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23 Sept – 11 Oct 2019: LIWANAG Exhibition in New York

The US-Philippines Society invites you to an Exhibition by award winning Filipina artist Maria Mari Murga and Mindanao Craftmakers Philippine Center New York presents LIWANAG A journey through the Philippines way of life Public Viewing The Philippine Center in New York 556 5th Ave. New York City 10036 23 September-11 …

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Indigenous Peoples Delegation Perspectives on the Other Mindanao Conflict

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Representing the Mandaya and Manobo Indigenous Peoples (IP) tribes in Mindanao, eight community leaders traveled across various cities in the United States to share their perspectives on a simmering conflict in the southern Philippines between the Communist New People’s Army (NPA) and the government. During their final stop …

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Transition to New Autonomy Arrangements in Muslim Mindanao

Washington, D.C. – At an April 9 forum, “Transition to Autonomous Muslim Mindanao,” development practitioner David Timberman offered insights on the progress and challenges of the new era of the Bangsamoro with a review of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) and the transition governing body, the Bangsamoro …

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Challenges to Peace and Development in Post-Marawi Mindanao

WASHINGTON, D.C.- At a June 25 forum, “A Perspective on Mindanao by Representative Amihilda Sangcopan,” of the Anak Mindanao Party-list provided an overview of the transition to a new autonomous governing body in BARMM (Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao), priorities of the incoming 18th Philippine Congress and an update on …

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June 25: A Perspective on Mindanao by Representative Amihilda Sangcopan

INVITATION   Tuesday, June 25, 2019   12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch will be served   The US-Philippines Society with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines is hosting a forum in Washington, D.C. covering recent developments in the southern Philippines. Featured Speaker Click here …

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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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Third Xavier Ateneo Board of Trustees Speaker Series features American philanthropist ‘with a Filipino heart’ Henry Howard

Text by Stephen Pedroza Photos by Anthony Jacob Karagdag and Caryl Be Trabadillo Xavier Ateneo News March 11, 2019 Henry Boland Howard, described as an American philanthropist “with a Filipino heart,” was the guest of honor at the 3rd Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan Board of Trustees Speaker Series held …

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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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