US Official in Manila for defense, security cooperation consultation »

US Official in Manila for defense, security cooperation consultation

MANILA/12 February 2012—U.S.  Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs, Andrew J. Shapiro, paid a brief visit to Manila this week to consult with senior civilian and military officials on further enhancing defense and security cooperation for the mutual benefit of the United States and the Philippines. Building on discussions during the recent U.S.-Philippines Bilateral Security Dialogue […]

US official visits American Corners in Isabela, Zambo Cities »

US official visits American Corners in Isabela, Zambo Cities

ZAMBOANGA CITY/06 February 2012 by Frencie Carreon—United States Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Leslie Bassett last Friday visited the American Corner at the library of the Ateneo De Zamboanga University in Zamboanga City, and the American Shelf at the library of the Basilan National High School in Isabela City. Said visit to Isabela coincided with the inauguration […]

Capping it all: US troops “win” hearts and minds by Frencie Carreon »

Capping it all:  US troops “win” hearts and minds by Frencie Carreon

The US Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines (JSOTFP) has developed a blogsite in 2009, when the Public Affairs Officer was Maj. John Hutcheson.  The blogsite does not indicate the mission of the Philippine command while in-country. However, at the inauguration of the Birthing Home of the Zamboanga City Medical Center, the building of which was  […]

US to send $100k for Sendong relief efforts »

US to send $100k for Sendong relief efforts

MANILA, Philippines/21 December 2011–The United States is providing $100,000 (PhP4.1 million) to support disaster relief efforts for victims of Tropical Storm Sendong following President Benigno Aquino’s declaration of a state of national calamity. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr. said, “On behalf of the U.S. government and the American people, I extend my heartfelt condolences and […]

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