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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.

Partnership for Peace and Development
Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 2:45am

U.S. Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg (4th from left) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Gloria D. Steele (extreme left) led the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with Western Mindanao LGU leaders for the implementation of USAID’s Enhancing Governance, Accountability and Engagement (ENGAGE) Project.

Valenzuela City and USAID Launch Mobile Money Real Property Tax Payment System
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 1:45am

In partnership with the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Local Government of Valenzuela City launched an innovative system that will enable residents to pay their real property tax with cellular phones.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announces $25 million in fresh U.S. recovery aid for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 9:45am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Coca-Cola to support the revival of economic activity and livelihoods in Leyte, the province worst-hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda (international codename: Haiyan).

"Go-Live Launch" of Quezon City with DAA Greg Beck
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 9:00am

The U.S. Government and the Local Government of Quezon City today launched an innovative mobile money system for the disbursement of social transfers and the assessment and collection of real property tax.

Higher Education and Economic Growth: A Science, Technology, Innovation and Partnerships Launch
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 1:30am

The U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched three new partnerships to strengthen the science, technology and innovation (STI) sector in the Philippines.

USAID's Disaster Assistance Response Team arrived in Leyte province to survey regions hardest hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan
Monday, November 11, 2013 - 4:00pm

On Friday, Super Typhoon Haiyan swept across the Philippines with the strength of one of the most powerful storms ever to hit land.  In response to the storm, the United States Government announced today $20 million in humanitarian assistance, including emergency food aid and critical relief supplies--like shelter materials and hygiene kits--for disaster-affected areas. 

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 2:45am

The United States Embassy, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has allocated $50,000 (approx 2,150,000 PhP) of emergency response funds to provide non-food relief items to earthquake affected communities.

U.S. Embassy Responds to a Request for Assistance in Zamboanga
Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 10:15pm

In an expression of concern for the well-being of the people of Zamboanga, the U.S. Embassy is responding to the immediate needs of some 14,000 citizens displaced by the ongoing crisis situation in several areas of the city by designating Pesos 26,400,000 (US$600,000) to provide relief and emergency through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Friday, September 6, 2013 - 2:45am

U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr. together with U.S. Embassy Manila’s Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director, Gloria D. Steele, spent the morning of September 6 in Taloto Elementary School with more than 30 children of fisherfolk from nearby communities. The Ambassador read a story about fish in Mabaw Reef, a marine protected area. The children were later surprised to see three mascots that represent the flagship fish species of different Bohol municipalities.

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