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U.S. and Philippines Complete Php1.1 Billion Multi-Year Cooperation Program to Detect and Stop Agricultural Pathogens

Manila, June 17, 2021 –The U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) Biological Threat Reduction Program (BTRP) completed the final phase of a five-year biological threat capacity building partnership with the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) valued at nearly Php1.1 billion ($23 million). Beginning in September 2016, BTRP and the DA collaborated to build or renovate ...
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Philippine Customs Officers Participate in U.S.-Organized International Air Cargo Interdiction Training

Clark, Pampanga, June 16, 2021 – The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Export Control and Border Security (EXBS) Program conducted an International Air Cargo Interdiction Training (IACIT) for 11 Philippine customs officers at the Port of Clark from June 15 to 16. Adapting to the COVID-19 situation, the training followed a hybrid format ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports First National Substance Use Science Policy and Information Forum in the Philippines

Manila, June 16, 2021 – The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) collaborated with the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines, the Asian Center for Drug Policy, the University of the Philippines Manila, and other partners to convene the ...
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Health Alert:  Quarantine and Regulations Update, June 16-30, 2021

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines United States Consular Agency Cebu, Philippines  June 15, 2021 Health Alert:  Quarantine and Regulations Update, June 16-30, 2021 Below are the current quarantine classifications according to the Philippine government effective June 16-30, 2021: Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ): Luzon – Region 2: Santiago City and Cagayan; Cordillera Administrative Region: Apayao ...
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U.S. Embassy Launches Bayanivation Project to Support Fisheries Sector in Surigao del Norte Town

Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, June 15, 2021 — The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, together with Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) alumni, Limitless Lab, and the Municipal Government of Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, launched the Bayanivation project in Del Carmen through a design thinking bootcamp at the Surigao State College of Technology – Del Carmen Campus held from June 2 to 4.  While following COVID-19 protocols, 38 youth leaders and 12 ...
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