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A Tribute to Filipino and Filipino-American Frontliners in Action

Video titled “We Heal As One” from “Philippine Independence Day 2020 Virtual Celebration”, 12 June 2020 by all Philippine Foreign Service Posts in the United States of America. On behalf of the US-Philippines Society, Ambassador John D. Negroponte joins Co-chair Manuel V. Pangilinan in thanking Ambassador Jose M. Romualdez and …

Strategic and PoliticalUS News

Coronavirus signals we must shift from terrorism to new bipartisan intelligence priorities

March 31, 2020 US intelligence agencies started warning the Trump administration in January about the coronavirus outbreak. We need a new agenda for this new world. Opinion Contributors: US-Philippines Society Co-chair Ambassador John D. Negroponte and Edward M. Wittenstein USA TODAY 30 March 2020 Link The COVID-19 crisis poses an …

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Tastes of the Philippines and a Musical Tribute for Philippine Independence Day

Washington, D.C. – World-renowned Filipina classical pianist Cecile Licad capped an evening at Washington’s Kennedy Center, June 17, 2019, commemorating the 121st anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine Independence. The concert followed a diplomatic reception featuring formal speeches by Ambassador Jose M. Romualdez and Under Secretary of State Brian Bulatao, …

Philippine News

PRRD to US visitors: ‘We are your best friend in Asia’

BABE’S EYE VIEW FROM WASHINGTON D.C. – Babe Romualdez (The Philippine Star) – February 24, 2019 The Philippine Star Rarely do we see four former US Ambassadors to the Philippines visiting the country all at the same time. Ambassadors John Negroponte, Thomas Hubbard, Frank Wisner and Richard Murphy were in …

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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 …

Regional SecurityStrategic and Political

South China Sea: Policy Review & Recommendations

MARYLAND – On 17-19 November, US-Philippines Society Co-chair Ambassador John D. Negroponte convened a 2-day workshop  on strategic developments in the South China Sea  at the prestigious Aspen Wye River Conference Center, Maryland. The workshop attracted policymakers and experts on China, Japan, Vietnam, India and the Philippines. Findings were to become part …

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Secretary Albert Del Rosario Honored by US-PHilippines Society Directors

WASHINGTON D.C. – On January 12, 2016, at the Metropolitan Club of Washington DC, the US-Philippines Society Directors hosted a dinner in honor of Secretary Albert Del Rosario for his exemplary leadership and public service. The Secretary was instrumental in the formation of the US-Philippines Congressional Friendship Caucus and has been …