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October 8, 2014

The U.S. government has provided Php4.4 million to assist displaced families affected by the Mayon Volcano in Albay province.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology placed Mayon Volcano under Alert Level 3, which prompted the Provincial Government of Albay to evacuate more than 12,000 families living within the six-kilometer radius permanent danger zone.

U.S. Embassy Ambassador Philip Goldberg said, "The United States stands ready to help families cope with the challenges posed by the temporary displacement.”

U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide emergency sanitation, hygiene and non-food items to families seeking temporary refuge in evacuation centers located in the municipalities of Guinobatan, Camalig and Daraga. The humanitarian assistance, which will be distributed by World Vision for USAID, will focus on improving access to safe drinking water, functioning latrines, and temporary classrooms.

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.

U.S. Ambassador Launches New Mindanao Projects on Good Governance, Health, and Youth Development
May 29, 2013

In a visit today to Zamboanga, U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr. met with youth groups and launched three new projects to promote good governance; improve education and maternal health care services for Mindanao residents; and offer new opportunities for Mindanao youth.

May 16, 2013

 Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Enrique T. Ona and U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr. launched 13 projects that will help enhance the overall health of Filipino families under the U.S.-Philippines bilateral health agreement.

U.S. Government and Quezon City Partner to Promote Mobile Money Use for Better Governance
March 25, 2013

The U.S. Government and the Local Government of Quezon City launched a new partnership that will implement the use of electronic payments for government services.


Last updated: October 08, 2014

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