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US-Philippines Society Annual Board Meeting

Makati City, Philippines – The February 19 US-Philippines Society Board of Directors meeting reviewed 2017 programs, 2018 plans, finances, and other business matters. The Board passed a resolution supporting a return of the Bells of Balangiga to their church in Eastern Samar. New member Paul Shmotolokha of Alpha Technologies (Washington State) …

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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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Bilateral Trade, Investment, and a “View from Washington”

Makati City, Philippines – A centerpiece of the program was the February 20 Business Forum, which included briefings by Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Lopez, Department of Budget and Management Secretary Diokno and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Managing Director Dakila. Officials projected continued GDP annual growth rates nearing seven percent …

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U.S. and Philippine companies to push for more collaborations

The Philippine Star Richmond Mercurio February 21, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — A Filipino-American organization co-chaired by business titan Manuel V. Pangilinan is pushing for greater collaboration between US and Philippine firms in key sectors of the economy as part of a “modern, multi-dimensional, 21st century US-Philippines relationship.” The US Philippines …

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DTI sees US Free Trade Deal gaining traction within two years

The Business World Anna Gabriela A. Mogato February 20, 2018 THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) expects considerable progress within one to two years in the Philippines’ bid to negotiate a free trade agreement (FTA) with the US. Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez told reporters on Tuesday that while …

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A View from Washington FILIPINO WORLDVIEW By Roberto R. Romulo

Manila, Philippines – Despite the rhetoric – and the tweets – Philippine-US relations remain strong and America is open to economic partnerships. That is the message that came out of the recently held annual board of directors meeting of the US-Philippine Society held Feb. 19-20 at the Peninsula Manila. The …

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US-Philippines Society Board of Directors Meeting and Business Mission Program Preview

US-Philippines Society Co-Chair Manuel V. Pangilinan will host a Board of Directors Meeting and Business Mission in Manila, February 19-20. Leading the U.S. delegation will be Co-Chair John D. Negroponte, former ambassador to the Philippines and Deputy Secretary of State. The Society’s bi-national board includes business, professional and civic leaders …

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2017 Philippines in Review: Strong Growth, Robust Partnerships, Solid Prospects

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Philippine Ambassador to the U.S. Jose Manuel G. Romualdez delivered a comprehensive year-end report on developments during the first full year of the Duterte Administration to a large audience held on 18 December 2017 at the Philippine Embassy’s Romulo Hall, co-sponsored by the US-Philippines Society. Ambassador Romualdez’ …

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Joint Statement between the United States of America and the Republic of the Philippines

The White House Office of the Press Secretary November 13, 2017 U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte met in Manila, Philippines on November 13, 2017, to discuss a broad range of shared interests and priorities. Both leaders praised the enduring United States-Philippines Alliance, built on a …

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