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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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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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Assistant Secretary Stilwell Press Statement on Strategic Priorities in the Philippines

Manila, July 16, 2019 — I was honored to co-chair the U.S.-Philippines Bilateral Strategic Dialogue, July 15-16 in Manila.  As a treaty ally, our partnership with the Philippines is critical for realizing our shared vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific, with thriving sovereign nations.  A strong U.S.-Philippines alliance deters …

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Joint Statement From the 8th Philippines-United States Bilateral Strategic Dialogue (BSD)

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the Republic of the Philippines on the occasion of the July 15-16, 2019 U.S.-Philippines Bilateral Strategic Dialogue. ______ The Republic of the Philippines and the United States of America held the Eighth …

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July 25 – The Philippines: A Mid-Term Assessment

INVITATION Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Butler Room 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20036-2103 REGISTER HERE With the newly elected 18th Congress seated this month, Ms. Marites Vitug will provide a review of the May election outcome and shape of …

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Transition to New Autonomy Arrangements in Muslim Mindanao

Washington, D.C. – At an April 9 forum, “Transition to Autonomous Muslim Mindanao,” development practitioner David Timberman offered insights on the progress and challenges of the new era of the Bangsamoro with a review of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) and the transition governing body, the Bangsamoro …

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April 9: Transition to Autonomy in Muslim Mindanao

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM The Stimson Center 1211 Connecticut Ave, NW, 8th Floor Washington, D.C. 20036 Join us for an independent perspective on the transition underway toward new autonomous arrangements in the southern Philippines. Featured speaker David Timberman is a scholar and development practitioner on …

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President Duterte Welcomes the US-Philippines Society

February 20, 2019 Manila, Philippines Directors of the US-Philippines Society concluded a highly successful five-day business mission to the Philippines on February 20 with a call on President Rodrigo R. Duterte, who welcomed the Society’s bi-national board, led by Co-chair Manuel V. Pangilinan and Society President Ambassador John F. Maisto. …

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