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Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 2:30am

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and in partnership with Synergeia Foundation, convened the 11th National Education Summit on September 28 and 29, 2017. Nearly 400 leaders from local governments, schools, and the private sector gathered to share best practices in education governance, including such topics as community engagement, budgeting, partnerships, and decentralization of basic education. Vice President Leni Robredo graced the summit and delivered the keynote address.

The summit was a part of USAID’s five-year, Php430 million Education Governance Effectiveness (EdGE) project that supports the Philippines’ goal of improving learning outcomes in the early grades.

“At USAID, we believe that education serves as a driver for development and the elimination of extreme poverty. Education is transformational for individuals and societies. It also creates pathways to better health, economic growth, a sustainable environment, and peaceful, democratic societies,” USAID’s Mission Director Lawrence Hardy II said in his remarks on the second day of the summit.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 3:15am

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has committed approximately Php730 million ($14.3 million) in emergency relief and recovery assistance for communities affected by the ongoing conflict in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur and its surrounding areas. U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim made the announcement today during a media engagement at the U.S. Embassy.

USAID Mission Director Highlights Early Grade Reading Assistance in Visit to Cebu
Friday, August 11, 2017 - 3:15am

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is helping improve the reading skills of more than 420,000 students between kindergarten and grade three in the Province of Cebu and Mandaue City. This assistance is implemented in partnership with the Department of Education in Cebu’s more than 900 elementary schools through Basa Pilipinas, USAID’s Php1.9 billion flagship basic education project.

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 3:30am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is guaranteeing a four-year, $8 million Women’s Livelihood Bond that will provide access to credit, market linkages, and affordable goods and services for an estimated 385,000 Southeast Asian women.

U.S. Government Programs Provide Relief to Marawi Evacuees
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 9:45pm

The U.S. government is partnering with the Philippine government in delivering critical health and education services to civilians who have been affected by the ongoing conflict in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur.

USAID and Partners Celebrate Completion of P76 Million Agri Project in Bicol
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 2:15am

The United States government, in partnership with the University of the Philippines Los Baños Foundation, Inc. (UPLBFI), recently marked the completion of the P76 million Bicol Agri-Water Project (BAWP) during a Farmers’ Summit at the Macagang Business Center in Nabua, Camarines Sur.

Ambassador Sung Kim Travels to Cebu City, Highlights Robust Economic Ties with PH
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 2:00am

During his trip to Cebu this week, Ambassador Sung Kim met with Governor Hilario Davide III and Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña to discuss the robust economic ties between the U.S. and the Philippines and as well as opportunities for further U.S. engagement in Cebu, both in the public and private sectors.

U.S. Government and Legazpi City Enter into Partnership to Promote Inclusive and Resilient Urban Growth
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).

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).

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Last updated: October 19, 2017

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