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Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 11:30pm

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) completed its five-year, Php1.9 billion Basa Pilipinas project, which improved literacy and reading comprehension among more than 1.8 million students from kindergarten to grade three. USAID partnered with the Department of Education (DepEd) to implement the project in eight school divisions in the provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Cebu, and Bohol, and the cities of Mandaue, San Fernando, and Tagbilaran.

The Basa project strengthened the reading skills of more than 1.8 million students from kindergarten to grade three, trained more than 19,000 teachers and school heads, and provided more than 9 million copies of teacher guides, storybooks, and other education aids to 3,000 public elementary schools in the Philippines. Although the project has concluded, the materials and training will continue to positively impact students’ reading abilities in the eight school divisions.

U.S. Government Programs Provide Relief to Marawi Evacuees
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.

USAID and Partners Celebrate Completion of P76 Million Agri Project in Bicol
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 2:15am

The United States government, in partnership with the University of the Philippines Los Baños Foundation, Inc. (UPLBFI), recently marked the completion of the P76 million Bicol Agri-Water Project (BAWP) during a Farmers’ Summit at the Macagang Business Center in Nabua, Camarines Sur.

Ambassador Sung Kim Travels to Cebu City, Highlights Robust Economic Ties with PH
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 2:00am

During his trip to Cebu this week, Ambassador Sung Kim met with Governor Hilario Davide III and Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña to discuss the robust economic ties between the U.S. and the Philippines and as well as opportunities for further U.S. engagement in Cebu, both in the public and private sectors.

U.S. Government and Legazpi City Enter into Partnership to Promote Inclusive and Resilient Urban Growth
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).

USAID Initiates Partnership to Upgrade Water and Sanitation Services in Tagbilaran
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 1:15am

Nearly 190,000 residents of Tagbilaran City can look forward to improved water supply and sanitation services with the establishment of a collaborative partnership between the city government and Maynilad Water Academy.

U.S. Ambassador Leads Inauguration of New Facilities in Leyte
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 1:00am

U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim made his first trip to the province of Leyte to inaugurate classrooms and a livelihood training center constructed by the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

U.S. Government Inaugurates Health and Education Facilities in Leyte
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 11:15pm

U.S. and Philippine officials inaugurated newly constructed health facilities and classrooms in Leyte that are part of the U.S. government initiative to help Typhoon Yolanda survivors build back better. The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Health Chief Karen Klimowski led the inauguration of the Dagami Rural Health Unit and Tuberculosis Directly Observed Treatment, Short-Course (TB-DOTS) Facility, the Carigara Hospital Ward and TB-DOTS Facility, and six classrooms in Patoc Elementary School in the municipalities of Dagami and Carigara, Leyte. The structures are designed to withstand typhoons with wind speeds of up to 360kph.

Cotabato City Youth Graduate from U.S. Government-Supported Skills Training Program
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 11:15pm

More than 100 Filipino youth are now better equipped with knowledge and life skills to help them succeed, following their completion of a job training course provided by the U.S. government in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), the Department of Education’s Alternative Learning System, and the Education Development Center.

U.S. Government Awards Science, Technology, and Innovation Grants to Filipino Scholars and Universities
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 11:45pm

The United States government, through the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID), recognized 10 research scholars and 37 grant recipients in science, technology, and innovation who support the Philippine government’s push for innovation-led and inclusive growth.

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Last updated: November 27, 2017

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