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

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.

With the tagline “Mobile Money Nata Karon!” (We are into mobile money now!), CDO residents may now access mobile money payment services for property tax, business permits, traffic citations, and other fees through USAID’s Scaling Innovations in Mobile Money (SIMM) Project.

CDO is one of the first three Cities Development Initiative (CDI) cities, where USAID has focused its multi-sectoral support for economic development. As part of CDI, USAID’s SIMM project will streamline the city’s priority agenda to increase revenue generation by improving efficiency in tax collection. It will also augment the newly completed automation of the city’s business process and licensing system.

September 9, 2014

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
July 27, 2014

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.

U.S. Government Supports Improving Water Supply Services in Misamis Oriental Province
July 23, 2014

The U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is bringing together more than 150 representatives of small-scale water service providers (WSPs) to attend a conference on "Accelerating Water Security and Climate Resiliency among Small Water Service Providers in Misamis Oriental.” The conference, which runs from July 23-25, 2014 in Cagayan de Oro City, is organized by USAID through its Water Security for Resilient Economic Growth and Stability (Be Secure) Project in cooperation with the Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental. The conference will help small-scale water service providers to better serve people without piped water in the province.

July 19, 2014

The U.S. Government has provided approximately Php6.5 million ($150,000) to help Typhoon Glenda victims in Albay and Sorsogon provinces return home and recover from the storm.

July 18, 2014

The Cities Development Initiative (CDI), as part of the Partnership for Growth (PFG), seeks to assist the Philippines promote higher, sustained, more inclusive and resilient growth by providing a range of development initiatives in targeted cities. To maximize USAID’s impact, CDI takes a whole-of-Mission approach, integrating elements across the program portfolio to support economic development in priority cities that are ripe for higher growth.

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Last updated: October 30, 2014

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