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Philippine Tax Academy set to open in 2018

Jul 16, 2017 - 10:25 PM

The curriculum will include 'technical aspects of tax collection, administration, and compliance'

Philippine Tax Academy set to open in 2018

U.S. government awards STI grants to Filipino scholars and universities

Mar 17, 2017 - 4:51 PM

The universities who received research grants include University of the Philippines Diliman, Western Philippines University, University of Southeastern Philippines, and Technological Institute of the Philippines

U.S. government awards STI grants to Filipino scholars and universities

Lopez: Clean energy is the way to go

Aug 14, 2016 - 3:03 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says government plans to create models and choose certain areas 'where we go just renewable'

Lopez: Clean energy is the way to go

DOE teams up with USAID to find ideal energy mix

Aug 12, 2016 - 7:36 PM

The initial fruit of the tie up will be a study to review the current mix as the DOE wants to be sure about decisions that will entice investment, says energy chief Alfonso Cusi

DOE teams up with USAID to find ideal energy mix

Hadapi MEA, perguruan tinggi di Indonesia harus terakreditasi

May 24, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Bila tidak, alumninya akan sulit mendapat pekerjaan karena dianggap kurang kredibel.

Hadapi MEA, perguruan tinggi di Indonesia harus terakreditasi

Sanitary pads and sanitation can keep girls in school

May 20, 2016 - 1:07 PM

For many women and girls in developing countries, menstruation increases their risk of infection and makes them vulnerable to bullying and teasing

Sanitary pads and sanitation can keep girls in school

Millions in US aid to Syrians suspended over graft probe

May 11, 2016 - 2:41 AM

USAID discovers 'a network of commercial vendors, NGO employees, and others' allegedly engaged in bribery and kickback schemes

Millions in US aid to Syrians suspended over graft probe

US aid ship docks with food for Sudan war zones

May 05, 2016 - 6:43 PM

The shipment will meet food needs of 'at least one million internally displaced people and 200,000 South Sudanese for 3 months,' WFP Sudan chief Adnan Khan tells reporters

US aid ship docks with food for Sudan war zones

PhilDev, USAID to host 3rd IDEA Global Entrepreneurship Symposium

Feb 12, 2016 - 8:30 AM

The symposium on social entrepreneurship will take place on Feb 17

PhilDev, USAID to host 3rd IDEA Global Entrepreneurship Symposium

Remember Typhoon Yolanda: Sign up and act #NowPH

Nov 07, 2015 - 9:54 PM

Using the hashtag #NowPH, join the Twitter and Facebook conversation on November 8, and show how you're helping address climate change

Remember Typhoon Yolanda: Sign up and act #NowPH

Meet creatures from the PH's top marine hotspot in this local exhibit

Jul 26, 2015 - 5:52 PM

The Mind Museum's exhibit ‘A Glass of The Sea' includes select footage from the CAS Verde Island Passage expedition

Meet creatures from the PH's top marine hotspot in this local exhibit

US awards science grants to Pinoy scholars

Jun 25, 2015 - 5:16 PM

The United States Agency for International Development awards 16 scholarships and 14 research grants to individuals from 18 universities in the Philippines

US awards science grants to Pinoy scholars

ASEAN opens up half the world to PH trade

Jun 25, 2015 - 11:11 AM

ASEAN, through its Free Trade Agreements with regional powers, gives the country the chance to trade to half the world at little to no tariffs

ASEAN opens up half the world to PH trade

[Part 3] The MNLF and the United States

Jun 23, 2015 - 11:30 AM

'The brief episode of US Army rule in Muslim Mindanao left a deep imprint on the Muslim popular mind. Muslims were impressed with the "American warriors" but also valued how the American "datus" governed them'

[Part 3] The MNLF and the United States

[Part 2] The MNLF and the United States

Jun 21, 2015 - 11:59 AM

'When it comes to economic assistance, communities see US aid as a better and reliable source compared to the Philippine government that had been notorious in breaking promises of bringing development and growth to Muslims'

[Part 2] The MNLF and the United States

[Part 1] Moro Mindanao rehabilitation: Lessons from the past

Jun 20, 2015 - 2:00 PM

'It was not American soldiers who made the most transforming impact on the war zones of the southern Philippines; it was their civilian counterparts who had brought about these profound positive changes'

