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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. Embassy Manila’s Chargé d’Affaires Michael S. Klecheski led the inauguration ceremony for the eight classrooms constructed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The classrooms are designed to be typhoon and earthquake resilient, and will provide a safe and conducive learning environment for almost 1,683 students.

“What we have seen here, in the course of this day, is the spirit of strength among the people of this beautiful region,” CDA Klecheski said. “The American people and the rest of the world are impressed with your resilience and hard work.”

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.

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.

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Last updated: January 04, 2016

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