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Weekly Issues | President Duterte at UNGA

September 25, 2020 Featured Contributor Chairman of the Carlos P. Romulo Foundation for Peace and Development Founding Director of the US-Philippines Society His article appeared in the Philippine Star and is shared with the Society’s online readership, with the author’s permission. Although it took the President four years into his …

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Cultural and EducationalFeatureWeekly Series

Weekly Issues: Peace Corps Volunteer Writes Memoir About Experience in the Philippines

September 21, 2020 Featured Contributor Alvin J. Hower, a former Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines, has written a fascinating book entitled No Greater Service, A Peace Corps Photo Memoir (Philippines 1969-1974). The US-Philippines Society recognizes the contributions of Hower and thousands of other volunteers over the past six decades in strengthening …

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Weekly Issues: Reflections on Famed WWII Correspondent Spencer Davis in the Philippines

July 7, 2020 Featured Contributor Question 1: As Americans and Filipinos look back on World War II in the Pacific during this 75th anniversary commemoration, the work of war correspondents and photographers provides a uniquely valuable insight. Tell us about AP reporter Spencer Davis, your connection, and his role in reporting on …

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Weekly Issues | A Guide to the Visiting Forces Agreement: Understanding the Past and Adapting to the Future

June 10, 2020 Featured Contributor Ambassador Thomas C. Hubbard U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines (1996-2000) Founding Director, US-Philippines Society   Question 1: With the Philippine government’s recent announcement on suspension of VFA termination and your close personal association with the VFA’s history, in what ways does the agreement continue to serve the …

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Cultural and EducationalWeekly Series

Weekly Issues | Reflections on June 12, 1898: Philippine Declaration of Independence amid a “Dangerous International Environment”

June 8, 2020 Featured Contributor Dr. Frank Jenista U.S. Foreign Service Officer Question 1: From the perspective of a historian, what are some lesser known aspects of the Philippines’ Declaration of Independence on June 12, 1898? Filipinos know a great deal about that momentous day. General Aguinaldo had recently returned from …

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Disaster ReliefWeekly Series

Weekly Issues: An Update on U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in the BARMM

June 5, 2020 The United States government, civil society and private sector remain committed to provide assistance to vulnerable populations in the Bangsamoro region. The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines announced today that the U.S. government is providing an additional $4 million to assist those displaced by conflict and recent …

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Disaster ReliefWeekly Series

Weekly Issues: US-Philippines Exchange Alumni and the COVID-19 Response

May 28, 2020 In addition to direct U.S. Government and American private sector assistance in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines, people-to-people ties and more specifically an enduring partnership through alumni networks of exchange programs represents an extraordinary asset for both countries. Bonds have been continuously strengthened and refreshed …

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Weekly Issues: COVID-19 Response and Development Prospects in the Bangsamoro Region

May 27, 2020 Featured Contributor Member, Bangsamoro Transition AuthorityBangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Question 1. How has the Coronavirus impacted the BARMM, and how has the autonomous government responded? The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has been greatly affected along with the rest of the Philippines …

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Weekly Issues: The US-Philippines Society’s Partnership with the Stimson Center’s Southeast Asia Forum

William M. Wise Chair of the Southeast Asia Forum at the Stimson Center The partnership between the US-Philippines Society and the Philippines Roundtable — begun at Johns Hopkins-SAIS more than a decade ago – resumed this year as part of the new Southeast Asia Forum at the Henry L. Stimson …

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Weekly Issues: U.S. Support for Covid-19 Response in the Philippines

May 22, 2020 The record clearly shows a strong and continuing commitment by the U.S. Government, private sector, and non-profits, including members of the US-Philippines Society, in response to the Coronavirus outbreak in the Philippines. The U.S. Embassy Fact Sheet below provides a useful and timely update detailing the variety and magnitude …

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