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  • 5th Philippines-US Bilateral Strategic Dialogue

    5th Philippines-US Bilateral Strategic Dialogue

  • Manila, Hanoi, Jakarta Youth Connect for YSEALI Project Connects Entrepreneurship Forum

    Manila, Hanoi, Jakarta Youth Connect for YSEALI Project Connects Entrepreneurship Forum

  • U.S. Embassy Manila Celebrates the First Anniversary of the Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI)

    U.S. Embassy Manila Celebrates the First Anniversary of the Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI)

  • U.S. Embassy Manila Leads “Knowing is Living: A World AIDS Day Forum 2014”

    U.S. Embassy Manila Leads “Knowing is Living: A World AIDS Day Forum 2014”


  • U.S. Embassy Offers Condolences to Loved Ones of Fallen PNP Special Action Force Members

    January 30, 2015 – The U.S. Embassy wishes to express its heartfelt condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of the members of the Philippine National Police’s Special Action Force (PNP/SAF) who lost their lives on January 25. The SAF units fought with bravery and demonstrated their commitment to ensuring peace and order in their country.  Read more »

  • U.S. “HUMVEE” Ambulances Acquired by AFP

    Manila, January 29, 2015 —The Philippine Armed Forces took possession of 23 newly acquired U.S. ambulances on January 26. High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles, commonly referred to as “HUMVEE” ambulances, are another example of joint U.S.-Philippine efforts to improve capabilities to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The turn-over ceremony and blessing was conducted at General Headquarters and Headquarters Service Command, Quezon City. Seven additional HMMWVs will arrive towards the end of February to complete the ambulatory fleet of multipurpose vehicles. In total, the Foreign Military Sales transaction amounted to US$18,993,629 (PHP 837,876,782).  Read more »

  • The Recent Recall of Granny Smith and Gala Apples from the United States is Limited to Products Packed by a Single Packing House in California

    Manila, January 23, 2015 — The recent recall of Granny Smith and Gala apples from the United States is limited to products packed by a single packing house in California (Bidart Brothers). There are no known problems for apples exported from other origins in the United States, including Washington State, as has been made clear by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).   Read more »

  • Fifth Philippines-United States Bilateral Strategic Dialogue

    JOINT STATEMENT - The fifth Bilateral Strategic Dialogue (BSD) between the Philippines and the United States was held in Manila, the Philippines, on 20-21 January 2015. The annual dialogue, which has enriched our bilateral alliance by providing a forum for strengthening cooperation, addressed medium and long-term strategies to keep our alliance attuned to the realities of the 21st century.  Read more »

  • President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address (As Prepared for Delivery)

    Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that unfolded with a new generation fighting two long and costly wars; that saw a vicious recession spread across our nation and the world. It has been, and still is, a hard time for many. But tonight, we turn the page.  Read full text »

  • Philippines to Purchase Two US C-130 Aircraft

    Manila , January 9, 2015— Yesterday, representatives of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) led by Major General Victor Bayani, Assistant Chief of Staff for Logistics, conducted a second inspection of two U.S. C-130 aircraft at the Joint Reserve Naval Air Station in Fort Worth Texas. Following this inspection, General Bayani officially signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance on behalf of the government of the Philippines to procure the aircraft, with an anticipated delivery date in the first quarter of 2016. The sale of the two C-130s is part of the U.S. Government’s commitment to help the Philippines develop its territorial defense and maritime security capabilities, as well as enhance its ability to respond to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief emergencies, which routinely occur in the Philippines.  Read more »

  • US Government-Supported University Program on Marine Biodiversity Conservation Launched

    Manila, January 9, 2015 — The University of the Philippines (UP) and the U.S. government, through the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today launched a new graduate program that will help protect the Philippines’ rich marine biodiversity. USAID Deputy Mission Director Reed Aeschliman joined Dr. Alfredo E. Pascual, President of the University of the Philippines, to launch the Professional Masters in Tropical Marine Ecosystems Management.  Read more »


Contacting the Embassy About Typhoon Hagupit Issues

You can alert us to U.S. citizens affected by the storm, including yourself, by email at or by visiting, selecting “2014 Typhoon Hagupit” and providing as much information as possible. 

You can also contact us at 1-888-407-4747 (from the United States and Canada) or +1-202-501-4444 (from all other countries). 


Worldwide Caution
The Department of State has updated the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated April 10, 2014.
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