Trade & Investment

Highlights of the 2020 US-Philippines Society Board Meeting and Business Program in Manila

Manila, Philippines – Directors of the US-Philippines Society concluded a timely and productive three-day board program in the Philippines on February 19. In meetings with legislative leaders Senator Koko Pimentel, House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, and Representative Rufus Rodriguez the delegation discussed the future of Philippines-United States security ties following the …

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Disaster Relief

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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EventsPast EventsStrategic and Political

Feb 17-18: 2020 Business, Investment, Political Trends and Global Risks Forum

17 February 2020, Monday, 10:30 AM – 3:40 PM 18 February 2020, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM The Conservatory, Peninsula Manila, Makati City Monday, February 17, 2020 10:00                               Registration 10:30                                Introduction and Welcome Remarks PANEL I: …

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Community and Sectoral Outreach

International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the UN Highlights Philippine Rescue Program under President Quezon

United Nations, NY – A January 27 forum at United Nations Headquarters in New York City, “Safe Haven: Jewish Refugees in the Philippines,” described President Manuel L. Quezon’s determined leadership in providing asylum for Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi persecution on the eve of World War II. The event, in observance …

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Cultural and EducationalPast Events

Bridging Faith and Development in the Philippines

Report Launched: Faith and Development in Focus – Philippines Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs Georgetown University Third Floor Conference Room 3307 M St NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC 20007 The event marked the release of the “Faith and Development in Focus: Philippines” report which provides an overview …

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Cultural and EducationalEventsPast Events

Jan 27 – Safe Haven: Jewish Refugees in the Philippines

An Invitation to a Panel Discussion at the United Nations A High-Level Special Event to Commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day Monday, January 27, 2020 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Venue: Conference Room 4 United Nations Headquarters 1st Avenue at East 46th Street New York City Featuring a keynote address, film …

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Cultural and Educational

Dedication Ceremony of the Balangiga Bell Replica at Fort Carson, Colorado

Fort Carson, CO– A replica of one of the three Bells of Balangiga was unveiled at Fort Carson, Colorado during a November 20 ceremony. US-Philippines Society director Henry B. Howard attended the dedication ceremony at the invitation of General (ret) Vincent K. Brooks, a former commander of 2nd Battalion, 9th …

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Cultural and Educational

Art Exhibition by Award-Winning Filipino Artist Maria Murga Opens in Washington DC

WASHINGTON, D.C.– The US-Philippines Society with the support of director Henry B. Howard and the Sentro Rizal Washington DC opened an exhibition featuring the works of award-winning Filipina-Spanish artist Maria Mari Murga and Mindanao craft makers on November 15, 2019 at the Philippine Embassy Chancery Annex. Murga’s project titled “Liwanag: …

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Cultural and Educational

Special Viewing of “Doctrina Christiana” First Printed Manuscript in the Philippines Held at the Library of Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C.-  A special viewing and lecture on the Doctrina Christiana in Spanish and Tagalog, a rare manuscript and an important part of the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection of the United States Library of Congress (LOC), took place at the Whittall Pavilion in Washington, D.C. co-organized by the Philippine Embassy, …

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Community and Sectoral Outreach

75th Anniversary of Gen MacArthur’s Leyte Landing

Norfolk, VA.- On Sunday, Oct 20, 2019, the MacArthur Memorial hosted a commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the historic Leyte Landing which led to the liberation of the Philippines in World War II. Guest speakers including Director Christopher Kolakowski, Consul General Renato Pedro Villa, Executive Director Hank Hendrickson and …

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