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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.

Mr. Mitchell joined Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez, and Department of Education (DepEd) Region VIII Director Dr. Luisa Yu in the formal opening of four climate-resilient and fully-furnished classrooms at the Tacloban City National High School.

“This is part of the more than 250 classrooms that the U.S. government, through the U.S. Embassy Manila’s USAID, is building in Leyte Province to help restore normalcy in education in Typhoon Yolanda-affected areas,” said Mr. Mitchell. “The priority we give to building classrooms is recognition of the critically important role of education in poverty alleviation.”

USAID Mission Director Gloria D. Steele Conferred Order of Sikatuna
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 8:30pm

On August 12, Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, on behalf of President Benigno S. Aquino III, conferred the Order of Sikatuna with the rank of Maharlika to outgoing U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Gloria D. Steele during a simple ceremony at the Philippine Treasury Building in Manila. With her in the photo is U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, Philip S. Goldberg.

US Government Awards 2nd Cycle of Phil-Am Fund Grants
Monday, August 10, 2015 - 11:00pm

U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently awarded 12 new grants to Filipino civil society organizations as a part of its Philippine-American (Phil-Am) Fund at the Gateway Tower in Quezon City.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 2:00am

The U.S. Embassy, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IV-A, and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office IV-A entered into a new partnership that will enable poor communities to restore and protect forests in the Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape (UMRBPL) and Kaliwa Watershed Forest Reserve (KWFR) in Rizal and Quezon provinces.

US-Supported Exhibit to Highlight the Philippines’ Rich Marine Resources in the Coral Triangle
Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 2:00am

The Mind Museum and the California Academy of Sciences (CAS), with the support from the U.S. government, today launched “A Glass of the Sea: An Exhibition on the Coral Triangle.”

Visit of USAID Official Reinforces US Commitment to Inclusive Growth
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 10:00pm

The U.S. Embassy in Manila hosted an official from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). John Spears, Senior Advisor to the Acting Administrator of USAID, visited the Philippines June 17 to 20 to reinforce the U.S. government’s commitment to the country’s sustainable and inclusive growth.

US Awards New Science & Research Grants to Filipinos
Friday, June 19, 2015 - 8:45pm

The United States Government, through the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has awarded 16 scholarships and 14 research grants in science, technology and innovation, in support of the Philippine Government’s push for innovation-led inclusive growth.

Leyte Inaugurates Newly Established Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office
Monday, June 8, 2015 - 8:30pm

The Provincial Government of Leyte inaugurated its newly established Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) at the Leyte Academic Center in Palo, Leyte.

US Turns Over Feasibility Study on Bulk Water Supply Project to Tacloban City
Monday, June 8, 2015 - 2:45am

As part of the U.S. government’s continuing commitment to help the people of Leyte recover from the destruction caused by Typhoon Yolanda, the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) turned over to Tacloban City the Rapid Feasibility Study for the Tacloban City North Bulk Water Supply Project. The turnover ceremony was led by Hon. Alfred Romualdez, Mayor of Tacloban City, and Ms. Gloria D. Steele, Mission Director of USAID Philippines.

US Hands Over New Facilities and Livelihood Support for Yolanda Survivors in Tacloban City and Leyte Province
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 10:15pm

United States Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg led the inauguration of a climate-resilient school building and health facility, as well as 100 new sari-sari stores in Tacloban City. These projects are part of the U.S. government’s over Php6.3 billion ($143-million) Typhoon Yolanda assistance implemented through the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Rebuild project.

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Last updated: January 04, 2016

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