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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.

The program, which is part of USAID’s Promoting Entrepreneurship to Reduce Ultra-Poverty project implemented in collaboration with ICM, is training 10,000 people in Iloilo to increase household incomes by developing their entrepreneurial skills. “We applaud your commitment to forging a better future for your family, your community, and ultimately, your country. The American people are proud to be part of your journey towards a more stable, prosperous future,” Dr. Brems said.

US Government and Catholic Relief Services Provide Safe Housing to Over 3,000 Families Affected by Typhoon Yolanda
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 8:15pm

On Thursday, December 3rd, representatives from U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Catholic Relief Services and Tacloban City gathered in the city’s Astrodome to mark the end of the 24-month Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Program, implemented by Catholic Relief Services (CRS).

US Government Promotes Entrepreneurship in Iloilo to Reduce Poverty
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 12:30am

The U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a 17-month project that will empower 10,000 people in the province of Iloilo through entrepreneurship. The project, implemented in partnership with International Care Ministries (ICM), will deliver an intensive 16-week training program to Iloilo’s poorest households, improving access to health, providing opportunities for entrepreneurship, and bolstering families with basic resources to stabilize their lives.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 3:30am

The U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is launching a series of fora on “Coping with El Niño and Climate Change” to present water demand management as a viable option for addressing water security concerns.

US-Philippines Partnership Wins International Award for Advancing Innovation to Promote Sustainable Fishing and Save Lives
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 3:00am

The TV White Space partnership won this year’s Public-Private Partnership (P3) Impact Award. The TV White Space partnership is an innovative collaboration between the Philippine Department of Agriculture through the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Microsoft Philippines in New York.

U.S. Embassy Visitor Reinforces US Government Commitment to Help Yolanda Survivors
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 11:15pm

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Chief Strategy Officer Carla Koppell will visit the Philippines October 1-2, to reinforce the U.S. government’s commitment to help Typhoon Yolanda survivors build back better.

U.S. Government and Zamboanga City Enter Into New Partnership to Promote Adoption of E-Payments
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 2:00am

U.S. Embassy Manila's United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the City Government of Zamboanga signed a new partnership that will allow residents to pay government taxes and fees anytime, anywhere using electronic channels.

U.S. Government Launches New Project to Drive Growth in Secondary Cities
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 8:30pm

On August 14, U.S. Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg formally launched the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth with Equity (SURGE) project. The five-year project will assist secondary cities outside Metro Manila, Cebu, and Davao, become engines of inclusive growth.

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.

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Last updated: January 04, 2016

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