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Friday, June 19, 2015 - 8:45pm

The United States Government, through the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has awarded 16 scholarships and 14 research grants in science, technology and innovation, in support of the Philippine Government’s push for innovation-led inclusive growth.

The grants and scholarships are implemented through USAID’s Science, Technology, Research, and Innovation for Development (STRIDE) Program which works to stimulate inclusive economic growth by boosting science and technology research.

The United States Ambassador to the Philippines Philip S. Goldberg personally acknowledged the individual scholars and the head scientists of the research projects to be funded. These scholarships and grants awards represent 18 universities all over the country.

The STRIDE Program is funding 14 research grants (Php4.5 million each) to Philippine universities to undertake collaborative research for a year in priority fields of study of electronics, chemicals, alternative energy, translational medicine, agribusiness, ICT and mobile computing, and with cross-cutting themes of manufacturing and new product development.

Leyte Inaugurates Newly Established Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office
Monday, June 8, 2015 - 8:30pm

The Provincial Government of Leyte inaugurated its newly established Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) at the Leyte Academic Center in Palo, Leyte.

US Turns Over Feasibility Study on Bulk Water Supply Project to Tacloban City
Monday, June 8, 2015 - 2:45am

As part of the U.S. government’s continuing commitment to help the people of Leyte recover from the destruction caused by Typhoon Yolanda, the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) turned over to Tacloban City the Rapid Feasibility Study for the Tacloban City North Bulk Water Supply Project. The turnover ceremony was led by Hon. Alfred Romualdez, Mayor of Tacloban City, and Ms. Gloria D. Steele, Mission Director of USAID Philippines.

USG-Supported Hospital in Davao City Brings Hope to Children with Disabilities
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 8:30pm

Representatives from the U.S. and Philippine governments and civil society organizations formally opened the Tebow CURE Hospital in Davao City, giving children with orthopedic conditions a chance for a better quality of life.

U.S. Government, Coca-Cola and PBSP Partner to Improve Water Access
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 1:30am

On April 23, the U.S. Government, Coca-Cola Philippines through the Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, Inc. (CCFPI), and the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) have entered into a partnership that will enable more Filipinos to access safe drinking water.

U.S. Government Supports Access to Clean Water and Sanitation in Isabela City
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 1:00am

U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with Isabela City, Basilan is taking a stand for a cleaner environment and healthier communities by launching a new septage management program in Barangay Tabiawan, Isabela City. The project will improve the City’s septage services, provide thousands of people with access to clean water and sanitation and prevent water-borne diseases.

US & GPH Develop Maps to Support Sustainable Growth in Batanes
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 1:45am

On April 7, 2015, the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Gloria D. Steele and the Philippines’ Climate Change Commission (CCC) led by Secretary Mary Ann Lucille Sering turned over Geographic Information System (GIS) generated maps to the Province of Batanes. The high resolution maps are a part of the U.S. government’s support to several CCC “eco-towns” throughout the Philippines.

USAID Honors PH as Champion in the Global Fight Versus TB
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 10:30pm

On March 24, 2015, in recognition of World TB Day, Embassy Manila’s U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will honor the Philippines Department of Health (DOH) for its achievements in the global fight against tuberculosis (TB), which annually kills 27,000 Filipinos and 1.5 million people worldwide. Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Cuisia Jr. will accept the TB Champion award on behalf of DOH at a ceremony to be held in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Government Extends Post-Yolanda Education Support for Iloilo, Capiz and Bohol
Friday, March 13, 2015 - 3:00am

On March 9, the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provided an additional Php63 million and school equipment for post-disaster education needs in 19 municipalities in Iloilo, Capiz and Bohol.

Protecting Wildlife and Biodiversity: U.S., DENR & ASEAN Partners Hold Conference on Conservation Financing
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 1:30am

More than 90 experts from the ASEAN region and the United States gathered in Pasay City to support increased financing to protect the region’s rich biodiversity.

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Last updated: February 13, 2015

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