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Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 2:00am

The U.S. Embassy, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IV-A, and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office IV-A entered into a new partnership that will enable poor communities to restore and protect forests in the Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape (UMRBPL) and Kaliwa Watershed Forest Reserve (KWFR) in Rizal and Quezon provinces.

Signed on July 7, 2015, the partnership is a convergence of two flagship programs of the Philippine Government – the DSWD’s Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program (4Ps), which aims to eradicate extreme poverty in the Philippines, and the National Greening Program (NGP), the government’s reforestation program with DENR as the lead agency. It aims to achieve key conservation and socioeconomic goals: (1) continue and expand maintenance and protection activities in the NGP sites to achieve increased forest cover and productivity, (2) provide incentives to Pantawid Pamilya partners to engage in forest conservation, and (3) enhance communities’ knowledge and skills to better manage natural resources.

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.

US Government and Philippines Aim to Boost Higher Education  and Accelerate Inclusive Growth
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 2:00am

The U.S. Embassy of Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Philippine S&T Development Foundation-Manila, Inc. (PhilDev), and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) are coming together in Cebu City February 26 to 28 to encourage dialogue in the science and engineering communities during the second annual IDEA (Innovative Development through Entrepreneurship Acceleration) Global Entrepreneurship Symposium.

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 7:15pm

On January 30, the government of the Philippines and the U.S. government signed a new Bilateral Assistance Agreement for Basic Education that will help boost literacy in the Philippines. U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Gloria D. Steele and Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Br. Armin Luistro FSC signed the Agreement which was witnessed by the U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Brian L. Goldbeck.

US Government-Supported University Program on Marine Biodiversity Conservation Launched
Friday, January 9, 2015 - 7:45pm

The University of the Philippines (UP) and the U.S. government, through the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today launched a new graduate program that will help protect the Philippines’ rich marine biodiversity.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:30pm

Representatives from the Philippine Government, the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) launched today a credit program to help restore livelihoods in Yolanda-affected regions of the Philippines.

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 12:45am

U.S. Embassy Manila's United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today launched the 2nd Grant Cycle of the Philippine-American (Phil-Am) Fund at the InterContinental Hotel in Makati City.

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Last updated: February 13, 2015

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