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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.

USAID-Bohol Partnership Exhibit
Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 2:45am

Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr. visited the Province of Bohol today to celebrate the U.S. Government’s strong partnership with the “Heart of the Philippines.” Together with Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto and U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Gloria D. Steele, Ambassador Thomas also opened an exhibit that highlighted USAID initiatives in Bohol in the past two decades.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 8:15pm

After consulting with the Government of the Philippines (GPH), the U.S. Embassy in Manila today mobilized funds from USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) to providenon-food commodities to vulnerable families affected by flooding and landslides. The Embassy is working in close coordination with the Government of the Philippines (GPH) to bolster its ongoing response to thefloods.

An adult Leopard Coral Trout (Plectropomus leopardus)
Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 2:00am

The Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) Philippines Forum was held in Makati City on August 14. It was organized by the CTI-Philippines National Coordinating Committee (NCC), co-chaired by Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

United States Boosts Assistance for Disaster Preparedness Initiatives in Benguet Province
Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 11:00pm

As part of its commitment to enhance the capacity of Philippine communities to prepare for, and respond to, natural disasters U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr. announced the start of the third phase of the U.S. Government’s Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) program in Benguet.

U.S. Government Supports DepEd National Training of Trainers for K to 12 Program
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 9:45pm

U.S. Embassy Manila’s U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) held a trainer’s training in Cebu City in support of the Department of Education’s (DepEd) K to 12 Program.

U.S. Ambassador Launches New Mindanao Projects on Good Governance, Health, and Youth Development
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 9:30pm

In a visit today to Zamboanga, U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr. met with youth groups and launched three new projects to promote good governance; improve education and maternal health care services for Mindanao residents; and offer new opportunities for Mindanao youth.

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 2:30am

 Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Enrique T. Ona and U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr. launched 13 projects that will help enhance the overall health of Filipino families under the U.S.-Philippines bilateral health agreement.

U.S. Government and Quezon City Partner to Promote Mobile Money Use for Better Governance
Monday, March 25, 2013 - 3:00am

The U.S. Government and the Local Government of Quezon City launched a new partnership that will implement the use of electronic payments for government services.

US Government Partners with Department of Justice on  Training for Environmental Law Enforcement
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 3:15am

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Embassy Manila’s U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Department of the Interior (US DOI) and the Philippine Department of Justice (DOJ) conducted a workshop to advance environmental law enforcement on March 6 to 8, 2013 at Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.

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Last updated: June 20, 2014

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