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Jan 18: New Year Outlook for the Philippines – From Maritime Dispute to Mid-term Elections

New Year Outlook for the Philippines: From Maritime Dispute with China to Mid-Term Elections Friday, January 18, 2019 12:30pm-2:00pm  ICC Executive Conference Room (ICC 700) Georgetown University 37th and O St. NW, Washington DC      Marites Vitug 1987 Nieman Fellow Writer and Journalist   SFS Professor Yuhki Tajima Moderator …

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South China Sea: Policy Review & Recommendations

MARYLAND – On 17-19 November, US-Philippines Society Co-chair Ambassador John D. Negroponte convened a 2-day workshop  on strategic developments in the South China Sea  at the prestigious Aspen Wye River Conference Center, Maryland. The workshop attracted policymakers and experts on China, Japan, Vietnam, India and the Philippines. Findings were to become part …

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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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Post-Arbitration Geopolitical Assessment

July 20, 2016 – Andrew Shearer, Former Australian National Security Adviser and Senior Advisor on Asia Pacific Security at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) delivered remarks during the ADRi forum entitled “Upholding the Law of the Sea Convention and the Post-Arbitration Philippine Challenge” held on July 15, 2016 at …

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Statement by Senators McCain and Sulivan on South China Sea Arbitration Award

Jul 12 2016, Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), released the following statement on the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s award in the case of Philippines v. China concerning the South China Sea: “We welcome today’s award by …

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The South China Sea Arbitration: Permanent Court of Arbitration Rendered Award

On July 12, 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), an intergovernmental organization established by the 1899 Hague Convention on the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes located in the Hague, Netherlands, issued a unanimous Award in the arbitration instituted by the Republic of the Philippines against the People’s Republic of China.  The …

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Remarks by Ambassador John Negroponte delivered at the U.S.-China Dialogue on the South China Sea

Remarks by Ambassador John Negroponte delivered at the U.S.-China Dialogue on the South China Sea Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, D.C. July 5, 2016 Good Morning:  I would like to thank the conference co-hosts, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University …

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Key Issues in US-Philippines Relations in 2016 And Beyond

WASHINGTON, D.C.- On May 4, 2016, with just five days before Filipinos cast their votes for president and vice-president, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted the second Philippines Votes 2016 forum.Four Southeast Asia experts offered perspectives on post-election foreign policy challenges, including internal security threats, tensions arising from territorial …

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2015 Philippines in Review

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a December 10, 2015 year-end presentation at the Philippine Embassy, featured speaker Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. described to a capacity audience how strong macroeconomic fundamentals, prudent fiscal management and good governance policies have propelled the Philippines as the most improved business destination in 2015.  Citing …

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Society Board Hosts Secretary Albert Del Rosario in New York

NEW YORK – Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. Del Rosario met with the US-Philippines Society Board of Directors on September 25, at Sofitel Hotel in New York City. The business meeting was an opportunity to discuss the South China Sea Arbitration case, EDCA, Philippines’ hosting of APEC and more. …

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