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Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 10:00pm

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) donated over 3,500 teacher’s kits to the Philippine Department of Education to benefit schools affected by the conflict in Marawi. Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones, DepEd-ARMM Regional Secretary Rasol Mitmug, Jr. and over a hundred DepEd officials attended the turnover ceremony at Amai Pakpak Central Elementary School in Marawi City. The USAID-donated kits with instructional materials and classroom supplies will help Kindergarten to Grade 10 teachers from Marawi City, Cotobato City, Iligan City, and surrounding areas prepare for the new school year.

USAID and PBEd Launch YouthWorks PH Project for Filipino Youth
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 10:30pm

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) launched YouthWorks PH, a five-year, Php1.7 billion workforce development project that will connect out-of-school youth with training and employment opportunities.

USAID and DOH Launch National Project to Strengthen Philippine Health Workers
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 1:30am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) yesterday launched a five-year, PhP 750 million ($15 million), nationwide Human Resources for Health in 2030 (HRH2030) project to help the Department of Health (DOH) strengthen the workforce skills to better respond to the country’s health needs. The theme of the launch event was “Investing in Health Workforce Saves Lives.”

USAID’s Php1.9 Billion Early-Grade Literacy Project Improves Reading Skills of 1.8 Million Filipino Children
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 11:30pm

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) completed its five-year, Php1.9 billion Basa Pilipinas project, which improved literacy and reading comprehension among more than 1.8 million students from kindergarten to grade three. USAID partnered with the Department of Education (DepEd) to implement the project in eight school divisions in the provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Cebu, and Bohol, and the cities of Mandaue, San Fernando, and Tagbilaran.

U.S. Government Announces Additional Php182 Million to Support Marawi Humanitarian Response
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 11:30pm

The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), announced an additional Php182 million ($3.5 million) to support ongoing humanitarian relief in Marawi. This brings the total U.S. government contribution to the Marawi response to nearly 1.4 billion pesos ($26.4 million).

U.S., Philippine Governments and WFP Celebrate Accomplishments of Disaster Resilience Project
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 11:15pm

The United States and Philippine governments, together with the World Food Programme (WFP), celebrated a completion ceremony on April 25 for the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) seven-year, Php1 billion Disaster Preparedness and Response project.

USAID and Department of Health Celebrate Accomplishments of Partnership for Tuberculosis Control
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 2:15am

The United States and Philippine governments today celebrated progress in combating tuberculosis (TB) at a completion ceremony for the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) five-year, Php1.5 billion tuberculosis project, Innovations and Multi-Sectoral Partnerships to Achieve Control of Tuberculosis (IMPACT).

U.S. Government Announces Food Aid for Families Affected by Marawi Conflict
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 8:15pm

The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), announced new assistance of Php100 million ($2 million) to boost food security in Marawi and surrounding areas. USAID is partnering with the World Food Programme to provide 1.8 million kilograms of rice — enough to feed 45,000 people for four months — to families displaced by the conflict.

USAID Mission Director’s Visit Reinforces U.S. Government Commitment to Conservation and Development in Palawan
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 2:30am

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Lawrence Hardy II visited Palawan this week to engage with development partners and reinforce the U.S. government’s commitment to the province’s sustainable growth. To celebrate World Wildlife Day, Hardy kicked off his trip with a visit to the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center, where he initiated the release of rescued animals, including a critically endangered forest turtle.

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:30am

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.

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