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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 8:30pm

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.

US Government Awards 2nd Cycle of Phil-Am Fund Grants
Monday, August 10, 2015 - 11:00pm

U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently awarded 12 new grants to Filipino civil society organizations as a part of its Philippine-American (Phil-Am) Fund at the Gateway Tower in Quezon City.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 2:00am

The U.S. Embassy, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IV-A, and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office IV-A entered into a new partnership that will enable poor communities to restore and protect forests in the Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape (UMRBPL) and Kaliwa Watershed Forest Reserve (KWFR) in Rizal and Quezon provinces.

US-Supported Exhibit to Highlight the Philippines’ Rich Marine Resources in the Coral Triangle
Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 2:00am

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.”

Visit of USAID Official Reinforces US Commitment to Inclusive Growth
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 10:00pm

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.

US Awards New Science & Research Grants to Filipinos
Friday, June 19, 2015 - 8:45pm

The United States Government, through the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has awarded 16 scholarships and 14 research grants in science, technology and innovation, in support of the Philippine Government’s push for innovation-led inclusive growth.

Leyte Inaugurates Newly Established Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office
Monday, June 8, 2015 - 8:30pm

The Provincial Government of Leyte inaugurated its newly established Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) at the Leyte Academic Center in Palo, Leyte.

US Turns Over Feasibility Study on Bulk Water Supply Project to Tacloban City
Monday, June 8, 2015 - 2:45am

As part of the U.S. government’s continuing commitment to help the people of Leyte recover from the destruction caused by Typhoon Yolanda, the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) turned over to Tacloban City the Rapid Feasibility Study for the Tacloban City North Bulk Water Supply Project. The turnover ceremony was led by Hon. Alfred Romualdez, Mayor of Tacloban City, and Ms. Gloria D. Steele, Mission Director of USAID Philippines.

US Hands Over New Facilities and Livelihood Support for Yolanda Survivors in Tacloban City and Leyte Province
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 10:15pm

United States Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg led the inauguration of a climate-resilient school building and health facility, as well as 100 new sari-sari stores in Tacloban City. These projects are part of the U.S. government’s over Php6.3 billion ($143-million) Typhoon Yolanda assistance implemented through the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Rebuild project.

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.

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Last updated: August 04, 2015

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