U.S. Embassy Hosts NASA Space Apps Challenge

Manila, October 23, 2018 — The United States Embassy in the Philippines, in partnership with De La Salle University (DLSU), hosted the 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Apps Challenge at the DLSU American Corner from October 19 to 21. Fifteen teams participated in the three-day  program, which included a one-day “data  boot camp” followed by a 48-hour hackathon.  On the final day, ...
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DCM Klecheski Swears In New Peace Corps Volunteers

MANILA, Philippines—Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Klecheski administered the swearing in ceremony of two Peace Corps Response Volunteers on August 8, 2018 at the U.S. Embassy. The Response Volunteers, who hold the title of Data Management and IT Security Specialists, are part of the U.S. Peace Corps – IBM innovative public-private partnership launched in December ...
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U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Visits the Philippines

Manila, August 9, 2018 — Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet Adm. John C. Aquilino visited the Philippines August 7 to 9 to meet with Philippine military and political leaders and to underscore U.S. commitment to the Philippines and the Indo-Pacific region. Adm. Aquilino assumed command of the Pacific Fleet on May 17, 2018. While in ...
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Alumni of U.S. Government Exchange Programs Celebrate 70 Years of U.S.-PH Exchanges

Manila, July 5, 2018 — The U.S.-PH exchange alumni network, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, celebrated the 70th anniversary of U.S. government-sponsored exchanges in the Philippines during an Alumni Reconnects reunion and networking reception on June 30 at SMX Mall of Asia.  More than 200 U.S. exchange alumni attended the event. ...
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U.S. Embassy Partners with Dangerous Drugs Board for Philippine Celebration of UN Drug Abuse Day

Compostela Valley, June 27, 2018 — U.S. Embassy in the Philippines Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Michael Klecheski traveled to Davao and Compostela Valley on June 26 to highlight the continued U.S.-Philippine partnership in promoting drug demand reduction approaches, including treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention. DCM Klecheski, who traveled with Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) Secretary Catalino ...
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U.S. Government Announces Php296.2 Million in Assistance for Women and Households Affected by Marawi Conflict

Davao, June 23 — U.S. Embassy in the Philippines Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Michael Klecheski announced Php296.2 million ($5.55 million) in new assistance for humanitarian and recovery work in and around Marawi.  The additional assistance will promote the role and inclusion of women in the recovery and rehabilitation of Marawi as well as support ...
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The United States Partners with the Dangerous Drugs Board to Support Drug Abuse Prevention through the 26th Annual National Youth Congress

Kalibo, Aklan, May 22, 2018 — Deputy Chief of Mission Michael S. Klecheski and Philippine Dangerous Drugs Board Chairperson Catalino Cuy highlighted the U.S.-Philippine partnership in promoting drug abuse prevention at the 26th Annual National Youth Congress.  The Dangerous Drugs Board’s annual National Youth Congress brings together more than 200 youth leaders from across the ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’affaires, a.i. Michael Klecheski at the 76th commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor)

Remarks by Chargé d’affaires, a.i. Michael Klecheski at the 76th commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) Mount Samat National Shrine in Bataan, April 9, 2018 As prepared Executive Secretary Medialdea, Ambassador Haneda, members of the Philippine government and of the diplomatic corps, esteemed veterans, ladies and gentlemen. It is an honor to ...
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U.S. Delivers New Aerostat Radar System to Philippine Navy

The 28M Class Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS) at the Naval Education and Training Command in Zambales. (L-R) Col. Ernest C. Lee, Chief of the Joint U.S. Military Assistance Group (JUSMAG) and Vice Adm. Ronald Joseph S. Mercado, Flag Officer in Charge of the Philippine Navy shake hands after signing formal turnover documents giving the ...
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U.S. Transfers Custody of New Joint Maritime Law Enforcement Training Center

(From L-R) Director of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Maritime Group PCSUPT Marcelo C. Morales, PNP Director General Ronald M. de la Rosa, and U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Klecheski participate in the blessing of the new Joint Maritime Law Enforcement Training Center in Puerto Princesa City. (From L-R) PNP Maritime Group PCSUPT ...
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U.S. Embassy, UP-IIS host Iftars in Honor of Ramadan

Above left: U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Michael Klecheski joined UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan, Dean of the IIS Macrina Morados, students, professors, government officials, and civil society members at the University of the Philippines (UP) Institute of Islamic Studies (IIS)to break fast in culmination of the holy month of Ramadan.  Representatives of ...
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U.S. Government Donates Law Enforcement and Community Medical Facility for Philippine Police and Military Use in Tawi-Tawi

Tawi-Tawi, May 11, 2017 — During a visit to Tawi-Tawi yesterday, U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Michael S. Klecheski handed over a Law Enforcement and Community Medical Facility to the Philippine National Police Maritime Group (PNP MG), the Philippine Navy, and the Philippine Marines in support of the shared U.S.-Philippine goal to strengthen maritime public ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’affaires, a.i. Michael Klecheski at the 75th commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor)

Remarks by Chargé d’affaires, a.i. Michael Klecheski at the 75th commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) Mount Samat National Shrine in Bataan, April 9, 2017 As prepared Thank you Mr. President, Ambassador Ishikawa, veterans and other distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, it is my great honor to be on this podium today. On a ...
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Veterans honored at 2016 commemoration

On November 11, 2016, Chargé d’Affaires Michael S. Klecheski offered remarks at the 2016 Veterans Day commemoration at the Manila American Cemetery in Taguig City. Veterans Day, an American holiday, was created to commemorate the formal end of major hostilities of World War I with the signing of the armistice at the 11th hour of ...
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U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Transfers Maritime Law Enforcement Equipment to PNP in Palawan

Palawan, July 8, 2016  — U.S. Embassy, Manila’s Deputy Chief of Mission, Michael Klecheski, dedicated the donation of four patrol boats designed to improve maritime law enforcement capabilities to the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Puerto Princesa. Police Chief Superintendent Jose Ma Victor ‎Ramos was in attendance to receive the donation on behalf of the ...
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