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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.

The forum was organized in partnership with the business chambers of Cagayan de Oro, General Santos, South Cotabato, and Marawi; the Muslim Business Forum; the League of Cities of the Philippines; and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Participants discussed development prospects and challenges, as well as business opportunities, in Marawi City and Lanao del Sur, with the objective of organizing a private sector response to support the restoration of the local economy.

At the forum, Marawi City Mayor Majul Usman Gandamra presented the proposed Marawi City Rehabilitation Plan. Forum participants responded with interest in developing real estate, agriculture, manufacturing, and energy in the region.

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.

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.

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Last updated: November 27, 2017

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