Washington, DC - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: "On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I want to extend my best wishes and sincerest congratulations to the people of the Republic of the Philippines, as you commemorate your 120th independence day this June 12.
"The U.S.-Philippines alliance is underpinned by a shared history, rich people-to-people ties, and a strong and growing spirit of cooperation on trade and security. Our bilateral relationship stands as a model for ensuring peace and stability across the Indo-Pacific. The United States is proud to call the Philippines a friend and ally.
"On this special occasion celebrating Philippine independence, we remember and honor our enduring alliance and wish the Philippines a happy and prosperous national day."