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2022 Philippine Elections Preview

At the invitation of the Southeast Asia League of Students (SEALS), the US-Philippines Society held a roundtable discussion on the May 2022 Philippine presidential elections at the Johns Hopkins University’s Rome Auditorium on November 17. Society Executive Director Hank Hendrickson provided an overview of the political landscape followed by Director …

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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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US-Philippines Society Meets Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin in Washington

As the Philippines and the United States mark the 75th anniversary of Diplomatic Relations, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro L. Locsin engaged with members of Congress in Washington DC, September 28-October 1. During his visit, the US-Philippines Society hosted a luncheon in honor of the Secretary at the Taft Dining …

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US-Philippines Society hosts Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana at CSIS

At the initiative of Director Henry B. Howard, the US-Philippines Society and the CSIS Asia Program hosted a roundtable discussion with Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana on September 9. Participants included White House National Security Council Coordinator for the Indo-Pacific Dr. Kurt Campbell and CSIS President John Hamre. US-Philippines …

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Open Letter to President Biden on the Need for U.S. Leadership in Global Vaccinations

An Open Letter to President Joseph Biden from US-Philippines Society Honorary Chair Maurice Greenberg, also signed by Co-Chair John Negroponte and President John F. Maisto along with other Top International Policy and Business Lead    

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Recorded Webinar | Philippines May 2022 Elections: Issues and Outlook in the Year Ahead

May 19, 2021, Wednesday 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (EDT) in Washington DC   What will the upcoming election year in the Philippines look like? Join us as leading independent experts discuss the issues expected to shape the campaign, the political forces at work, the balance between domestic and foreign …

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A Remembrance: Legacy of First Philippine Ambassador to the U.S. Joaquin Elizalde

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Philippine Embassy in the United States, US-Philippines Society, and St. Joseph-on-Carrollton Manor Parish jointly observed on 9 February 2021 the 56th death anniversary of Joaquin Miguel Elizalde, first Philippine Ambassador to the United States (1946-1952). Ambassador Elizalde is buried in the cemetery at St. Joseph. At exactly …

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Post-election Analysis: Outcomes and the Biden Administration’s Policy Priorities

At a November 23 post-election virtual roundtable, Washington insider Jonathan Slade presented an in-depth analysis of the U.S. election outcomes, the impact of changing demographics in key states and an update on the electoral college process. He said the electorate voted for divided government, splitting their tickets as the Republicans …

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Great Decisions Speaker Hank Hendrickson on “The Philippines and the U.S.”

US-Philippines Society Executive Director Hank Hendrickson was featured speaker at a Foreign Policy Association’s online discussion program, “Great Decisions: The Philippines and the U.S.” Setting the tone for the interview-style program, Hendrickson provided an overview of key historical events and current policy issues of importance in the bilateral relationship. The …

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Panel Discussion: The Future of U.S.-Philippine Alliance

At an October 21 webinar co-hosted by the US-Philippines Society and the Stimson Center, a panel of leading experts provided insights into the Philippines-U.S. alliance as the 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) approaches its 70th anniversary. Professor William Wise, Chair of the Southeast Asia Forum at the Stimson Center, framed …

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