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Xavier Ateneo Graduates under the Howard Scholarship Program

The Henry H. Howard and Gertrude L. Bagley Scholarship Program of Xavier University (Ateneo de Cagayan) announced the 2022 Xavier Ateneo Scholars Graduates having completed college degrees in education, English Language, Management Accounting, Biology and Nursing including four with honors. Now on its 21st year, the scholarship program was established …

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Passing of Fidel V. Ramos, 12th President of the Philippines

In Memoriam Fidel Valdez Ramos March 18, 1928 – July 31, 2022 The US-Philippines Society joins the Philippines, Filipino-Americans here and abroad in mourning the passing of former President Fidel V. Ramos. Our sincere condolences to his wife, Amelita, their children and family members. STATEMENT OF CO-CHAIR JOHN D. NEGROPONTE …

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U.S. Ambassador MaryKay Carlson Presents Credentials

The US-Philippines Society shares a video and transcript of the presentation of credentials by U.S. Ambassador MaryKay Carlson to Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. on July 22. Amb Carlson was welcomed with arrival honors followed by the signing of the guestbook. She later offered a wreath to the Philippine national …

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On the death of Japan’s former Prime Minister Abe, the US-Philippines Society sends condolences to Akie Abe and the People of Japan

Shinzo Abe Prime Minister of Japan (2012-2020) September 21, 1954 – July 8, 2022 The US–Philippines Society is profoundly shocked and deeply saddened by the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.  He was a true patriot of Japan, and he was devoted to the alliance between the United States …

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Ship Naming Announcement: USS Telesforo Trinidad

Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro announced May 19, 2022, the naming of a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer as USS Telesforo Trinidad (DDG 139). Telesforo de la Cruz Trinidad, the ship’s namesake, is the only Filipino in the U.S. Navy to be awarded the Medal of Honor for …

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Virginia House Rep Robert ‘‘Bobby’’ Scott: Honoring Amb Roberto Romulo

HONORING AMBASSADOR ROBERTO R. ROMULO HON. ROBERT C. ‘‘BOBBY’’ SCOTT OF VIRGINIA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Wednesday, March 2, 2022 Mr. SCOTT of Virginia. Madam Speaker, as Co-Chair of the U.S.-Philippines Friendship Caucus, I rise today to pay tribute to a great Philippine statesman and friend to the United …

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Remembrance: Roberto R. Romulo

A REMEMBRANCE ROBERTO R. ROMULO US-Philippines Society Founding Director In the 40 days since the passing of Roberto R. “Bobby” Romulo, family and friends from around the world have paid tribute by remembering Bobby for a life of true consequence and an enduring legacy. US-Philippines Society Co-chair Manuel V. Pangilinan …

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A Filipino American Perspective: What One Black Businessman Taught Me About Race in America

On this Black History Month celebrated in the U.S., Mr. Rene “Butch” Meily, a Filipino-American, shares his personal experience working with his former employer, Reginald Lewis, a successful black American who in the 1980’s became the CEO of the largest African American-owned enterprise in the U.S. with 64 operations in …

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USPHS welcomes White House Ambassadorial Nomination Announcement

White House Announces Ambassadorial Nomination MaryKay Carlson Nominee for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of the Philippines MaryKay Loss Carlson, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor, currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires, …

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In Memoriam Founding Director Roberto R. Romulo

In Memoriam Roberto “Bobby” Romulo December 9, 1938 – January 23, 2022 The US-Philippines Society deeply mourns the passing of Founding Director Roberto “Bobby” Romulo, at 83 on January 23, 2022 in Manila. In 2012, he helped to spearhead an initiative to form the US-Philippines Society and gathered support widely …

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