Peace Corps Philippines Receives 2018 Gawad Kadakilaan Award for Mindanao Project

U.S. Peace Corps Philippines received the Gawad Kadakilaan Award in September for the tremendous impact of Peace Corps’ Padayon Mindanao 2.0 program on out-of-school youth and Alternative Learning System educators in Mindanao.  Gawad Kadakilaan is an award conferred annually by the I Transform! Campaign Consortium (ITCC), led by Youthlead Philippines (YLP), in recognition of individuals ...
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Peace Corps Philippines, DOST-FNRI Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Peace Corps Philippines Country Director Monica Collier, (second from left) and Director Mario Capanzana of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) (third from left) during the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City, Metro Manila on 27 July 2018. Witnessing the ceremony is Secretary Fortunato De La Peña ...
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DCM Klecheski Swears In New Peace Corps Volunteers

MANILA, Philippines—Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Klecheski administered the swearing in ceremony of two Peace Corps Response Volunteers on August 8, 2018 at the U.S. Embassy. The Response Volunteers, who hold the title of Data Management and IT Security Specialists, are part of the U.S. Peace Corps – IBM innovative public-private partnership launched in December ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Klecheski visits Peace Corps Volunteer in Baguio

Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Klecheski recently visited a Peace Corps Volunteer serving in Baguio City at a center that focuses on the needs and rights of children. Over the past few years, Peace Corps Volunteers have served alongside their Filipino counterparts to provide comprehensive services for children with special concerns or difficulties; conduct capability-building ...
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Thirty-five (35) Peace Corps Volunteers from Group 275 celebrated their Close of Service (COS) Conference

  Thirty-five (35) Peace Corps Volunteers from Group 275 celebrated their Close of Service (COS) Conference at Ciudad Christhia 9 Waves Resort in San Mateo, Rizal from June 5-7, 2018. The Volunteers served in different areas of the country for 27 months, including 11 weeks of intensive Pre-Service Training. Of the thirty-five, seven have successfully applied ...
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Peace Corps receives a Special Citation in Volunteerism from the PNVSCA

Left to right: Henrietta T. de Villa, National Volunteer Month Steering Committee Honorary Chair; Paul Negley, Peace Corps Philippines Director of Management and Operations; Undersecretary Jose Miguel R. Dela Rosa, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA); and Joselito C. De Vera, Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) Executive Director Congratulations to Peace Corps for ...
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Padayon Mindanao 2.0 Holds Second Educate and Engage to Empower Camp

By Metodio B. Maraguinot Jr., Project Specialist for Padayon Mindanao; 1 September 2017 Peace Corps Philippines’ (PCP) Padayon Mindanao 2.0 project recently organized the Second “Educate and Engage to Empower” (E2E) Camp at Bohol Plaza Resort in Dauis, Bohol.  Forty eight participants joined with half coming from the project’s regional partners in Mindanao and the ...
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Ambassador Kim administers oath to 63 new Peace Corps Volunteers

U.S. Ambassador Sung Kim administered the oath to 63 Peace Corps Volunteers on September 13, 2017 at the U.S. Embassy Charles Parsons Ballroom.  The Volunteers will be assigned to different areas in the Philippines. More than 9,000 Americans have served as Peace Corps Volunteers in the Philippines since 1961. The Philippines has the second oldest ...
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Peace Corps and IBM Join Forces to Promote Disaster Preparedness

Manila, September 21, 2017 — Ambassador Sung Kim recently administered a swearing-in of three new Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRVs) at the Peace Corps Office in Manila. These PCRVs are experts on information communication technology and are now beginning a five-month assignment with local partner institutions including the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) ...
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Philippine-American Friendship Week Sees Arrival of 67 New Peace Corps Volunteers

Manila, July 3, 2017 — Landing at Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Sunday, July 2, 67 new U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers joined the family of more than 9,000 Americans who have served as Peace Corps Volunteers in the Philippines since 1961, making the Philippines the second oldest Peace Corps program.  Inspired by President John F. ...
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New Batch of Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRVs) join the Philippines

U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim recently administered the swearing in of six new Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRVs) at the Peace Corps office. The PCRVs have just completed a compressed two-week training in Manila to prepare them for their 7 to 8 month short-term assignments.  The PCRVs will work and provide technical support ...
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New U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers Arrive in the Philippines, Ready to Help Communities

Manila, October 7, 2016 — New U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers Arrive in the Philippines, Ready to Help Communities. On October 5, U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Philip S. Goldberg swore in 11 newly arrived U.S. Peace Corps Response Volunteers.  The Volunteers will spend eight months at sites across the Philippines, collaborating with local government and ...
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