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Sep 7 | Marcos Administration: An Early Look

A VIRTUAL EVENT Wednesday, September 7, 2022 1100 EDT (2300 PHST) Following an historic electoral win in May, Philippines President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. and his running mate Vice President Sara Duterte, pledged to promote national unity, address rising energy and food prices, and create jobs. President Marcos’ first appointments, …

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Secretary of State Antony Blinken Assures U.S. Commitment to US-PH Alliance

Meeting of President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. and Secretary Antony Blinken Following his participation in the ASEAN Regional meetings in Cambodia, Aug 2-6, Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Manila, August 6, for important meetings with President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. and Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo to offer assurance of a deeper …

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Philippine NewsStrategic and PoliticalWeekly Series

U.S. Ambassador MaryKay Carlson Presents Credentials

The US-Philippines Society shares a video and transcript of the presentation of credentials by U.S. Ambassador MaryKay Carlson to Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. on July 22. Amb Carlson was welcomed with arrival honors followed by the signing of the guestbook. She later offered a wreath to the Philippine national …

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Meeting with US Ambassador MaryKay Carlson on US-PH Relations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At the invitation of the US-Philippines Society, incoming Ambassador to the Philippines MaryKay Carlson joined Society directors led by Co-Chair Amb John D. Negroponte and President Amb John F. Maisto with support of Amb Frank Wisner for a July 11 substantive discussion on US-PH relations. Marking its …

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Regional SecurityUS News

Sixth Anniversary of the Philippines-China South China Sea Arbitral Tribunal Ruling

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 11, 2022 As I noted in my May 26 speech, the United States and our Indo-Pacific allies and partners are committed to preserving a system where goods, ideas, and people flow freely across land, sky, cyberspace, and the open seas.  This system …

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Highlights of the US-Philippines Society Board Meeting Program in Manila

A US-Philippines Society delegation led by Ambassador John Negroponte completed a four-day mission to the Philippines June 23, highlighted by a meeting with President-elect Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. and key members of the new leadership team at a welcome reception hosted by Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel G. Romualdez …

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Disaster ReliefFeatured Stories

Food Packs for a Small Southern Mindanao Village Striving for Peace

Villages in Patikul, a 3rd class municipality, in Sulu, Southern Mindanao, experienced displacement and stagnation due to decades of fighting. “Sulu province was left behind in many development aspects such as healthcare services, community and infrastructure projects, housing development, education and poverty.” observed Project Coordinator Adzhar J. Madjid, for Banglapines …

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Bloomberg Interview: Amb John Negroponte on the Philippine Presidential Election

An excerpt of an interview of John Negroponte, former US Ambassador to the United Nations and the former director of national intelligence, where he talks about the Philippine presidential election. He is also former Ambassador to the Philippines and Co-Chair of the US-Philippines Society. He was on “Balance of Power” …

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Strategic and PoliticalUS News

Philippine Presidential Elections: Congratulatory Messages

The US-Philippines Society invites your attention to congratulatory messages from President Biden and Secretary of State Blinken to President-elect Marcos, and a response from the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs. White House Statement Following a Presidential call from Air Force One on May 11 “President Biden underscored that he looks …

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Strategic and Political

Philippine Elections Preview: Perspectives on the Campaign and the Future of US-PH Bilateral Relations

On May 9, the Philippines will elect over 18,000 political positions including a new president and vice-president, half of the Senate, and all of the House of Representatives. During a May 5 online forum, “What the May 9th Election Means for the Philippines and the U.S. Role in Southeast Asia,” …

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