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Harry Thomas ends tour of duty

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Former US Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

American Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr. has ended his tour of more than three years as the United States envoy to the Philippines on Thursday, just a few days after making a farewell call on President Benigno Aquino III.

Posted: October 19th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Megan Young embodies the best of Philippines, US,’ says envoy

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Miss World Philippines 2013 Megan Young

She hails both from the Philippines and the United States and embodies the best of both sides.

Posted: October 1st, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US extends P4.3M in aid to PH flood, landslide victims

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Rescue workers retrieve a body (C) of a landslide victim on a mountain side at Barangay Balaybay, Olongapo City, Zambales, north of Manila on September 24, 2013. Monsoon rains worsened by Typhoon Usagi pounded the Philippines for the third day on September 23, causing floods and landslides that left 18 people dead and others stranded on rooftops, officials said. AFP

The United States has provided P4.3 million ($100,000) in aid to the Philippines to bring aid to those affected by flooding and landslides in Zambales and Bataan, the US Embassy in Manila said on Thursday.

Posted: September 26th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US envoy urges new grads: Don’t leave PH

US Ambassador Harry Thomas. AFP FILE PHOTO

Saying that the Philippines needs them to help make it “a new Asian tiger,” United States Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr. on Friday urged Filipino youth to stay in the country, instead of pursuing their dream of working in the United States.

Posted: May 11th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

US ambassador lists why it’s more fun in the Philippines

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U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Harry K. Thomas, Jr. is all smiles just

US Ambassador to the Philippines Harry Thomas Jr. continues to spread the good word about his host country. In his remarks during the closing program of the just-concluded Second Global Summit of Filipinos in the Diaspora on Wednesday, Thomas said there were many reasons why it was “more fun in the Philippines.”

Posted: March 1st, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US stays clear of Sabah row

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Former US Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Despite the potential threat to the peace process in Mindanao it supports, the United States is staying away from the Sabah crisis, saying it is a problem that only the leaders of the Philippines and Malaysia can deal with.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH, US reaffirm probe on Tubbataha grounding incident

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Former US Ambassador to the Philippines Harry Thomas Jr.

The Philippines and the United States (US) on Tuesday reiterated their pledge to cooperate in investigating the cause of the grounding incident at the protected Tubbataha Reefs in the Sulu Sea, saying that both countries agreed that preventing further damage to the reef remained a top priority.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Envoys upbeat on PH-US ties in coming year

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Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Cuisia Jr. (left) and US Ambassador to the Philippines Harry Thomas Jr.: Upbeat on Philippines-US ties

The apparent upswing in longstanding relations between the Philippines and the United States is bound to continue in 2013, with both parties hoping to boost ties in the coming year.

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US envoy holds auction for fight vs abuses

PACQUIAO’S gloves were among a trove of items that US Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. put up for auction on Nov. 26 for the benefit of a Baguio group combating violence against women. VINCENT CABREZA/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Autographed boxing gloves of Manny Pacquiao and two basketballs bearing the signature of Miami Heat’s Filipino-American coach, Erik Spoelstra, raised funds in an auction on Nov. 26 that US Ambassador to the Philippines Harry K. Thomas Jr. sponsored for a Baguio group fighting domestic violence.

Posted: December 4th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

US tells PH, China: Settle row; Aquino to redeploy ships

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Former US Ambassador to the Philippines Harry Thomas Jr.

The United States on Thursday called on the Philippines and China to sit down and find a peaceful solution to their territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: June 22nd, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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