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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.

Mr. Mitchell joined Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez, and Department of Education (DepEd) Region VIII Director Dr. Luisa Yu in the formal opening of four climate-resilient and fully-furnished classrooms at the Tacloban City National High School.

“This is part of the more than 250 classrooms that the U.S. government, through the U.S. Embassy Manila’s USAID, is building in Leyte Province to help restore normalcy in education in Typhoon Yolanda-affected areas,” said Mr. Mitchell. “The priority we give to building classrooms is recognition of the critically important role of education in poverty alleviation.”

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.

US Government and Philippines Aim to Boost Higher Education  and Accelerate Inclusive Growth
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 2:00am

The U.S. Embassy of Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Philippine S&T Development Foundation-Manila, Inc. (PhilDev), and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) are coming together in Cebu City February 26 to 28 to encourage dialogue in the science and engineering communities during the second annual IDEA (Innovative Development through Entrepreneurship Acceleration) Global Entrepreneurship Symposium.

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 7:15pm

On January 30, the government of the Philippines and the U.S. government signed a new Bilateral Assistance Agreement for Basic Education that will help boost literacy in the Philippines. U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Gloria D. Steele and Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Br. Armin Luistro FSC signed the Agreement which was witnessed by the U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Brian L. Goldbeck.

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Last updated: January 04, 2016

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