Philippines

Airplane over ocean and island (© Johnson Lai/AP Images)

The importance of the South China Sea

The South China Sea provides food and work for millions, but overfishing and territorial disputes threaten this fragile resource.
Person carrying large tuna on a dock (© Ezra Acayan/NurPhoto/Corbis/Getty Images)

U.S. and Philippines combat illegal fishing

For decades the U.S. has supported the Philippines' marine conservation efforts, resulting in more fish, bigger fish and a sustainable fishing industry.
Group of warships sailing (Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force/U.S. Navy)

U.S., Japan, India, Philippines sail through South China Sea

India, Japan and the Philippines joined with the United States to protect the freedom of the oceans and vital economic trade routes.
Woman picking a teddy bear out of a pile of debris (© Erik de Castro/Reuters)

When typhoons strike the Philippines, U.S. aid follows

When typhoons strike the Philippines, the U.S. ally knows it can count on generous U.S. assistance. But America helps in nonemergencies too.
Military man being raised into a flying helicopter (Staff Sergeant Jack Sanders/U.S. Air Force)

U.S. and Philippine militaries stand shoulder to shoulder

The U.S. and the Philippines' defense treaty dates back to 1951. Their militaries train together and the countries work closely together to fight terrorism.
Two men shaking hands in front of two bells (USAF/Airman 1st Class Braydon Williams)

Historic church bells return to the Philippines

The United States is returning the historic Bells of Balangiga to the Catholic church in Eastern Samar, Philippines, from which they were taken in 1901.
Woman standing in front of a mural of fish in the sea (Courtesy of Michelle Zabat)

Fulbright Program marks 70 years in the Philippines

No Fulbright Program anywhere has operated longer than in the Philippines, providing Filipinos and Americans alike not just degrees, but cultural awareness.
Three people smiling in boat (Peace Corps)

Peace Corps volunteers making a difference in the Philippines

The Peace Corps has sent 8,800 volunteers to the Philippines since 1961. Some 180 are there today as teachers, conservationists and community developers.
Young man waving flag of the Philippines at a parade (© Alamy)

Bonds between U.S. and Philippines run deep

The U.S. and the Philippines are pledged to mutual defense, but the bond between them is deeper than that, including a shared language and common values.