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125th Anniversary Celebration of Philippine Independence

Ambassador Jose Manuel Romualdez and White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan led a ceremonial toast to celebrate 125 years of Philippine independence and more than a 100 years of friendship with the United States. In his remarks, Ambassador Romualdez stated that “since the signing of the Mutual Defense treaty …

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1898: Philippine Declaration of Independence, Geopolitical Currents, and American Expansionism

The US-Philippines Society congratulates the government and people of the Philippines, who mark the 125th anniversary of the declaration of their independence on June 12, 2023. The Society recognizes that from a troubled and complicated historical beginning, a strong and mutually supportive relationship evolved between the Philippines and the United …

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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, …