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Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:45am

During July 18-22, 2016, the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its partnership with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), trained 50 officials from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Bureau of Fire Protection in forest fire management.

The Basic Fire Training on forest fire prevention and management focused on wildland fire preparedness, including planning for forest fire management, responding to forest fires, and recovering of damaged areas. Training graduates will serve as lead focal persons in the event of forest fires and will help conduct future fire training around the Philippines.

U.S. Government-Supported Program Helps Families Emerge from Poverty through Entrepreneurship
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 10:15pm

The U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) joined International Care Ministries (ICM) in Iloilo on July 1 to celebrate their partnership against poverty. Dr. Susan K. Brems, USAID Mission Director, Hon. Jed Patrick E. Mabilog, Mayor of Iloilo City, and David Sutherland, Chairman of the Board of ICM, led the graduation ceremony of 35 beneficiaries who took ICM’s “Transform” training program.

Vice President Robredo Attends U.S. Government International Conference on Urban Development
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 10:15pm

Recognizing the need to come up with practical solutions to urban growth challenges in the country, the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) organized the 2016 International Conference on Urban Development, with the theme “Accelerating Resilience and Inclusive Growth,” at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza on July 12-13, 2016.

USAID Awards Grants to Combat Human Trafficking and Support Biodiversity
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 10:00pm

The U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded seven new grants to support local organizations combating human trafficking and protecting the environment.

US Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg Visits Leyte
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 10:45pm

On May 27, U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Philip S. Goldberg inaugurated 10 newly-constructed classrooms in Palo City, Leyte as part of the U.S. government’s rehabilitation efforts in areas devastated by Typhoon Yolanda.

US-Supported Scholars Graduate with New Skills to Address  Future Calamities
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 1:45am

President Benigno Aquino III and Ambassador Philip Goldberg led the commencement exercises on March 29 for the 148 scholars supported by the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development at Malacañan Palace. Also present were Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento, Department of Interior and Local Government, representatives from the Development Academy of the Philippines, headed by President Antonio Kalaw, and Senior Vice President Gloria Mercado.

U.S. and Philippines Partner to Enhance Delivery of Financial Services to Vulnerable Populations
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 10:30pm

The U.S. Government and the Department of Social Welfare (DSWD) entered into a new partnership to improve the lives of the Philippines’ most vulnerable families.

USAID Turns over Health Training Models in Davao
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 7:15pm

In a recent visit to Davao City, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Philippines’ Mission Director Susan Brems handed over new health training models to the Department of Health-Davao Region and Brokenshire Memorial Hospital in support of the shared U.S.-Philippines goal to improve the delivery of health services in the region.

U.S. Official Inaugurates New School and Livelihood Facility in Tacloban City
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 8:00pm

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Chief Financial Officer Reginald Mitchell visited Tacloban City on February 4 to inaugurate new structures as part of the U.S. government’s continuing support for communities impacted by Typhoon Yolanda.

United States Agency for International Development Official Visits Bohol; Renews U.S. Commitment to the Province’s Growth
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 7:45pm

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) General Counsel John Simpkins visited the province of Bohol January 26-27 to renew the U.S. government’s commitment to the province’s inclusive and sustainable development.


Last updated: October 25, 2016

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