U.S. Embassy Recognizes Filipino Officials for Efforts to Combat Transnational Wildlife Trafficking Operations

On June 8, Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Klecheski recognized 14 public officials from the Philippine National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and Department of Environmental and National Resources – Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB), as well as officials from the Bureau of Customs, Philippine Coast Guard, Philippine National Police – Maritime Group, and Palawan Council for ...
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U.S. Military Provides Personal Protective Equipment for the Philippine Marine Corps

Manila, June 6, 2018 — The U.S. military provided new Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Philippine Marine Special Operations Group (MARSOG) and Inshore Boat Battalion at Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, on May 31. The 525 sets of ballistic vests, lightweight ballistic plates, tactical ballistic helmets, and accessories provided through the Counterterrorism Train and Equip ...
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U.S.-Philippines Join Efforts to Fight Human Trafficking

Manila, June 6, 2018 — The Philippine and U.S. governments recently reaffirmed their mutual commitment to combat human trafficking of adults and children.  In a May 22 meeting with U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Michael Klecheski, Acting Philippine Secretary of Justice Menardo I. Guevarra pledged to prioritize the fight against human trafficking, stating “we are committed ...
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U.S. Government Provides Teacher’s Kits to Schools in Marawi and Surrounding Areas

Marawi City, June 5, 2018 — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) donated over 3,500 teacher’s kits to the Philippine Department of Education to benefit schools affected by the conflict in Marawi. Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones, DepEd-ARMM Regional Secretary Rasol Mitmug, Jr. and over a hundred DepEd officials attended ...
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USAID and PBEd Launch YouthWorks PH Project for Filipino Youth

U.S. and Philippine government officials led by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Michael Klecheski (7th from left), USAID Mission Director Lawrence Hardy II (3rd from left), and Philippine Department of Education Assistant Secretary Nepomuceno Malaluan (4th from left), join representatives from the Philippine business sector, led by PBEd Chair Ramon del Rosario (9th from left), for ...
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U.S. Embassy Holds Ramadan Iftars in Manila and Marawi

Manila, May 31, 2018 — Chargé d’ Affaires Michael S. Klecheski broke the Ramadan fast with more than 100 leaders of the National Capital Region (NCR) Muslim community at an iftar reception at the University of the Philippines-Diliman campus in Quezon City to express solidarity with the Muslim community.  Simultaneously, U.S. government exchange alumni hosted ...
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USAID and DOH Launch National Project to Strengthen Philippine Health Workers

USAID Mission Director Lawrence Hardy II, Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Roger Tong-An, DOH Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Secretary Kadil Sinolinding, and Chemonics International Director of Project Management Unit for HRH2030 Kartlos Kadkaze formally launch USAID’s Human Resources for Health in 2030 (HRH2030) Philippines. USAID Mission Director Hardy and DOH ARMM Secretary Sinolinding assemble ...
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The United States Partners with the Dangerous Drugs Board to Support Drug Abuse Prevention through the 26th Annual National Youth Congress

Kalibo, Aklan, May 22, 2018 — Deputy Chief of Mission Michael S. Klecheski and Philippine Dangerous Drugs Board Chairperson Catalino Cuy highlighted the U.S.-Philippine partnership in promoting drug abuse prevention at the 26th Annual National Youth Congress.  The Dangerous Drugs Board’s annual National Youth Congress brings together more than 200 youth leaders from across the ...
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Balikatan 34 Strengthens U.S.-Philippine Alliance through Rigorous Training

From left, Armed Forces of the Philippines Lt. Gen. Emmanuel B. Salamat, commander, AFP Northern Luzon Command; Undersecretary Cardozo M. Luna, Philippine Undersecretary of National Defense; Mr. Michael S. Klecheski, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires; AFP Gen. Carlito G. Galvez Jr., chief of staff, AFP and U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Thomas D. Weidley, commanding general, 1st ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Social Security Administration in Cebu City from June 4-8, 2018

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Message for U.S. Citizens:  Social Security Administration in Cebu City from June 4-8, 2018 May 17, 2018   U.S. Embassy representatives from the Social Security Administration (SSA) will be available in Cebu City from June 4 through June 8, 2018.  To schedule an appointment, please contact SSA by email at   FBU.manila@ssa.gov ‎.  ...
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U.S. Peace Corps and Municipality of Banaue complete the Batad Tappiyah Falls Project

The office of Mayor Jerry Dalipog and the community of Banaue welcomed Peace Corps Country Director Monica Collier and Peace Corps Response Program Coordinator Milo Cruz to Banaue on April 23, 2018. The Municipality of Banaue presented the Peace Corps with a Certificate of Commendation for its generous support and distinguished contribution to the improvement ...
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USAID’s Php1.9 Billion Early-Grade Literacy Project Improves Reading Skills of 1.8 Million Filipino Children

Manila, May 9, 2018 — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) completed its five-year, Php1.9 billion Basa Pilipinas project, which improved literacy and reading comprehension among more than 1.8 million students from kindergarten to grade three.  USAID partnered with the Department of Education (DepEd) to implement the project in eight school divisions in the provinces ...
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Enderun Colleges Wins Great American Taste Culinary Competition Using U.S. Ingredients

Manila, May 8, 2018 — Enderun Colleges beat out two other culinary schools to win the first-ever Great American Taste Culinary Competition, hosted by the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines and the U.S. Department of Agriculture in partnership with the Lyceum of the Philippines University on Saturday, May 5, 2018. The team from Enderun Colleges ...
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U.S. and Philippines Stand Shoulder-to-Shoulder during Balikatan 34 Opening Ceremony

From left, Armed Forces of the Philippines Lt. Gen. Emmanuel B. Salamat, commander, Armed Forces of the Philippines Northern Luzon Command; Sung Y. Kim, U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines; Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana, Philippine Secretary of National Defense; Armed Forces of the Philippines Lt. Gen. Carlito G. Galvez Jr., chief of staff, Armed Forces of ...
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U.S. Government Announces Additional Php182 Million to Support Marawi Humanitarian Response

