U.S. Military Divers Assist Philippine Partners in Installing Artificial Reefs

Batangas, August 16, 2019 — U.S. and Philippine service members, local government workers, and non-governmental organizations partnered to install artificial habitat reefs at Barangay Hukay, Calatagan, Batangas on August 15, 2019. The project, dubbed Operation Pamamalakaya, is a collaboration between by the Philippine Air Force, DV Boer Farm, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Community ...
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United States, Philippines Sign Ten-Year Agreement on Science and Technology Cooperation

U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Y. Kim and Philippine Department of Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato de la Peña signed an agreement on scientific and technological cooperation at the close of the Bilateral Strategic Dialogue on July 16. Manila, July 17, 2019 — U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Y. Kim and Philippine Department ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts First-Ever Haquathon

Manila, July 3, 2019 — The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, in partnership with Save Philippine Seas (SPS), hosted the first-ever Haquathon from June 28 to 30, 2019.  Thirty-five teams participated in the Haquathon, a search for tech-based solutions to save our seas. The three-day program opened with an “AdvocaSea” workshop, bringing experts in marine ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Marine Hackathon

The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines announces an open competition for non-profit organizations interested in organizing a marine hackathon in June 2019 to create digital solutions to marine life and ecosystem challenges such as illegal, unreported & unregulated fishing, the destruction of coral reefs that affect the environment and human life, and coastal communities’ quality ...
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U.S., Philippines Celebrate Milestones in Protecting Philippine Forests and Biodiversity

Manila, October 12, 2018 — The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) celebrated the success of USAID’s six-year, Php1.35 billion partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in strengthening the country’s forest and biodiversity conservation. Since 2012, USAID has been partnering with the DENR, local ...
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U.S. Partners with Philippines, Taiwan to Promote Environmentally Sound Management of Electronic Waste

Manila, September 28, 2018 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration partnered to sponsor the 2018 International E-Waste Management Network workshop in Manila from September 24 to 28.  The event, hosted by the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources, brought together participants from 17 countries to discuss new policies, ...
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U.S. Embassy Recognizes Filipino Officials for Efforts to Combat Transnational Wildlife Trafficking Operations

On June 8, Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Klecheski recognized 14 public officials from the Philippine National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and Department of Environmental and National Resources – Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB), as well as officials from the Bureau of Customs, Philippine Coast Guard, Philippine National Police – Maritime Group, and Palawan Council for ...
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U.S. Embassy Go Green! Initiative Brings Bamboo to Batac

October 21, 2016 — The American Corner in Batac, at Mariano Marcos State University, organized a two-day event on the environmental benefits of bamboo planting for 100 students, faculty, and representatives from Barangay 16 Quiling Sur. Participants learned about how bamboo helps the environment from Dr. Roseller Ayson, professor at the Mariano Marcos State University ...
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U.S. Embassy Holds Underwater Photo Competition

Manila, May 27, 2016 —  You can help us save the oceans! In celebration of Oceans Month the U.S. Embassy Manila’s Public Affairs Section launched “SOS: Save Our Seascapes,” an underwater photo challenge, via the U.S. Embassy Manila Facebook account. President Barack Obama declared June to be Oceans Month last year as a way to ...
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