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US Embassy Visitor Reinforces US Government Commitment to Help Yolanda Survivors
October 2, 2015

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Chief Strategy Officer Carla Koppell will visit the Philippines October 1-2, to reinforce the U.S. government’s commitment to help Typhoon Yolanda survivors build back better.

Ms. Koppell will visit Tacloban City on October 2 to inaugurate education and health facilities with local government officials, led by Mayor Alfred Romualdez. She will be accompanied by the new USAID Philippines Mission Director Susan Brems. This visit marks Dr. Brems’ first official trip outside Manila.

Ms. Koppell, Dr. Brems, and Mayor Romualdez will launch a newly constructed five-classroom school building in Panalaron Central School, a tuberculosis treatment center, and a birthing facility at the Diit Health Center. They will also visit a community where USAID’s U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, in partnership with Catholic Relief Services, constructed transitional shelters for 130 relocated households from 17 vulnerable, high-risk coastal barangays in Tacloban City.

July 16, 2015

On behalf of the U.S. Government, I would like to congratulate The Mind Museum for the launch of “A Glass of the Sea”: An exhibition on the Coral Triangle.

US-Supported Exhibit to Highlight the Philippines’ Rich Marine Resources in the Coral Triangle
July 16, 2015

The Mind Museum and the California Academy of Sciences (CAS), with the support from the U.S. government, today launched “A Glass of the Sea: An Exhibition on the Coral Triangle.”

July 9, 2015

The Philippines has experienced challenging times especially for those affected by natural calamities. Our experience with Super Typhoon Yolanda was a reminder on how disasters can impact our lives and hinder progress. As the Philippines is frequented by typhoons and other natural calamities, it is important that the national and local governments plan and prepare to minimize vulnerabilities and remain resilient.

July 7, 2015

The U.S. Government has been a long-standing partner of DENR in conserving biodiversity and supporting management of forests in the Philippines. USAID’s largest forestry and watershed program, B+WISER, has been closely working with the DENR Region IV-A since 2013 to improve the management of the 26,125-hectare Upper Marikina Watershed Forest Reserve (UMRBPL) and the 27,613-hectare Kaliwa Watershed Forest Reserve (KWFR) in the provinces of Rizal and Quezon. I am pleased to report that significant progress has been made towards our common goal to better manage forest resources and other environmental services from the watersheds.

Visit of USAID Official Reinforces US Commitment to Inclusive Growth
June 30, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Manila hosted an official from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). John Spears, Senior Advisor to the Acting Administrator of USAID, visited the Philippines June 17 to 20 to reinforce the U.S. government’s commitment to the country’s sustainable and inclusive growth.


Last updated: October 05, 2015

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