Manila, May 4, 2018 — The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), announced an additional Php182 million ($3.5 million) to support ongoing humanitarian relief in Marawi.  This brings the total U.S. government contribution to the Marawi response to nearly 1.4 billion pesos ($26.4 million). The new assistance will enable USAID ...
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U.S., Philippine Governments and WFP Celebrate Accomplishments of Disaster Resilience Project

(L-R)  Office of the Cabinet Secretary Assistant Secretary Evelyn Cruzada; Department of Social Welfare and Development Undersecretary Hope Hervilla; World Food Programme Country Director Stephen Gluning; United States Agency for International Development’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance(USAID/OFDA) Regional Advisor Joe Curry; Office of Civil Defense Undersecretary Ricardo Jalad; Department of the Interior and Local Government ...
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U.S. Embassy Facilitates Training on Substance Use Addiction Treatment and Rehabilitation

Manila, April 26, 2018 —The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, in partnership with the Dangerous Drugs Board, the Philippine National Police (PNP), and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), hosted a 10-day drug treatment and rehabilitation training for 30 representatives from the PNP, PDEA, and select universities.  The training, held from April 16 to 26, ...
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AmCham Business Leadership Program for Outstanding Filipino Students

Manila, April 24, 2018 — The American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (AmCham) selected 31 college students from across the nation to participate in the annual Business Leadership Program (BLP) in Manila from April 17 to April 25. Now on its 16th year, the BLP exposes student leaders to leading American companies, including Capital ...
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Balikatan 34

Manila, April 19, 2018 — The Government of the Philippines has invited U.S. forces to train alongside the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in the 34th iteration of Balikatan (BK), from May 7 to 18, at multiple locations in Luzon. Philippine and U.S. forces began community engagement activities in Luzon today prior to the ...
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U.S. Embassy in the Philippines Launches Training Course on Cultural Heritage Conservation

Iloilo City, April 16, 2018 — For the first time, the United States Embassy in the Philippines is funding a cultural heritage conservation training program.  The Php1.245 million course will focus on best practices in protecting and preserving irreplaceable cultural sites and objects. The University of Santo Tomas Graduate School – Center for Conservation of ...
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USS Theodore Roosevelt Arrives in Manila

USS Theodore Roosevelt Arrives in Manila Story by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Langholf, USS Theodore Roosevelt Public Affairs The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, and the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) arrived in Manila, Republic of the Philippines for a scheduled port visit, ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’affaires, a.i. Michael Klecheski at the 76th commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor)

Remarks by Chargé d’affaires, a.i. Michael Klecheski at the 76th commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) Mount Samat National Shrine in Bataan, April 9, 2018 As prepared Executive Secretary Medialdea, Ambassador Haneda, members of the Philippine government and of the diplomatic corps, esteemed veterans, ladies and gentlemen. It is an honor to ...
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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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Fulbright Philippines Celebrates 70 Years of Excellence

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State Ambassador Jennifer Galt (center) speaks with Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel “Babe” Romualdez (right) and former U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines John Maisto (left) at a 70th Anniversary of the Philippine Fulbright Program reception hosted by the ...
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American Muslim Scholars Lead Institute for Muslim Women

Manila, March 21, 2018 — From March 5 to 16, prominent American Muslim scholars from the U.S.-based KARAMAH organization led a 12-day Institute on Law, Leadership, and Conflict Resolution for 34 female madrasa teachers and community leaders from across Mindanao in addition to delegates from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Singapore.  The U.S. Embassy in the ...
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USAID and Department of Health Celebrate Accomplishments of Partnership for Tuberculosis Control

U.S. Ambassador Sung Kim (center) formally hands over tuberculosis technical assistance packages to Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III (right) during the completion ceremony of U.S. Agency for International Development’s Innovations and Multi-Sectoral Partnerships to Achieve Control of Tuberculosis project, as USAID Philippines Mission Director Lawrence Hardy II (left) looks on. Manila, March 21, ...
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U.S. Government Announces Food Aid for Families Affected by Marawi Conflict

Ambassador Sung Kim (center) leads the ceremonial handover of rice to Undersecretary Emmanuel Leyco, Officer-in-Charge of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (second from left) and Assistant Secretary Kristoffer James Purisima, Spokesperson of Task Force Bangon Marawi (leftmost) during the ceremonial handover held in Taguig City.  Also present are Stephen Gluning, Country Director of ...
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U.S. Military Turns Over New Scan Eagle Unmanned Aerial System to Secretary of National Defense and Philippine Air Force

Manila, March 13, 2018 — U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Y. Kim turned over a Scan Eagle Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) to Secretary of National Defense Delfin N. Lorenzana during a transfer ceremony at Villamor Air Base, Pasay City, on March 13. Ambassador Kim and officials from the Joint U.S. Military Assistance Group delivered ...
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U.S. Homeland Security Investigations Trains Philippine National Police Officers in United States

Manila, March 5, 2018— U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) hosted 22 Philippine National Police (PNP) officers from the newly-formed Philippine Transnational Criminal Investigative Unit (TCIU) for an intensive three-week International Task Force Agent Training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Brunswick, Georgia, from January 16 to February 2.  While there, the local ...
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U.S. Department of Homeland Security Under Secretary and Counterterrorism Coordinator David J. Glawe’s Visit to the Philippines

Manila, March 2, 2018 — U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Under Secretary and Counterterrorism Coordinator David J. Glawe and Secretary of Justice Vitaliano Aguirre II met today to discuss the strong U.S.-Philippine partnership to combat threats from terrorism and transnational organized crime.  Their conversation reaffirmed our joint efforts to combat child exploitation, secure global ...
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USAID Mission Director’s Visit Reinforces U.S. Government Commitment to Conservation and Development in Palawan

