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GOP lawmaker questions USAID official on land rights in PH

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

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.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

AFP forms coordinating center to institutionalize foreign assistance

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Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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).

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PhilDev gets prestigious USAID grant

Lea Salonga

The Philippine Development Foundation (PhilDev) has received a large multi-year grant from the United States Agency International Development (USAID).

Posted: September 26th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Corruption, violence won’t affect US-PH ties—Ambassador Thomas

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US Ambassador to the Philippines Harry K. Thomas Jr.

US Ambassador to the Philippines Harry K. Thomas Jr. said Tuesday that reports of corruption and violence in the country, particularly the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam and the ongoing standoff in Zamboanga City, will not, in any way, “affect” the strong US-Philippines ties.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US offers aid to dislocated Zamboanga residents

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US EMBASSY. AP FILE PHOTO

The United States has allocated P26.4 million ($600,000) to aid residents in Zamboanga City displaced by the standoff between government forces and armed fighters of the Moro National Liberation Front.

Posted: September 12th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH envoy to US asks Fil-Americans to give aid to ‘Pablo’ victims

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AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippine embassy in the United States has called on Filipino-Americans to lend a helping hand to victims of Typhoon “Pablo” in Mindanao even as it thanked the US government for providing an additional $3 million in humanitarian assistance.

Posted: December 13th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

USAID official to launch new projects in PH

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http://philippines.usaid.gov/

A top official from the United States Agency for International Development Aid (USAID) will be in the country next week to lead the launching of new development projects which will help boost the country’s economic growth, the US embassy in Manila announced Friday.

Posted: November 2nd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Kumander Liway: NGO head was Red rebel vs Marcos dictatorship

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Who is Ma. Cecilia Flores-Oebanda that a US Department of State-attached agency has charged her with misusing its funds?

Posted: September 16th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

In The Know: The Visayan Forum Foundation Inc.

MULTIAWARDED Ma. Cecilia Flores-Oebanda poses with Sweden’s Queen Silvia after receiving the World’s Children Honorary Award during a ceremony at Grisholm Castle in Mariefred, Stockholm, on April 28, 2011. AFP

Founded by Ma. Cecilia Flores-Oebanda in 1991, the Visayan Forum Foundation Inc. (VFFI) is a Manila-based organization that pushes programs and policies to curb modern-day slavery and empower vulnerable migrants such as victims of human trafficking and exploited domestic workers.

Posted: September 14th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US sues top NGO execs

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MULTIAWARDED Ma. Cecilia Flores-Oebanda poses with Sweden’s Queen Silvia after receiving the World’s Children Honorary Award during a ceremony at Grisholm Castle in Mariefred, Stockholm, on April 28, 2011. AFP

The United States government has accused the founder and president of Visayan Forum Foundation Inc. (VFFI), a group that has won international accolades for its campaign against human trafficking, of failing to account for P210 million in US aid, the National Bureau of Investigation said.

Posted: September 14th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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