Philippine Gold: Treasures of a Forgotten Kingdom
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On October 14, in celebration of Filipino-American History Month, the US-Philippines Society with support of the Philippine Embassy held a lecture “Phlippine Gold: Treasures of a Forgotten Kingdom.” The lecture by Ayala Museum’s Consulting Curator Dr. Florina Capistrano-Baker and Senior Curator for Asia Society Adriana Proser was part of a series …
Innovations in the Fight Against Corruption
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The US-Philippines Society and Georgetown University co-sponsored a forum featuring Philippine Commission on Audit Chair Michael Aguinaldo and Commissioner Heidi Mendoza. The forum highlighted COA’s initiatives to combat corruption and fraud and promote good governance.
Philippine Gold Exhibit Opens in NYC
The Society supported the launch of the season long exhibit of pre-Hispanic Philippine Gold in New York. Amb. and Mrs Thomas Hubbard together with directors Henry Howard, David Rappa, and Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala were in attendance. Society Directors Loida Lewis and Doris Ho, co-chairs of the exhibit, expressed …
Philippine Design, Textiles and Fashion- A Gala Evening
WASHINGTON, D.C.– A “Gala Evening Celebrating Philippine Design, Textile and Fashion” was a huge success, drawing a diverse crowd of US government officials, members of the Washington diplomatic corps, members of the Filipino-American community, and the general public, and shining light on the fabric and designs that make the Philippines …
Getting to Peace in Mindanao
Lead government peace negotiator Prof. Miriam Coronel-Ferrer at SAIS Philippines Roundtable WASHINGTON, D.C. – On April 22, the SAIS Philippines Roundtable, a partnership of US-Philippines Society and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), featured Prof. Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, Chair of the Philippine Government’s Negotiating Panel for the Comprehensive …
Remembering the 1986 People Power Revolution
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On February 25, US-Philippines Society President John Maisto and SAIS Senior Associate Director Professor William Wise recall the role of the U.S. during the pivotal point in Philippine history, popularly known as “People Power” or the EDSA Revolution.
Photo Exhibit & Discussion
On February 24, Kim Komenich, 1987 Pulitzer Prize winner for Spot News Photography for his coverage of the fall of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, revisits the People Power Revolution at a photo exhibit February 24 co-sponsored by the US-Philippines Society. Joining the discussion were Society President Amb. John Maisto and …
Keeping the Promise: Philippine Liberation’s 70th Anniversary
Norfolk, VA – In early 1942 it was clear that the Philippines was doomed. With no relief in sight and with his forces trapped on Corregidor and the Bataan Peninsula, General Douglas MacArthur was ordered to leave the Philippines. Arriving in Australia, he made a public promise to return and …
Raul Sunico Concert
US-Philippines Society co-sponsored Raul Sunico concert “For Love of Bohol” at Georgetown University. Source: Raul Sunico Concert
William Howard Taft and the Philippines – An Enduring Legacy
US-Philippines Society in partnership with the University Club, sponsored a luncheon series during the University Club’s 110th anniversary year. Featured speakers Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia and Ambassador John D. Negroponte examined the legacy of Taft who was elected as the University Club’s first president.