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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.

The ceremony marked the end of the 14-month academic program given by the Development Academy of the Philippines. This multifaceted course allows students to progress between vocational training and academic lessons, and focuses on public management, local governance, development planning, and disaster risk reduction and management.

The program is part of the U.S. government’s assistance to build the planning and disaster preparedness capacity of local governments in Typhoon Yolanda-affected areas. The scholars, most of whom are employed as municipal and provincial planners, earned the title Master in Public Management, Major in Local Governance and Development.

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.

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.

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Last updated: January 04, 2016

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