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Statement by Jen Psaki, Spokesperson on Vietnam/China: Chinese Oil Rig Operations Near the Paracel Islands

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson  For Immediate Release May 7, 2014  Statement by Jen Psaki, Spokesperson Vietnam/China: Chinese Oil Rig Operations Near the Paracel Islands    China’s decision to introduce an oil rig accompanied by numerous government vessels for the first time in waters disputed with Vietnam is provocative and raises tensions.  ...
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U.S. Ambassador Philip Goldberg Closes the First Ever Philippine TechCamp

Globe Telepark, Makati City, May 6, 2014  — U.S. Ambassador Philip Goldberg Closes the First Ever Philippine TechCamp. U.S. Ambassador Philip Goldberg delivered closing remarks at the recently-concluded TechCamp, a two-day gathering of technologists, local-government partners, and developers to come up with tech-based solutions in responding to calamities. Ambassador Goldberg said, “TechCamp Philippines has opened ...
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Technology and Civil Society Team Up for a Safer Philippines during “Tech for Resilience Week”

Manila, May 2, 2014 — In light of recent disasters, the U.S. Embassy in Manila is working with responders and affected communities to build a more resilient Philippines. The Embassy and its partners will work to put lifesaving tech tools into action by organizing “Tech for Resilience Week”.    “Tech for Resilience Week” starts with ...
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Remarks by President Obama to Filipino and U.S. Armed Forces

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release April 29, 2014 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA TO FILIPINO AND U.S. ARMED FORCES  Fort Bonifacio Manila, The Philippines  9:56 A.M. PHT PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Hello, everybody!  Please, have a seat.  Kumusta kayo.  It is great to be here at Fort Bonifacio.  Vice President Binay, distinguished ...
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Signing of Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement

Monday April 28, 2014 — Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg and Secretary of National Defense Voltaire Gazmin signed the Agreement on Enhanced Defense Cooperation (EDCA).    The U.S. –Philippine alliance, underpinned by the 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty between the United States and the Republic of the Philippines (MDT), has been a key aspect of security and ...
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