U.S.-Philippines Partnership Help Boost Revenue for Philippine Government

Manila, December 12, 2018 — The U.S. and Philippine governments recently held a completion ceremony to celebrate the success of a five-year, Php822 million partnership that helped improve fiscal performance in the Philippines. In 2013, the U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), launched a five-year project, Facilitating Public Investment (FPI), to ...
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U.S., Philippines Launch Php1.3 Billion Sustainable Fisheries Project

U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission John Law (3rd from left) and Bureau of Fisheries Director Eduardo Gongona (2nd from left) unveil the Fish Right program billboard to mark the official launch of the new partnership between the U.S. and Philippine governments to promote sustainable fisheries in the country.  Also in the photo are (L-R) ...
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U.S. Government Announces Additional Assistance for Families Displaced by Typhoon Ompong

The U.S. Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission John C. Law addresses media representatives, partners, and landslide-affected families in Itogon, Benguet.  The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development, is providing Php37.3 million in new assistance for families that lost their homes and livelihoods during Typhoon Ompong in Benguet and Cagayan provinces Baguio ...
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U.S. Commits Php595 Million to Extend U.S.-Philippines Partnership for Advancing Peace and Stability in Mindanao

Manila, November 15, 2018 — The U.S. government announced a Php595 million extension of the Mindanao Peace and Development Assistance Agreement on Tuesday, November 13.  The bilateral agreement, a partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), supports projects that enhance governance, expand economic opportunities, provide infrastructure, and ...
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U.S. Government and DOH Celebrate Improved Health of Filipino Families

U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim and Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III are joined by (L-R) DOH Assistant Secretary Lyndon Lee Suy, DOH ARMM Secretary Kadil Sinolinding, U.S. Agency for International Development Mission Director Lawrence Hardy II and Commission on Population Executive Director JP Perez III to open an exhibit highlighting ...
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Ambassador Kim Announces Php1.35 billion Marawi Response Project

U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Y. Kim visited Marawi October 16, 2018. During the visit, he met with (left to right) Marawi Mayor Majul Gandamra, Lanao del Sur Vice Governor Mamintal Alonto Adiong, Jr., Governor Bedjoria Soraya Alonto Adiong, and Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong. (Photo credit: Lanao del Sur ...
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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. Announces Php250 Million Project Extension to Advance Innovation and Growth in the Philippines

Manila, October 4, 2018 — The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced a Php250 million, three-year extension of USAID’s Science, Technology, Research, and Innovation for Development (STRIDE) project.  The additional assistance, which brings the total USAID investment in the innovation sector to nearly Php2 billion since 2013, ...
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U.S. Government Supports Super Typhoon Ompong Response

Manila, September 19, 2018 — Super Typhoon Ompong triggered flooding and landslides in the northern Philippines, killing at least 81 people, destroying crops and livelihoods, and damaging homes throughout northern Luzon.  More than 180,000 found safety in government evacuation centers. In support of ongoing relief work, the U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International ...
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U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Remarks on the Visayan Forum Foundation

Manila, August 7, 2018 — The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) provided funding in the past to the Visayan Forum Foundation (VFF) for projects aimed at protecting victims of human trafficking in the Philippines.  USAID halted funding on active awards to VFF in 2011, after an investigation by the Office of the USAID Inspector ...
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USAID Partners with Philippine Technology Company to Promote Sustainable Fisheries in Southern Mindanao

Sarangani Province, July 5, 2018 — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a new partnership with Manila-based Futuristic Aviation and Maritime Enterprise, Inc. (FAME) to promote sustainable fisheries and boost livelihoods in southern Mindanao. Together with FAME, USAID will begin installing transponders on the vessels of over two dozen small-scale fishers from ...
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U.S. Government Announces Php296.2 Million in Assistance for Women and Households Affected by Marawi Conflict

Davao, June 23 — U.S. Embassy in the Philippines Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Michael Klecheski announced Php296.2 million ($5.55 million) in new assistance for humanitarian and recovery work in and around Marawi.  The additional assistance will promote the role and inclusion of women in the recovery and rehabilitation of Marawi as well as support ...
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U.S. and Philippine Governments Call for Unified Action to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

Manila, June 22, 2018 —The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and Conservation International convened partners from law enforcement agencies and environmental organizations for a forum on stamping out illegal wildlife trade in the Philippines. The Philippines is a transit hub for illegal trade routes, particularly for ...
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U.S. Government Provides Teacher’s Kits to Schools in Marawi and Surrounding Areas

