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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.

USAID’s IDEA program, a three-year partnership with PhilDev, boosts the entrepreneurial capability of Filipino engineering students, whose wealth of ideas can be transformed into viable businesses and help drive inclusive and sustainable growth throughout the Philippines.

On February 26, 2015, the IDEA Global Entrepreneurship Symposium will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu City, with the theme “Building the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Foundation.” The event is a platform to create and expand dialogue among the U.S. and Philippine higher education institutions, government officials, startup entrepreneurs, and industry leaders.

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.

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).

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Last updated: February 13, 2015

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