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16/06/2015: SENATOR ALAN PETER CAYETANO DIALOGUES WITH FIL-AM COMMUNITY AT POST-INDEPENDENCE DAY TALAKAYAN SA PASUGUAN

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16 June 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Members of the Filipino-American community gathered at the Philippine Embassy on 13 June, for a Talakayan sa Pasuguan with Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter S. Cayetano.

Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. opened the program by welcoming Senator Cayetano and guests to the Embassy and expressing appreciation for their participation in this edition of the Talakayan.

Senator Cayetano talked about his advocacies and exchanged views with about 25 US-based Filipinos on a wide range of issues, including the state of the Philippine economy, the West Philippine Sea dispute, and the future of Philippine politics and governance reforms.

The Senator highlighted the positive developments in the Philippine economy even as he emphasized the need for more institutionalized reforms to combat graft and corruption in government and to alleviate poverty in the country.

“The Philippines is doing better than before, and is now at a crossroads,” the Senator commented.

Senator Cayetano was visiting Washington DC and was among the dignitaries who joined the Embassy’s celebration of the 117thAnniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence on June 11 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

The Embassy has been organizing Talakayan sa Pasuguan to serve as a venue for the discussion of timely and relevant issues that affect the Filipino-American community. ###

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16 June 2015


Senator Alan Peter Cayetano addresses members of the Filipino-American community during the Talakayan sa Pasuguan on 13 June 2015 at the Philippine Embassy.

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16 June 2015

Members of the Filipino community in the Metro DC area gathered for the Talakayan sa Pasuguan and brunch with Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. and Senator Alan Peter Cayetano at the Philippine Embassy on 13 June 2015.