Puerto Princesa, March 2, 2018 — United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Lawrence Hardy II visited Palawan this week to engage with development partners and reinforce the U.S. government’s commitment to the province’s sustainable growth.  To celebrate World Wildlife Day, Hardy kicked off his trip with a visit to the Palawan Wildlife ...
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Youth Art Collab Wall Mural at the American Center Manila

U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim helped put the finishing touches on the mural. The Doodle Art Enthusiasts (DAE) community teamed up with Kris Abrigo to bring the mural to life.  Ambassador Kim (center) and Counselor for Public Affairs Carolyn Glassman (right) with (from left to right): DAE muralist Daryl Andre Victoria, Franz Lawrence ...
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EducationUSA Hosts First-Ever Education Fair in Cebu City, Philippines

Cebu, February 15, 2018— EducationUSA, the U.S. government’s official resource for students interested in pursuing higher education opportunities in the United States, will host its first-ever university fair in Cebu on Friday, March 9 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Radisson Blu Hotel.  The EducationUSA Fair will feature 22 U.S. colleges and universities. ...
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EducationUSA Hosts 3rd Annual Education Fair in the Philippines

Manila, February 13, 2018 — EducationUSA, the U.S. government’s official resource for students interested in pursuing higher education opportunities in the United States, will host its annual university fair in Manila on Thursday, March 8 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza.  The EducationUSA Fair will feature 33 U.S. colleges and ...
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Marine Conservation Camp for Mindanao Youth in Cebu

Cordova, Cebu, January 26, 2018 — From January 23 to 31, the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Sea and Earth Advocates (SEA) Camp in Cebu will bring together 25 young marine conservationists from Mindanao to learn how to lead sustainable development initiatives in their home communities.  This week-long workshop on environmental conservation and youth leadership ...
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Peace Corps receives a Special Citation in Volunteerism from the PNVSCA

Left to right: Henrietta T. de Villa, National Volunteer Month Steering Committee Honorary Chair; Paul Negley, Peace Corps Philippines Director of Management and Operations; Undersecretary Jose Miguel R. Dela Rosa, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA); and Joselito C. De Vera, Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) Executive Director Congratulations to Peace Corps for ...
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Resilience and Preparedness in the New Marawi

A few months after returning from a U.S. government-funded exchange focused on emergency response, Lanao del Sur official Tong Pacasum is using what he learned to improve emergency response in Marawi and Lanao del Sur. In September 2017, Mr. Saripada “Tong” Pacasum, Disaster Risk Reduction Officer of the Lanao del Sur Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction ...
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U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affaires launches the American Space Innovation Fair

On December 7, U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affaires Michael Klecheski opened the American Corner Manila’s “Invention Stories: A Maker’s Journey to Innovation” Fair, underscoring the U.S. government’s commitment to empower innovators to create real-world solutions while promoting sustainable development. The STEAM Upcycling Graduates The Fair was the culminating event of the American Corner’s nine-month STEAM (Science, ...
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U.S. Government Provides 1.1 Million Books to Public Schools to Boost Reading Skills and Promote Learning

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Michael Klecheski (back row, second from right) led the ceremonial handover of 1.1 million library books to the Philippine Department of Education (DepEd). Witnessing the event were students of Highway Hills Integrated School in Mandaluyong City and (L-R, back row) DepEd Region VII Officer-in Charge Juliet Jeruta; DepEd Region I Regional ...
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U.S. Government Program Provides Seaport Interdiction Training and Personal Radiation Detectors to Philippine Bureau of Customs

Manila, December 8, 2017 — The U.S. Export Control and Related Border Security Program (EXBS), in coordination with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), conducted an International Seaport Interdiction Training (ISIT) with Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) officers in Manila from December 4-8, 2017.  21 BOC officials from ten seaports completed the training, which included ...
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U.S.-Philippine Joint Poultry Processing Facility Inaugurated

U.S. Ambassador Sung Kim helps cut the ribbon to inaugurate the new C-Joy poultry processing facility.  (L-R) Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) President and CEO Ernesto Tanmantiong, Cargill VP Todd Hall, Ambassador Kim, C-Joy Poultry Meats Production President and CEO Paul Fulbright, JFC Founder and Chairman Tony Tan Caktiong, Santo Tomas Mayor Edna Sanchez, Representative Maria ...
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U.S. Government Provides Tablet Computers to Public Schools for Literacy Teaching

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Lawrence Hardy II (second from right) led the turnover ceremony of more than 3,200 tablet computers during his visit to Mansasa Elementary School in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.  Hardy was joined by Tagbilaran City Mayor John Greesnell Yap, Department of Education officials, and USAID Office of Education ...
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U.S. Embassy Joins Philippine Partners to Promote HIV/AIDS Awareness on World AIDS Day

    Manila, December 02, 2017 — To commemorate Worlds AIDS Day on December 1, the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines joined with Better Together, LoveYourself, UNAIDS, the City of Taguig, and other partners to support the first-ever “Love Gala.” “The Love Gala: Stand Up for World AIDS Day 2017″ united partners in the fight ...
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U.S. Government-Backed Organization Opens New Shelter for Trafficking Survivors

Fellowship for Organizing Endeavors (FORGE) Executive Director Atty. Ruth N. Restauro welcomes USAID Mission Director Lawrence Hardy II to the FORGE Boys’ Home.  USAID Phil-Am Fund Chief of Party Eugene Gonzales makes the introductions. (L-R) FORGE Board of Trustees Chairperson Orlando Carvajal, FORGE Executive Director Restauro, USAID Mission Director Hardy.  (L-R) Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking ...
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U.S. Government Convenes Mindanao Business Leaders to Spur Investment in Marawi City

General Santos City, December 1, 2017 — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) convened a one-day forum on November 28 in General Santos City for more than 100 business leaders and government officials to identify ways to promote investment and help rehabilitate Marawi City. The forum was organized in partnership with the business ...
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American and Filipino Service Members Honored at 2017 Veterans Day Commemoration

