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September 25, 2014

U.S. Provides Silliman University with State-of-the-Art Education Facility Manila, September 25, 2014 -- The U.S. government, through U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is awarding Silliman University a new state-of-the-art school building, which will enhance the quality of education offered by one of Dumaguete’s premier educational institutions.

USAID’s Office of the American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (USAID/ASHA) gave a Php21.5 million ($500,000 USD) grant to Silliman University through the United Board of Christian Higher Education in Asia to expand the university’s Intensive Care Unit Simulation Laboratory and facilities.

“The U.S. government is pleased to work with one of the Philippines’ leading universities to support its goal of strengthening the quality of education it offers to its students,” said USAID Philippines Mission Director Gloria D. Steele. “USAID/ASHA’s grants help cultivate positive relationships and reinforce the strong links between the United States and the Philippines.”

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.

August 20, 2013

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)
August 15, 2013

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
July 11, 2013

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
June 5, 2013

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.

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Last updated: September 26, 2014

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