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Visa Update: Cancelation of B1/B2 (Business/Tourist) Visa Appointments through June 30, 2021

The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines has canceled nonimmigrant B1/B2 (Business/Tourist) visa interview appointments scheduled through June 30, 2021 in response to the continued significant worldwide challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Department of State suspended routine visa services worldwide in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   In July 2020, U.S. Embassies and Consulates began a ...
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USAID and DTI Ink Partnership to Strengthen Entrepreneurship Training for Out-of-School Filipino Youth

Manila, May 19, 2021—The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), signed a partnership with the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to enhance entrepreneurship training programs for Filipino out-of-school youth.
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U.S. Embassy Trains 150 Filipino Education Agents and Counselors on the U.S. College Application Process

Manila, May 19, 2021 – The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ Public Affairs Section, through EducationUSA, and the U.S. Commercial Service Office invited more than 150 Filipino education agents and guidance counselors to a virtual training on the U.S. college application process on Friday, May 14. The panel discussion and workshop included presentations from experienced ...
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U.S. Embassy and QBO Innovation Hub Conclude Tech Startup Incubation Program

Manila, May 19, 2021 — On May 14, QBO Innovation Hub and the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines concluded “InQbation: The Take Off,” an incubation program that supports startup founders with disruptive ideas enabled by technology.  The startups focused on technological responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Between December 2020 and May 2021, 13 startups based ...
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U.S. Concludes Training Series for Philippine Coast Guard

Manila, May 14, 2021 — U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) instructors conducted three training courses for the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) from March 8 to May 14, 2021 to strengthen maritime law enforcement capabilities. The training series included a two-week Boarding Officer Course, a two-week Outboard Motor Maintenance training, and a four-week Small Boat Operations event, ...
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