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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.

USAID's Disaster Assistance Response Team arrived in Leyte province to survey regions hardest hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan
November 11, 2013

On Friday, Super Typhoon Haiyan swept across the Philippines with the strength of one of the most powerful storms ever to hit land.  In response to the storm, the United States Government announced today $20 million in humanitarian assistance, including emergency food aid and critical relief supplies--like shelter materials and hygiene kits--for disaster-affected areas. 

October 18, 2013

The United States Embassy, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has allocated $50,000 (approx 2,150,000 PhP) of emergency response funds to provide non-food relief items to earthquake affected communities.

U.S. Embassy Responds to a Request for Assistance in Zamboanga
September 12, 2013

In an expression of concern for the well-being of the people of Zamboanga, the U.S. Embassy is responding to the immediate needs of some 14,000 citizens displaced by the ongoing crisis situation in several areas of the city by designating Pesos 26,400,000 (US$600,000) to provide relief and emergency through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

September 6, 2013

U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr. together with U.S. Embassy Manila’s Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director, Gloria D. Steele, spent the morning of September 6 in Taloto Elementary School with more than 30 children of fisherfolk from nearby communities. The Ambassador read a story about fish in Mabaw Reef, a marine protected area. The children were later surprised to see three mascots that represent the flagship fish species of different Bohol municipalities.

USAID-Bohol Partnership Exhibit
September 5, 2013

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.

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Last updated: October 30, 2014

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