StatementsStrategic and Political

President Duterte’s Address at the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly Reflects his Administration’s Priorities, Concerns and Agenda

PHILIPPINE STATEMENT PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE General Debate 75th Session of the General Assembly 22 September 2020 (Tuesday), General Assembly Hall, New York Theme: “The future we want, the United Nations we need: reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism – confronting COVID-19 through effective multilateral action.” Mr. President of the …

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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 …

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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: 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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The Enduring Partnership of PH and US: Working together to defeat COVID-19

By: Sung Y. Kim, United States Ambassador to the Philippines Philippine Daily Inquirer April 28, 2020 Today’s global pandemic severely affects public health, economies, and our daily lives. Yet even in these trying times, the resilience and courage of the Philippine people continue to inspire me. From the terrorist attack …

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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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Weekly Series

Weekly Issues: Philippine Government Anti-COVID-19 Initiatives

March 30, 2020 Featured Contributor Public Diplomacy Section Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. BAYANIHAN TO HEAL AS ONE ACT On 24 March 2020, President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed into law Republic Act No. 11469, otherwise known as the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act”, which declares the existence of a …

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Past EventsStrategic and Political

March 9: Current U.S.-Philippines Relations and Perspective on Ways Forward, with Ambassador Jose Manuel G. Romualdez

PRIVATE ROUNDTABLE LUNCH INVITATION MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM The Stimson Center 1211 Connecticut Ave, NW, 8th Floor Washington, DC 20036 Register The Philippine government’s recent announcement to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) raises questions about the shape of future security ties with the United …

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