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Friday, December 1, 2017

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Since 2014, Tagbilaran City has been one of USAID’s partner cities of under the Cities Development Initiative. Through this partnership, USAID provides a range of technical assistance in economic growth, health, energy, environment, governance and education to help them realize their full potential as engines of inclusive and resilient growth for their respective regions.

Tagbilaran City, together with the entire province of Bohol, is undoubtedly one of the key economic hubs of the Visayas Region—a hub with so much potential to spur on further growth, livability and dynamism for the region. Through the years, I am delighted to learn that USAID’s partnership with the city and the province has resulted in a more competitive tourism and business climate, better and more accessible health services, higher quality basic education and improved marine biodiversity conservation.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

USAID has been working in the Philippines for over 50 years, and a big part of our assistance is in education because we believe education is crucial for development—both as individuals and for the country as a whole. With education, you can make well informed choices and to receive better opportunities.

The United States government continues to support the Department of Education in our common goal of improving the quality of education in the Philippines, so that young boys and girls like you could go to school and learn skills that will help you succeed in the future.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

For over 50 years, USAID has been a committed development partner of the Philippines. In pursuit of our mutual objective to improve the health of families, during the last five years alone, USAID provided approximately 8 billion pesos through our projects that support family planning, maternal and child health and tuberculosis control programs in the country.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

At USAID, we recognize that conserving biodiversity is fundamental to human well-being. It is also critical to our shared mission of helping build prosperous, stable and equitable societies. This approach solidifies our belief that “Conservation is development.”

USAID believes that stewardship of our natural resources is a critical to achieving equitable and sustainable development results. We actively pursue a path to development that enriches natural capital instead of depleting it.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

At USAID, we believe that education serves as a driver for development and poverty reduction. Education is transformational for individuals and societies. It can also create pathways to better health, economic growth, a sustainable environment, and peaceful, democratic societies.

It is because we believe so strongly in the importance of education that the U.S. government works closely with the Philippine government to expand access to inclusive, quality education for all – especially the most marginalized and vulnerable. Experience has shown that education not only raises individual incomes but can also advance inclusive economic growth for the country.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The challenges ahead may appear daunting, but are definitely not insurmountable. The U.S. government remains a committed partner of the Philippine government and the private sector in achieving inclusive economic prosperity in Marawi City and the entire province of Lanao del Sur. Thank you in advance for your close partnership as we together pursue a more stable and prosperous Philippines.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

General Santos City has been a steadfast partner of USAID through the years, with various projects supporting infrastructure development, economic growth, environmental protection, education, health and governance. This strong partnership between our two governments helped transform this progressive city into a gateway to the Central Mindanao region.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

I am pleased to join everyone here today at the formal launch of the Pay Tax Online service, an online electronic payment, or e-payment, facility for internal revenue taxes. This e-payment platform is the product of a strong partnership between the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Development Bank of the Philippines, with support from USAID. The U.S. government, through USAID, is delighted to support the Philippine government’s growth-enhancing tax administration and governance reforms as part of our shared goal of broad-based and inclusive growth for Filipinos.

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Friday, September 29, 2017

At USAID, we believe that education serves as a driver for development and the elimination of extreme poverty. Education is transformational for individuals and societies. It also creates pathways to better health, economic growth, a sustainable environment, and peaceful, democratic societies.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

The U.S.-Philippines Partnership for Growth with Equity was envisioned to address constraints to inclusive economic growth in the Philippines. COMPETE, which is one of the key USAID projects that contribute to this bilateral initiative, promotes greater trade and investment, thereby improving the overall competitiveness of the Philippines.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

At USAID, we believe that gender equality and women’s empowerment isn’t a part of development, but the core of development, fundamental to achieving our sustainable development goals.

For societies to thrive, women and girls must have access to education, healthcare and technology. They must have opportunities to control resources, lands and markets. And they must have equal rights and equal opportunities as breadwinners, peace-builders and leaders. When women and girls reach their full potential, no matter what field they may be in, they can become powerful exponents for uplifting their families, their communities and their nation, thereby building a stronger Philippines and ASEAN.

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Last updated: February 23, 2018

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