Trade & InvestmentWeekly Series

Weekly Issues: Metro-Clark – The Philippines Hottest Growth Area

April 2020 Featured Contributor Founder and former President and CEO of Peregrine Development International Retired U.S. Navy Captain Founding Director of the US-Philippines Society The U.S. Air Force abandoned the Clark Air Base in 1991. It was America’s largest military installation outside the continental United States. It was a modern American oasis …

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Trade & Investment

Highlights of the 2020 US-Philippines Society Board Meeting and Business Program in Manila

Manila, Philippines – Directors of the US-Philippines Society concluded a timely and productive three-day board program in the Philippines on February 19. In meetings with legislative leaders Senator Koko Pimentel, House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, and Representative Rufus Rodriguez the delegation discussed the future of Philippines-United States security ties following the …

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Forum with BSP Governor Diokno Highlights Philippine Economy’s Resilience

WASHINGTON, D.C.- “The Philippines has come a long way but it is now recognized globally as among the fastest growing and most resilient economies in the world. Its future prospects are bright. However, the transformation was a product of a long list of structural reforms. It did not happen overnight,” …

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The Vital Role of Islamic Finance in Mindanao Development

WASHINGTON, D.C.- During a September 26 CSIS roundtable on “Development Opportunities in Muslim Mindanao and Islamic Finance,” Philippine Central Bank (BSP) Managing Director Atty Arifa Ala made a detailed and highly informative presentation on ways Islamic banking can facilitate business growth, especially in sensitive “un-banked” areas of the southern Philippines. …

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Strategic and PoliticalTrade & Investment

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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Economic Overview by Secretary Ernesto Pernia

Washington, D.C. – At an April 10 forum co-organized by US-Philippines Society and the Stimson Center,  Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Dr. Ernesto Pernia assured U.S. audiences that the Philippine economy is one of the faster growth performers in ASEAN averaging 6.5 % growth for the past 10 quarters under the Duterte …

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Past EventsTrade & Investment

June 25: A Perspective on Mindanao by Representative Amihilda Sangcopan

INVITATION   Tuesday, June 25, 2019   12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch will be served   The US-Philippines Society with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines is hosting a forum in Washington, D.C. covering recent developments in the southern Philippines. Featured Speaker Click here …

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Your Fish is Your Future

By SUNG KIM, US AMBASSADOR TO THE PHILIPPINES Published June 5, 2019 Lying within the global center of marine biodiversity, the Philippines is one of the world’s top fish producing countries, and millions of Filipinos derive their livelihood from fishing.  However, these rich and precious resources are declining rapidly, with …

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April 10: Economic Briefing and Investment Opportunities in the Philippines

Click to Register Wednesday, April 10, 2019 10:30 am – 12:00 noon  The Stimson Center 1211 Connecticut Ave NW 8th Floor Washington, D.C. 20036 You are invited to a forum featuring Secretary Ernesto Pernia, PhD, on the Philippine economy, a bright spot in the East Asia-Pacific region. This presentation for …

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