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The Future of U.S.-Philippine Alliance

Changing regional dynamics and new realities in Philippine domestic politics over the past four years have posed challenges to policy makers in both Washington and Manila. In February President Duterte announced a termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement, a key element in the bilateral security relationship, but termination has now been …

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Weekly Issues | President Duterte at UNGA

September 25, 2020 Featured Contributor Chairman of the Carlos P. Romulo Foundation for Peace and Development Founding Director of the US-Philippines Society His article appeared in the Philippine Star and is shared with the Society’s online readership, with the author’s permission. Although it took the President four years into his …

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President Duterte’s Address at the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly Reflects his Administration’s Priorities, Concerns and Agenda

PHILIPPINE STATEMENT PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE General Debate 75th Session of the General Assembly 22 September 2020 (Tuesday), General Assembly Hall, New York Theme: “The future we want, the United Nations we need: reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism – confronting COVID-19 through effective multilateral action.” Mr. President of the …

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H.E. Ambassador Sung Y. Kim Conferred the Order of Sikatuna with rank of Datu (Grand Cross), Gold Distinction

STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES Farewell Call of H.E. Sung Y. Kim Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of the Philippines 7 September 2020 President Rodrigo Roa Duterte congratulated H.E. Sung Y. Kim, outgoing Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary …

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Virtual Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Japanese Surrender at the American Residence in Baguio

REMARKS OF U.S. AMBASSADOR SUNG Y. KIM American Residence in Baguio September 3, 2020 Good afternoon and welcome to the American Residence in Baguio and our Embassy in Manila. Secretaries Lorenzana and Locsin, I am grateful and delighted that we are gathered both in person and virtually to pay tribute to …

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Weekly Issues | A Guide to the Visiting Forces Agreement: Understanding the Past and Adapting to the Future

June 10, 2020 Featured Contributor Ambassador Thomas C. Hubbard U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines (1996-2000) Founding Director, US-Philippines Society   Question 1: With the Philippine government’s recent announcement on suspension of VFA termination and your close personal association with the VFA’s history, in what ways does the agreement continue to serve the …

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Coronavirus signals we must shift from terrorism to new bipartisan intelligence priorities

March 31, 2020 US intelligence agencies started warning the Trump administration in January about the coronavirus outbreak. We need a new agenda for this new world. Opinion Contributors: US-Philippines Society Co-chair Ambassador John D. Negroponte and Edward M. Wittenstein USA TODAY 30 March 2020 Link The COVID-19 crisis poses an …

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March 9: Current U.S.-Philippines Relations and Perspective on Ways Forward, with Ambassador Jose Manuel G. Romualdez

PRIVATE ROUNDTABLE LUNCH INVITATION MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM The Stimson Center 1211 Connecticut Ave, NW, 8th Floor Washington, DC 20036 Register The Philippine government’s recent announcement to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) raises questions about the shape of future security ties with the United …

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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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FILIPINO WORLDVIEW: Carlos P. Romulo in DFA

FILIPINO WORLDVIEW – Roberto R. Romulo (The Philippine Star) – August 2, 2019 The Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) Archives collection gets a major boost as it receives a collection of documents from the country’s most prolific and widely respected diplomat, politician and nationalist in ceremonies held on July 24 …

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