U.S. Embassy Launches ‘Ako ang Saklay’ Livelihood Program for Persons Overcoming Substance Use Disorder

Manila, November 24, 2021—On November 22, the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines partnered with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to launch the “Ako ang Saklay” livelihood program for those recovering from substance use disorder.  The Embassy’s Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is providing PhP5 million ($100,000) to support this ...
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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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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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U.S. Embassy Convenes 4th National Conference of the Association of Anti-Drug Abuse Coalitions of the Philippines, Inc.

Manila, October 28, 2021—On October 28, the 4th National Conference of the Association of Anti-Drug Abuse Coalitions of Philippines, Inc. (AADAC) formally convened with the theme “Building Resilience Through Policy and Advocacy.”  
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U.S. Supports Advances in Philippine Legal Education with Php126-Million Program

Manila, October 14, 2021 – On October 14, the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), in partnership with the Philippine Legal Education Board and the Asia Foundation, announced the release of a Revised Model Curriculum for law schools and launched a new Clinical Legal Education website.  The Revised Model Curriculum adds a Clinical Legal Education Program (CLEP) ...
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U.S., UNODC Hold Training for Facilitators of Strong Families Program in the Philippines

Manila, September 21, 2021 – The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), hosted a Strong Families Training of Trainers for the local government units (LGUs) of Makati, Marikina, Caloocan, and Quezon City from September 14 to 16 in Baguio City.   The training, which included a foundational plenary session and dynamic workshops, sought to empower LGU facilitators to ...
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United States Hands Over Php3.6 Million in Anti-Drug Equipment to Bureau of Customs

BOC Commissioner Leonardo B. Guerrero (left) showcases the donated equipment along with U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Country Attaché Christopher Adduci (center) and U.S. Embassy Director for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Kelia Cummins (right). Manila, December 3, 2020 — On December 3, representatives from the U.S. Department of State’s Office of International Narcotics and ...
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