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  • Ambassador Thomas Opens Zamboanga Police Training Center

    Ambassador Thomas Opens Zamboanga Police Training Center

    U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr. and Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) President Ruben R. Platon inaugurated a U.S.-funded training center during a ceremony held February 20, 2013 at Camp Felicisimo Marcos in Barangay Pasonanca, Zamboanga City.

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  • Political officer Daniel Bischof gets questions by text message from students at Notre Dame University in Cotabato. He gave a presentation on post-U.S. election transfers of power on December 17.

    CIPYML Valedictorian

    Political officer Daniel Bischof gets questions by text message from students at Notre Dame University in Cotabato. He gave a presentation on post-U.S. election transfers of power on December 17.

  • U.S. Ambassador Visits Northern Mindanao Oct. 1-2

    U.S. Ambassador Opens Oro Best Trade Show

    After cutting the ribbon at the ORO BEST EXPO 2012 in Cagayan de Oro City, U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. (center) views the exhibits with Cagayan de Oro Chamber President Maria Teresa Alegrio (right).

  • U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Brian L. Goldbeck (left) and Zamboanga City Mayor Celso Lobregat cross a new suspension footbridge built in Barangay Pasonanca through a partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the city government.

    U.S. Government Partners With Zamboanga City

    U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Brian L. Goldbeck (left) and Zamboanga City Mayor Celso Lobregat cross a new suspension footbridge built in Barangay Pasonanca through a partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the city government.

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  • USAID Assistance Increases Number of Adult Neo-Literates in ARMM
    USAID Assistance Increases Number of Adult Neo-Literates in ARMM

    USAID’s Literacy for Peace and Development (LIPAD) Project held a graduation ceremony recently in Marawi City for the 1,287 neo-literates from the participating municipalities of Lanao Del Sur. The project teaches literacy in five major Muslim groups in the ARMM and places literacy and education at the center of creating significant improvements in an individual such as poverty alleviation, economic empowerment, health, human rights, conflict-resolution, and peace building.  Read more on the PPP blog »

  • USAID Scholarship Program Recipients Land Career-Track Jobs in High-Growth Industry
    USAID Scholarship Program Recipients Land Career-Track Jobs in High-Growth Industry

    The southern region of Mindanao has lagged in economic development. Although the expansion of high-growth industries presents livelihood opportunities, many young people looking for jobs in these fields lack the necessary skills and qualifications. Mining is one such industry, but the few colleges that offer mining engineering degrees graduate only about three dozen licensed mining engineers annually.  Read more on the PPP blog »

  • Tawi-Tawi Province Honors Ten Outstanding USAID-trained Health Volunteers
    Tawi-Tawi Province Honors Ten Outstanding USAID-trained Health Volunteers

    The Province of Tawi-Tawi in southern Philippines honored 10 outstanding health volunteers for their role in providing health services in geographically isolated and disadvantaged villages in the province. They belong to the 117 volunteer-members of the Community Health Action Teams (CHATs), which USAID assisted in organizing and training.  Read more on the PPP blog »

  • USAID Joins Donor Mission Program for Typhoon Pablo Victims
    USAID Joins Donor Mission Program for Typhoon Pablo Victims

    On January 15, representatives from the United Nations and international donor countries participated in a Donor Mission Program to the most affected areas by Typhoon Pablo in Mindanao. The team surveyed the damage inflicted by the Category 5 typhoon, ongoing relief efforts, and met with local officials to discuss mid- to long term recovery options.  Read more on the PPP blog »

  • Alumnus shares story about YES 10th year anniversary
    Alumnus shares story about YES 10th year anniversary

    I, together with Hasnairah Masakal (K-L YES 2008), was selected by the U.S. Department of State and the AFS Intercultural Programs Philippines to represent the K-L YES Alumni Philippines and to participate at the YES Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop and the celebration of the 10th Year Anniversary of YES held in Bali, Indonesia last January 31 to February 5, 2013.  Read the full story on Voices from Mindanao »

  • YES alumna shares story on Training of Trainers in Bali
    YES alumna shares story on Training of Trainers in Bali

    I am Hasnairah I. Masakal, an alumna of KL-YES (Kennedy Lugar – Youth Exchange Student) in 2008 to 2009 hosted in Marion, Iowa, USA. I was very lucky to have been chosen by the U.S. Department of State and the AFS Intercultural Programs Philippines to attend the 11th K-L YES Training of Trainers (ToT) held on January 30th – February 4th, 2013 at Hotel Santika in Bali, Indonesia. The event was participated by 25 participants/K-L YES alumni from 12 different countries, supported by five trainers from AFS-USA with the help of the volunteers from Bina Antarabudaya, Indonesia.  Read the full story on Voices from Mindanao »

  • Ambassador Thomas Opens Zamboanga Police Training Center
    Ambassador Thomas Opens Zamboanga Police Training Center

    U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr. and Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) President Ruben R. Platon inaugurated a U.S.-funded training center during a ceremony held February 20, 2013 at Camp Felicisimo Marcos in Barangay Pasonanca, Zamboanga City.  Read more »

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