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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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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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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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President Duterte Welcomes the US-Philippines Society

February 20, 2019 Manila, Philippines Directors of the US-Philippines Society concluded a highly successful five-day business mission to the Philippines on February 20 with a call on President Rodrigo R. Duterte, who welcomed the Society’s bi-national board, led by Co-chair Manuel V. Pangilinan and Society President Ambassador John F. Maisto. …

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US-Philippines Society Courtesy Call on President Duterte

US-Philippines Society co-chair Manuel V. Pangilinan and President Ambassador John F. Maisto led the US-Philippines directors during the Presidential Courtesy Call on February 20, 2019 at the Malacanan Palace, Manila. Click here to view the video clip.

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Ambassador Frank Wisner: “The United States & the Philippines”

Remarks by Ambassador Frank G. Wisner THE UNITED STATES & THE PHILIPPINES PH-US Trade and Investment Forum US-Philippines Society Board Meeting and Business Mission Manila February 18, 2019 It is a pleasure to return to the Philippines, especially under the auspices of the US-Philippines Society and in the company of …

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