Manila, November 13, 2017 —On November 11, U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Y. Kim led the 2017 Veterans Day commemoration at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in Taguig City, Metro Manila. Veterans Day is an American holiday that originates with the formal end of hostilities of World War I with the signing of ...
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USAID, DepEd, and YesPinoy Foundation Partner to Make Every Learner a Reader

USAID Deputy Chief of the Office of Program Resources Management Chris Foley (extreme right) hands over the reading materials to the Department of Education-Mandaluyong City Division led by Dr. Nanette Losario (4th from left) and Highway Hills Integrated School Principal Marvie Duran (extreme left).  Witnessing the event are YesPinoy Chairman Dingdong Dantes (3rd from right) ...
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Young ASEAN Leaders Attend Manila Summit on Advanced Leadership

Manila, October 31, 2017 — The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines convened 250 youth leaders representing all 10 ASEAN member states for a 5 day advanced leadership training at the 2017 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Summit in Manila from October 17-21, 2017. U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim welcomed delegates to Manila and encouraged them to be a force for positive change. He ...
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Manila Hosts 2017 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Summit

Five-day summit brings together 250 emerging leaders representing all 10 ASEAN member states to advance leadership skills and collaborate on regional challenges. Manila, October 19, 2017 — Two-hundred and fifty emerging leaders between the ages of 18-35 representing all ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states have come together in Manila for five ...
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Ambassador Kim welcomes 250 YSEALI Summit Participants

U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines formally welcomed 250 youth participants of this year’s Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Summit.  The participants are YSEALI alumni from across the ASEAN region. Read Ambassador’s full remarks: Magandang umaga!   Good morning and welcome to Manila!  We are especially pleased to welcome you here in The Manila Hotel, a ...
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U.S. Embassy in the Philippines hosted award-winning filmmaker Dana Nachman for “Batkid Begins” Film Screenings and Talks

The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines and American Film Showcase (AFS) brought award-winning documentary filmmaker Dana Nachman to the Philippines to screen her documentary film “Batkid Begins” and hold Director’s Talks at universities and SM Malls in Manila and Cebu from October 3-6, 2017. The U.S. Department of State’s AFS program helps bring award-winning contemporary American documentaries and independent fiction ...
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U.S. Armed Forces and AFP Complete Successful First KAMANDAG

Manila, October 12, 2017 — U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade, together with their Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) counterparts, successfully concluded the inaugural exercise KAMANDAG yesterday during a closing ceremony at Marine Barracks Rudiardo Brown, Taguig, Philippines. KAMANDAG, which ran from October 2 to 11, is an acronym for ...
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U.S. Government Begins Delivery of More than 6,500 Tablet Arm Chairs for Displaced Marawi Students

Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur ,October 4, 2017— The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Department of Education, delivered its first batch of tablet arm chairs to schools in Mindanao, where displaced Marawi students are currently enrolled. USAID’s Basa Pilipinas provided five schools in the municipality ...
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U.S. and Philippines Conduct Strategic Trade Management Licensing Tabletop Exercise

Manila, October 4, 2017 — The U.S. Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program, together with the Strategic Trade Management Office (STMO) within the Department of Trade and Industry, recently conducted a tabletop exercise on the Philippine Strategic Trade Management Licensing Process. Experts from the U.S. Department of Energy took the lead in designing ...
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U.S. Marines and Armed Forces Philippines Launch Inaugural KAMANDAG

Manila, October 2, 2017 — U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade, together with their Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) counterparts, launch the inaugural exercise KAMANDAG today at multiple locations on the island of Luzon, Philippines. KAMANDAG, which will run until October 11, is an acronym for the Filipino phrase “Kaagapay ...
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U.S.-Philippines Partnership Advances Learning Outcomes

Manila, September 30, 2017 — The U.S. government, through the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and in partnership with Synergeia Foundation, convened the 11th National Education Summit on September 28 and 29, 2017.  Nearly 400 leaders from local governments, schools, and the private sector gathered to share best ...
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Padayon Mindanao 2.0 Holds Second Educate and Engage to Empower Camp

By Metodio B. Maraguinot Jr., Project Specialist for Padayon Mindanao; 1 September 2017 Peace Corps Philippines’ (PCP) Padayon Mindanao 2.0 project recently organized the Second “Educate and Engage to Empower” (E2E) Camp at Bohol Plaza Resort in Dauis, Bohol.  Forty eight participants joined with half coming from the project’s regional partners in Mindanao and the ...
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Ambassador Kim administers oath to 63 new Peace Corps Volunteers

U.S. Ambassador Sung Kim administered the oath to 63 Peace Corps Volunteers on September 13, 2017 at the U.S. Embassy Charles Parsons Ballroom.  The Volunteers will be assigned to different areas in the Philippines. More than 9,000 Americans have served as Peace Corps Volunteers in the Philippines since 1961. The Philippines has the second oldest ...
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U.S. Ambassador Kim’s Statement on Tempest Wind

U.S. Ambassador Sung Kim talks about recently concluded Tempest Wind drill during a joint press conference with Philippine Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana on September 26, 2017. Ambassador Kim: Thank you all for joining us this afternoon.  I am always pleased to stand next to my good friend Secretary Lorenzana especially on this occasion of ...
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Peace Corps and IBM Join Forces to Promote Disaster Preparedness

Manila, September 21, 2017 — Ambassador Sung Kim recently administered a swearing-in of three new Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRVs) at the Peace Corps Office in Manila. These PCRVs are experts on information communication technology and are now beginning a five-month assignment with local partner institutions including the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) ...
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U.S. and Philippine Service Members Rebuild Schools in Casiguran

Casiguran, Aurora, September 16, 2017 — U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade (3d MEB) alongside their Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) counterparts conducted a groundbreaking ceremony on the renovation of several schools and a day care center in Casiguran.  The construction work is a joint civic assistance activity which forms ...
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The United States of America and the Republic of the Philippines Incorporate Drug Demand Reduction into Amended Letter of Agreement