Marawi City, June 5, 2018 — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) donated over 3,500 teacher’s kits to the Philippine Department of Education to benefit schools affected by the conflict in Marawi. Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones, DepEd-ARMM Regional Secretary Rasol Mitmug, Jr. and over a hundred DepEd officials attended ...
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USAID and PBEd Launch YouthWorks PH Project for Filipino Youth

U.S. and Philippine government officials led by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Michael Klecheski (7th from left), USAID Mission Director Lawrence Hardy II (3rd from left), and Philippine Department of Education Assistant Secretary Nepomuceno Malaluan (4th from left), join representatives from the Philippine business sector, led by PBEd Chair Ramon del Rosario (9th from left), for ...
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USAID’s Php1.9 Billion Early-Grade Literacy Project Improves Reading Skills of 1.8 Million Filipino Children

Manila, May 9, 2018 — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) completed its five-year, Php1.9 billion Basa Pilipinas project, which improved literacy and reading comprehension among more than 1.8 million students from kindergarten to grade three.  USAID partnered with the Department of Education (DepEd) to implement the project in eight school divisions in the provinces ...
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U.S. Government Announces Additional Php182 Million to Support Marawi Humanitarian Response

Manila, May 4, 2018 — The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), announced an additional Php182 million ($3.5 million) to support ongoing humanitarian relief in Marawi.  This brings the total U.S. government contribution to the Marawi response to nearly 1.4 billion pesos ($26.4 million). The new assistance will enable USAID ...
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USAID and Department of Health Celebrate Accomplishments of Partnership for Tuberculosis Control

U.S. Ambassador Sung Kim (center) formally hands over tuberculosis technical assistance packages to Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III (right) during the completion ceremony of U.S. Agency for International Development’s Innovations and Multi-Sectoral Partnerships to Achieve Control of Tuberculosis project, as USAID Philippines Mission Director Lawrence Hardy II (left) looks on. Manila, March 21, ...
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U.S. Government Announces Food Aid for Families Affected by Marawi Conflict

Ambassador Sung Kim (center) leads the ceremonial handover of rice to Undersecretary Emmanuel Leyco, Officer-in-Charge of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (second from left) and Assistant Secretary Kristoffer James Purisima, Spokesperson of Task Force Bangon Marawi (leftmost) during the ceremonial handover held in Taguig City.  Also present are Stephen Gluning, Country Director of ...
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USAID Mission Director’s Visit Reinforces U.S. Government Commitment to Conservation and Development in Palawan

Puerto Princesa, March 2, 2018 — United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Lawrence Hardy II visited Palawan this week to engage with development partners and reinforce the U.S. government’s commitment to the province’s sustainable growth.  To celebrate World Wildlife Day, Hardy kicked off his trip with a visit to the Palawan Wildlife ...
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U.S. Commits Php5.2 million in Mt. Mayon Emergency Assistance

Manila, February 15, 2018 — The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has committed Php5.2 million in emergency assistance to address the immediate needs of people most affected by the Mt. Mayon volcanic eruption.  This follows the Albay provincial government’s declaration of a state of calamity. USAID’s Office of Foreign ...
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U.S. Government Exchange Alumni Lead Projects #ForMindanao

Manila, February 1, 2018 — As part of its continuing response to the Marawi crisis, the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines has launched the Php18.5 million #ForMindanao campaign supporting 37 projects throughout Mindanao led by Philippine alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchanges, many of whom have already played a crucial role in responding to humanitarian needs ...
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U.S. Government Announces Additional Php330M in Recovery and Rehabilitation Funding for Marawi and Surrounding Areas

Manila, January 9, 2018—The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has allocated an additional Php330 million ($6.6 million) to support vulnerable populations affected by the conflict in Marawi City and surrounding areas.  This assistance will provide opportunities for young women and men to enhance job skills and attain livelihoods, helping ...
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U.S. Government Provides 1.1 Million Books to Public Schools to Boost Reading Skills and Promote Learning

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Michael Klecheski (back row, second from right) led the ceremonial handover of 1.1 million library books to the Philippine Department of Education (DepEd). Witnessing the event were students of Highway Hills Integrated School in Mandaluyong City and (L-R, back row) DepEd Region VII Officer-in Charge Juliet Jeruta; DepEd Region I Regional ...
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U.S. Government Provides Tablet Computers to Public Schools for Literacy Teaching

