Cultural and EducationalPast Events

Philippine Design, Textiles and Fashion- A Gala Evening

WASHINGTON, D.C.– A “Gala Evening Celebrating Philippine Design, Textile and Fashion” was a huge success, drawing a diverse crowd of US government officials, members of the Washington diplomatic corps, members of the Filipino-American community, and the general public, and shining light on the fabric and designs that make the Philippines …

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Trade & InvestmentUS News

Viewing US-Philippine Trade and Investment in a Strategic Context

WASHINGTON D.C. – A June 24, 2015 conference on the Philippine economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), co-sponsored by the US-Philippines Society and the Philippine Embassy, offered a timely forum in the wake of U.S. Congressional action on TPA for top Philippine government officials and private …

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Past EventsTrade & Investment

Exhibit of Furniture Design Icon Kenneth Cobonpue 

On May 11, the US-Philippines Society with the Embassy of the Philippines’ Trade Office sponsored a reception for buyers and design enthusiasts at the launch of a “Design Philippines” exhibit featuring the furniture of Kenneth Cobonpue. The series is a branding initiative that positions the Philippines as a sourcing destination …

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Cultural and Educational

US-PH Society’s Director Henry B. Howard Appointed Philippine Honorary Consul for Florida

WASHINGTON D.C. – On April 30, in recognition of Mr. Howard’s Commitment to promote goodwill between the two cities, Ambassador Cuisia conferred the US-Philippines Society founding Director Henry B. Howard the official position of Philippine Honorary Consul for Florida. A longstanding supporter of the Philippines, Mr. Howard came to know …

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Disaster ReliefPast Events

New Approaches for Building Resiliency in the Philippines after Haiyan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On April 23, the US-Philippines Society and the Embassy of the Philippines in a first time collaboration with the American Institute of Architects-Washington DC Chapter hosted a special event on the occasion of DC ARCHITECTURE WEEK. Prominent Chicago-based Filipina architect, Ms. Lira Luis, led the panel of …

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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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Strategic and Political

Maritime Affairs Philippine Congressional Delegation visits the U.S.

Four-Member Congressional Delegation Visits Washington DC 27-30 April, 2015 The US-Philippines Society sponsored a maritime affairs delegation visit to Washington of four members of the Philippines House of Representatives, plus Philippine Transmarine Carriers CEO Gerardo Borromeo to exchange views with US Congressional counterparts and meet with executive agencies and non-government organizations …

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Disaster ReliefPast Events

Pandan Central School in Antique gets a new school building from BDO Foundation and US-Philippines Society

PANDAN, ANTIQUE – On March 25, BDO Foundation and US-Philippines Society jointly inaugurated a new four-classroom two-storey building and turned it over to school officials, teachers and students of Pandan Central School in Antique.  This school suffered major damage when typhoon Yolanda barreled the eastern Visayan seaboard.  This initiative became …

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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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