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Friday, May 19, 2017 - 1:15am

U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Dr. Susan Brems and Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal signed a Memorandum of Understanding on May 17, 2017 making Legazpi the seventh city in the Philippines to join USAID’s Cities Development Initiative (CDI).

Through this initiative, USAID works closely with city governments outside Metro Manila to fulfill their potential as engines of inclusive, environmentally sustainable, and resilient growth. In Legazpi City, USAID will provide a range of technical assistance in economic growth, health, environment, governance, and education. “Legazpi City is a key driver of growth in the Bicol region, with tremendous potential to pursue inclusive development in surrounding localities in Albay and beyond,” said Dr. Brems.

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.

USAID Awards Grants to Combat Human Trafficking and Support Biodiversity
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 10:00pm

The U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded seven new grants to support local organizations combating human trafficking and protecting the environment.

US Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg Visits Leyte
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 10:45pm

On May 27, U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Philip S. Goldberg inaugurated 10 newly-constructed classrooms in Palo City, Leyte as part of the U.S. government’s rehabilitation efforts in areas devastated by Typhoon Yolanda.

US-Supported Scholars Graduate with New Skills to Address  Future Calamities
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.

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Last updated: March 31, 2017

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