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US GOVERNMENT-SUPPORTED PROGRAM TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE AND AFFORDABLE POWER RESOURCES IN THE PHILIPPINES LAUNCHED
November 25, 2014

The Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the U.S. Government today launched a new program that will help the Philippines bring down the cost of power.

U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, Philip S. Goldberg joined Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan, Director-General, National Economic and Development Authority and Secretary Carlos Jericho L. Petilla, Department of Energy to launch the Energy Policy and Development Program (EPDP).

Funded by the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by UPecon Foundation, Inc., EPDP is a four-year, Php225 million ($5 million) project that aims to strengthen the GPH capacity to formulate evidence-based policies and strategies for the cost-effective use of energy resources towards environmentally-sound energy development.

USAID Acting Assistant Administrator (AA) for Asia Denise Rollins
June 5, 2014

Denise Rollins, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Assistant Administrator (AA) for Asia, will visit the Philippines June 6-11 to reinforce the U.S. Government’s commitment to the Partnership for Growth - a bilateral agreement with the Government of the Philippines (GPH) to achieve broad-based, inclusive and resilient growth in the country.

May 19, 2014

Thank you to the UNWTO and the Department of Tourism (DOT) for inviting me to this conference to talk about climate change response from an international perspective, specifically how we can build sustainable tourist destinations that are resilient to environmental threats and climate change impacts. I commend the organizers for engaging development partners, public and private sectors to make economic growth more broad-based and inclusive in the Philippines. Allow me to share USAID’s perspective as a development partner that recognizes the need for protecting the country’s environmental and natural resources in order to promote an agenda of economic growth.

May 19, 2014

On behalf of the American people and the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development, allow me to extend our sincere appreciation for inviting us to participate in today’s celebration of the Persons with Disabilities Day. I am honored to be among leaders from the government, private sector, and the PWD community, who are championing the rights and welfare of persons with disabilities.

May 16, 2014

On behalf of U.S. Embassy’s United States Agency for International Development USAID/Philippines), it is my honor to be here with all of you this evening. The province of Bohol has a special place in the development work of USAID/Philippines. We have worked together for decades to accelerate Bohol’s economy and transform this historical region from a conflict area to become one of the Philippines’ prime ecotourism destinations.

May 15, 2014

It is an honor to be here today on behalf of the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development. I am pleased to have had the opportunity earlier to witness the training for teachers of out-of-school youth conducted through our partnership with the U.S. Peace Corps-Philippines.

Padayon Mindanao continues Peace Corps’ legacy of cross-cultural learning among PC Volunteers, teachers and youth. Youth, especially those from conflict-affected areas, are given the opportunity to develop leadership and other life skills in order to contribute to sustained peace and development in their communities.

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Last updated: November 26, 2014

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