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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 1:45am

Super Typhoon Ompong triggered flooding and landslides in the northern Philippines, killing at least 81 people, destroying crops and livelihoods, and damaging homes throughout northern Luzon. More than 180,000 found safety in government evacuation centers.

In support of ongoing relief work, the U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is partnering with a non-governmental organization to provide essential hygiene supplies for 5,500 people who lost their homes and livelihoods in Cagayan province.

“I would like to express again our deepest condolences for the victims of Typhoon Ompong. We commend the Government of the Philippines and local authorities for evacuating people before the storm and for their search and rescue efforts,” said U.S. Ambassador Sung Kim. “We hope that our support will provide comfort to the victims during this difficult time. We also hope to provide further assistance as needs are identified.”

U.S. and Philippines Celebrate Cooperation on Good Governance in Education at 12th National Education Summit
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 8:45pm

The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), convened the 12th National Education Summit on September 6, 2018 in partnership with the Philippine government and Synergeia Foundation. More than 400 leaders from local governments, schools, and the private sector gathered to share good practices in education governance, including topics such as increasing community engagement, budgeting, partnering with the public and private sector and civil society, and decentralization of basic education. Vice President Leni Robredo delivered the keynote address at the summit.

U.S. and Philippine Governments Expand Partnership to Eliminate TB in the Philippines
Friday, August 24, 2018 - 9:15pm

U.S. Embassy in the Philippines Chargé d’Affaires (CDA) Michael Klecheski and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched two five-year projects valued at more than 2.5 billion pesos to support the Philippines’ goal to end tuberculosis (TB).

USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia Ann Marie Yastishock Visit to the Philippines.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 11:00pm

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia Ann Marie Yastishock visited the Philippines July 26-August 1, reinforcing the U.S. government’s commitment to mutual U.S.-Philippine development goals. Yastishock also underscored the important role of the Philippines to the Indo-Pacific Strategy. Through this framework, the U.S. government works with partner countries to strengthen their democratic systems; ensure an open regulatory environment; and encourage responsible natural resource management.

USAID Partners with Philippine Technology Company to Promote Sustainable Fisheries in Southern Mindanao
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 8:30pm

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a new partnership with Manila-based Futuristic Aviation and Maritime Enterprise, Inc. (FAME) to promote sustainable fisheries and boost livelihoods in southern Mindanao.

USAID and Philippine Partners Advance Peace and Prosperity in Mindanao
Monday, June 25, 2018 - 2:30am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Lawrence Hardy II traveled to Davao from June 21 to 23 to meet with Philippine partners and recognize joint progress toward achieving the Philippines’ development objectives for Mindanao.

U.S. Government Announces Php296.2 Million in Assistance for Women and Households Affected by Marawi Conflict
Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 2:30am

U.S. Embassy in the Philippines Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Michael Klecheski announced Php296.2 million ($5.55 million) in new assistance for humanitarian and recovery work in and around Marawi. The additional assistance will promote the role and inclusion of women in the recovery and rehabilitation of Marawi as well as support ongoing humanitarian assistance work in and around the city.

U.S. and Philippine Governments Call for Unified Action to Combat Wildlife Trafficking
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 2:15am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and Conservation International convened partners from law enforcement agencies and environmental organizations for a forum on stamping out illegal wildlife trade in the Philippines.

U.S. Government Provides Teacher’s Kits to Schools in Marawi and  Surrounding Areas
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.

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.

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Last updated: September 17, 2018

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