US Philippines Society

               Raising the Philippines' profile in the US
Appreciation Reception


Ambassador Jose Cuisia, Jr. hosts a reception at the Embassy on July 2, 2014 for those who contributed to the success of the benefit concert,co-sponsored by the US-Philippines Society. Present were representatives from the Philippine Humanitarian Coalition, the Noveau production team headed by Robert Pullen, and the US-Philippines Society; in the photo, Society President, Amb. John Maisto, next to Amb. Cuisia.     

Nouveau Productions' Robert Pullen, Concert Event Coordinator Carmen Stull, Kennedy Center team, Ed Stull, and Amb. Cuisia 

US-Philippines Society President, Amb. John F. Maisto 
Proceeds of Benefit Concert fund rebuilding and recovery projects

Repairs of schools, rural health unit, construction of maternal health homes, livelihood assistance, shelter kits~these are some of the projects that were funded by the proceeds of the benefit concert. With partner organizations in the Philippines and the United States,including the Philippine Humanitarian Coalition (PHC), recovery initiatives in identified areas are now underway.
"Noli Me Tangere Opera" comes to Washington DC

On August 8, the US-Philippines Society was one of the sponsors in the inaugural presentation of the newly-formed Mid Atlantic Foundation for Asian Artists (MAFFAA) to the metro DC community with "Noli Me Tangere Opera".

CFO Chair Imelda Nicolas visits the Society

Commission on Filipinos Overseas Chair, Secretary Imelda Nicolas, visits the Society's office on July 16. Sec. Nicolas discussed the CFO's flagship program on Diaspora to Development, which encourages the Philippine diaspora to become partners in the country's development, including service in the Peace Corps.


In the photo, Executive Director Hank Hendrickson, Amb. John Maisto, Sec. Imelda Nicolas, and Eric Lachica


Peace Corps promotes volunteerism to Fil-Am Community

At the Talakayan sa Pasuguan (townhall meeting co-sponsored by the US-Philippines Society) on 29 September, representatives from the US Peace Corps shared their experience and explained the application process to members of the Philippine diaspora who may want to volunteer for service in their country of origin.

In the photo, Ally Snell, Director, Office of Diversity and National Outreach, Peace Corps Headquarters

Society Directors with Philippine Business Delegation

Society Board Amb. Thomas Hubbard, Amb. John Maisto, Executive Director Hank Hendrickson attend CSIS organized forum for high level Philippine business delegation held at the CSIS building on September 26, 2014.


Business Roundtable President Aquino

The US-Philippines Society together with the US-Asean Business Council and the US Chamber of Commerce sponsored a roundtable with President Aquino and members of his cabinet on September 23 in New York.




Pres. Aquino takes questions from the business community 

President Aquino with Society Directors Jeffrey Peterson and Roberto Llames. Also in the photo, DFA Assistant Secretary for American Affairs, Maria Andrelita Austria.

US-Philippines Society Co-Chair, Amb. John Negroponte, Jeffrey Peterson and Executive Director, Hank Hendrickson
Society Directors Henry Howard, Jeffrey Peterson, Hank Hendrickson, and US Ambassador to the Philippines, Amb. Philip Goldberg