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Washington Forum Highlights Historical Perspective and Significance of Balangiga Bells Return

Washington, D.C. – The US-Philippines Society and the Philippine Embassy co-hosted a forum on the “Return of the Balangiga Bells: A Historical Perspective and Significance” at the Philippine Chancery Annex on 22 January 2019. The forum brought together a set of renowned speakers who contributed significantly to the effort of …

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Jan 18: New Year Outlook for the Philippines – From Maritime Dispute to Mid-term Elections

New Year Outlook for the Philippines: From Maritime Dispute with China to Mid-Term Elections Friday, January 18, 2019 12:30pm-2:00pm  ICC Executive Conference Room (ICC 700) Georgetown University 37th and O St. NW, Washington DC      Marites Vitug 1987 Nieman Fellow Writer and Journalist   SFS Professor Yuhki Tajima Moderator …

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Ceremonial Address Marking the Return of the Bells of Balangiga to the Philippines

Ceremonial Address Marking the Return of the Bells of Balangiga to the Philippines U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis Veterans Remembrance Ceremony Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming November 14, 2018 Thanks very much, ladies and gentlemen. The chaplain spoke about peace and unity, and that’s really what we’re here …

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Returning the Bells of Balangiga

On December 11, 2018, at the direction of Secretary James Mattis, the U.S. Department of Defense turned over the three Balangiga bells to the Department of National Defense (DND) of the Philippines at Villamor Air Base, Manila. On Saturday, December 15, the DND turned over the bells to San Lorenzo …

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High Level Forum on Indo-Pacific Infrastructure Development

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel G. Romualdez joined senior USG officials and a private sector representative in a forum entitled Building the Indo-Pacific: ASEAN Stakeholder Forum held at the Stimson Center in Washington, D.C. on 30 October 2018, co-sponsored by the US-Philippines Society. In a …

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October 30: Building the Indo-Pacific: ASEAN Stakeholder Forum

Tuesday, October 30 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Venue: The Stimson Center 1211 Connecticut Ave, NW, 8th Floor Washington, DC 20036 LIVESTREAM via Stimson Center The US-Philippines Society and the Stimson Center invite you to a public, on-record forum to discuss strategic and pragmatic impact areas for new USG trade …

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Senator Loren Legarda Addresses Washington Policy Circle at CSIS Leadership Forum

Washington, D.C. – Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committees on Foreign Relations, Finance, and Climate Change, was the featured speaker in the CSIS-Pertamina Banyan Tree Leadership Format the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), in partnership with the US-Philippines Society, in Washington, D.C. on 20 April 2018. Addressing a …

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Lovelier the Second Time Around

Mike About Town By Mike T. Toledo Published by Manila Standard March 19, 2018 About this time last year, I wrote about the meeting of the Board of Directors of the US-Philippines Society that was held here in the Philippines. In that column piece, I wrote about how the holding …

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Legislative Dialogue with Senator Gatchalian and Congressman Rodriguez

Makati City, Philippines – In a February 19 panel discussion with Senator Sherwin Gatchalian and Mindanao Congressman Max Rodriguez, the delegation welcomed assurances of congressional support for the Philippines’ economic reform agenda. Senator Gatchalian engaged directors in company-specific discussions on energy, power and technology. Congressman Rodriguez provided an update on post-Marawi …

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President Rodrigo R. Duterte welcomed the US-Philippines Society in Manila

Malacañan Palace, Manila – President Rodrigo R. Duterte personally welcomed the Society’s bi-national board, led by Co-chairs Manuel V. Pangilinan and Ambassador John D. Negroponte, during a full, friendly and lively exchange at Malacañan Palace on Tuesday, February 20 that included U.S. Ambassador Sung Y. Kim and Philippine Ambassador Jose …

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