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January 14, 2015

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Acknowledgements: [TBC] Mayor Cherrylyn Santos-Akbar; Members of the Isabela City Out-of-School Youth Development Alliance; Young graduates of the MYDev-supported ALS and technical skills training here in Isabela City; Ladies and Gentlemen.

Buenas dias! (Good morning!)

I am honored to join you on this day, which marks the beginning of new opportunities for these young graduates seated before me.

Today’s ceremony demonstrates the U.S. Government’s ongoing commitment to help bring peace and stability in Mindanao. Graduates, we have no doubt that you will shape a more stable and prosperous future for the Philippines.

Half of the world’s population is now under the age of 30, making today’s youth the largest generation in history! In the Philippines, the youth constitute almost a third of the total population. Those who do not finish high school or do not possess relevant training are not readily employable, leaving them vulnerable to the pitfalls of conflict and poverty.

November 20, 2014

The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is now accepting applications for research grants and scholarships in science, technology and innovation, in support of the Philippine Government’s push for innovation and inclusive growth.

US Government Support Continues One Year After Yolanda
November 6, 2014

The U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) turned over classrooms and transitional shelters today as part of the United States Government’s continuing commitment to help the people of Leyte recover from the destruction caused by Typhoon Yolanda over a year ago.

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.

US Demonstrates Strong Support for Yolanda Recovery
October 20, 2014

United States Ambassador to the Philippines Philip S. Goldberg led the inauguration of 36 sari-sari stores and announced the establishment of a Php176-million ($4 million) credit facility for micro-entrepreneurs in areas devastated by Typhoon Yolanda on Monday (October 20). This project is part of the U.S. government’s support to the Philippines for Typhoon Yolanda recovery which totals nearly 6.3 billion Pesos ($143 million USD).

October 8, 2014

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

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