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MARAWI UPDATE: The Story Behind the New York Times Story

Under the headline, “For U.S. Commandos in the Philippines, a Water Pump Is a New Weapon Against ISIS,” the New York Times recently described how American and Filipino forces are cooperating on humanitarian assistance to address the continuing needs of evacuees from the devastating five-month Marawi Siege that forced nearly …

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Marawi Update 09/07: Medical Team Provides Assistance To 1,200 Evacuees

ILIGAN CITY, PHILIPPINES – Over three days in early August, 1,200 Marawi evacuees were evaluated and treated by a team of 60 medical staff of the Makati Medical Center and logistics support volunteers at Iligan’s Adventist Medical Center. Doctors also performed surgery on needy patients at a government-run city hospital caring …

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Marawi Update 06/15: Challenges to Peace and Development Following Organized Urban Terrorist Violence in Marawi

WASHINGTON, D.C.- At a June 15 forum, “Mindanao Update in the Aftermath of Marawi: Political, Security and Development,” the Asia Foundation’s new country representative for the Philippines Sam Chittick provided insights into the ongoing battle in Marawi City. The roundtable presentation, organized by the US-Philippines Society in partnership with the …

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June 15: Roundtable on Mindanao in the Aftermath of Marawi

Mindanao Update in the Aftermath of Marawi: Political, Security and Development Challenges Ahead Thursday, 15 June  12:30 pm – 2:00 pm  Johns Hopkins University (SAIS), Rome building, room 812 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20036 The US-Philippines Society and SAIS Southeast Asia Studies invite you to a luncheon forum …

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U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Reaffirms U.S. Government’s Commitment to Development in Mindanao

DAVAO, March 28, 2017 — According to the press-release published by the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, “Ambassador Sung Y. Kim traveled to Davao on March 27. While in Davao, the Ambassador had a friendly, productive meeting with President Duterte. They discussed the extensive ‎bilateral partnership over the years as …