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  • Former NBA/WNBA Players Inspire Tacloban and Palo with U.S. Embassy-Sponsored Sports Diplomacy Program

    Former NBA/WNBA Players Inspire Tacloban and Palo with U.S. Embassy-Sponsored Sports Diplomacy Program

  • U.S. Embassy-Sponsored “ASEAN Youth Dialogues” Engages Young Leaders

    U.S. Embassy-Sponsored “ASEAN Youth Dialogues” Engages Young Leaders

  • U.S. Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg Welcomes Former NBA/WNBA Players

    U.S. Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg Welcomes Former NBA/WNBA Players

  • U.S. Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg Opens USA Pavilion at World Food Expo 2014

    U.S. Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg Opens USA Pavilion at World Food Expo 2014

 

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LATEST EMBASSY NEWS AND EVENTS

  • Former NBA/WNBA Players Inspire Tacloban and Palo with U.S. Embassy-Sponsored Sports Diplomacy Program

    Leyteño students warmly welcomed U.S. Embassy-sponsored former NBA/WNBA players. Students from the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) and San Fernando Central School met former National Basketball Association, player Derrick Alston, and former Women’s National Basketball Association player, Allison Feaster. The stars arrived in the Philippines on Sunday to participate in U.S. Embassy-sponsored sports diplomacy activities as part of the U.S. Department of State’s SportsUnited program. They visited disaster-hit Leyte to donate books and basket balls and participate in school construction and tree planting.  Read more »

  • U.S. Embassy-Sponsored “ASEAN Youth Dialogues” Engages Young Leaders

    Manila, August 15, 2014 -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) integration will have a positive impact on youth. This was the main theme discussed when 100 students and young leaders from several universities attended the first-ever “ASEAN Youth Dialogues” sponsored by the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday, August 12.   Read more »

  • Secretary of State John Kerry's Remarks on U.S. Vision for Asia-Pacific Engagement

    Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests all, it’s a great, great pleasure for me to be able to be here. And President Morrison, thank you very much for that generous introduction. I appreciate it very much. Charles was way ahead of the curve, folks, in seeing the trend towards regionalism in the Asia Pacific in the early 1990s. And he was calling for community-building within East Asia well before it became a standard topic of discussion on the think tank circuit. So clearly, and to everyone’s benefit, he’s had an ability to focus on the long game. And that is a talent that he actually shares with one of the founding fathers of this institution, a former colleague, beloved to all of you, who became a great friend to me, and that’s Senator Dan Inouye. During my sort of latter years, I actually moved up to about seventh in seniority or something in the United States Senate, and had I not been appointed to this job, with all of the retirements that are taking place, I don’t know, I might have been third or fourth or something, which is kind of intimidating.  Read more »

  • U.S. Embassy Sponsors Former NBA/WNBA Players for a Week of Sports Diplomacy

    Manila, August 14, 2014 -- U.S. Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg practiced his basketball skills with a wheelchair basketball team during a unique sports clinic at Rizal Stadium. The clinic was one in a series of sports diplomacy activities taking place this week in a U.S. Embassy program carried out in partnership with the Philippine Sports Commission, the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Alaska Aces, and the U.S. Department of State’s Sports United program.  Read more »

  • Asia Policy Speech by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to be Streamed Live

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver an important policy speech on the U.S. vision for Asia-Pacific engagement at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, on Thursday, August 14, at 6:30 a.m., Manila time (GMT +8). Secretary Kerry is expected to speak on the next steps in the United States’ Asia-Pacific strategy. His speech will conclude a five-day trip to Burma, Australia and the Solomon Islands, during which he will participate in ASEAN and East Asia Summit ministerial meetings, bilateral consultations, and wreath-laying ceremonies at war memorials on Guadalcanal.  Read more »

  • Supporting Young Southeast Asian Leaders

    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) celebrated its 47th anniversary on August 8th. It was created to promote greater cooperation and improve the lives of the people of its member countries, now 10 strong -- a region of 620 million. Millions of Americans trace their ancestry to the region and it's our fourth largest trading partner, so what happens there matters to the American people. The United States works closely with ASEAN and its people on important issues from education to environmental protection to economic development. President Obama launched the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) in 2013 to strengthen youth’s involvement in shaping the future of ASEAN, and its identity as a cohesive community. - See more at: http://blogs.state.gov/stories/2014/08/09/supporting-young-southeast-asian-leaders#sthash.VZMC4a7K.0iJgAvrf.dpuf  Read more at DIPNOTE: U.S. Department of State Official Blog »

  • U.S. Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg Welcomes Former NBA/WNBA Players

    U.S. Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg meets with former National Basketball Association player, Derrick Alston, and former Women’s National Basketball Association player, Allison Feaster. The stars arrived in the Philippines Sunday to participate in U.S. Embassy-sponsored sports diplomacy activities, such as basketball clinics and outreach, as a part of the U.S. Department of State’s Sports United program.   Read more »

  • U.S. Senator Visits Philippines; Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to Bilateral Relationship

    Manila, August 10, 2014 – U.S. Senator Robert Corker (R-Tennessee) visited the Philippines from August 8 to August 10. While in the Philippines, the U.S. Senator, accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Philip S. Goldberg, met with President Benigno S. Aquino III, Vice President Jejomar Binay, and Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to discuss the importance of the bilateral relationship, expanding trade ties, developments in the South China Sea, the U.S. commitment to the Asia-Pacific region, and trafficking in persons. The U.S. Senator also met with Philippine Senators and Philippine National Police officials to discuss issues of mutual interest.  Read more »

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