Embassy and Legislators Launch U.S.-Philippines Congressional Friendship Caucus to Celebrate 75 Years of Diplomatic Relations

Manila, October 13, 2021 – Today, the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines and Filipino legislators held a hybrid virtual and in-person event to launch the inaugural meeting of the U.S.-Philippines Congressional Friendship Caucus.  The Friendship Caucus is a cross-party group of members from the Philippine Senate and House of Representatives seeking to strengthen bilateral relations between the United States and the Philippines.    Established in 2021 in honor of the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United ...
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More Than Allies

  by Chargé d’Affaires John Law  As my time in the Philippines draws to a close, I consider with hope the future of our bilateral relationship.  I smile as I remember how quickly Manila came to feel like home, thanks to the hospitality and Bayanihan spirit of the Filipino people.  Above all, I reflect on the deeply moving moments I have been privileged to share, from meeting Filipino ...
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U.S. Military Donates Medical Supplies to Support Philippine COVID-19 Response

Manila, August 25, 2021 — On August 18, U.S. military service members in Luzon delivered intensive care unit (ICU) beds, valued at over Php83,000 ($1,660), to Cagayan Valley Medical Center in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan to assist local partners battling COVID-19. The donation, provided by the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, was part of a larger donation that ...
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President Duterte and Cabinet Officials Welcome Arrival of 3 Million U.S.-Provided Moderna Vaccines to the Philippines

Manila, August 3, 2021 — On August 3, the United States delivered a total of 3,000,060 doses of Moderna vaccine to the Philippines as part of its worldwide effort to help end COVID-19. The shipment was provided directly to the Philippines by the U.S. government, with delivery via the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) facility, ...
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U.S. Secretary of State Blinken’s Call with Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Locsin

(first published  here ) The below is attributable to U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin, Jr. Both expressed their shared concerns with the massing of People’s Republic of China (PRC) maritime militia vessels in the South China Sea, including at Whitsun ...
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Philippines and United States Celebrate 75 Years of Diplomatic Relations

Washington, D.C., March 26, 2021 - Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel Romualdez and U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Ambassador Sung Kim officially launched today a bilateral campaign to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of the Philippines and the United ...
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