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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.

Benguet is one of the most vulnerable provinces to climate change in the Philippines. The province is highly exposed to typhoons, landslides, soil erosion, and drought.

U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) partnered with the World Food Programme (WFP) to implement a Disaster Risk Reduction and Response/Climate Change Adaptation program. The partnership aims to increase risk reduction initiatives in nine provincial governments, 23 municipal governments and eight cities outside Metro Manila by strengthening their capacity for climate change adaptation. The DRR Program is also working with seven academic institutions to introduce locally available and innovative solutions to address disaster risks and nine non-government organizations to do community-based disaster risk reduction interventions.

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.

USAID Acting Assistant Administrator (AA) for Asia Denise Rollins
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 3:00am

Denise Rollins, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Assistant Administrator (AA) for Asia, will visit the Philippines June 6-11 to reinforce the U.S. Government’s commitment to the Partnership for Growth - a bilateral agreement with the Government of the Philippines (GPH) to achieve broad-based, inclusive and resilient growth in the country.

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Last updated: June 20, 2014

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