Philippine NewsStrategic and PoliticalWeekly Series

U.S. Ambassador MaryKay Carlson Presents Credentials

The US-Philippines Society shares a video and transcript of the presentation of credentials by U.S. Ambassador MaryKay Carlson to Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. on July 22. Amb Carlson was welcomed with arrival honors followed by the signing of the guestbook. She later offered a wreath to the Philippine national …

Disaster ReliefFeatured Stories

Food Packs for a Small Southern Mindanao Village Striving for Peace

Villages in Patikul, a 3rd class municipality, in Sulu, Southern Mindanao, experienced displacement and stagnation due to decades of fighting. “Sulu province was left behind in many development aspects such as healthcare services, community and infrastructure projects, housing development, education and poverty.” observed Project Coordinator Adzhar J. Madjid, for Banglapines …

Strategic and Political

Philippine Elections Preview: Perspectives on the Campaign and the Future of US-PH Bilateral Relations

On May 9, the Philippines will elect over 18,000 political positions including a new president and vice-president, half of the Senate, and all of the House of Representatives. During a May 5 online forum, “What the May 9th Election Means for the Philippines and the U.S. Role in Southeast Asia,” …

Press ReleasesWeekly Series

Remembrance: Roberto R. Romulo

A REMEMBRANCE ROBERTO R. ROMULO US-Philippines Society Founding Director In the 40 days since the passing of Roberto R. “Bobby” Romulo, family and friends from around the world have paid tribute by remembering Bobby for a life of true consequence and an enduring legacy. US-Philippines Society Co-chair Manuel V. Pangilinan …

Past EventsStrategic and Political

Strategy of Denial: A Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific Region

In presenting his new book, Strategy of Denial, to Philippine audiences in a March 10 “virtual discussion,” author Elbridge Colby outlined his call for U.S. policy planners to adopt a more sharply focused strategic framework for dealing with a resurgent China. Colby reminded participants that the post-Cold War unipolar global …

Disaster Relief

Broad-based Partnerships to Combat Climate Change in the Philippines

Washington DC – The US-Philippines Society co-hosted a February 2 virtual forum featuring expert panelists USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator Craig Hart, National Resilience Council President Ma. Antonia Yulo Loyzaga, and the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation President Rene Meily. Philippine Ambassador to the U.S. Jose Manuel Romualdez gave introductory remarks. Panelists …

StatementsTrade & Investment

Strategic and Business Value of Strong PH-US Economic Ties

Strategic and Business Value of Strong PH-US Economic Ties Remarks by Hank Hendrickson US-Philippines Society Executive Director A Virtual Forum: PEZA Global Business Forum featuring the USA January 17, 2022 (ET) The US-Philippines Society welcomes opportunities to spotlight “win-win” developments in the Philippine-American relationship. For those who may not be …

Community and Sectoral Outreach

Join the US-Philippines Society

‘Tis the Season of Giving Join Today and Make a Difference! In this time of giving, please support the work of the US-Philippines Society. Become a new member or renew membership in the premier 21st century organization linking the United States and the Philippines. As we all look ahead toward …

Disaster ReliefFeatured Stories

Thanks for your Support! Southern PH Coastal Village Receive Food Packs

Thank you Donors and Members On July 11, 2021, the US-Philippines Society with assistance from Banglapines International and implementing partner organizations in Region IX distributed 150 food packs for the coastal families in Layag-Layag Village, Zamboanga. Each household received a bag of rice, Silver Swan seasoning sauce, sugar, noodles, ketchup, …

Regional Security

Recorded Forum | Looking South, Looking West: Manila Views Security Threats to the Philippines

June 30, 2021, Wednesday 9:00 am – 10:00 am (EDT) Washington DC The Philippines faces security challenges from within – maintaining peace in Muslim Mindanao and managing armed insurgency by the Communist Party of the Philippines – as well as in the contested waters of the South China Sea where …