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Friday, January 30, 2015 - 7:15pm

On January 30, the government of the Philippines and the U.S. government signed a new Bilateral Assistance Agreement for Basic Education that will help boost literacy in the Philippines. U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Gloria D. Steele and Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Br. Armin Luistro FSC signed the Agreement which was witnessed by the U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Brian L. Goldbeck.

The five-year Agreement pledges approximately Php580 million ($12.9 million) in U.S. assistance through USAID for basic education programs throughout the Philippines.

In close partnership with the Department of Education and various partners in the education sector, this bilateral agreement will improve reading skills for one million Filipino children. The assistance also aims to increase access to quality education for vulnerable populations, such as children with disabilities, pre-primary students, out-of school youth and persons in conflict and crisis areas.

US Government-Supported University Program on Marine Biodiversity Conservation Launched
Friday, January 9, 2015 - 7:45pm

The University of the Philippines (UP) and the U.S. government, through the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today launched a new graduate program that will help protect the Philippines’ rich marine biodiversity.

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.

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).

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Last updated: October 30, 2014

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