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Palawan Inaugurates First Hybrid Renewable Energy Power System
February 7, 2014

Thanks to the support of the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), residents of Sitio Green Island in Roxas, Palawan, will now enjoy reliable and sustainable electricity using hybrid renewable energy.

Sitio Green Island is categorized as a “missionary area,” or an area that is not connected to the main electricity grid. Missionary areas are often powered by small generator sets run by diesel or bunker fuel which is costly and unreliable. Missionary areas are often so remote that it is hard to establish electric power systems.

Through USAID’s Climate Change and Clean Energy (CEnergy) Project, however, USAID helped build a 25.5kW Hybrid Renewable Energy (RE) Power System on the island. The system is composed of a biomass gasifier which uses plant-derived energy, along with solar panels and wind turbines.

The newly constructed market buildings in Compostela Valley funded by USAID.
January 24, 2014

U.S. Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg led the ceremonial turning-over of market buildings to Compostela Valley Governor Arturo T. Uy and Compostela Mayor Lema P. Bolo today. The buildings, constructed with funding from the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), replace the old structures that were destroyed by Typhoon Pablo in 2012.

Partnership for Peace and Development
January 23, 2014

U.S. Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg (4th from left) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Gloria D. Steele (extreme left) led the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with Western Mindanao LGU leaders for the implementation of USAID’s Enhancing Governance, Accountability and Engagement (ENGAGE) Project.

Valenzuela City and USAID Launch Mobile Money Real Property Tax Payment System
January 21, 2014

In partnership with the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Local Government of Valenzuela City launched an innovative system that will enable residents to pay their real property tax with cellular phones.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announces $25 million in fresh U.S. recovery aid for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
December 19, 2013

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Coca-Cola to support the revival of economic activity and livelihoods in Leyte, the province worst-hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda (international codename: Haiyan).

"Go-Live Launch" of Quezon City with DAA Greg Beck
December 11, 2013

The U.S. Government and the Local Government of Quezon City today launched an innovative mobile money system for the disbursement of social transfers and the assessment and collection of real property tax.

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