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Stopping Trafficking in Persons: US Government Supports Summit Against Human Trafficking

Tacloban, April 9, 2015 — Representatives of various U.S. government agencies at the United States Embassy in Manila came together to urge local government executives to intensify their campaign against human trafficking and protect their communities from this form of modern-day slavery during a two-day anti-trafficking summit here on April 8 and 9.   The ...
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The People’s Island: U.S. Embassy Manila Engages in Art Diplomacy

April 7, 2015, Manila—The United States Embassy in Manila welcomes American artist Felipe Castelblanco to the Philippines where he will create The People’s Island—a small floating platform of salvaged wood and other buoyant materials during an “American Arts Incubator” program in partnership with the Negros Museum in Bacolod from April 7 to May 1. Castelblanco’s ...
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Protecting Wildlife and Biodiversity: U.S., DENR & ASEAN Partners Hold Conference on Conservation Financing

March 4, 2015, Manila, Philippines — 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.   The two-day, ‘International Conference on Conservation Finance’ was organized by the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Department ...
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US and Philippine Coast Guards Conduct Training for Maritime Security

March 4, 2015, Manila — As part of the continuing partnership between the United States and the Philippines to secure maritime borders and facilitate trade, U.S. Embassy Manila coordinated a program between the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and the Philippines Coast Guard (PCG). Personnel from the USCG conducted training with their PCG counterparts in Cebu ...
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U.S. Government Supports Mindanao’s Youth on Their Path to Productivity

On March 24, 2015 in Isabela City, Basilan, 173 out-of-school youth (OSY) graduated from TESDA-accredited courses supported by the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  The courses, in carpentry, rubber production, animal production, aquaculture and horticulture are part of the Mindanao Youth for Development (MYDev) Program.   Isabela City Councilor, Abner ...
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