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LATEST EMBASSY NEWS AND EVENTS

  • Aerial Target Off Quezon

    Manila, January 6, 2015 — The unarmed aerial target that was found off the coast of Patnanungan Islet on January 4, is an expended BQM-74E Aerial Target that was launched during naval exercise Valiant Shield 2014 which took place September 15-23 in the waters off Guam. The aerial target does not carry weapons and is not used for surveillance.  Read more »

  • Ambassador Goldberg Speaks at Annual Regional Conference of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Cebu

    Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg accepts a token from senior leaders of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) during the 2014 Conference of the Western Convention of the VFW in Cebu. The VFW is one of the oldest and largest veteran’s organizations in the United States, and traces its roots to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War and the Philippine-American War founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service.  Read more »

  • Statement by Secretary Kerry Marking the Tenth Anniversary of the Indian Ocean Tsunami

    I’ll never forget hearing the news of the tsunami that struck in the Indian Ocean 10 years ago. The images were gut-wrenching: entire towns razed from Indonesia to Somalia; raging waters sweeping away people’s homes; hundreds of thousands killed and many more separated from their families.  Read more »

  • Boston Globe: Philippines Have a Welcome Shift on Climate Change Action

    In recent years, the Philippines has played an outsized role in United Nations climate talks. Its devastating typhoons make it a symbol of what developing countries face without the resources to protect cities from floodsas seas rise and storms intensify. But in the latest round of talks in Lima, Peru, the Philippines took a bold step forward that was more than just symbolic: the country declared it was time for developing nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions regardless of economic status. The country’s policy makers should be commended for opening a pathway to a significant climate treaty in Paris next year.  Read More »

  • Philippines Deemed Eligible for Second Compact with Millennium Challenge Corporation

    Manila, December 19, 2014 —The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), an innovative and independent U.S. foreign assistance agency helping lead the fight against global poverty, has selected the Philippines as eligible to develop a second “compact”- or agreement- with MCC for further poverty-reducing support. Once designed, proposed, and approved, this new compact would allow the Philippines to continue to benefit from MCC’s poverty alleviation initiatives and build upon the Philippine government’s strong policy reform efforts.  Read more »

  • US Embassy to Close on December 25, 26, 30, 31 and January 1 & 2 in Observance of Holidays

    Manila, December 19, 2014 — The Embassy of the United States in Manila and its affiliated offices will be closed to the public on Thursday, December 25, in observance of Christmas Day, and on Friday, December 26, in observance of a special non-working holiday. The Embassy and its affiliated offices will resume their regular services on Monday, January 5, 2015.  List of Holidays »

  • US Embassy Statement on the PHL Government’s Request for Custody of Joseph Pemberton

    Manila, December 17, 2014 — In response to a Philippine Government request for custody of Joseph Scott Pemberton, the U.S. Embassy informed the Department of Foreign Affairs on December 17 that the United States will retain custody of Pemberton as provided by the United States-Philippine Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA).   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 HagupitEmergencyUSC@state.gov or by visiting https://tfa.state.gov/, 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). 

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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.
  
To read the complete text of the message, click here. 
 

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