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USAID Mission Director Gloria D. Steele Conferred Order of Sikatuna
August 17, 2015

On August 12, Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, on behalf of President Benigno S. Aquino III, conferred the Order of Sikatuna with the rank of Maharlika to outgoing U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Gloria D. Steele during a simple ceremony at the Philippine Treasury Building in Manila. With her in the photo is U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, Philip S. Goldberg.

The Order of Sikatuna is an order of diplomatic merit conferred upon individuals who have rendered exceptional and meritorious services to the Republic of the Philippines. Together with the Philippine Legion of Honor and the Order of Lakandula, the Order of Sikatuna is one of the three senior honors of the Republic. Director Steele is the first among all USAID Mission Directors in the Philippines to receive this honor.

U.S. Government Extends Post-Yolanda Education Support for Iloilo, Capiz and Bohol
March 13, 2015

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
March 3, 2015

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
February 25, 2015

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.

February 10, 2015

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January 30, 2015

It is my pleasure to be with you today to witness the signing of the Bilateral Assistance Agreement for Basic Education between the Philippines and the United States of America.

As a former teacher, and the son of a teacher and school principal, I share your conviction that a quality basic education is the right of every child.

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Last updated: August 27, 2015

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