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14/02/2011: Asia Foundation Holds US-Philippines Bilateral Dialogue

Photo above shows Asia Foundation Philippine Country Representative Steven Rood (left) and Maria Ressa (right), former ABS-CBN News & Current Affairs Head, who called on Philippine Ambassador to the United States Willy C. Gaa (center).

14 February 2011, Washington DC. The Asia Foundation held the United States-Philippines Bilateral Dialogue at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace building last February 8 and 9.  The speakers included Author-in-Residence of the S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies Maria Ressa, Chief Economist of the Asia Foundation Bruce Tolentino, Undersecretary of the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office Manolo Quezon, and Assistant Secretary for Strategic Assessment of the Department of National Defense Raymund Jose Quilop.

The dialogue serves as a forum for individuals and organizations in the Philippines to exchange views on bilateral concerns and regional issues with their counterparts in the American capital.

The Asia Foundation (TAF) is a non-profit non-governmental organization focused on improving development, governance and economic reforms in the Asia-Pacific region, with 18 offices throughout Asia. TAF collaborates with private and public institutions and provides funding in support of such programs.  END