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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.

USAID, in partnership with PBSP, established the Micro Enterprise Disaster Assistance Fund for Resiliency (MIDAS Fund), and will provide Php180 million (US$4 million) in startup money. From this, loans will be available to micro-finance institutions (MFIs) for lending to 25,000 microenterprises, like sari-sari stores, agricultural production, food processing, dressmaking, and bakeshops.

At the launch, Secretary Panfilo Lacson, Office of the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery, and USAID Philippines Mission Director Gloria D. Steele awarded a grant from USAID to PBSP. Chairman of the Board of Trustees Manuel V. Pangilinan, and Executive Director Rafael C. Lopa received the grant on behalf of PBSP.

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.

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.

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Last updated: October 30, 2014

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