75 Years of U.S.-Philippine Friendship

By U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires John Law  On July 4, 1946, President Manuel Roxas and U.S. High Commissioner Paul McNutt signed the Treaty of Manila, establishing the independence of the Republic of the Philippines.  The document touted “the unity of American and Philippine ideals,” and heralded a “new era of the two Governments and peoples…bound as closely as ever by ties ...
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Exploring Philippines Seas Today, for the Generations of Tomorrow

by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires John Law In March 2021, a leading Philippine oceanographer and an American explorer, together, reached the deepest point of the Philippine trench – a historic voyage to one of the least-explored places on Earth.  By partnering on marine issues, whether on marine sustainability or maritime domain awareness, we protect and explore the world’s interconnected waters, including the Philippine seas.    This June, we celebrate not ...
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From Resilience to Recovery

From Resilience to Recovery By U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires John Law During his 1946 inaugural address, President Manual Roxas told a newly independent Philippines and the world, “We have yet a greater bulwark today…the friendship and devotion of America.”   For three quarters of a century, Americans and Filipinos have met and overcome adversity together.  As 2020 closes, ...
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Hanggang Sa Muli: An Unforgettable Four Years

Hanggang Sa Muli: An Unforgettable Four Years By U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim It is with a heavy but full heart that I bid farewell to the Philippines, my home for the last four years.  As I think back to my November 2016 swearing in, I recall vividly the immense pride I felt ...
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The Philippines’ Future Floats in the West Philippine Sea

The Philippines’ Future Floats in the West Philippine Sea By U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim The waters of the South China Sea are home to a dizzying array of marine resources, ranging from vast oil and gas reserves deep beneath the surface to the complex and beautiful ecosystems capable of supporting international seafood ...
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U.S. Independence Day: Foundational Freedoms for the Future

U.S. Independence Day: Foundational Freedoms for the Future By U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim On this day, 244 years ago, America gained her independence after a hard-fought campaign to secure life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  This year, instead of a typical July 4 celebration – enjoying a barbeque under a sky of blazing ...
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