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Philippine Judges Receive Financial Crimes and Money Laundering Training

Manila,  November 22, 2019 —  From November 19 to 20, 2019, the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines continued to partner with the Philippine Judicial Academy in training 24 Mindanao judges on money laundering, terrorist financing, and financial crimes.  The workshop included participants from Sulu, Basilan, Marawi, and Zamboanga, all areas of the Philippines which have ...
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U.S. Embassy Launches New Countering Violent Extremism Program in Cotabato

Manila, November 22, 2019 — Deputy Chief of Mission John Law traveled to Cotabato to launch a new Countering Violent Extremism partnership with local government units and civil society.  He also met with BARMM officials to discuss U.S. support for the Bangsamoro Transitional Authority, totaling nearly Php 1 billion ($18.7 million). The new CONVERGE Program ...
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Philippine Maritime Law Enforcement Agencies Conduct U.S.-Funded Underwater Crime Scene Investigation Training

Manila, November 21, 2019 –– As part of ongoing U.S.-Philippine cooperation on underwater crime scene investigation (UCSI), participants from the Philippine National Police – Maritime Group (PNP-MG), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) conducted an instructor development course in Batangas from November 4 to 13. This event consisted of ...
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U.S.-Philippines High-Level Dialogues Mark Progress in Combating Child Trafficking

Manila, November 20, 2019 — Senior U.S. and Philippine officials conducted high-level dialogues in Manila and Cebu this week to mark progress in efforts to prosecute and convict child traffickers and provide comprehensive, trauma-informed care for child victims of online child sexual exploitation (OSEC).  The dialogues also focused on the progress made in the Philippines ...
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Visits the Philippines to Reaffirm Strong Bilateral Ties

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper visited the Philippines for the first time as Defense Secretary to reaffirm the steadfast and enduring U.S. – Philippine alliance.
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