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On his First Official Visit, Secretary of State Antony Blinken Assures U.S. Commitment to US-PH Alliance

Meeting of President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. and Secretary Antony Blinken Following his participation in the ASEAN Regional meetings in Cambodia, Aug 2-6, Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Manila, August 6, for important meetings with President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. and Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo to offer assurance of a deeper …

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U.S. Ambassador MaryKay Carlson Presents Credentials

The US-Philippines Society shares a video and transcript of the presentation of credentials by U.S. Ambassador MaryKay Carlson to Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. on July 22. Amb Carlson was welcomed with arrival honors followed by the signing of the guestbook. She later offered a wreath to the Philippine national …

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Highlights of the US-Philippines Society Board Meeting Program in Manila

A US-Philippines Society delegation led by Ambassador John Negroponte completed a four-day mission to the Philippines June 23, highlighted by a meeting with President-elect Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. and key members of the new leadership team at a welcome reception hosted by Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel G. Romualdez …

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Bloomberg Interview: Amb John Negroponte on the Philippine Presidential Election

An excerpt of an interview of John Negroponte, former US Ambassador to the United Nations and the former director of national intelligence, where he talks about the Philippine presidential election. He is also former Ambassador to the Philippines and Co-Chair of the US-Philippines Society. He was on “Balance of Power” …

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Philippine Presidential Elections: Congratulatory Messages

The US-Philippines Society invites your attention to congratulatory messages from President Biden and Secretary of State Blinken to President-elect Marcos, and a response from the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs. White House Statement Following a Presidential call from Air Force One on May 11 “President Biden underscored that he looks …

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Philippine Elections Preview: Perspectives on the Campaign and the Future of US-PH Bilateral Relations

On May 9, the Philippines will elect over 18,000 political positions including a new president and vice-president, half of the Senate, and all of the House of Representatives. During a May 5 online forum, “What the May 9th Election Means for the Philippines and the U.S. Role in Southeast Asia,” …

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May 5 Online Forum: What the May Election Means for the Philippines and the U.S. Role in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia Forum (Stimson Center) and US-Philippines Society present: Winner(s) Take All?  What the May 9th Election Means for the Philippines and the U.S. Role in Southeast Asia Thursday, May 5, 0900 EDT (2100 PHST) REGISTER HERE Zoom details to be provided On May 9th Philippine voters will choose a …

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Strategy of Denial: A Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific Region

In presenting his new book, Strategy of Denial, to Philippine audiences in a March 10 “virtual discussion,” author Elbridge Colby outlined his call for U.S. policy planners to adopt a more sharply focused strategic framework for dealing with a resurgent China. Colby reminded participants that the post-Cold War unipolar global …

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USPHS welcomes White House Ambassadorial Nomination Announcement

White House Announces Ambassadorial Nomination MaryKay Carlson Nominee for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of the Philippines MaryKay Loss Carlson, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor, currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires, …

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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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