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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:30pm

Representatives from the Philippine Government, the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) launched today a credit program to help restore livelihoods in Yolanda-affected regions of the Philippines.

USAID, in partnership with PBSP, established the Micro Enterprise Disaster Assistance Fund for Resiliency (MIDAS Fund), and will provide Php180 million (US$4 million) in startup money. From this, loans will be available to micro-finance institutions (MFIs) for lending to 25,000 microenterprises, like sari-sari stores, agricultural production, food processing, dressmaking, and bakeshops.

At the launch, Secretary Panfilo Lacson, Office of the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery, and USAID Philippines Mission Director Gloria D. Steele awarded a grant from USAID to PBSP. Chairman of the Board of Trustees Manuel V. Pangilinan, and Executive Director Rafael C. Lopa received the grant on behalf of PBSP.

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 12:45am

U.S. Embassy Manila's United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today launched the 2nd Grant Cycle of the Philippine-American (Phil-Am) Fund at the InterContinental Hotel in Makati City.

Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 7:00pm

The U.S. Embassy in Manila will host a top official from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) next week. Eric G. Postel, USAID’s Assistant Administrator and Partnership for Growth (PFG) Coordinator, will visit the Philippines on December 15-16 to reinforce the U.S. Government’s commitment to the country’s growth.

US GOVERNMENT-SUPPORTED PROGRAM TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE AND AFFORDABLE POWER RESOURCES IN THE PHILIPPINES LAUNCHED
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 1:00am

The Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the U.S. Government today launched a new program that will help the Philippines bring down the cost of power.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:00pm

The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is now accepting applications for research grants and scholarships in science, technology and innovation, in support of the Philippine Government’s push for innovation and inclusive growth.

US Government Support Continues One Year After Yolanda
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:30pm

The U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) turned over classrooms and transitional shelters today as part of the United States Government’s continuing commitment to help the people of Leyte recover from the destruction caused by Typhoon Yolanda over a year ago.

Bridging the Gap: Pioneering Partnership Offers Financial  Access For CDO Residents And Improves Government Services
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 11:00pm

U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the City Government of Cagayan de Oro launched an innovative system today (October 22) that will allow residents to pay government taxes and utility bills anytime, anywhere using their mobile phones.

US Demonstrates Strong Support for Yolanda Recovery
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 1:45am

United States Ambassador to the Philippines Philip S. Goldberg led the inauguration of 36 sari-sari stores and announced the establishment of a Php176-million ($4 million) credit facility for micro-entrepreneurs in areas devastated by Typhoon Yolanda on Monday (October 20). This project is part of the U.S. government’s support to the Philippines for Typhoon Yolanda recovery which totals nearly 6.3 billion Pesos ($143 million USD).

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 2:45am

The U.S. government has provided Php4.4 million to assist displaced families affected by the Mayon Volcano in Albay province.

U.S. Continues Relief and Reconstruction Work in Yolanda-Hit Areas
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 8:15pm

Nearly 11 months after Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) devastated the Philippines, the U.S. government continues to partner with the Philippines on recovery and rebuilding efforts.

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Last updated: October 30, 2014

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