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U.S. pledges P182 million more for displaced Marawi residents

May 03, 2018 - 8:37 PM

This brings to nearly P1.4 billion the total US government contributions to humanitarian aid in Marawi City, says US Ambassador Sung Kim

MARAWI REHABILITATION. US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim on May 3, 2018, announces an additional pledge of P182 million for Marawi humanitarian response. Photo courtesy of US embassy

Malacañang summons U.S. envoy over intel report

Feb 23, 2018 - 4:29 PM

US Ambassador Sung Kim meets with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea over the report by US intelligence agencies calling President Duterte a 'regional threat'

SUMMONED. US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim is summoned to Malacañang to explain the report by US intelligence agencies calling President Rodrigo Duterte a 'regional threat.' File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

U.S. denies CIA backing destabilization vs Duterte

Oct 26, 2017 - 7:55 PM

'President Duterte won a very impressive election. We respect his election, and are in fact working very well together with this administration,' says US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim

DESTABILIZATION PLOTS? US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim denies that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is backing destabilization plots against the Duterte administration. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

U.S. envoy says killings of teens Kian, Carl 'a tragedy'

Sep 06, 2017 - 12:08 PM

US Ambassador Sung Kim calls for a probe into the deaths of two teenagers – Kian delos Santos and Carl Arnaiz – at the hands of the Caloocan City police

'TRAGIC' DEATHS. US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim describes the deaths of Kian Loyd delos Santos, 17, and Carl Angelo Arnaiz, 19, as 'a tragedy.' Screen grab from Rappler video

U.S. calls for 'full accountability' in Kian delos Santos killing

Aug 22, 2017 - 8:10 PM

My condolences go out to the family and friends of Kian US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim says of slain 17 year old student Kian delos Santos

NO TO KILLINGS. Protesters stage a rally to demand justice for slain 17-year-old student Kian delos Santos as well as other victims of drug-related killings. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

U.S. envoy on drugs: As ex-prosecutor, I understand Duterte

Jan 28, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Still US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim pushes for an investigation of recent extrajudicial killings in the Philippines

EX-PROSECUTOR, TOO. US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim holds a media roundtable with Filipino journalists on January 24, 2017, in Makati City. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Important to punish Korean's murderers, U.S. envoy says

Jan 25, 2017 - 12:25 AM

This is a horrible case of a South Korean businessperson being murdered US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim says

'HORRIBLE CASE.' US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim on January 24, 2017, stresses the need to punish the murderers of a South Korean businessman in the Philippines. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

U.S. ambassador presents credentials to Duterte

Dec 06, 2016 - 6:01 PM

UPDATED Thanks to President Duterte for the warm welcome US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim says as he officially begins his work

PRESENTING CREDENTIALS. US Ambassador Sung Kim presents his credentials to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on December 6, 2016. Photo courtesy of US embassy