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Commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet Arrives in Manila

Manila, February 24, 2014 — Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr., arrived in Manila today on his first official visit to the Philippines as the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.    During his visit Adm. Harris is scheduled to meet with Ambassador Philip Goldberg, make an office call on Vice Admiral Jose Luis M. Alano, Flag-Officer-In-Command, at the headquarters of the Philippine ...
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Sectary of State Kerry Emphasizes Need to Act on Climate Change

Manila, February 18, 2014  —  U.S.  Secretary of State John Kerry, in a speech in Jakarta on February 16, noted overwhelming scientific consensus on climate change and its worsening impacts, and exhorted all nations to act immediately to worst consequences.   “There is still time for us to significantly cut greenhouse emissions and prevent the ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Remarks on Climate Change

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State   @america Jakarta, Indonesia February 16, 2014 – – – SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you, Robert. Thank you very, very much. I don’t know. I think some of you were cheering twice for the same university. I don’t know. (Laughter.) It seemed to come from the same place anyway.   What a ...
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Pwede Nating Gawin! Enriching Education for Persons With Disabilities

Manila, February 14, 2014 — The United States Embassy Manila, in partnership with Miriam College and the National Council on Disability Affairs, will be hosting a day-long conference at Miriam College’s Marian Auditorium entitled “Creating a Persons with Disabilities Sensitive Environment” to raise awareness of issues facing persons with disabilities.   Keynote speaker Wendy Ashby will discuss ...
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Assistant Secretary for Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel’s Remarks at the Brookings Institution

Thank you, Strobe, for the kind introduction. Many years ago when I worked for Senator/Ambassador Mike Mansfield, I frequently heard him declare that the “next century (the 21st century) would be the century of the Pacific.” I remember thinking at the time that this sounded a little overstated – but fortunately I kept my mouth ...
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