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US-Philippines Society Courtesy Call on President Duterte

US-Philippines Society co-chair Manuel V. Pangilinan and President Ambassador John F. Maisto led the US-Philippines directors during the Presidential Courtesy Call on February 20, 2019 at the Malacanan Palace, Manila. Click here to view the video clip.

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Speech of President Rodrigo Duterte During the Turnover of Balangiga Bells

Presidential Communications Operations Office Presidential News Desk Speech of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte During the Turnover of the Balangiga Bells Delivered at Balangiga Auditorium, Balangiga, Eastern Samar, 15 December 2018 Kindly sit down. I was given a choice whether I would give a talk or not. But considering the emotional …

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President Rodrigo R. Duterte welcomed the US-Philippines Society in Manila

Malacañan Palace, Manila – President Rodrigo R. Duterte personally welcomed the Society’s bi-national board, led by Co-chairs Manuel V. Pangilinan and Ambassador John D. Negroponte, during a full, friendly and lively exchange at Malacañan Palace on Tuesday, February 20 that included U.S. Ambassador Sung Y. Kim and Philippine Ambassador Jose …

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Manila Signals Focus on Economic Buildup, Downplays Tensions on Sea

Voice of America News By Natalie Lui December 24, 2017 WASHINGTON — In his newly unveiled National Security Strategy, U.S. President Donald Trump vows to “ensure the balance of power remains in America’s favor in key regions of the world.” The Indo-Pacific led the list of “key regions” identified by …

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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 …

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President Duterte Welcomed the US-Philippines Society

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Directors of the US-Philippines Society concluded a highly successful five-day business mission to the Philippines on February 24 with a tour of typhoon recovery assistance projects in Tacloban City. President Rodrigo R. Duterte personally welcomed the Society’s bi-national board, led by Co-chairs Manuel V. Pangilinan and Ambassador John D. …

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Philippine Star’s Roberto Romulo praised Henry Howard for his contribution to the U.S. and the Philippines

In his Filipino Worldview column of December 9, Roberto R. Romulo wrote about the US-Philippines Society Henry B. Howard as “American friend and philanthropist.”  “I met Henry Howard several times in Washington, D.C. during Ambassador Joey Cuisia’s dinners. Everybody seemed to know him. He wasn’t in government and yet during my conversations …

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November 16: SAIS Philippines Roundtable on the President Duterte Administration’s Foreign Policy

The Duterte Foreign Policy: Return of Equi-balancing The Duterte Administration has sought to expand partnerships during visits to China, Japan, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand and Malaysia. President Duterte’s recent actions indicate the Philippines is strengthening its naval and coast guard capabilities with help from Japan and South Korea. With President-elect Donald Trump, the …

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U.S. State Secretary Kerry Reaffirms Close Bilateral Ties and Cooperation with the New Duterte Administration

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – On July 27, 2016, Secretary John Kerry met and congratulated newly-elected President Rodrigo R. Duterte at a working luncheon held at the President’s official residence, Bahay ng Pagbabago (House of Change). In his readout, State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner stated that they discussed bilateral and regional issues …

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US-Philippines Society Board Called On Former President Aquino And Exchanged Views With Newly-Elected President Duterte

PHILIPPINES – On June 22-24 , six weeks after Filipinos elected President Rodrigo R. Duterte in a historic voter turnout, the US-Philippines Society Board of Directors convened in Manila and Davao,  for a board meeting program and business mission. The three-day program was highlighted by a call on former President …