February 20, 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, joined by his Cabinet members, welcomed foreign dignitaries, officials of the US-Philippines Society, and local and American businessmen in a courtesy call at the Study Room in Malacañan Palace.

Leading the US-PH Society’s side were US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, US-PH Co-Chair Ambassador John D. Negroponte and Co-Chair Manuel V. Pangilinan, US-PH President Ambassador John F. Maisto, and US-PH Executive Director Hank Hendrickson.

Joining them were Henry B. Howard of US Education Finance Group; Ambassador Thomas C. Hubbard, McLarty Associates; Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., SM Group of Companies; Jose Eduardo B. Antonio, Century Properties Group Inc.; Charles A. Taylor Chevron, Indo Asia Business Unit; Dennis Wright, Peregrine Development International; Roberto R. Llames, Enterprise Solutions; Roberto Panlilio, J.P. Morgan; Doris Magsaysay-Ho, Magsaysay Shipping; Leonardo A. Canseco, Canseco Law Group; J. Carlitos G. Cruz, SGV & Co.; Princess Lou Managuelod Ascalon, IBM Philippines; David Rappa Adalta, Capital Management; Hilda L. Gigioli, Roccomar, Inc.; Gerardo Borromeo, Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc.; and Ross Matthews, Starr International Insurance (Asia) Ltd.

Founded in May 1, 2012, the US-PH Society, with its headquarters based in Washington D.C., aims to bridge the two nations not only through trade and investments but also in tourism, history, security, education and culture, among others.

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