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Lawrence Hardy II (second from right) led the turnover ceremony of more than 3,200 tablet computers during his visit to Mansasa Elementary School in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.  Hardy was joined by Tagbilaran City Mayor John Greesnell Yap, Department of Education officials, and USAID Office of Education ...
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U.S. Government-Backed Organization Opens New Shelter for Trafficking Survivors

Fellowship for Organizing Endeavors (FORGE) Executive Director Atty. Ruth N. Restauro welcomes USAID Mission Director Lawrence Hardy II to the FORGE Boys’ Home.  USAID Phil-Am Fund Chief of Party Eugene Gonzales makes the introductions. (L-R) FORGE Board of Trustees Chairperson Orlando Carvajal, FORGE Executive Director Restauro, USAID Mission Director Hardy.  (L-R) Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking ...
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U.S. Government Convenes Mindanao Business Leaders to Spur Investment in Marawi City

General Santos City, December 1, 2017 — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) convened a one-day forum on November 28 in General Santos City for more than 100 business leaders and government officials to identify ways to promote investment and help rehabilitate Marawi City. The forum was organized in partnership with the business ...
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USAID, DepEd, and YesPinoy Foundation Partner to Make Every Learner a Reader

USAID Deputy Chief of the Office of Program Resources Management Chris Foley (extreme right) hands over the reading materials to the Department of Education-Mandaluyong City Division led by Dr. Nanette Losario (4th from left) and Highway Hills Integrated School Principal Marvie Duran (extreme left).  Witnessing the event are YesPinoy Chairman Dingdong Dantes (3rd from right) ...
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U.S. Government Begins Delivery of More than 6,500 Tablet Arm Chairs for Displaced Marawi Students

Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur ,October 4, 2017— The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Department of Education, delivered its first batch of tablet arm chairs to schools in Mindanao, where displaced Marawi students are currently enrolled. USAID’s Basa Pilipinas provided five schools in the municipality ...
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U.S. Ambassador Sung Kim announces 730 million pesos USAID assistance to the Philippines for Marawi

U.S. Ambassador Sung Kim sat down with select members of the local media on September 5, 2017 to announce assistance of 730 million pesos through USAID for ongoing emergency relief operations and the longer term recovery and rehabilitation of Marawi city and the surrounding area. Ambassador Kim also talks about robust grant military assistance that ...
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USAID Supporting Women’s Livelihood Bond to Benefit 385,000 Women in Southeast Asia

BANGKOK, August 10, 2017 — The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is guaranteeing a four-year, $8 million Women’s Livelihood Bond that will provide access to credit, market linkages, and affordable goods and services for an estimated 385,000 Southeast Asian women. The bond, structured by the Singapore-based Impact Investment Exchange (IIX), is expected to be ...
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U.S. Government Programs Provide Relief to Marawi Evacuees

Manila, July 19, 2017 — The U.S. government is partnering with the Philippine government in delivering critical health and education services to civilians who have been affected by the ongoing conflict in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. “The United States and the Philippines are longstanding friends, partners and allies,” said U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines ...
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USAID and Partners Celebrate Completion of P76 Million Agri Project in Bicol

(L-R) USAID Executive Office Acting Chief Timothy Marlowe, DA-RFO5 Technical Director Rodell Tornilla, Bicol Agri-Water Project (BAWP) Director Dr. Agnes Rola, Agricultural Training Institute Policy and Planning Division Assistant Head Dr. Vicente Dayanghari Jr., Bicol University Graduate School Dean Dr. Antonio Payonga, and BAWP Co-Principal Investigator Dr. Cely Binoya at the Farmers’ Summit in Nabua, ...
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Ambassador Sung Kim Travels to Cebu City, Highlights Robust Economic Ties with PH

Cebu City, July 14, 2017 — During his trip to Cebu this week, Ambassador Sung Kim met with Governor Hilario Davide III and Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña to discuss the robust economic ties between the U.S. and the Philippines and as well as opportunities for further U.S. engagement in Cebu, both in the public ...
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U.S. Government Launches ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2017

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Underwriters Laboratories, a global safety science company, launched the third annual ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women this month. This year’s theme is urban resilience, with a focus on health, transportation, infrastructure, and workforce safety.  In the ...
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USAID and Philippine Partners Celebrate Marine Biodiversity Program Achievements

U.S. Embassy Chargé ďaffaires Michael Klecheski, Vice President Leni Robredo, and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Dr. Susan Brems together with USAID’s Ocean Champions.  Ocean Champions are individuals who substantially contributed to the successful operations of high-impact marine conservation actions, working side-by-side with USAID in implementing the ECOFISH project, facilitating solutions ...
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Cotabato City Youth Graduate from U.S. Government-Supported Skills Training Program

