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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.

U.S. Continues Relief and Reconstruction Work in Yolanda-Hit Areas
October 2, 2014

Nearly 11 months after Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) devastated the Philippines, the U.S. government continues to partner with the Philippines on recovery and rebuilding efforts.

October 2, 2014

Today’s ceremony is a testament to the resiliency and courage of those who refuse to allow crisis to deter them from the path of progress. In times of crisis, despite the danger and hardships, there is also great opportunity for communities to grow together and build back better.

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.

U.S. Government Works with Leyte Water Service Providers to Improve Efficiency and Resiliency
September 23, 2014

The U.S. government and the provincial government of Leyte hosted two conferences this week to improve service delivery and build climate change resilience.

September 9, 2014

The Philippines has emerged as a global leader in pioneering innovative solutions to addressing some of the world’s greatest development challenges. The U.S. Embassy Manila’s U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and two United States-based organizations, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), recently announced new research projects that advance the scientific and technical capacity of both the United States and partner countries in critical areas of development.

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