Manila, September 8, 2017 — The United States of America and the Republic of the Philippines announced plans to begin drug demand reduction programs under the existing Letter of Agreement on Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement.  Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Peter Cayetano and U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim signed an Amended Letter ...
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Ambassador Kim Announces Php730M Relief, Recovery Assistance for Marawi

Manila, September 5, 2017 – The U.S. government, through the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has committed approximately Php730 million ($14.3 million) in emergency relief and recovery assistance for communities affected by the ongoing conflict in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur and its surrounding areas.  U.S. Ambassador to ...
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U.S. Military Unit Helps Children in Angeles City

Manila, September 3, 2017 — U.S. military service members from Task Force 72 led a community relations project in support of the Duyan Ni Maria Children’s Home in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines on August 28, 2017. The U.S. service members assisted with moving the orphanage to an improved building in a new location.  They helped ...
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USAID Mission Director Highlights Early Grade Reading Assistance in Visit to Cebu

  USAID Mission Director Susan Brems stands with school officials at Vito Elementary School in Cebu’s Minglanilla District.  Dr. Brems handed over books and other learning materials to the school on behalf of the American people.  USAID is helping improve the reading skills of more than 420,000 students from kindergarten to grade three in the ...
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Commander of U.S. Pacific Command visits the Philippines

(L-R) Deputy Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Rear Adm. Narciso A. Vingson Jr. and Commander of U.S. Pacific Command Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. honor fallen Filipinos at the Heroes’ Cemetery in Taguig. (L-R) U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Y. Kim, Commander of U.S. Pacific Command Adm. Harry B. ...
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U.S. Delivers New Aerostat Radar System to Philippine Navy

The 28M Class Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS) at the Naval Education and Training Command in Zambales. (L-R) Col. Ernest C. Lee, Chief of the Joint U.S. Military Assistance Group (JUSMAG) and Vice Adm. Ronald Joseph S. Mercado, Flag Officer in Charge of the Philippine Navy shake hands after signing formal turnover documents giving the ...
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U.S. Military Presents Two New ISR Aircraft to Philippine Air Force

(L-R): Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines General Eduardo Año, Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana, U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Y. Kim, and Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Peter Cayetano at the turnover and blessing ceremony for two new Cessna 208B aircraft from the U.S. to the Philippine Air ...
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Peace Corps Volunteer Promotes Cultural Understanding in Local Elementary School

A Peace Corps Volunteer and Camp 30 Elementary School recently completed the World Map Project. The project is a creative and enjoyable way to help students, teachers and community members learn geography and appreciate the uniqueness of each country. It also promotes cultural understanding and encourages discussions about world peace and friendship.
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Ambassador Sung Kim Travels to Cebu City, Highlights Robust Economic Ties with PH

Cebu City, July 14, 2017 — During his trip to Cebu this week, Ambassador Sung Kim met with Governor Hilario Davide III and Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña to discuss the robust economic ties between the U.S. and the Philippines and as well as opportunities for further U.S. engagement in Cebu, both in the public ...
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U.S. Embassy, UP-IIS host Iftars in Honor of Ramadan

Above left: U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Michael Klecheski joined UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan, Dean of the IIS Macrina Morados, students, professors, government officials, and civil society members at the University of the Philippines (UP) Institute of Islamic Studies (IIS)to break fast in culmination of the holy month of Ramadan.  Representatives of ...
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USAID and Philippine Partners Celebrate Marine Biodiversity Program Achievements

U.S. Embassy Chargé ďaffaires Michael Klecheski, Vice President Leni Robredo, and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Dr. Susan Brems together with USAID’s Ocean Champions.  Ocean Champions are individuals who substantially contributed to the successful operations of high-impact marine conservation actions, working side-by-side with USAID in implementing the ECOFISH project, facilitating solutions ...
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U.S. Government and Legazpi City Enter into Partnership to Promote Inclusive and Resilient Urban Growth

Legazpi City, May 19, 2017 — U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Dr. Susan Brems and Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal signed a Memorandum of Understanding on May 17, 2017 making Legazpi the seventh city in the Philippines to join USAID’s Cities Development Initiative (CDI). Through this ...
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Balikatan 33 Strengthens U.S.-Philippine Defense Partnership through Counterterrorism and HADR Training

Manila, May 19, 2017 — After 12 training days in the Philippine summer heat, thousands of service members from the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. military finished this year’s rigorous Balikatan training exercise and now stand more prepared to respond to terror threats and natural disasters in the region. Philippine and U.S. forces ...
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U.S. Government Donates Law Enforcement and Community Medical Facility for Philippine Police and Military Use in Tawi-Tawi

Tawi-Tawi, May 11, 2017 — During a visit to Tawi-Tawi yesterday, U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Michael S. Klecheski handed over a Law Enforcement and Community Medical Facility to the Philippine National Police Maritime Group (PNP MG), the Philippine Navy, and the Philippine Marines in support of the shared U.S.-Philippine goal to strengthen maritime public ...
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U.S. and Philippines Shoulder-to-Shoulder during Balikatan 33 Opening

From left: Lieutenant General Oscar T. Lactao, U.S. Ambassador Sung Y. Kim, Secretary of National Defense Delfin N. Lorenzana, Department of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Ariel Y. Abadilla, General Eduardo M. Año, and Lieutenant General Lawrence Nicholson pose shoulder-to-shoulder at the opening ceremony for Balikatan 33 at Camp Aguinaldo Manila, May 9, 2017 — U.S. Ambassador Sung ...
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Ambassador Sung Kim Renews Agreement with the Commission on Higher Education

Makati, May 2, 2017—On April 28, 2017, Ambassador Sung Kim, honorary Philippine-American Educational Foundation Board Chairperson, renewed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) that continues the Fulbright-CHED Scholarship Program for Graduate Studies in the United States.  Fulbright-CHED Scholarships enable faculty and staff from higher education institutions to pursue master’s ...
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U.S. Department of State Turns Over Equipment at First Anniversary of Philippine National Police Explosive Ordinance Disposal K9 Group

