U.S., Philippines Celebrate Milestones in Protecting Philippine Forests and Biodiversity

Manila, October 12, 2018 — The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) celebrated the success of USAID’s six-year, Php1.35 billion partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in strengthening the country’s forest and biodiversity conservation. Since 2012, USAID has been partnering with the DENR, local ...
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U.S. Partners with Philippines, Taiwan to Promote Environmentally Sound Management of Electronic Waste

Manila, September 28, 2018 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration partnered to sponsor the 2018 International E-Waste Management Network workshop in Manila from September 24 to 28.  The event, hosted by the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources, brought together participants from 17 countries to discuss new policies, ...
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U.S.-Philippines Exchange Alumni Gather in Iloilo

Iloilo City, August 23, 2018 — More than 70 alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs gathered at Iloilo’s historic Old Provincial Capitol for the Visayas leg of Alumni Reconnects, a nationwide series of reunions marking the 70th anniversary of U.S.-Philippines people-to-people exchanges . Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Sr., an alumnus of the International Visitor Leadership Program, hosted the reunion.  He said, “One ...
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U.S. Embassy Holds Conservation Camp for ASEAN Youth in Bohol

Bohol, March 28, 2018 — From March 19-26, the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, in partnership with Save Philippine Seas, convened 30 youth leaders from all ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member nations for the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Sea and Earth Advocates (SEA) Camp in Bohol.  The week-long YSEALI SEA Camp empowered participants to lead sustainable ...
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U.S. Government Partners with the Philippines on Wildland Fire Preparedness

Subic, July 26, 2016 — During July 18-22, 2016, the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its partnership with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), trained 50 officials from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Bureau of Fire Protection in forest fire management. The Basic Fire Training on ...
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USAID Awards Grants to Combat Human Trafficking and Support Biodiversity

United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through the Philippine–American Fund (Phil-Am Fund), signed grants with seven local organizations to help combat human trafficking, as well as to support biodiversity programs. Present at the grant signing were USAID Director for Office of Economic Development and Governance Stephen Andoseh (seated 2nd from right) and President of ...
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U.S. Embassy, SM Cares Team Up to Launch Recycling Program

Manila, June 20, 2016 — U.S. Embassy Manila inaugurated its official recycling program, in partnership with representatives from SM Cares.  Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg, along with SM President Annie S. Garcia, took part in the ribbon cutting ceremony that officially opened three recycling collection centers in the Embassy. The initiative was spearheaded by the Embassy’s ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates World Oceans Day, Launches Call-to-Action Video

Manila, June 7, 2016 — U.S. Embassy Manila’s Public Affairs Section joins the global celebration of World Oceans Day on June 8 with the United for an Abundant Ocean video:  https://www.facebook.com/manila.usembassy/videos/10154316357214623/  which encourages the public to keep the oceans healthy, clean, and blue. Luis Manzano, World Wildlife Fund-Philippines’ “Ambassador”, narrates the video and discusses how the Philippines ...
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U.S. Embassy Holds Underwater Photo Competition

Manila, May 27, 2016 —  You can help us save the oceans! In celebration of Oceans Month the U.S. Embassy Manila’s Public Affairs Section launched “SOS: Save Our Seascapes,” an underwater photo challenge, via the U.S. Embassy Manila Facebook account. President Barack Obama declared June to be Oceans Month last year as a way to ...
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