President Benigno Aquino III (center) with the board members of the new U.S. Philippines Society at their inaugural gala dinner at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington on June 7. First Row (L-R): Mr. Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala (Ayala Corp); Mr. Dado Banatao (Tallwood Venture Capital); Ambassador Thomas Hubbard (McLarty Associates); Ms. Emily Beizer (JP Morgan Chase); Ms. Loida Nicolas Lewis (TLC Beatrice); Atty. Cirilo Noel (SGV); Mr. Washington SyCip (Society Honorary Co-Chair; SGV); Mr. Aurelio Montinola III (BPI); Mr. Ramon del Rosario, Jr. (PHINMA); Mr. Manuel V. Pangilinan (Society Co-Chair; PLDT); H.E. President Benigno S. Aquino III; Ambassador John Negroponte (Society Co-Chair; McLarty Associates); Mr. Dennis Wright (Peregrine); Ms. Doris Magsaysay-Ho (Magsaysay Shipping); Mr. Maurice Greenberg (Society Honorary Co-Chair; Starr International Company, Inc.); Ambassador John Maisto (Society President); and Mr. Robert McDonald (Procter & Gamble). Back (R-L): Ambassador Karan Bhatia (GE); Atty. Leo Canseco (Society Legal Advisor); Mr. Henry Howard (US Education Finance Group); Mr. Allen Flickinger (Chevron); Mr. Jay Collins (Citigroup); and Mr. Hank Hendrickson (Society Executive Director).