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US GOVERNMENT-SUPPORTED PROGRAM TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE AND AFFORDABLE POWER RESOURCES IN THE PHILIPPINES LAUNCHED
November 25, 2014

The Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the U.S. Government today launched a new program that will help the Philippines bring down the cost of power.

U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, Philip S. Goldberg joined Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan, Director-General, National Economic and Development Authority and Secretary Carlos Jericho L. Petilla, Department of Energy to launch the Energy Policy and Development Program (EPDP).

Funded by the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by UPecon Foundation, Inc., EPDP is a four-year, Php225 million ($5 million) project that aims to strengthen the GPH capacity to formulate evidence-based policies and strategies for the cost-effective use of energy resources towards environmentally-sound energy development.

Partnership for Peace and Development
January 23, 2014

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.

January 21, 2014

It is my distinct honor to join you this evening to witness the City Government of Valenzuela pave the way in bringing about good governance and improved public service with the digitization of the city government’s financial transactions. This important initiative will not only make transacting with government easier but it will also significantly contribute to the Philippine Government’s campaign to fight corruption, foster transparency and increase financial inclusion.

Valenzuela City and USAID Launch Mobile Money Real Property Tax Payment System
January 21, 2014

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.

January 17, 2014

I am happy to join you this morning on behalf of the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to formally launch our new partnership through the $60 million Credit Facility.

In the Philippines, about 99% of all firms are micro, small, and medium enterprises. Supporting the country’s SMEs is crucial to igniting and sustaining inclusive economic growth in the Philippines. SMEs contribute to the generation of wealth, business opportunities and employment in rural and urban areas. This vital economic sector also contributes to a dynamic supply of ideas, skills and innovation needed to propel the country’s development.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announces $25 million in fresh U.S. recovery aid for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
December 19, 2013

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: November 26, 2014

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