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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Disaster ReliefFeatureWeekly Series

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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Community and Sectoral OutreachUpcoming EventsWeekly Series

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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Disaster ReliefWeekly Series

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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Disaster ReliefWeekly Series

Weekly Issues: Covid-19 Response in the Philippines

May 1, 2020 An Update by Ambassador Roberto R. Romulo We are pleased to share the following excerpts from Ambassador Romulo’s recent column citing new Philippine government metrics for addressing the Coronavirus crisis, legal and administrative issues, and support from the U.S. government and private sector. Filipino WorldView from The …

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Cultural and EducationalWeekly Series

Weekly Issues: The Early Philippine Suffrage Movement in Washington

May 4, 2020 Featured Contributor Co-Director Philippines on the Potomac Project (POPDC) Last June, the Library of Congress launched its yearlong exhibit, “Shall Not be Denied,” which celebrates the centennial of the 19th Amendment. It documents the long fight of American women to gain the right to vote. Among the highlights …

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Disaster ReliefWeekly Series

Weekly Issues: Global Heroes

April 24, 2020 Featured Author 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 April 24 and is shared with the Society’s online readership, with the author’s permission. We call our overseas workers modern day …

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FeatureTrade & 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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Weekly Series

Weekly Issues: Reflection on Christian Spirituality in a Pandemic

April 7, 2020 As the COVID 19 continues to infect and cause death in 151 countries, some of us may be tempted to wonder why this is happening. We turn to God for His protection but also to ask WHY. Why did He allow the pandemic to happen and why …

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