(L to R) Philippine National Police Special Action Force (PNP SAF) Explosive Ordinance Disposal Canine (EOD/K9) Group Director Regimio B Gregorio, PNP Chief of Directorial Staff Archie Francisco Gamboa, PNP Chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa, U.S. Embassy Regional Security Officer Lon Fairchild, and Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security Antiterrorism Assistance (DS/ATA) Resident Program ...
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USAID Initiates Partnership to Upgrade Water and Sanitation Services in Tagbilaran

Members of the Tagbilaran City Water and Sanitation Overall Management Committee join Tagbilaran City Mayor John Geesnell Yap, Maynilad Water Academy Executive Director Rodora Gamboa, and USAID Philippines representative John Avila for a photo at the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding between Tagbilaran City and Maynilad Water Academy. Tagbilaran, April 28, 2017—Nearly 190,000 ...
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The United States of America and the Republic of the Philippines Sign Child Protection Compact Partnership

Manila, April 11, 2017 — The United States and the Philippines signed a new partnership on April 11 to enhance efforts to reduce online child sexual exploitation and child labor trafficking in the Philippines.  The U.S.-Philippines Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership, signed by Secretary of Justice and Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) Chair Vitaliano N. ...
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U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Launches Lights for All Project

Manila, April 11, 2017 — U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. (CDA) Michael S. Klecheski launched the Lights for All Project at Taguig National High School.  During the launch, CDA Klecheski joined more than 100 volunteers, including students and alumni of the U.S. Embassy’s English Access Microscholarship Program, in assembling 100 solar-powered lamps. The Lights for ...
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Peace Corps Volunteers Assist in Opening of First E-Reading Room in Marinduque

Peace Corps Volunteers assisted in the opening last month of Marinduque’s first E-Reading Room funded by the Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens Memorial Foundation through the initiative of Tigwi National High School. The E-Reading Room is envisioned to help improve the academic performance of all students, especially struggling students. The E-Reading Room is also expected to ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’affaires, a.i. Michael Klecheski at the 75th commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor)

Remarks by Chargé d’affaires, a.i. Michael Klecheski at the 75th commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) Mount Samat National Shrine in Bataan, April 9, 2017 As prepared Thank you Mr. President, Ambassador Ishikawa, veterans and other distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, it is my great honor to be on this podium today. On a ...
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First Annual U.S.-PH Patient Day Highlights Positive Impact of U.S. Medical Technology in the Philippines

Makati City, April 7, 2017 — The U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, in collaboration with U.S. healthcare partners, held the first annual U.S.-Philippines Patient Day on April 5, 2017.  The event showcased the impact that U.S. medical equipment innovations and technologies are making on patients in the Philippines.  To create ...
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U.S. Ambassador Leads Inauguration of New Facilities in Leyte

Leyte, April 4, 2017 — U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim made his first trip to the province of Leyte to inaugurate classrooms and a livelihood training center constructed by the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Ambassador Kim was joined by Palo Municipal Mayor Remedios “Matin” Petilla ...
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Cotabato City Youth Graduate from U.S. Government-Supported Skills Training Program

Cotabato City, March 31, 2017 — More than 100 Filipino youth are now better equipped with knowledge and life skills to help them succeed, following their completion of a job training course provided by the U.S. government in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), the Department of Education’s Alternative Learning System, ...
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U.S. Government Inaugurates Health and Education Facilities in Leyte

Tacloban, March 31, 2017 — U.S. and Philippine officials inaugurated newly constructed health facilities and classrooms in Leyte that are part of the U.S. government initiative to help Typhoon Yolanda survivors build back better.  The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Health Chief Karen Klimowski led the ...
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U.S. Government-Funded Partnership Advances Water Security in Visayas and Mindanao

March 23, 2017, Manila — “Through our partnership with the Philippine government, more than 1.3 million Filipinos have gained access to improved sanitation and over 1.5 million more now have access to safe and clean drinking water,” said U.S. Ambassador Sung Y. Kim in his keynote address during the finale ceremony of U.S. Agency for ...
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U.S. Government Awards Science, Technology, and Innovation Grants to Filipino Scholars and Universities

Makati, March 17, 2017 – The United States government, through the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID), recognized 10 research scholars and 37 grant recipients in science, technology, and innovation who support the Philippine government’s push for innovation-led and inclusive growth. The grants and scholarships are awarded by USAID’s ...
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Ambassador Kim Honors Secretary Lorenzana with Inaugural Major General Albert Jones Award

Manila, March 16, 2017 — U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Y. Kim awarded the inaugural Major General Albert Jones Memorial Award to Secretary of National Defense Delfin N. Lorenzana for his steadfast commitment and invaluable contributions to the alliance of the U.S. and the Republic of the Philippines.  The ceremony took place during the ...
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New U.S.-Philippine Partnership to Conserve Wildlife and Biodiversity in the Philippines

From left to right: Biodiversity Management Bureau Director Mundita Lim, U.S. Ambassador Sung Y. Kim, Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources Gina Lopez, Senator Cynthia Villar, and Deputy Mission Director of United States Agency for International Development Clay Epperson pose for a photo at the launch of Protect Wildlife, a new biodiversity conservation project to ...
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Youth Leaders Conduct Marine Conservation Projects in Subic

Manila, February 21, 2017 — The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Sea and Earth Advocates (SEA) Camp recently convened 25 Filipino youth from across the Philippines at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone for a week-long workshop on environmental conservation.  YSEALI SEA Camps, organized by Save Philippine Seas (SPS) in partnership with the U.S. Embassy ...
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U.S. and AFP Chaplains Work Together To Help At-Risk Communities

Manila, February 17, 2017 — Chaplains from the U.S. Armed Services and Armed Forces of the Philippines met Thursday at the Shrine of St. Therese for a professional and spiritual workshop on caring for persons with substance abuse addiction.  The subject matter expert exchange, titled “Preventing and Addressing Alcohol and Drug Problems,” offered the chaplains ...
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U.S. Ambassador Sung Y. Kim Opens Education USA Fair

