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February 15, 2018

The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has committed Php5.2 million in emergency assistance to address the immediate needs of people most affected by the Mt. Mayon volcanic eruption. This follows the Albay provincial government’s declaration of a state of calamity.

January 9, 2018

The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has allocated an additional Php330 million ($6.6 million) to support vulnerable populations affected by the conflict in Marawi City and surrounding areas. This assistance will provide opportunities for young women and men to enhance job skills and attain livelihoods, helping stimulate the economy. These new funds will also help vulnerable populations strengthen positive engagement within their communities. This brings the total USAID contribution to recovery and rehabilitation of Marawi and surrounding areas to over Php1 billion ($20.9 million).

U.S. Government Provides 1.1 Million Books to Public Schools to Boost Reading Skills and Promote Learning
December 13, 2017

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Michael Klecheski led the ceremonial handover of 1.1 million library books to the Philippine Department of Education on December 11. The donation is part of the U.S. government’s continuing early grade reading assistance through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

U.S. Government Provides Tablet Computers to Public Schools for Literacy Teaching
December 4, 2017

On December 1, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) distributed more than 3,200 tablet computers to Philippine Department of Education public school leadership from Regions 1 and 7. The assistance is part of USAID’s continuing support of the Philippines’ goal to strengthen early grade reading skills.

Lawrence Hardy II, Mission Director, Launch of the Tagbilaran City Tourism Development Plan and Tour of Bohol Heritage District
December 1, 2017

Since 2014, Tagbilaran City has been one of USAID’s partner cities of under the Cities Development Initiative. Through this partnership, USAID provides a range of technical assistance in economic growth, health, energy, environment, governance and education to help them realize their full potential as engines of inclusive and resilient growth for their respective regions.

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Last updated: February 16, 2018

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