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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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In Memoriam PH National Artist Frankie José

The US-Philippines Society joins Filipinos, Americans and the global literary community in mourning the passing of 2001 Philippine National Artist for Literature, Francisco Sionil “Frankie” José, age 97, on Thursday, January 6. A nationalist and prolific writer, he was known for his five-novel epic “The Rosales Sage,” consisting of The …

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Embassy Officials Awarded Highest Presidential Awards For Exemplary Service

The US-Philippines Society joins in saluting Ambassador Jose Manuel Romualdez and Consul Katrina Isabelle Borja-Martin for their commitment to and effective work in strengthening the US-Philippines relationship amid so many real-world challenges. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte decorated Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Romualdez with the Order …

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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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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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