Manila, February 14, 2017— EducationUSA, the U.S. government’s official source on U.S. higher education, welcomed 1400 students, parents, and educators to its annual higher education fair on Tuesday, February 7 at the Philippine Sofitel Plaza.  Representatives from 20 U.S. colleges and universities attended the fair and met with prospective Filipino students.  Ambassador Sung Kim opened ...
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American cello rock band Break of Reality visits the Philippines

Manila, February 7, 2017 — American cello rock band Break of Reality visits the Philippines The American cello rock band Break of Reality, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, conducted a series of free music workshops and public performances in Zambales and Manila from January 28 to February 4. In the Philippines ...
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U.S. Embassy Launches Microenterprise Project for Women in Lanao del Norte

Manila, February 9, 2017 — On February 2, the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, in partnership with Xavier Science Foundation (XSF), launched the Women Organizations Managing Agri-based Networks for a Sustainable Society (WOMAN) project at a ceremony in Iligan City. This two-year initiative aims to reduce poverty in Lanao del Norte by helping rural women ...
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U.S. Embassy-Sponsored “My Lake Lanao” Project Concludes in Iligan City

Manila, February 7, 2017 — On February 2, more than eighty college and high school students, environmental activists, academic researchers, NGO leaders, local government officials, and community leaders gathered in Iligan City for the concluding summit of the “My Lake Lanao: a clean Lanao for a peaceful Mindanao” project (MLLP).  The summit showcased the successful collaboration between academe, non-governmental organizations, ...
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U.S. Military Delivers Counterterrorism Equipment to the Philippine Army and Marine Corps

Clark Air Base, February 1, 2017 — Representatives from the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ Joint U.S. Military Assistance Group (JUSMAG) delivered new military equipment to the Philippine Army and Marine Corps January 27. The transfer included over 400 M203 grenade launchers, 85 M40A5 sniper rifles, and a RQ-11B Raven unmanned aerial vehicle system consisting ...
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U.S. Air Contingent Completes Bilateral Mission at Clark Air Base

Clark Air Base, January 26, 2017 — Over the last two weeks, U.S. and Philippine service members trained side by side in a series of Subject Matter Expert Exchanges as part of the most recent U.S. Air Contingent, at the invitation of the Government of the Philippines and at the direction of U.S. Pacific Command. ...
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Philippine Coast Guard Personnel Graduate from U.S. Coast Guard Course on Outboard Motor Maintenance

Manila, January 20, 2017— A total of 19 Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) officers and staff graduate today from a two-week course on Outboard Motor Maintenance Course (OMM).  This course was delivered by a team from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) as part of continuing collaboration between the Philippine and U.S. governments on maritime border ...
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U.S. Embassy Brings Holiday Joy to Youngsters

Manila, December 22, 2016 — On December 22, Ambassador Sung Kim and U.S. Marines from the Marine Security Guard Detachment from the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines distributed toys to children at Reach Youth Ministries, a local organization that provides educational, livelihood, and values formation programs to youth from the nearby San Andres Bukid communities.  ...
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BRP Andres Bonifacio Arrives in Manila

Manila, December 9, 2016 — The BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) arrived in the Republic of the Philippines, December 8. The ship, a former United States Coast Guard High Endurance Cutter, is expected to bolster the Philippine Navy’s Fleet, providing increased maritime presence throughout the Philippines’ territorial waters and its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). U.S. Coast ...
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U.S. Embassy Continues Partnership with Go Negosyo into 2017, Empowering Young Entrepreneurs

Manila, November 17, 2016 — The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines and the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (Go Negosyo) just announced a new round of Youth Entrepreneurship Development Workshops (YEDW) for 2017, as part of ongoing efforts to empower young, aspiring Filipino entrepreneurs by providing tools to develop and build innovative business ideas.  These three-day ...
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EducationUSA Roadshow Arrives in Bacolod

Manila, November 17, 2016 —U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ EducationUSA team wraps up a three-city Roadshow this week in Bacolod, assisting Filipino students in navigating U.S. university admissions. Throughout the Roadshow, educational advisers and consular officers have conducted school visits, information sessions, and public outreach events in Iloilo and Cebu to publicize EducationUSA’s free educational ...
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Veterans honored at 2016 commemoration

On November 11, 2016, Chargé d’Affaires Michael S. Klecheski offered remarks at the 2016 Veterans Day commemoration at the Manila American Cemetery in Taguig City. Veterans Day, an American holiday, was created to commemorate the formal end of major hostilities of World War I with the signing of the armistice at the 11th hour of ...
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U.S. Embassy in the Philippines Inaugurates Classrooms during Yolanda Anniversary

Leyte, November 10, 2016 — As part of its commitment to help Typhoon Yolanda (internationally named Haiyan) survivors build back better, the U.S. government turned over eight new classrooms to Tolosa National High School students and faculty.  The ceremony was held on the third anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda. U.S. Embassy Manila’s Chargé d’Affaires Michael S. ...
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U.S. Embassy Chargé Michael Klecheski Hosts “The Great American Barbecue – Texas Style” Trade Reception

Chargé d’Affaires Michael S. Klecheski hosted “The Great American Barbecue – Texas Style” trade reception at his residence on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 6:30-8:30 p.m.   The event featured renowned guest chef Jay McCarthy and showcased the availability and variety of high-quality U.S. food and beverage products.   The event was organized by the U.S. ...
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EducationUSA Philippines Organizes Homecoming 2016

EducationUSA Philippines organized a homecoming event on August 2, 2016 at U.S. Embassy Manila for Filipino students interested in studying in the United States . Participants interacted with and got tips from students currently enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities. U.S. Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg welcomed the participants, shared the diverse courses offered by schools and emphasized how a U.S. education could ...
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Project Handclasp

