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Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:30am

Manila, February 15, 2018 — 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.

USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, in coordination with the Philippine government, will distribute vouchers for families to purchase essential household items and hygiene kits in order to improve living conditions and help prevent illness in evacuation centers. In addition, USAID will construct latrines, bathing cubicles, and handwashing stations, as well as promote safe water and hygiene practices through educational materials. Overall, this assistance is expected to benefit 4,000 people.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 7:00pm

The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has allocated an additional Php330 million ($6.6 million) to support vulnerable populations affected by the conflict in Marawi City and surrounding areas. This assistance will provide opportunities for young women and men to enhance job skills and attain livelihoods, helping stimulate the economy. These new funds will also help vulnerable populations strengthen positive engagement within their communities. This brings the total USAID contribution to recovery and rehabilitation of Marawi and surrounding areas to over Php1 billion ($20.9 million).

U.S. Government Provides 1.1 Million Books to Public Schools to Boost Reading Skills and Promote Learning
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 6:45pm

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Michael Klecheski led the ceremonial handover of 1.1 million library books to the Philippine Department of Education on December 11. The donation is part of the U.S. government’s continuing early grade reading assistance through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

U.S. Government Provides Tablet Computers to Public Schools for Literacy Teaching
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:15am

On December 1, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) distributed more than 3,200 tablet computers to Philippine Department of Education public school leadership from Regions 1 and 7. The assistance is part of USAID’s continuing support of the Philippines’ goal to strengthen early grade reading skills.

U.S. Government Convenes Mindanao Business Leaders to Spur Investment in Marawi City
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 3:00am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) convened a one-day forum on November 28 in General Santos City for more than 100 business leaders and government officials to identify ways to promote investment and help rehabilitate Marawi City.

U.S. Government-Backed Organization Opens New Shelter for Trafficking Survivors
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 2:45am

The Fellowship for Organizing Endeavors (FORGE), Inc., with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), on November 29, 2017 opened a new shelter in Cebu City for boys rescued from commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. The 24-hour residential care facility will provide food and shelter, educational assistance, counseling services, and medical and dental treatment for teenage boys, ages 12 to 17 years old.

U.S. Government and General Santos City Renew Partnership to Advance Inclusive and Sustainable Urban Growth
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 1:45am

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Lawrence Hardy II and General Santos City Mayor Ronnel Rivera signed a Memorandum of Understanding on November 27, 2017, making General Santos City the eighth and newest partner in USAID’s Cities Development Initiative.

USAID, DepEd, and YesPinoy Foundation Partner to Make Every Learner a Reader
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 1:45am

The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID) partnered with YesPinoy Foundation chairman, actor, and youth advocate Dingdong Dantes to kick off the Department of Education’s National Reading Month.

USAID Deputy Chief of the Office of Program Resources Management Chris Foley led the launch with a handover ceremony of storybooks to Highway Hills Integrated School in Mandaluyong City, and Mr. Dantes read a story to Grade 2 students.

U.S. Government Begins Delivery of More than 6,500 Tablet Arm Chairs for Displaced Marawi Students
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 1:30am

The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Department of Education, delivered its first batch of tablet arm chairs to schools in Mindanao, where displaced Marawi students are currently enrolled.

U.S.-Philippines Partnership Advances Learning Outcomes
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.


Last updated: November 27, 2017

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