, 2020 An Update by Ambassador Roberto R. Romulo We are pleased to share the following excerpts from Ambassador Romulo’s recent column citing new Philippine government metrics for addressing the Coronavirus crisis, legal and administrative issues, and support from the U.S. government and private sector. Filipino WorldView from The …

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Weekly Issues: Global Heroes

April 24, 2020 Featured Author Chairman of the Carlos P. Romulo Foundation for Peace and Development Founding Director of the US-Philippines Society His article appeared in the Philippine Star April 24 and is shared with the Society’s online readership, with the author’s permission. We call our overseas workers modern day …

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Appeal for Solidarity to Combat COVID 19

Make a Donation Today LET US RESPOND AND MOBILIZE THE NECESSARY RESOURCES TO STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN THE PHILIPPINES. We ask that you consider making a donation in support of the “Appeal for Solidarity to Combat COVID-19” in collaboration with the AmCham Foundation. Testing and protection are crucial as …

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Nobody Cares About the Little People’: Cruise Crews File Covid-19 Suit

Nearly 80,000 crew members are stranded on 100 cruise ships amid the coronavirus pandemic. Many passengers have been evacuated. The New York Times, By Frances Robles April 14, 2020 KEY WEST, Fla. — As governments around the world have grappled with how to rescue cruise ship passengers stuck on board …

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2020 Carlos P. Romulo Award

At a welcome reception in Manila, February 16, 2020, hosted by Ambassador Jose Manuel G. Romualdez, the Society acknowledged the leadership of Co-chair Manuel V. Pangilinan who was honored together with Director Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala for work in mobilizing private sector recovery assistance to victims of natural disasters …

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