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Weekly Issues | A Guide to the Visiting Forces Agreement: Understanding the Past and Adapting to the Future

June 10, 2020 Featured Contributor Ambassador Thomas C. Hubbard U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines (1996-2000) Founding Director, US-Philippines Society   Question 1: With the Philippine government’s recent announcement on suspension of VFA termination and your close personal association with the VFA’s history, in what ways does the agreement continue to serve the …

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Disaster Relief

Rebuilding Resilient Communities after a Natural Disaster

TACLOBAN, PHILIPPINES –  The February 24 visit to Tacloban capped a three-year effort by the US-Philippines Society in partnership with the Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation (PDRF), led by Directors M.V. Pangilinan and Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, to assist victims of Typhoon Haiyan through programs to rebuild schools and housing …

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Disaster ReliefPast Events

New Approaches for Building Resiliency in the Philippines after Haiyan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On April 23, the US-Philippines Society and the Embassy of the Philippines in a first time collaboration with the American Institute of Architects-Washington DC Chapter hosted a special event on the occasion of DC ARCHITECTURE WEEK. Prominent Chicago-based Filipina architect, Ms. Lira Luis, led the panel of …

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Disaster Relief

Assistance Flowing for Typhoon Recovery “After the Storm”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The June 15 Kennedy Center Benefit Concert netted more than $350,000 to support post-Typhoon Haiyan recovery in the central Philippines. The concert, inspired by Ambassador and Mrs. Jose Cuisia and presented by the US-Philippines Society in cooperation with the Philippine Humanitarian Coalition (PHC), succeeded in drawing attention …

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Disaster ReliefPress Releases

Haiyan Benefit Concert in DC a Huge Success

WASHINGTON, D.C.-“After The Storm”-the star-studded benefit concert gala for the Philippines held at the Concert Hall of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, June 15, was a huge success drawing a diverse crowd and calling attention to the post-Typhoon Haiyan recovery and rehabilitation efforts. Young and old, …

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