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U.S. Government, Coca-Cola and PBSP Partner to Improve Water Access
April 29, 2015

On April 23, the U.S. Government, Coca-Cola Philippines through the Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, Inc. (CCFPI), and the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) have entered into a partnership that will enable more Filipinos to access safe drinking water.

Ms. Gloria D. Steele, Mission Director of U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Mr. Diego Granizo, Chairman of the Coca-Cola Foundation, and Mr. Roberto Umali, Member of the PBSP Board of Trustees signed the memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly work towards groundwater replenishment, freshwater source expansion, and community water access projects in areas covered by the USAID’s Water Security for Resilient Economic Growth (Be Secure) Project, namely Leyte, Iloilo, Maguindanao, Misamis Oriental and Basilan provinces.

U.S. Government Extends Post-Yolanda Education Support for Iloilo, Capiz and Bohol
March 13, 2015

On March 9, the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provided an additional Php63 million and school equipment for post-disaster education needs in 19 municipalities in Iloilo, Capiz and Bohol.

Protecting Wildlife and Biodiversity: U.S., DENR & ASEAN Partners Hold Conference on Conservation Financing
March 3, 2015

More than 90 experts from the ASEAN region and the United States gathered in Pasay City to support increased financing to protect the region’s rich biodiversity.

US Government and Philippines Aim to Boost Higher Education  and Accelerate Inclusive Growth
February 25, 2015

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.

February 10, 2015

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January 30, 2015

It is my pleasure to be with you today to witness the signing of the Bilateral Assistance Agreement for Basic Education between the Philippines and the United States of America.

As a former teacher, and the son of a teacher and school principal, I share your conviction that a quality basic education is the right of every child.

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Last updated: April 29, 2015

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