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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.

“The United States and the Philippines are longstanding friends, partners and allies,” said U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim. “We will continue to coordinate with the Philippine government on ways to provide relief to families affected by this conflict.”

The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), provided access to potable water by distributing 12,000 jerry cans (water containers) and 96,000 chlorine tablets to 12,000 families currently staying in evacuation sites in Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, and Iligan City.

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.

U.S. and Philippines Partner to Enhance Delivery of Financial Services to Vulnerable Populations
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 10:30pm

The U.S. Government and the Department of Social Welfare (DSWD) entered into a new partnership to improve the lives of the Philippines’ most vulnerable families.

USAID Turns over Health Training Models in Davao
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 7:15pm

In a recent visit to Davao City, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Philippines’ Mission Director Susan Brems handed over new health training models to the Department of Health-Davao Region and Brokenshire Memorial Hospital in support of the shared U.S.-Philippines goal to improve the delivery of health services in the region.

U.S. Official Inaugurates New School and Livelihood Facility in Tacloban City
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 8:00pm

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Chief Financial Officer Reginald Mitchell visited Tacloban City on February 4 to inaugurate new structures as part of the U.S. government’s continuing support for communities impacted by Typhoon Yolanda.

United States Agency for International Development Official Visits Bohol; Renews U.S. Commitment to the Province’s Growth
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 7:45pm

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) General Counsel John Simpkins visited the province of Bohol January 26-27 to renew the U.S. government’s commitment to the province’s inclusive and sustainable development.

Energy Stakeholders Meet on Inclusive and Sustainable Energy Development in the Philippines
Monday, January 25, 2016 - 1:30am

The U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the UPecon Foundation, Inc. held the Energy Policy and Development Program (EPDP) Conference 2016: “Toward Inclusive and Sustainable Energy Development" on January 12-13, 2016 in Makati City.

US Government and Catholic Relief Services Provide Safe Housing to Over 3,000 Families Affected by Typhoon Yolanda
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 8:15pm

On Thursday, December 3rd, representatives from U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Catholic Relief Services and Tacloban City gathered in the city’s Astrodome to mark the end of the 24-month Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Program, implemented by Catholic Relief Services (CRS).

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Last updated: March 31, 2017

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