Strategic and Political

The Duterte Administration: The First 100 Days

Ambassador Maisto presented an in-depth analysis of the policy direction of the new Duterte administration at the SAIS PH Round table on 12 October. He cited President Duterte’s domestic agenda aimed at enhancing peace and order, reducing corruption and red tape, addressing traffic congestion, strengthening environmental protections, fighting criminality in …

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Strategic and Political

US-Philippines Society Board Called On Former President Aquino And Exchanged Views With Newly-Elected President Duterte

PHILIPPINES – On June 22-24 , six weeks after Filipinos elected President Rodrigo R. Duterte in a historic voter turnout, the US-Philippines Society Board of Directors convened in Manila and Davao,  for a board meeting program and business mission. The three-day program was highlighted by a call on former President …

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Preview of the Policy Agenda of the Duterte Administration by Director General Claro Cristobal

WASHINGTON D.C. – On June 6, at the Philippines Roundtable, co-sponsored by the Society, the Philippine Embassy and SAIS Southeast Asia Studies, featured guest speaker Director-General Claro S. Cristobal offered an initial scan of the policy agenda of the Duterte administration. As a precondition to progress and development, President Duterte …

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Strategic and Political

Key Issues in US-Philippines Relations in 2016 And Beyond

WASHINGTON, D.C.- On May 4, 2016, with just five days before Filipinos cast their votes for president and vice-president, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted the second Philippines Votes 2016 forum.Four Southeast Asia experts offered perspectives on post-election foreign policy challenges, including internal security threats, tensions arising from territorial …

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Past EventsStrategic and Political

Philippines 2016: Governance, Growth, Development and Security

WASHINGTON, D.C.- At the April 28 symposium “Philippines 2016: Governance, Growth, Development and Security” leading officials and analysts from the U.S. and the Philippines reflected on initiatives launched under President Aquino as he concludes his six-year term. Panelists highlighted gains from reforms and offered proposals for sustainable growth, poverty reduction and …

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Philippines Votes 2016: SAIS Roundtable with Dr. Abinales

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On 20 April, 2016, as Filipinos are getting ready to vote for their next president and vice president, political scientist Dr. Patricio N. Abinales discussed Filipino voting habits, polls and surveys, and political trends and complex political party campaign practices. at Johns Hopkins University SAIS. The event …

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2016 PHILIPPINE ELECTIONS: Leadership Qualities of the Next President

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Seasoned journalist Marites Vitug provided an insightful analysis of the upcoming Philippine general elections at a luncheon program at the World Bank, on March 23. The lecture drew an informed audience of government officials, World Bank staff, academics, press, Society and business association members. On May 9, some …

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Secretary Albert Del Rosario Honored by US-PHilippines Society Directors

WASHINGTON D.C. – On January 12, 2016, at the Metropolitan Club of Washington DC, the US-Philippines Society Directors hosted a dinner in honor of Secretary Albert Del Rosario for his exemplary leadership and public service. The Secretary was instrumental in the formation of the US-Philippines Congressional Friendship Caucus and has been …

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Strategic and Political

Maritime Affairs Philippine Congressional Delegation visits the U.S.

Four-Member Congressional Delegation Visits Washington DC 27-30 April, 2015 The US-Philippines Society sponsored a maritime affairs delegation visit to Washington of four members of the Philippines House of Representatives, plus Philippine Transmarine Carriers CEO Gerardo Borromeo to exchange views with US Congressional counterparts and meet with executive agencies and non-government organizations …

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U.S.-Philippine Relations: A Year-End Perspective

H.E. Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. provides a year-end perspective on the U.S. and Philippine relations. At Room 812, JHU SAIS Benjamin T. Rome Building Thursday December 12, 2013 at 11:30 AM Eastern Standard Time Source: Philippines Roundtable with Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr.

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