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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.

“The United States and the Philippines are longstanding friends, partners and allies,” said U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim. “We will continue to coordinate with the Philippine government on ways to provide relief to families affected by this conflict.”

The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), provided access to potable water by distributing 12,000 jerry cans (water containers) and 96,000 chlorine tablets to 12,000 families currently staying in evacuation sites in Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, and Iligan City.

New U.S.-Philippine Partnership to Conserve Wildlife and Biodiversity in the Philippines
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 11:30pm

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID), partnered today with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to launch a new biodiversity conservation project that will help protect and manage the Philippines’ diverse habitats and species.

U.S. Embassy in the Philippines Inaugurates Classrooms during Yolanda Anniversary
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 9:15pm

As part of its commitment to help Typhoon Yolanda (internationally named Haiyan) survivors build back better, the U.S. government turned over eight new classrooms to Tolosa National High School students and faculty. The ceremony was held on the third anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda.

U.S. Supports Delivery of Critical Relief Supplies to Communities Affected by Typhoon Lawin
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 3:00am

The United States government is supporting the delivery of relief supplies to Typhoon Lawin-affected communities in northern Luzon through an ongoing three-year, $2-million partnership between the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, the Government of the Philippines, and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

U.S.-Sponsored Program Helps ARMM Leaders Improve Community Access to Better Health Care
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 11:00pm

U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Philip S. Goldberg joined the Zuellig Family Foundation, Inc. (ZFF), the Philippine Department of Health, and the U.S. Embassy’s Agency for International Development (USAID)/Philippines in celebrating the graduation of 38 Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) leaders who successfully completed a two-year Health Leadership and Governance Program.

U.S. Government Officials Visit Cebu, Renew U.S. Commitment to Improve Literacy Among Filipino Youth
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 11:15pm

Mr. Trey Hicks of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee visited two Cebu elementary schools and met with government and school officials to reaffirm the U.S. government’s commitment to help improve the reading skills of young learners.

U.S. Government Official Reaffirms Support to Bohol’s Sustainable Growth
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 10:30pm

Director of the Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources Hari Sastry visited Bohol last week to reaffirm the U.S. government’s commitment to the province’s inclusive and sustainable development. Director Sastry was welcomed by Bohol officials, led by Governor Edgar Chatto and Tagbilaran City Mayor John Geesnell Yap II.

U.S. Government Partners with the Philippines on Wildland Fire Preparedness
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:45am

During July 18-22, 2016, the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its partnership with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), trained 50 officials from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Bureau of Fire Protection in forest fire management.

U.S. Government-Supported Program Helps Families Emerge from Poverty through Entrepreneurship
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 10:15pm

The U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) joined International Care Ministries (ICM) in Iloilo on July 1 to celebrate their partnership against poverty. Dr. Susan K. Brems, USAID Mission Director, Hon. Jed Patrick E. Mabilog, Mayor of Iloilo City, and David Sutherland, Chairman of the Board of ICM, led the graduation ceremony of 35 beneficiaries who took ICM’s “Transform” training program.

Vice President Robredo Attends U.S. Government International Conference on Urban Development
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 10:15pm

Recognizing the need to come up with practical solutions to urban growth challenges in the country, the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) organized the 2016 International Conference on Urban Development, with the theme “Accelerating Resilience and Inclusive Growth,” at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza on July 12-13, 2016.

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Last updated: March 31, 2017

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