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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.

US Government Support Continues One Year After Yolanda
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:30pm

The U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) turned over classrooms and transitional shelters today as part of the United States Government’s continuing commitment to help the people of Leyte recover from the destruction caused by Typhoon Yolanda over a year ago.

Bridging the Gap: Pioneering Partnership Offers Financial  Access For CDO Residents And Improves Government Services
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 11:00pm

U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the City Government of Cagayan de Oro launched an innovative system today (October 22) that will allow residents to pay government taxes and utility bills anytime, anywhere using their mobile phones.

US Demonstrates Strong Support for Yolanda Recovery
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 1:45am

United States Ambassador to the Philippines Philip S. Goldberg led the inauguration of 36 sari-sari stores and announced the establishment of a Php176-million ($4 million) credit facility for micro-entrepreneurs in areas devastated by Typhoon Yolanda on Monday (October 20). This project is part of the U.S. government’s support to the Philippines for Typhoon Yolanda recovery which totals nearly 6.3 billion Pesos ($143 million USD).

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 2:45am

The U.S. government has provided Php4.4 million to assist displaced families affected by the Mayon Volcano in Albay province.

U.S. Continues Relief and Reconstruction Work in Yolanda-Hit Areas
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 8:15pm

Nearly 11 months after Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) devastated the Philippines, the U.S. government continues to partner with the Philippines on recovery and rebuilding efforts.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 9:15pm

U.S. Provides Silliman University with State-of-the-Art Education Facility Manila, September 25, 2014 -- The U.S. government, through U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is awarding Silliman University a new state-of-the-art school building, which will enhance the quality of education offered by one of Dumaguete’s premier educational institutions.

U.S. Government Works with Leyte Water Service Providers to Improve Efficiency and Resiliency
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 9:00pm

The U.S. government and the provincial government of Leyte hosted two conferences this week to improve service delivery and build climate change resilience.

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.

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.

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