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Palawan Inaugurates First Hybrid Renewable Energy Power System
February 7, 2014

Thanks to the support of the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), residents of Sitio Green Island in Roxas, Palawan, will now enjoy reliable and sustainable electricity using hybrid renewable energy.

Sitio Green Island is categorized as a “missionary area,” or an area that is not connected to the main electricity grid. Missionary areas are often powered by small generator sets run by diesel or bunker fuel which is costly and unreliable. Missionary areas are often so remote that it is hard to establish electric power systems.

Through USAID’s Climate Change and Clean Energy (CEnergy) Project, however, USAID helped build a 25.5kW Hybrid Renewable Energy (RE) Power System on the island. The system is composed of a biomass gasifier which uses plant-derived energy, along with solar panels and wind turbines.

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.

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.

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