US-Philippines Society Meeting with OPAPRU officials and delegates from the U.S. Institute of Peace

Members of the US-Philippines Society, Amb. John Maisto, Henry B. Howard, and Hank Hendrickson, met with Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) officials and delegates from the U.S. Institute of Peace to discuss international partnerships on the implementation of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro, …

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Policy Briefing on U.S.-Philippines Relations with Dr. Kurt Campbell

Manila – On January 30, 2023 Ambassador MaryKay Carlson hosted the US-Philippines Society Board to a Policy Briefing at the American Embassy Residence, where directors engaged in a review of the bilateral relationship. Ambassador Carlson was joined by Philippine Ambassador Jose M. Romualdez and Department of Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary …

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Enduring US-Philippines Educational Linkages Spanning over a Century

Washington, DC – At a November 9 presentation at Georgetown University, author Kate Baker previewed her forthcoming book, “Bounden Duty: Wars, Schools, and Empire in the Philippines,” centered on colonial-era efforts to establish a public school system in the Philippines. In her presentation, Baker detailed the work of turn-of-the-century American …

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Emergency Relief Operations to Assist Zamboanga Fire Victims

Over 264 houses were engulfed by fire affecting 281 families consisting of 1,175 individuals in Barangay Recodo, Zamboanga City on Thursday morning, September 22, 2022 (PH time). Affected families had little to nothing of their personal belongings after the fire ravaged their homes made of light materials to ashes. In …

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On his First Official Visit, President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. Promotes the Philippines and Multi-faceted PH-US Relations

New York City – On behalf of the US-Philippines Society, co-host and former Ambassador to the Philippines Frank G. Wisner (1991-1992) warmly welcomed in New York Philippine President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos, Jr. and a distinguished delegation representing the Philippine government and major businesses at a September 19 luncheon in his …

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Meeting with US Ambassador MaryKay Carlson on US-PH Relations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At the invitation of the US-Philippines Society, incoming Ambassador to the Philippines MaryKay Carlson joined Society directors led by Co-Chair Amb John D. Negroponte and President Amb John F. Maisto with support of Amb Frank Wisner for a July 11 substantive discussion on US-PH relations. Marking its …

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

A US-Philippines Society delegation led by Ambassador John Negroponte completed a four-day mission to the Philippines June 23, highlighted by a meeting with President-elect Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. and key members of the new leadership team at a welcome reception hosted by Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel G. Romualdez …

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High-level Philippine Delegation in Washington DC

“Great to see the completion of the acquisition of Hanjin shipyard in Subic Bay by a U.S.-based firm. An important example of U.S.-Philippine public-private partnership.”
-Assistant Secretary of Defense Ely Ratner

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Acting Assistant Secretary Sung Kim Meets Ambassador Jose Manuel Romualdez

The US-Philippines Society congratulates former U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Y. Kim on his appointment as Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State, on January 20, 2021.  

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Feeding Program for School Children in the BARMM

Basilan, Philippines – Henry B. Howard, founding board member of the US- Philippines Society and sponsor of the poorest of the poor 150 undergraduate student Howard scholarship program at Xavier Ateneo De Cagayan, has established a breakfast program for 50 students daily at the BAAS Public Elementary School in Lamitan, …