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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.

Mr. Simpkins joined Bohol officials, led by Governor Edgar Chatto and Tagbilaran City Mayor John Geesnell Yap II, to launch the Stakeholders’ Forum, which was organized by the U.S. Embassy Manila’s USAID through its Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth with Equity (SURGE) Project.

SURGE is the flagship activity of USAID’s Cities Development Initiative (CDI), which aims to transform secondary cities into engines of growth. Tagbilaran is one of the CDI partner cities, together with Batangas, Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo, Puerto Princesa and Zamboanga.

Launched in 2015, SURGE supports these cities to become economically thriving and resilient growth centers outside the urban core of Manila, with increased levels of investment, employment and disaster risk preparedness for the city and adjacent rural areas.

Energy Stakeholders Meet on Inclusive and Sustainable Energy Development in the Philippines
Monday, January 25, 2016 - 1:30am

The U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the UPecon Foundation, Inc. held the Energy Policy and Development Program (EPDP) Conference 2016: “Toward Inclusive and Sustainable Energy Development" on January 12-13, 2016 in Makati City.

US Government and Catholic Relief Services Provide Safe Housing to Over 3,000 Families Affected by Typhoon Yolanda
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 8:15pm

On Thursday, December 3rd, representatives from U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Catholic Relief Services and Tacloban City gathered in the city’s Astrodome to mark the end of the 24-month Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Program, implemented by Catholic Relief Services (CRS).

US Government Promotes Entrepreneurship in Iloilo to Reduce Poverty
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 12:30am

The U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a 17-month project that will empower 10,000 people in the province of Iloilo through entrepreneurship. The project, implemented in partnership with International Care Ministries (ICM), will deliver an intensive 16-week training program to Iloilo’s poorest households, improving access to health, providing opportunities for entrepreneurship, and bolstering families with basic resources to stabilize their lives.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 3:30am

The U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is launching a series of fora on “Coping with El Niño and Climate Change” to present water demand management as a viable option for addressing water security concerns.

US-Philippines Partnership Wins International Award for Advancing Innovation to Promote Sustainable Fishing and Save Lives
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 3:00am

The TV White Space partnership won this year’s Public-Private Partnership (P3) Impact Award. The TV White Space partnership is an innovative collaboration between the Philippine Department of Agriculture through the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Microsoft Philippines in New York.

U.S. Embassy Visitor Reinforces US Government Commitment to Help Yolanda Survivors
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 11:15pm

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Chief Strategy Officer Carla Koppell will visit the Philippines October 1-2, to reinforce the U.S. government’s commitment to help Typhoon Yolanda survivors build back better.

U.S. Government and Zamboanga City Enter Into New Partnership to Promote Adoption of E-Payments
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 2:00am

U.S. Embassy Manila's United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the City Government of Zamboanga signed a new partnership that will allow residents to pay government taxes and fees anytime, anywhere using electronic channels.

U.S. Government Launches New Project to Drive Growth in Secondary Cities
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 8:30pm

On August 14, U.S. Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg formally launched the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth with Equity (SURGE) project. The five-year project will assist secondary cities outside Metro Manila, Cebu, and Davao, become engines of inclusive growth.

USAID Mission Director Gloria D. Steele Conferred Order of Sikatuna
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 8:30pm

On August 12, Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, on behalf of President Benigno S. Aquino III, conferred the Order of Sikatuna with the rank of Maharlika to outgoing U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Gloria D. Steele during a simple ceremony at the Philippine Treasury Building in Manila. With her in the photo is U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, Philip S. Goldberg.

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Last updated: January 04, 2016

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