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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.

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.

Monday, May 12, 2014 - 4:30am

Being LGBT in Asia: the Philippines Country Report provides an overview of LGBT rights in the Philippines including the effects of laws, policies, culture and social attitudes, and religion, based on research, consultation and the National LGBT Community Dialogue.

US Government Works to Improve Welfare of Persons with Disabilities  in the Philippines
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 3:00am

In line with its goal to promote broad-based and inclusive growth in the Philippines, the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development in partnership with the Bigay Buhay Multipurpose Cooperative (BBMC) held a “Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Day” in SM City Fairview, Quezon City.

TechCamp 2014
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 3:30am

The U.S. Embassy, US Agency for International Development (USAID), and Globe Telecom join hands to address the growing frequency and magnitude of extreme environmental events worldwide following recent destructive natural calamities such as Typhoon Haiyan and the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in the Philippines, Typhoon Phailin in India, hurricanes Manuel and Ingrid and Mexico, among others.

Government, Development Partners Renew Pledge to Reduce Newborn, Young Child and Maternal Deaths in the Philippines
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 3:15am

The Philippine Government, through the Department of Health (DOH), development partners, civil society and other stakeholders today reaffirmed their commitment to end preventable child deaths and eliminate maternal mortality in the country.

Batangas City and USAID Launch Mobile Money Payment System for Business Taxes
Monday, March 31, 2014 - 3:00am

The City Government of Batangas in cooperation with U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has launched an innovative payment system that will enable 4,000 business owners in the city to pay their business taxes using their mobile phones.

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 3:15am

The wave of the future is a generation of young Filipinos bred in a sci-tech world and ready to help the country take the big leap forward.

Palawan Inaugurates First Hybrid Renewable Energy Power System
Friday, February 7, 2014 - 7:45pm

Thanks to the support of the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), residents of Sitio Green Island in Roxas, Palawan, will now enjoy reliable and sustainable electricity using hybrid renewable energy.

The newly constructed market buildings in Compostela Valley funded by USAID.
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 9:45pm

U.S. Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg led the ceremonial turning-over of market buildings to Compostela Valley Governor Arturo T. Uy and Compostela Mayor Lema P. Bolo today. The buildings, constructed with funding from the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), replace the old structures that were destroyed by Typhoon Pablo in 2012.

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Last updated: June 20, 2014

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