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Sixth Anniversary of the Philippines-China South China Sea Arbitral Tribunal Ruling

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 11, 2022 As I noted in my May 26 speech, the United States and our Indo-Pacific allies and partners are committed to preserving a system where goods, ideas, and people flow freely across land, sky, cyberspace, and the open seas.  This system …

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High-level Philippine Delegation in Washington DC

“Great to see the completion of the acquisition of Hanjin shipyard in Subic Bay by a U.S.-based firm. An important example of U.S.-Philippine public-private partnership.”
-Assistant Secretary of Defense Ely Ratner

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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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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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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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31 Mar 2021 | National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with National Security Advisor Hermogenes Esperon of the Philippines

The White House Briefing Room Statement by National Security Council Spokesperson Emily Horne on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with National Security Advisor Hermogenes Esperon of the Philippines March 31, 2021 National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke by phone today with National Security Advisor Hermogenes Esperon of the Philippines. …

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23 Mar 2021 | PH DFA Statement on Unauthorized and Lingering Presence of Chinese Fishing Vessels in and around Julian Felipe Reef

Department of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Philippines Statement on the Unauthorized and Lingering Presence of Chinese Fishing Vessels in and around Julian Felipe Reef March 23, 2021 PASAY CITY – The Philippines demands that China promptly withdraw its fishing vessels and maritime assets in the vicinity and adjacent waters …

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5 Apr 2021 | DFA Deplores Chinese Embassy Response to Secretary of Defense’s Statement

Department of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Philippines DFA Deplores Chinese Embassy Response to Secretary of Defense’s Statement April 5, 2021 The Department of Foreign Affairs strongly deplores the statement of the Chinese Embassy Spokesperson reacting to the 3 April 2021 statement of Secretary of National Defense Delfin N. Lorenzana …

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US renews commitment to stand with PH on arbitral ruling on West Philippine Sea

By CNN Philippines Staff Published Nov 23, 2020 2:32:22 PM Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 23) — The United States on Monday vowed to continue helping the country protect its sovereign rights and maritime resources, as US National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien blasted China for being “aggressive” in its incursions …

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Indigenous Peoples Delegation Perspectives on the Other Mindanao Conflict

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Representing the Mandaya and Manobo Indigenous Peoples (IP) tribes in Mindanao, eight community leaders traveled across various cities in the United States to share their perspectives on a simmering conflict in the southern Philippines between the Communist New People’s Army (NPA) and the government. During their final stop …

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