United States and Philippines Honor Fallen Soldiers on Memorial Day

Manila, May 25, 2020 – On Memorial Day, the United States and the Philippines are one in honoring the Filipinos and Americans who served valiantly during the liberation of the Philippines in World War II. In a video message, U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim and Philippine Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana honored the men and …

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U.S. Embassy Commemorates 75th Anniversary of U.S. Flag Raising after Battle of Manila

Manila, February 20, 2020 — On Wednesday, February 19, the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines organized a special flag-raising event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of General Douglas MacArthur’s raising of the U.S. flag over Embassy grounds during the Battle of Manila in 1945. The event is part of an ongoing Embassy series commemorating the …

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U.S. Coast Guard Commander Visits Philippines to Commemorate Leyte Landing, Engage with Philippine Coast Guard Partners

Manila, October 18, 2019 — The United States Coast Guard’s commanding officer is conducting a three-day visit to the Philippines to mark the 75th anniversary of the operation that began the Philippines’ World War II liberation, meet with deployed U.S. Coast Guard personnel, and bolster U.S. partnerships with Philippine officials. Adm. Karl L. Schultz, Commandant …

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Balangiga Bells Departed Wyoming on November 15, 2018

READ: U.S. Secretary of Defense Announces Return of Balangiga Bells SEE PHOTOS: All Three Balangiga Bells Reunited in Okinawa, Japan SEE PHOTOS: Balangiga Bells Depart Okinawa SEE PHOTOS: U.S. Government Returns Balangiga Bells to the Philippines READ: U.S. Government Returns Balangiga Bells to the Philippines

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Announces Return of Balangiga Bells

Manila, November 15, 2018 — U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced the return of the Balangiga Bells to the Philippines during a ceremony at F. E. Warren Air Force Base, Cheyenne, Wyoming, on November 14 (GMT-7).  Philippine Ambassador to the U.S. Jose Manuel Romualdez attended the ceremony which marked the beginning of the process …

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U.S. Embassy in the Philippines Launches Training Course on Cultural Heritage Conservation

Iloilo City, April 16, 2018 — For the first time, the United States Embassy in the Philippines is funding a cultural heritage conservation training program.  The Php1.245 million course will focus on best practices in protecting and preserving irreplaceable cultural sites and objects. The University of Santo Tomas Graduate School – Center for Conservation of …

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