Cotabato City, March 31, 2017 — More than 100 Filipino youth are now better equipped with knowledge and life skills to help them succeed, following their completion of a job training course provided by the U.S. government in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), the Department of Education’s Alternative Learning System, ...
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U.S. Government Inaugurates Health and Education Facilities in Leyte

Tacloban, March 31, 2017 — U.S. and Philippine officials inaugurated newly constructed health facilities and classrooms in Leyte that are part of the U.S. government initiative to help Typhoon Yolanda survivors build back better.  The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Health Chief Karen Klimowski led the ...
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U.S. Government-Funded Partnership Advances Water Security in Visayas and Mindanao

March 23, 2017, Manila — “Through our partnership with the Philippine government, more than 1.3 million Filipinos have gained access to improved sanitation and over 1.5 million more now have access to safe and clean drinking water,” said U.S. Ambassador Sung Y. Kim in his keynote address during the finale ceremony of U.S. Agency for ...
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U.S. Embassy in the Philippines Inaugurates Classrooms during Yolanda Anniversary

Leyte, November 10, 2016 — As part of its commitment to help Typhoon Yolanda (internationally named Haiyan) survivors build back better, the U.S. government turned over eight new classrooms to Tolosa National High School students and faculty.  The ceremony was held on the third anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda. U.S. Embassy Manila’s Chargé d’Affaires Michael S. ...
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U.S. Government Officials Visit Cebu, Renew U.S. Commitment to Improve Literacy Among Filipino Youth

Last week, Mr. Trey Hicks of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee visited two Cebu elementary schools and met with government and school officials to reaffirm the U.S. government’s commitment to help improve the reading skills of young learners. On behalf of the American people, Mr. Hicks, together with the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ ...
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U.S. Government Official Reaffirms Support to Bohol’s Sustainable Growth

October 20, 2016 – Director of the Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources Hari Sastry visited Bohol last week to reaffirm the U.S. government’s commitment to the province’s inclusive and sustainable development.  Director Sastry was welcomed by Bohol officials, led by Governor Edgar Chatto and Tagbilaran City Mayor John Geesnell Yap II. The U.S. government, ...
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U.S. and Philippine Governments Combat Illegal Fishing Across Southeast Asia

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, September 2, 2016 —  U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Southeast Asia Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) and the government of the Philippines, through its Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), launched yesterday a partnership in support of The Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans). ...
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U.S. Government Partners with the Philippines on Wildland Fire Preparedness

Subic, July 26, 2016 — During July 18-22, 2016, the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its partnership with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), trained 50 officials from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Bureau of Fire Protection in forest fire management. The Basic Fire Training on ...
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U.S. Government-Supported Program Helps Families Emerge from Poverty through Entrepreneurship

Iloilo City, July 18, 2016  — The U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) joined International Care Ministries (ICM) in Iloilo on July 1 to celebrate their partnership against poverty. Dr. Susan K. Brems, USAID Mission Director, Hon. Jed Patrick E. Mabilog, Mayor of Iloilo City, and David Sutherland, Chairman of the Board of ICM, led the graduation ceremony of 35 beneficiaries ...
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Vice President Robredo Attends U.S. Government International Conference on Urban Development

Vice President Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo (right) and U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Philip S. Goldberg (left) with USAID Mission Director Dr. Susan Brems (middle) at the 2016 International Conference on Urban Development organized by the United States Agency for International Development on July 12-13, 2016 in Manila. Photo by USAID SURGE Manila, July 15, ...
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USAID Awards Grants to Combat Human Trafficking and Support Biodiversity

United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through the Philippine–American Fund (Phil-Am Fund), signed grants with seven local organizations to help combat human trafficking, as well as to support biodiversity programs. Present at the grant signing were USAID Director for Office of Economic Development and Governance Stephen Andoseh (seated 2nd from right) and President of ...
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U.S. Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg Visits Leyte

May 31, 2016 — On May 27, U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Philip S. Goldberg inaugurated 10 newly-constructed classrooms in Palo City, Leyte as part of the U.S. government’s rehabilitation efforts in areas devastated by Typhoon Yolanda. Ambassador Goldberg joined Leyte Governor Dominic Petilla, Eden Dadap, Head of Special Programs, Department of Education Region 8; ...
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