Strategic and Political

2022 Philippine Elections Preview

At the invitation of the Southeast Asia League of Students (SEALS), the US-Philippines Society held a roundtable discussion on the May 2022 Philippine presidential elections at the Johns Hopkins University’s Rome Auditorium on November 17. Society Executive Director Hank Hendrickson provided an overview of the political landscape followed by Director …

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Regional SecurityStrategic and PoliticalTrade & Investment

Official Reception honoring the 9th U.S.-Philippines Bilateral Strategic Dialogue

Congratulations to a successful 9th U.S.-Philippines Bilateral Strategic Dialogue held November 15-16, in Washington D.C. Following conclusion of the two-day talks, the US-Philippines Society in partnership with the Philippine Embassy hosted a reception attended by senior U.S. and Philippines delegates. US-Philippines Society Co-Chair Ambassador John D. Negroponte welcomed guests, citing …

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Disaster ReliefFeatured StoriesMarawi Update

With US-Philippines Society’s support, PDRF, other partners install new water system in Marawi

Marawi, Philippines – The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), in partnership with the US-Philippines Society, Metrobank, Metro Pacific Water, PLDT, and United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN Habitat), began installing 109 rainwater catchments in Hadiya Village, Marawi City last October 19, providing clean water to the community. The installation and …

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Cultural and EducationalPast Events

A Musical Evening with Selected Poems by Filipino José Garcia Villa

In celebration of the Filipino American History Month, the US-Philippines Society, the Philippines on the Potomac DC and the Philippine Embassy Sentro Rizal Washington DC co-hosted an intimate evening program to reflect on the achievements of a distinguished Filipino poet José García Villa (1908-1997). National Artist Garcia Villa was credited …

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Strategic and Political

US-Philippines Society Meets Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin in Washington

As the Philippines and the United States mark the 75th anniversary of Diplomatic Relations, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro L. Locsin engaged with members of Congress in Washington DC, September 28-October 1. During his visit, the US-Philippines Society hosted a luncheon in honor of the Secretary at the Taft Dining …

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Strategic and Political

US-Philippines Society hosts Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana at CSIS

At the initiative of Director Henry B. Howard, the US-Philippines Society and the CSIS Asia Program hosted a roundtable discussion with Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana on September 9. Participants included White House National Security Council Coordinator for the Indo-Pacific Dr. Kurt Campbell and CSIS President John Hamre. US-Philippines …

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Disaster ReliefFeatured Stories

Thanks for your Support! Southern PH Coastal Village Receive Food Packs

Thank you Donors and Members On July 11, 2021, the US-Philippines Society with assistance from Banglapines International and implementing partner organizations in Region IX distributed 150 food packs for the coastal families in Layag-Layag Village, Zamboanga. Each household received a bag of rice, Silver Swan seasoning sauce, sugar, noodles, ketchup, …

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Regional Security

Recorded Forum | Looking South, Looking West: Manila Views Security Threats to the Philippines

June 30, 2021, Wednesday 9:00 am – 10:00 am (EDT) Washington DC The Philippines faces security challenges from within – maintaining peace in Muslim Mindanao and managing armed insurgency by the Communist Party of the Philippines – as well as in the contested waters of the South China Sea where …

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Cultural and EducationalPhilippine News

Resolution 653: PH Senate Thanks U.S. Government For Bells Return

On June 1, 2021, the Philippine Senate adopted RESOLUTION 653 “Expressing the Profound Gratitude of the Senate of the Philippines for the Return by the United States Government of the Balangiga Bells and Recognizing the Efforts of those who facilitated its return.” The resolution was sponsored by Senator Richard J. …

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Past EventsRegional Security

June 30 | Looking South, Looking West: Manila Views Security Threats to the Philippines

June 30, 2021, Wednesday 9:00 am – 10:00 am (EDT) Washington DC Zoom Webinar The Philippines faces security challenges from within – maintaining peace in Muslim Mindanao and managing armed insurgency by the Communist Party of the Philippines – as well as in the contested waters of the South China …

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