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Friday, April 15, 2016 - 1:45am

President Benigno Aquino III and Ambassador Philip Goldberg led the commencement exercises on March 29 for the 148 scholars supported by the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development at Malacañan Palace. Also present were Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento, Department of Interior and Local Government, representatives from the Development Academy of the Philippines, headed by President Antonio Kalaw, and Senior Vice President Gloria Mercado.

The ceremony marked the end of the 14-month academic program given by the Development Academy of the Philippines. This multifaceted course allows students to progress between vocational training and academic lessons, and focuses on public management, local governance, development planning, and disaster risk reduction and management.

The program is part of the U.S. government’s assistance to build the planning and disaster preparedness capacity of local governments in Typhoon Yolanda-affected areas. The scholars, most of whom are employed as municipal and provincial planners, earned the title Master in Public Management, Major in Local Governance and Development.

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.

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.

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