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Friday, May 19, 2017 - 1:15am

U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Dr. Susan Brems and Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal signed a Memorandum of Understanding on May 17, 2017 making Legazpi the seventh city in the Philippines to join USAID’s Cities Development Initiative (CDI).

Through this initiative, USAID works closely with city governments outside Metro Manila to fulfill their potential as engines of inclusive, environmentally sustainable, and resilient growth. In Legazpi City, USAID will provide a range of technical assistance in economic growth, health, environment, governance, and education. “Legazpi City is a key driver of growth in the Bicol region, with tremendous potential to pursue inclusive development in surrounding localities in Albay and beyond,” said Dr. Brems.

USAID Initiates Partnership to Upgrade Water and Sanitation Services in Tagbilaran
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 1:15am

Nearly 190,000 residents of Tagbilaran City can look forward to improved water supply and sanitation services with the establishment of a collaborative partnership between the city government and Maynilad Water Academy.

U.S. Ambassador Leads Inauguration of New Facilities in Leyte
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 1:00am

U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim made his first trip to the province of Leyte to inaugurate classrooms and a livelihood training center constructed by the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

U.S. Government Inaugurates Health and Education Facilities in Leyte
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 11:15pm

U.S. and Philippine officials inaugurated newly constructed health facilities and classrooms in Leyte that are part of the U.S. government initiative to help Typhoon Yolanda survivors build back better. The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Health Chief Karen Klimowski led the inauguration of the Dagami Rural Health Unit and Tuberculosis Directly Observed Treatment, Short-Course (TB-DOTS) Facility, the Carigara Hospital Ward and TB-DOTS Facility, and six classrooms in Patoc Elementary School in the municipalities of Dagami and Carigara, Leyte. The structures are designed to withstand typhoons with wind speeds of up to 360kph.

Cotabato City Youth Graduate from U.S. Government-Supported Skills Training Program
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 11:15pm

More than 100 Filipino youth are now better equipped with knowledge and life skills to help them succeed, following their completion of a job training course provided by the U.S. government in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), the Department of Education’s Alternative Learning System, and the Education Development Center.

U.S. Government Awards Science, Technology, and Innovation Grants to Filipino Scholars and Universities
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 11:45pm

The United States government, through the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID), recognized 10 research scholars and 37 grant recipients in science, technology, and innovation who support the Philippine government’s push for innovation-led and inclusive growth.

U.S. Government-Funded Partnership Advances Water Security in Visayas and Mindanao
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 11:30pm

To celebrate World Water Day on March 22, Ambassador Kim joined Philippine government representatives to celebrate the success of Be Secure, a Php966-million program that increased access to safe water and sanitation in the Visayas and Mindanao regions.

New U.S.-Philippine Partnership to Conserve Wildlife and Biodiversity in the Philippines
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 11:30pm

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID), partnered today with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to launch a new biodiversity conservation project that will help protect and manage the Philippines’ diverse habitats and species.

U.S. Embassy in the Philippines Inaugurates Classrooms during Yolanda Anniversary
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 9:15pm

As part of its commitment to help Typhoon Yolanda (internationally named Haiyan) survivors build back better, the U.S. government turned over eight new classrooms to Tolosa National High School students and faculty. The ceremony was held on the third anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda.

U.S. Supports Delivery of Critical Relief Supplies to Communities Affected by Typhoon Lawin
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 3:00am

The United States government is supporting the delivery of relief supplies to Typhoon Lawin-affected communities in northern Luzon through an ongoing three-year, $2-million partnership between the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, the Government of the Philippines, and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

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Last updated: March 31, 2017

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