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U.S. and Philippines Expand Cooperation on Biodiversity Conservation and Water Security
May 28, 2021

As the United States marks its 75th year of diplomatic relations with the Republic of the Philippines, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) have agreed to advance their cooperation to protect the Philippines’ rich natural resources and improve access to clean water and sanitation.

USAID and The Asia Foundation Announce Inaugural Youth Leadership and Democracy Fellows
May 28, 2021

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) welcomed 30 young Filipino leaders into the first-ever Youth Leadership for Democracy (YouthLed) 2021 Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) fellowship. Created by USAID and The Asia Foundation, the LEAD fellowship trains youth to become champions of democratic values, participatory governance, and civic engagement.

U.S. and Korea Strengthen Development Cooperation Partnership through Joint Projects in the Philippines
May 27, 2021

The leading development assistance agencies of the United States of America and the Republic of Korea have agreed to pursue joint development projects in the Philippines to boost the country’s climate resilience and address ocean plastic pollution.

May 25, 2021

Starting a business in the middle of a global pandemic may seem like a risky move, but Eunice Joy Gambalan saw it as an opportunity to capitalize on the growing digital marketplace and help her community.

Growing up, Gambalan designed and styled her own clothes. Her knack for designing and styling eventually gave her the reputation as her friends’ and family’s go-to designer. Little by little, she started to have personal clients who gave her commission-based styling services.

May 25, 2021

High school teacher Haguiar Gayak knows the value of education, but when she looks back on her own school years, she still remembers struggling to understand the lessons. Growing up in Cotabato province on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, Gayak spoke the local language Magindanawn at home with her family. In school, however, Gayak and her classmates could only study in Filipino and English.

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Last updated: June 07, 2021

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