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US renews commitment to help Yolanda-hit Leyte

In this aerial photo taken on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, and released by the Philippine Air Force, a ferry boat is seen washed inland from a massive storm surge caused by Typhoon Haiyan, in the city of Tacloban, central Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction and thousands of people dead. (AP Photo/Philippines Air Force)

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.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Tacloban now part of USAID’s Cities Development Initiative


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).

Posted: June 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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

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 »