Unveiling of Markers at Old Philippine Chancery, l-r: Chair Dr. Rene Escalante, Ambassador Jose Manuel G. Romualdez, Executive Director Hank Hendrickson, November 9, Washington DC.
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Old Philippine Embassy Chancery Historical Landmark Designation

November 9, 2018 Remarks by Hank Hendrickson Executive Director, US-Philippines Society Thank you and Good afternoon, Ambassador Romualdez, Chairman Escalante, Acting Director Bhalla, friends from the Embassy, members of the US-Philippines Society, and distinguished guests, including the honorable Michael Klecheski and Richard Blackwood of the State Department. On behalf of …

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Nov 9: Unveiling of Marker at the Old Philippine Chancery as a Philippine Historical Landmark

November 9, 2018, Friday 3:30 PM  The Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines is proud to announce that its Old Chancery Building has been designated as a Philippine National Historical Landmark by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines A Ceremony to Unveil the Historical Marker will take place …

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US-Philippines Society and Partners to Equip a New Health Facility in Marawi

Washington, D.C. – In early August, the US-Philippines Society, the Project Handclasp Foundation, Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation and Makati Medical Center Foundation signed a memorandum of agreement to provide health services and educational support to children of families displaced during the 2017 five-month Marawi Siege. This private sector initiative, “Children …

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October 30: Building the Indo-Pacific: ASEAN Stakeholder Forum

Tuesday, October 30 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Venue: The Stimson Center 1211 Connecticut Ave, NW, 8th Floor Washington, DC 20036 LIVESTREAM via Stimson Center The US-Philippines Society and the Stimson Center invite you to a public, on-record forum to discuss strategic and pragmatic impact areas for new USG trade …

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Lansdale Biography Details Effective Cooperation in Responding to Post-WWII Philippine Insurgency

Washington, D.C. – At an October 3 book presentation, “A Quiet American: Edward Lansdale in the Philippines and Vietnam,” best-selling author and foreign policy analyst Max Boot gave an overview of the career and personal life of Edward Lansdale, a famed operative who pioneered a “hearts and minds” approach to …

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“Bamboo Whispers” Promotes Philippine Mangyan Tradition to DC Audience

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The US-Philippines Society, Sentro Rizal Washington DC and Mangyan Heritage Center jointly hosted the event, “Bamboo Whispers: A Peek into the Filipino Soul” featuring the first overseas launch of the book entitled, “Bamboo Whispers, Poetry of the Mangyan”, at the Philippine Embassy Chancery Annex on September 19, …

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October 3: A Quiet American: Edward Lansdale in the Philippines and Vietnam

You are invited to a Roundtable Discussion with Max Boot Best-Selling Author of The Road Not Taken OCTOBER 3, 2018, Wednesday 12:00 NOON – 2:00 PM   Executive Conference Room, 7th Floor Intercultural Center  (ICC 700) Georgetown University 3700 O Street, NW Washington, DC 20057 To register, please click on …

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Help Preserve the Art of Mangyan Scripts – A Philippine National Cultural Treasure

Mangyan refers to an indigenous Philippine ethnic group living on Mindoro Island since the 10th century A.D. Among the most remarkable aspects of their rich culture is the writing system known as “Mangyan Scripts” that remains in use by the Hanunuo and Buhid Mangyan in southeastern Mindoro. The Scripts are …

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Diplomatic Outreach Beyond the Beltway

Frederick, Maryland – Philippine Ambassador Jose Manuel “Babe” Romualdez, in partnership with the US-Philippines Society, made a working visit to Frederick, MD, where he met with the mayor and community leaders, and explored business and cultural exchange opportunities, August 1. Centerpiece of his “diplomatic outreach” mission was a speech at …

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Filipino Worldview – By Roberto R. Romulo: Huge step towards disaster resilience

The Philippine Star August 3, 2018 President Duterte’s earnest call for Congress to pass a law creating a Department of Disaster Resilience during his 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA) is hopefully the start of a serious effort to address our country’s inadequate disaster management capabilities. The President had …

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