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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.

US Turns Over Feasibility Study on Bulk Water Supply Project to Tacloban City
Monday, June 8, 2015 - 2:45am

As part of the U.S. government’s continuing commitment to help the people of Leyte recover from the destruction caused by Typhoon Yolanda, the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) turned over to Tacloban City the Rapid Feasibility Study for the Tacloban City North Bulk Water Supply Project. The turnover ceremony was led by Hon. Alfred Romualdez, Mayor of Tacloban City, and Ms. Gloria D. Steele, Mission Director of USAID Philippines.

US Hands Over New Facilities and Livelihood Support for Yolanda Survivors in Tacloban City and Leyte Province
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 10:15pm

United States Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg led the inauguration of a climate-resilient school building and health facility, as well as 100 new sari-sari stores in Tacloban City. These projects are part of the U.S. government’s over Php6.3 billion ($143-million) Typhoon Yolanda assistance implemented through the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Rebuild project.

USG-Supported Hospital in Davao City Brings Hope to Children with Disabilities
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 8:30pm

Representatives from the U.S. and Philippine governments and civil society organizations formally opened the Tebow CURE Hospital in Davao City, giving children with orthopedic conditions a chance for a better quality of life.

U.S. Government, Coca-Cola and PBSP Partner to Improve Water Access
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 1:30am

On April 23, the U.S. Government, Coca-Cola Philippines through the Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, Inc. (CCFPI), and the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) have entered into a partnership that will enable more Filipinos to access safe drinking water.

U.S. Government Supports Access to Clean Water and Sanitation in Isabela City
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 1:00am

U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with Isabela City, Basilan is taking a stand for a cleaner environment and healthier communities by launching a new septage management program in Barangay Tabiawan, Isabela City. The project will improve the City’s septage services, provide thousands of people with access to clean water and sanitation and prevent water-borne diseases.

US & GPH Develop Maps to Support Sustainable Growth in Batanes
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 1:45am

On April 7, 2015, the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Gloria D. Steele and the Philippines’ Climate Change Commission (CCC) led by Secretary Mary Ann Lucille Sering turned over Geographic Information System (GIS) generated maps to the Province of Batanes. The high resolution maps are a part of the U.S. government’s support to several CCC “eco-towns” throughout the Philippines.

USAID Honors PH as Champion in the Global Fight Versus TB
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 10:30pm

On March 24, 2015, in recognition of World TB Day, Embassy Manila’s U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will honor the Philippines Department of Health (DOH) for its achievements in the global fight against tuberculosis (TB), which annually kills 27,000 Filipinos and 1.5 million people worldwide. Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Cuisia Jr. will accept the TB Champion award on behalf of DOH at a ceremony to be held in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Government Extends Post-Yolanda Education Support for Iloilo, Capiz and Bohol
Friday, March 13, 2015 - 3:00am

On March 9, the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provided an additional Php63 million and school equipment for post-disaster education needs in 19 municipalities in Iloilo, Capiz and Bohol.

Protecting Wildlife and Biodiversity: U.S., DENR & ASEAN Partners Hold Conference on Conservation Financing
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 1:30am

More than 90 experts from the ASEAN region and the United States gathered in Pasay City to support increased financing to protect the region’s rich biodiversity.

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