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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.

U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, Philip S. Goldberg joined Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan, Director-General, National Economic and Development Authority and Secretary Carlos Jericho L. Petilla, Department of Energy to launch the Energy Policy and Development Program (EPDP).

Funded by the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by UPecon Foundation, Inc., EPDP is a four-year, Php225 million ($5 million) project that aims to strengthen the GPH capacity to formulate evidence-based policies and strategies for the cost-effective use of energy resources towards environmentally-sound energy development.

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.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 9:15pm

U.S. Provides Silliman University with State-of-the-Art Education Facility Manila, September 25, 2014 -- The U.S. government, through U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is awarding Silliman University a new state-of-the-art school building, which will enhance the quality of education offered by one of Dumaguete’s premier educational institutions.

U.S. Government Works with Leyte Water Service Providers to Improve Efficiency and Resiliency
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 9:00pm

The U.S. government and the provincial government of Leyte hosted two conferences this week to improve service delivery and build climate change resilience.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 2:30am

The Philippines has emerged as a global leader in pioneering innovative solutions to addressing some of the world’s greatest development challenges. The U.S. Embassy Manila’s U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and two United States-based organizations, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), recently announced new research projects that advance the scientific and technical capacity of both the United States and partner countries in critical areas of development.

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Last updated: October 30, 2014

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