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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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March 9: Current U.S.-Philippines Relations and Perspective on Ways Forward, with Ambassador Jose Manuel G. Romualdez

PRIVATE ROUNDTABLE LUNCH INVITATION MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM The Stimson Center 1211 Connecticut Ave, NW, 8th Floor Washington, DC 20036 Register The Philippine government’s recent announcement to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) raises questions about the shape of future security ties with the United …

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Highlights of the 2020 US-Philippines Society Board Meeting and Business Program in Manila

Manila, Philippines – Directors of the US-Philippines Society concluded a timely and productive three-day board program in the Philippines on February 19. In meetings with legislative leaders Senator Koko Pimentel, House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, and Representative Rufus Rodriguez the delegation discussed the future of Philippines-United States security ties following the …

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Preview: US-Philippines Society program in Manila, February 17-18, 2020

Press Release 17 February 2020 Manila, Philippines – The US-Philippines Society will hold a Board of Directors Meeting and Business Mission in Manila, February 17-19. Leading the U.S. delegation will be Ambassador John F. Maisto, President of US-Philippines Society and Ambassador Thomas C. Hubbard, former ambassador to the Philippines. Co-chair …

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U.S. and Philippines Reaffirm and Strengthen Multi-Faceted Alliance into the 21st century

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the US-PH bilateral diplomatic relationship. The longstanding partnership dates back to 1946 and has played a central role in maintaining peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region. Both countries recently reaffirmed this historic and strategic partnership highlighting the U.S. commitment to its key …