United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Assistant Administrator (AA) for Asia, Denise Rollins led the launch of the US-funded reconstruction and recovery activities in Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan)-affected areas.
By Frances Mangosing
Tacloban City in Leyte, an area badly hit by Super Typhoon “Yolanda,” (Haiyan) is now part of the Cities Development Initiative (CDI) of United States Agency for International Aid (USAID).
At a full House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing April 9 on U.S. foreign assistance for 2015, Chairman Ed Royce, a Republican from California questioned the USAID on the lack of land rights in developing nations, including the Philippines.
By Julliane Love de Jesus
Since foreign aid had been pouring in after the onslaught of supertyphoon Yolanda, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday has decided to institutionalize the military assistance given by 16 countries, particularly the United States, to the Philippines in the form of the Multinational Coordinating Center (MNCC).
The Philippine Development Foundation (PhilDev) has received a large multi-year grant from the United States Agency International Development (USAID).