U.S. Provides 2.7 Million More Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines to the Philippines

Manila, January 10, 2022—The United States, in partnership with the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) facility, donated an additional 2,703,870 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to the Philippines as part of its relentless worldwide effort to help end COVID-19, particularly amid the threat of the Omicron variant.  The vaccines, which arrived in Manila on ...
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Philippine Official Visits U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Highlights Robust Partnership

Washington, D.C., November 24, 2021—On November 17, Philippine Deputy Executive Secretary Alberto Bernardo met with U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Director Robert S. Pope to discuss current and future projects taking place in the Philippines as well as illicit shipping throughout the Philippines’ maritime territory. 
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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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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. 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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United States and Philippines Celebrate 60 Years of Development Partnership

Manila, November 3, 2021—Today, the U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is celebrating 60 years of development partnership with the Philippines.  USAID leads the U.S. government’s international development and humanitarian efforts to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and help people progress beyond assistance.  USAID was founded on November 3, 1961, by President John F. Kennedy, ...
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USAID Launches New Project to Increase Digital Connectivity in the Philippines

Manila, October 29, 2021—The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), formally launched on October 28 a new project to increase digital connectivity in the Philippines.  The five-year, Php1.65-billion ($33 million) Better Access and Connectivity (BEACON) project will promote economic growth through better information and communications technology (ICT), helping bridge the digital divide in the Philippines.  “The COVID-19 pandemic has ...
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USAID Launches Php750-Million Project to Support Climate Resilience in the Philippines

Manila, October 29, 2021—The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), launched on October 28 a new project to build climate resilience in the Philippines, one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries.  The five-year, Php750-million ($15 million) Climate Resilient Cities project will help cities in the Philippines adapt to, mitigate, and endure the impacts of climate change by increasing their ...
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U.S. Military and Philippine Coast Guard Conduct Tactical Combat Casualty Care Training

  Manila, October 28, 2021 – From October 21 to 24, the Civilian Military Support Element-Philippines (CMSE-PHL) conducted Tactical Combat Casualty Care Training with officers and crew of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) BRP Gabriela Silang and medical officers of the PCG Nursing Corps.    The training was designed to mirror real-world medical situations likely to be encountered by the crew of the BRP Gabriela Silang and culminated with an exercise designed to ...
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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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EducationUSA Hosts Filipino Senior HS Students at Annual College Application Drive

Manila, October 27, 2021 — The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines and EducationUSA, the U.S. government’s official source of information on U.S. higher education, are inviting all senior students in high school to attend EducationUSA’s annual application drive on Friday, October 29, at 7:15 p.m.  At the virtual program, students interested in studying in the United States will have an opportunity to seek free ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Online Events for Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Manila, October 26, 2021 — As part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month this October, the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines conducted two virtual programs tackling cybersecurity and the benefits of e-government, state-of-the-art U.S. technologies and services, policies and regulations that can strengthen cybersecurity infrastructure, and the resilience of public and private sector entities in the Philippines.  The two-part webinar series was split between "Cybersecurity in the New Reality” ...
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USAID and DOH Launch Philippines’ First Mobile App for Mental Health

Manila, October 15, 2021 – In celebration of National Mental Health Week, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Philippine Department of Health (DOH) launched Lusog-Isip – the country’s first mobile application for mental health and self-care.    Lusog-Isip aims to expand access to culturally adapted, evidence-based tools and interventions on mental health.    Developed by USAID and DOH in response to ...
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Philippines, U.S. Host Annual Mutual Defense Board and Security Engagement Board

CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City – General Jose Faustino Jr, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Admiral John Aquilino, Commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command led the 2021 Mutual Defense Board and Security Engagement Board (MDB-SEB) at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, October 14. General Faustino and Admiral Aquilino’s meeting resulted in ...
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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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Embassy and Legislators Launch U.S.-Philippines Congressional Friendship Caucus to Celebrate 75 Years of Diplomatic Relations

Manila, October 13, 2021 – Today, the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines and Filipino legislators held a hybrid virtual and in-person event to launch the inaugural meeting of the U.S.-Philippines Congressional Friendship Caucus.  The Friendship Caucus is a cross-party group of members from the Philippine Senate and House of Representatives seeking to strengthen bilateral relations between the United States and the Philippines.    Established in 2021 in honor of the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United ...
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U.S. Provides 1.84 Million More Pfizer Vaccines to the Philippines

Manila, October 13, 2021 — The United States, in partnership with the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) facility, delivered an additional 1,842,750 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to the Philippines as part of its worldwide effort to help end COVID-19.    
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U.S. Provides 2.58 Million More Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccines to the Philippines

Manila, September 21, 2021 — The United States partnered with the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) facility to deliver an additional 2,582,190 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to the Philippines as part of its worldwide effort to help end COVID-19.
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U.S., Philippines, and Japan Conclude Maritime Training Activity Sama Sama

The exercise involved sailors, coast guardsmen and Marines from the U.S. and Philippine militaries, as well as sailors from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. Maritime Training Activity Sama Sama focused on regional security cooperation, strengthening maritime partnerships, and enhancing maritime interoperability. Manila, October 23, 2019 — Maritime forces from Japan, Philippines, and the United States ...
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Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson’s Statement on Republic of the Philippines Independence Day

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC June 11, 2017 On behalf of President Trump and the American people, congratulations and best wishes to the people of the Republic of the Philippines as you commemorate your 119th independence day on June 12. The United States proudly stands with the Philippines as a ...
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