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U.S. embassy cancels immigrant, non-immigrant visa interviews until June 11

May 28, 2020 - 6:38 PM

The United States embassy in Manila is unable to provide a specific date when it will resume visa services, but hopes to do so 'as soon as possible'

US Embassy in Manila. File photo from AFP.

U.S. delivers P10 million worth of medical supplies, PPE sets to PH

May 19, 2020 - 3:22 PM

10 provinces are the beneficiaries of this latest assistance from the US

The U.S. Embassy said that it has delivered about $200,000 (Php10 Million) worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies to hospitals in ten provinces. Photo courtesy of US Embassy Manila

U.S. embassy closed November 1

Oct 31, 2019 - 6:40 PM

The US embassy in Manila and its affiliated offices will resume regular services on Monday, November 4

US EMBASSY IN MANILA. The US Embassy in Manila will be closed on November 1, 2019 in observance of All Saints' Day. File photo by AFP

U.S. immigration agency to close Manila field office

Jun 05, 2019 - 6:25 PM

(UPDATED) The US embassy in Manila 'will assume responsibility for certain limited services previously provided' by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services

FIELD OFFICE. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services is set to close its field office in Manila. Image from Shutterstock

In rare move, U.S. stresses need for due process in Maria Ressa case

Feb 14, 2019 - 7:55 PM

(UPDATED) The United States, in a rare statement on a domestic controversy, says it hopes the cyber libel case against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa 'will be resolved quickly'

POSTING BAIL. Rappler executive editor and CEO Maria Ressa speaks to the media at the Manila Regional Trial Court after posting bail for her cyber libel case on February 14, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Philippines marks Independence Day 2017

Jun 12, 2017 - 6:40 PM

UPDATED From touching scenes in crisis hit Marawi City to protests in Metro Manila here is a look at how Filipinos celebrated the 119th anniversary of the declaration of the country s independence

PANATANG MAKABAYAN. A soldier takes an oath during a flag raising ceremony. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

‪U.S. special forces back PH troops in Marawi

Jun 10, 2017 - 4:53 PM

3rd UPDATE Marawi based military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jo ar Herrera says there are strong indications that Omarkhayam and Madie Maute two leaders of the Marawi attack were killed in separate operations

MARAWI CLASH. Using their V-300 Commando Fire Support Vehicle, the Philippine Marines patrol Barangay Saduc in Marawi City on June 6, 2017. Photo by Bbobby Lagsa/Rappler

U.S. embassy advises citizens of security measures in Manila

May 28, 2017 - 10:50 PM

The United States embassy in Manila tells Americans there will be possible checkpoints and increased police visibility in the capital

PNP orders cops to 'step up' Palawan security after U.S. warning

May 10, 2017 - 5:18 PM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte says his standing order to security forces is to shoot on sight the terrorists

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U.S. embassy warns citizens against traveling to Palawan

May 10, 2017 - 1:42 AM

UPDATED It has received credible information that terrorist groups may be planning to conduct kidnapping operations targeting foreign nationals in the areas of Palawan

TRAVEL ADVISORY. The United States issues a travel advisory for the province of Palawan. File photo by AFP

Improvised bomb found near US embassy in Manila

Nov 28, 2016 - 9:25 AM

UPDATED PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa declares it as an attempted act of terrorism meant to divert government attention from the Maute group in Mindanao

A member of the Manila Police District Bomb squad wears a bomb suit while neutralizing an improvised explosive device (IED) found near the US Embassy in Manila on November 28, 2016. Ben Nabong/Rappler

#AnimatED: Impunity in the police force

Oct 24, 2016 - 10:31 AM

President Duterte has emboldened the PNP leading to a spillover of violence beyond the war on drugs

Blame game: Netizens clash over violent US embassy dispersal

Oct 21, 2016 - 9:38 AM

The controversy at the embassy brought out the online community s gut reactions for either side

US embassy denies pulling out of Zamboanga City

Oct 10, 2016 - 11:36 AM

Embassy: There was a regular change of equipment recently not a pullout

In this file photo, an American soldier guards a US Air Force C-17 Globe Master transport plane carrying the first batch of US Special Forces trainers and equipment upon arriving at Zamboanga city airport from Okinawa, Japan, 20 February 2003. Stringer/AFP

Filipino Forbes lister in #WonderWomen video

Mar 06, 2015 - 12:14 PM

As a Women’s Month tribute the US Embassy in Manila features Reese Fernandez Ruiz and how she helps spur social entrepreneurship in the country

US denies PH request for custody over marine

Dec 17, 2014 - 5:54 PM

UPDATED The Philippines says it is disappointed that the US refuses to waive custody over Pemberton accused of killing Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude

REQUEST DENIED. The US Embassy in Manila says it will retain custody over Pemberton, denying the Philippine government's request. File photo

Q&A: US Ambassador Philip Goldberg on VFA, Pemberton, Yolanda

Oct 26, 2014 - 8:30 AM

Even before the death of Laude the US has been talking with the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Department of National Defense to clarify – not amend – various aspects of the VFA

Manila a U.S. 'listening post' – report

Oct 31, 2013 - 11:07 AM

Manila is one of 90 surveillance facilities set up by US intelligence around the world according to a map leaked by Edward Snowden

SPY POST? A map leaked by fugitive intelligence officer Edward Snowden showed the US Embassy in Manila as one of 90 "listening posts" used to monitor communications in the region. In this photo, commuters pass in front of the highly-secured US embassy in Manila on July 6, 2013. AFP / Jay Directo

US Embassy continues visa processing

Oct 02, 2013 - 2:20 PM

Activities of the consular affairs bureau are funded by fees from visa applicants and won t be affected by US government shutdown caused by the appropriations lapse

NOT AFFECTED BY SHUTDOWN. United States embassies around the world, including in Manila, will continue visa processing despite the temporary government shutdown caused by the budget lapse. File photo by EPA/Rolex Dela Peña

US Embassy closed July 4

Jul 03, 2013 - 11:29 AM

US Embassy affiliated offices closed Thursday July 4 in observance of the US Independence Day

Kerry proud of 'long connection' to PH

Jun 11, 2013 - 3:59 PM

He was in the Philippines during the tumultuous times of the Marcos administration and was an election observer during the 1986 Snap Elections

US State Department photo

Fines to wait until US ship pulled out of Tubbataha - Palace

Feb 04, 2013 - 7:40 PM

The fines will be imposed based on a final assessment on the damage caused to the reef that has not been done yet the government says

WAITING TO BE LIFTED. The mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian (MCM 5) sits aground Tuesday, January 22, 2013 on the Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea, Philippines, where it ran aground on January 17th. Operations to recover the ship while minimizing environmental effects are being conducted in close cooperation with allied Philippines Coast Guard and Navy. AFP PHOTO / US NAVY

How will the US election affect PH?

Oct 24, 2012 - 7:07 PM

How will the outcome of the US presidential race affect the Philippines?

From left to right: Democrats Abroad representative John Boyd, mediator Daniel Bischof and Republicans Abroad speaker Doyle Stout. Photo by Carlos Santamaria