Celebrating 70 Years of US Relations with the Philippines

Event: June 20, 2016, San Francisco

World Affairs Council Auditorium
312 Sutter Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

Since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1946, the Philippines and the United States have enjoyed deep historical and cultural links, a strong trade relationship and a shared commitment to democracy and human rights. The two nations continue to strengthen their long-standing partnership to foster stability and prosperity through foreign-direct investment initiatives in the Philippines. The Philippines and the US also share a commitment to work together on global climate change. How will the US-Filipino relationship evolve over the next 70 years?

Join World Affairs Council for lunch with the Ambassador of the Philippines to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., to honor seventy years of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and the United States. Prior to his appointment in 2011, Ambassador Cuisia was Governor of the Central Bank of the Philippines and served as Chairman of its Monetary Board, where he oversaw the liberalization of foreign trade controls and ensured the stability of the national banking system. He also served as President and CEO of the Philippines Social Security System in the 1980s and 1990s. Prior to assuming his role as Ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Cuisia had thirty-two years of experience working in the financial services sector in the Philippines and in three non-publicly listed companies, including Chevrolet Philippines and AIG Shared Services.


Jose Lampe Cuisia Jr.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, the Republic of the Philippines to the United States


Suzanne E. Siskel
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, The Asia Foundation

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