U.S. Sailors, Marines and Armed Forces of the Philippines service members delivered supplies to residents of the Olongapo Social Development Center on June 6, 2016 while participating in a Project Handclasp outreach program during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines. Service members also took time to share a few laughs with the residents. CARAT ...
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Manila Declaration to Enhance International Cooperation in Combating Human Trafficking Signing

Signing of Manila Declaration to Enhance International Cooperation in Combating Human Trafficking Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Eric Kneedler joined Secretary of Justice Leila de Lima, Ambassador of the Netherlands Marion Derckx, and 20 other bilateral ambassadors and representatives of multilateral organizations in signing the “Manila Declaration to Enhance International Cooperation in Combating Human Trafficking.” ...
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Coral Gardening in Camarines Sur

A Peace Corps volunteer in Camarines Sur dives with the municipal mayor during coral gardening in one part of their marine protected area. The volunteer is one of the beneficiaries of coral gardening training funded by Small Project Assistance of USAID Philippines.
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Ambassador Goldberg Attends Inauguration of Philippine Airline Flights from Manila to New York City

U.S. Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg helped inaugurate the return of Philippine Airlines (PAL) flights from Manila to New York City on March 15, 2015. In his comments the Ambassador noted, “PAL’s return to New York is a testament to our friendship, our common history and shared heritage.”  He also spoke of the increasing tourism and ...
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U.S. State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Requests Statements of Interest for FY 2015 Funding

The U.S. State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP) requests Statements of Interest from NGOs, universities, and for-profit corporations interested in applying for FY 2015 funding.  J/TIP is looking for qualified organizations to conduct trainings on victim-centered investigations and prosecutions of human trafficking cases as well as efforts to enhance victim ...
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Filipino Nominated in Singapore Arts Award

Filipino artist Pablo Baen Santos was named as one of the nominees for the inaugural Joseph Balestier Award for the Freedom of Art 2015 jointly announced by Art Stage Singapore and the U.S Embassy in Singapore earlier this month. Indonesian contemporary artist FX Harsono was named the winner of the Award on January 20, 2015 ...
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Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in 2015

The Philippines will host and chair the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in 2015 . APEC’s 21 member economies are among the most economically dynamic in the world and together account for nearly 3 billion consumers, 44 percent of global trade, and 56 percent of global economic output. APEC’s primary mission is to reduce tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade and investment, ...
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EducationUSA Philippines Hosts Google Hangout on “Being an International Student in the US”

EducationUSA Philippines hosted a Google+ Hangout on Thursday, November 13, from 9:00-11:00am in celebration of the International Education Week (IEW).  The session was in the form of a talk show on “Being an International Student in the US” with Ms. Con Valdecañas of the Philippine-American Educational Foundation (PAEF) as host.  The guests were from two other locations, ...
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Information Session on U.S. University Admissions Process for International Students

In celebration of the International Education Week (IEW), the Philippine-American Educational Foundation-EducationUSA held an information session on U.S. University Admissions Process for International Students on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 5:00-7:00pm. The speaker for the session was Ms. Adina Lav, Director of Graduate Admissions and Enrollment Management at the School of Engineering and Applied Science of ...
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Peace Corps Volunteers Implement Reading Program in Pambujan National High School

Peace Corps volunteers in Northern Samar recently implemented introductory sessions for their after-school reading programs, Reading Buddy Program (RBP) and StoryTime, in Pambujan National High School, with the help of the school’s teachers, administration and students. The programs aim to focus on useful reading strategies and applications gathered from personal experiences and from the Bagong ...
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Asia Policy Speech by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to be Streamed Live

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver an important policy speech on the U.S. vision for Asia-Pacific engagement at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, on Thursday, August 14, at 6:30 a.m., Manila time (GMT +8).  Secretary Kerry is expected to speak on the next steps in the United States’ Asia-Pacific strategy. His speech ...
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Public Water Supply Speaker Talks About Climate Change Effects to Water Supply

Paul Fleming, the lead for the Seattle Public Utilities’ Climate Resiliency Program recently visited the Ateneo de Manila University to talk about climate change and water supply. Fleming spoke about the implications of climate change for society and the water utility sector and how Seattle Public Utilities prepared for challenges to climate change and extreme ...
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USAID and UNDP Release “Being LGBT in Asia: The Philippines Country Report”

As part of the week-long celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Philippines and the United Nations Development Program released the “Being LGBT in Asia: The Philippines Country Report” on May 12, 2014 at the RCBC Plaza, Makati City.    During the event, U.S. ...
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[FACT SHEET] 2013 Country Reports on Terrorism

COUNTRY REPORTS ON TERRORISM Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington D.C. April 30, 2014  On April 30, 2014, the State Department submitted Country Reports on Terrorism 2013 to the U.S. Congress as required by law. This report, available on  www.state.gov/j/ct , provides the Department of State’s annual assessment of trends and events in international terrorism that occurred ...
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Celebrating Women through Education and Art

In honor of Women’s Month this March, the Philippine Normal University in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental hosted a series of events to celebrate women.  The events included an environmental/gardening activity, a seminar on gender, a film showing, and a talent showcase.   The gardening event allowed students to beautify an area of the school with flowers representing ...
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General Guidelines for 2014 Small Grants Spring Competition

The U.S. Embassy in Manila is pleased to announce that it is now accepting proposals for the 2014 Small Grants Spring Competition.  This competition provides grants of up to $20,000 to non-governmental organizations and non-profit organizations to promote democratic values and cooperation in the East-Asia Pacific region. The focus of proposals can be either Philippine ...
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USAID Fact Sheet on Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda (as of January 24, 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS -USAID/OFDA commits more than $3.9 million in additional protection, shelter and settlements, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) support. -Recent heavy rains cause flooding in some typhoon-affected areas, contaminating water supplies, damaging or destroying emergency shelter materials, and hampering relief operations Read the full fact sheet here: USAID Fact Sheet on Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda (as of January 24, 2014)  (PDF 225 KB)
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