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U.S. and Tagbilaran City Partner to Expand Access to Safe Drinking Water

Tagbilaran City officials at Tagbilaran City’s World Water Day celebration, led by Mayor John Geesnell Yap (fifth from left) and joined by USAID representatives Marian Cruz-Navata (fourth from left) and Bernadette Cariaga (second from left). With USAID assistance, the city government has improved water services, including upgrading water pipes and the metering system. Tagbilaran City, ...
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Philippines Barangay Blue Ridge Visits the USS Blue Ridge

Manila, March 21, 2019 — U.S. 7th Fleet Flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked 7th Fleet staff welcomed residents of Quezon City’s Barangay Blue Ridge B for a ship tour while docked in Manila, Philippines on March 17. Because the USS Blue Ridge and Barangay Blue Ridge B share a namesake, the Blue ...
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U.S.-Philippine Cooperation Leads to Arrest of U.S. Fugitive

Pampanga, March 18, 2019 — U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents, the Philippine National Police (PNP) Manila Police District/Special Operations Unit (SOU), and the Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI)/Fugitive Search Unit (FSU) arrested a U.S. fugitive wanted on child pornography-related charges in Angeles City, Pampanga on March 16.  The successful operation was a result of ...
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Humanitarian Projects Begin throughout Luzon in Support of Exercise Balikatan 19

Manila, March 15, 2019 — Multinational forces began humanitarian and civic assistance projects as part of exercise Balikatan 2019 on March 12. Philippine, U.S., and Australian forces attended ground-breaking ceremonies for the renovation of three elementary schools in Orani, Bataan Province; Pangil, Laguna Province; and San Juan, Batangas Province as well as a health clinic ...
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USS Blue Ridge Arrives in Manila

Manila, March 13, 2019 — U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked 7th Fleet staff arrived in Manila today for the ship’s first port visit to the Philippines since 2016. The Blue Ridge and 7th Fleet team have longstanding ties with the Philippines and this port visit offers opportunities to reconnect ...
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