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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.

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.

US Government Partners with Department of Justice on  Training for Environmental Law Enforcement
March 19, 2013

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Embassy Manila’s U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Department of the Interior (US DOI) and the Philippine Department of Justice (DOJ) conducted a workshop to advance environmental law enforcement on March 6 to 8, 2013 at Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.

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Last updated: April 02, 2014

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