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USAID, The Asia Foundation Launch Inaugural National Youth Leaders’ Summit

Manila, November 22, 2021—On November 19 and 20, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Asia Foundation, through the Youth Leadership for Democracy (YouthLed) project, held the inaugural National Youth Leaders’ Summit.  During the summit, more than 1,000 youth leaders from across the country heard from subject matter experts about the merits ...
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U.S. Supports West Philippine Sea-Based Local Governments’ Alliance for Food Security Conference

Manila, November 19, 2021—From November 17 to 19, the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) sponsored a three-day virtual conference focused on building a local government unit alliance for food security in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) area.   The conference, held with support from the U.S. Department of the Interior and ...
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USAID Study Shows Upskilling Out-of-School Youth Will Help PH Economy Thrive Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Manila, November 18, 2021—Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) released a study showing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Filipino out-of-school youth.  USAID Philippines Acting Mission Director Sean Callahan joined Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Secretary Isidro Lapeña, Assistant Secretary for Alternative Learning ...
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Philippines Wins First-Ever Award at State Department’s GIST Catalyst Pitch Competition

  Manila, November 16, 2021—On November 9, Philippine-based startup Galansiyang won the U.S. Department of State’s 2021 Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Catalyst Pitch Competition, placing first in both the “Spirit of GIST” and “People’s Choice” categories.  The GIST Catalyst Pitch Competition is a global competition launched in 2017 that gives science and technology entrepreneurs ...
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U.S. Donates Drug Detection Equipment to PCG K9 Force

Manila, November 16, 2021—The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) recently donated drug detection and analysis equipment valued at more than Php3.5 million ($70,000) to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) K9 Force in support of U.S.-Philippine cooperation to counter maritime crimes. 
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