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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.

A total of $8.5 million (370 million pesos) was awarded to 46 projects in 23 countries, with the Philippines taking home a staggering seven grants to fund work that combats tuberculosis, preserves biodiversity and boosts environmental resilience.

The grants are funded through a grant-making facility, the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program, a joint initiative designed to foster collaborative global research. Through the competitively awarded program, USAID directly supports researchers in developing countries who work with U.S. government-funded researchers.

U.S. Ambassador Goldberg Visits Benguet to Promote Disaster Risk Reduction Activities
Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 9:30pm

U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Philip S. Goldberg visited Benguet Province from July 24 to July 25 to lead a series of activities that will further advance disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation measures in the region.

U.S. Government Supports Improving Water Supply Services in Misamis Oriental Province
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 8:15pm

The U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is bringing together more than 150 representatives of small-scale water service providers (WSPs) to attend a conference on "Accelerating Water Security and Climate Resiliency among Small Water Service Providers in Misamis Oriental.” The conference, which runs from July 23-25, 2014 in Cagayan de Oro City, is organized by USAID through its Water Security for Resilient Economic Growth and Stability (Be Secure) Project in cooperation with the Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental. The conference will help small-scale water service providers to better serve people without piped water in the province.

Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 10:00pm

The U.S. Government has provided approximately Php6.5 million ($150,000) to help Typhoon Glenda victims in Albay and Sorsogon provinces return home and recover from the storm.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 2:45am

The U.S. Government is partnering with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to build community resilience to floods and other disaster events in Metro Manila.

US Government Provides Assistance to Fire Victims in Zamboanga City
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 10:00pm

The U.S. Government provided assistance to families in Barangay Campo Islam, Zamboanga City who lost their homes during a fire that gutted the community on June 4. More than 1,200 individuals from 288 families were affected.

Friday, June 20, 2014 - 11:30pm

Business leaders and officials of major water districts discussed potential partnerships and investment opportunities to help more Filipinos gain access to clean drinking water and sanitation services during the First Water Sector Forum in Makati City.

U.S. Government Pushes for Science, Technology, Innovation and Partnerships to Meet Development Goals in the Philippines
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 8:15pm

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Assistant Administrator (AA) for Asia, Denise Rollins completed her visit to the Philippines by leading events in Manila that highlighted the U.S. Government’s increasing focus on science, technology, innovation, and partnerships.

U.S. Government Renews Commitment to Help Leyte Province to Build Back Better after Typhoon Yolanda
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 7:45pm

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Assistant Administrator (AA) for Asia, Denise Rollins led the launch of the U.S.-funded reconstruction and recovery activities in Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)-affected areas.

USAID Acting AA Rollins together with Mission Director Steele were welcomed by Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno.
Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 9:15pm

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Assistant Administrator (AA) for Asia, Denise Rollins visited Cagayan de Oro (CDO) to renew the U.S. Government’s commitment to promote cities as engines of growth under the Cities Development Initiative of the U.S. Philippines Partnership for Growth.

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Last updated: June 20, 2014

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