New envoy to PH pays courtesy call to Senate

New envoy to PH pays courtesy call to Senate: Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada welcomes to the Senate the newly-designated United States Ambassador MaryKay Loss Carlson as she pays a courtesy visit Thursday afternoon, September 8, 2022, to Senate President Senator Migz Zubiri. Estrada, Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, Peace, Unification and Reconciliation Chairperson, is among those present in meeting Carlson. The Senate looks forward to continuing discussion on how the country should manage and strengthen its alliance with the US amid the evolving geopolitical and geostrategic environment in the Asia Pacific region. (Photo courtesy of the Office of the Senate President)


Senate President Juan Miguel “Migz Zubiri welcomes H.E. MaryKay Loss Carlson (center), the new U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, on 8 September 2022. The Senate President underscored robust bilateral ties and supported efforts to further strengthen the Philippines-U.S. strategic relationship. Ambassador Carlson emphasized the enduring value of this partnership and reiterated the U.S.’s assurances on the application of the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT). The Senate President was joined by Senators Mark VillarFrancis Tolentino, Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, Imee R. MarcosLoren LegardaJoel VillanuevaSonny AngaraWin Gatchalian, Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito (not in picture), and Grace Poe (not in picture). (Joseph Vidal of PRIB/OIRP)