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US-Philippines Society Program Preview 2019

Media/Public Release 14 February 2019 Manila, Philippines US-Philippines Society Co-Chair Manuel V. Pangilinan will host a Board of Directors Meeting and Business Mission in Manila, February 17-20. Leading the high-level U.S. delegation will be Co-Chair John Negroponte, former ambassador to the Philippines and Deputy Secretary of State. Joining Negroponte are …

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An Opinion Essay: The Significance of the Return of the Balangiga Bells with regard to US-Philippines Relations

February 3, 2019 An Opinion Essay by Ambassador John D. Negroponte Co-chair, US-Philippines Society Washington, D.C. A foreign affairs retrospective on the past year would do well to include an event that merits special recognition – an overdue gesture that quietly ended more than a century of rancor between the …

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Washington Forum Highlights Historical Perspective and Significance of Balangiga Bells Return

Washington, D.C. – The US-Philippines Society and the Philippine Embassy co-hosted a forum on the “Return of the Balangiga Bells: A Historical Perspective and Significance” at the Philippine Chancery Annex on 22 January 2019. The forum brought together a set of renowned speakers who contributed significantly to the effort of …

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Jan 22 | Forum on the Return of the Balangiga Bells: A Historical Perspective and Significance

The US-Philippines Society and the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines invite you to a forum on the return of the Balangiga Bells featuring Amb Jose Manuel G. Romualdez and a panel of experts. Tuesday, January 22, 2019 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST 4:30 PM Check-in 4:45 PM …

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Digital Boost for Displaced Marawi Learners

Investing in Education The Smart School-in-a-Bag, a portable digital classroom, is designed to facilitate learning in remote areas by utilizing mobile technology and innovative 21st-century teaching practices, and K-12 learning tools. Each package contains a preloaded laptop, compatible tablets, DVD player and disks, instruction books and guides, a projector and …

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Jan 18: New Year Outlook for the Philippines – From Maritime Dispute to Mid-term Elections

New Year Outlook for the Philippines: From Maritime Dispute with China to Mid-Term Elections Friday, January 18, 2019 12:30pm-2:00pm  ICC Executive Conference Room (ICC 700) Georgetown University 37th and O St. NW, Washington DC      Marites Vitug 1987 Nieman Fellow Writer and Journalist   SFS Professor Yuhki Tajima Moderator …

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Commentary by Ambassador Sung Kim: Returning the bells

COMMENTARY Returning the bells By: US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim – December 12, 2018 Yesterday, a US Air Force plane bearing three historic bells from San Lorenzo de Martir Church in Balangiga landed at Villamor Air Base. These bells were taken 117 years ago; it was my honor …

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Speech of President Rodrigo Duterte During the Turnover of Balangiga Bells

Presidential Communications Operations Office Presidential News Desk Speech of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte During the Turnover of the Balangiga Bells Delivered at Balangiga Auditorium, Balangiga, Eastern Samar, 15 December 2018 Kindly sit down. I was given a choice whether I would give a talk or not. But considering the emotional …

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Marawi Recovery: Livelihood Assistance Program

USPHS implementing partner PDRF hosted the first Marawi Entreprenuers Forum for internally displaced persons from Marawi on July 16, 2018 held at Mindanao State University. The event was made possible through the Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Labor and Employment, local government of Marawi City, Department of Social …

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Ceremonial Address Marking the Return of the Bells of Balangiga to the Philippines

Ceremonial Address Marking the Return of the Bells of Balangiga to the Philippines U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis Veterans Remembrance Ceremony Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming November 14, 2018 Thanks very much, ladies and gentlemen. The chaplain spoke about peace and unity, and that’s really what we’re here …

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