[Part 1] Moro Mindanao rehabilitation: Lessons from the past

DOE e-system to hasten process for new energy projects

Jun 03, 2015 - 6:51 PM

The Energy Virtual One Shared System (EVOSS) – which the DOE targets to be operational by the fourth quarter of 2015 – will initially cover renewable energy projects

DOE e-system to hasten process for new energy projects

A decade of aid cash brings little cheer for Afghan orphans

Jan 04, 2015 - 4:19 PM

The impact of development aid has been limited, with infrastructure and social care still feeble even in the cities

A decade of aid cash brings little cheer for Afghan orphans

US scales up sci-tech grants, scholarships for Filipinos

Nov 18, 2014 - 4:55 PM

Get a chance to study under a science and technology scholarship in the US

US scales up sci-tech grants, scholarships for Filipinos

Ebola 'easier to avoid than malaria' – USAID

Aug 26, 2014 - 6:21 PM

USAID director Jeremy Konyndyk: "Compared to something like malaria, it is much harder a disease to get. But obviously must worse when you do get it."

Ebola 'easier to avoid than malaria' – USAID

#SpeakOutZambo: A platform for Zamboanga youth engagement

Jun 25, 2014 - 11:42 PM

The old challenge the young to be more proactive and demand greater accountability

#SpeakOutZambo: A platform for Zamboanga youth engagement

P93-B investment needed until 2025 for PH water security

Jun 24, 2014 - 5:39 PM

Lack of financing in the Philippines' water sector remains a major concern, USAID official says

P93-B investment needed until 2025 for PH water security

Scaling up the bureaucracy

May 16, 2014 - 10:22 AM

Compared to their private sector counterparts, many government employees are disadvantaged in 3 areas: competence, confidence, compensation

Scaling up the bureaucracy

Wife of American jailed in Cuba calls for Obama help

May 02, 2014 - 10:09 AM

Alan Gross, arrested in December 2009 for allegedly distributing telecommunications equipment in Cuba while working as a contractor for USAID, turns 65 on Friday, May 2

Wife of American jailed in Cuba calls for Obama help

Cuba says fasting jailed American in 'good physical condition'

Apr 10, 2014 - 12:25 AM

Jailed American Alan Gross has received 'dignified and decent treatment,' according to foreign ministry official Josefina Vidal

Cuba says fasting jailed American in 'good physical condition'

Cuba demands US cease 'covert actions'

Apr 04, 2014 - 9:43 PM

Cuba says the US must stop its 'illegal and covert' action, referring to a Twitter-style application USAID set up

Cuba demands US cease 'covert actions'

US urges ASEAN armies to prepare for more natural disasters

Apr 03, 2014 - 3:47 PM

US officials offer to help ASEAN countries get ready for the effects of climate change and urge better cooperation among armies and emergency agencies

US urges ASEAN armies to prepare for more natural disasters

Women launch movement for peace participation in Mindanao

Feb 26, 2014 - 6:45 PM

Women should have a seat at the table of decision-makers who will build the peace in Mindanao

Women launch movement for peace participation in Mindanao

In Numbers: 100 days after Yolanda

Feb 16, 2014 - 1:03 PM

Here are some figures to help us see how Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) affected the country, and how these have been addressed so far

In Numbers: 100 days after Yolanda

Catastrophe by the numbers

Dec 08, 2013 - 8:16 AM

Super Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan in numbers and images, one month after it hit

Catastrophe by the numbers

Leadership crucial in Yolanda recovery – UN, USAID

Nov 24, 2013 - 5:29 PM

The world shows immense generosity but it poses a coordination risk, an expert says. Can the government manage it?

Leadership crucial in Yolanda recovery – UN, USAID

Disaster experts warn on avoiding 2004 mistakes in PH

Nov 11, 2013 - 11:18 AM

Experts say mistakes made in the relief effort after the catastrophic 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami must not be repeated in the typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) response

Disaster experts warn on avoiding 2004 mistakes in PH

New coalition aims to push Internet costs down

Oct 09, 2013 - 7:30 AM

The Alliance for Affordable Internet is pushing for legislation to make Internet connectivity around the world more affordable

New coalition aims to push Internet costs down

USAID launches $24M Phil-Am fund for civil society

Oct 01, 2013 - 10:47 AM

The United States Agency for International Development launches a new fund for civil society organizations

USAID launches $24M Phil-Am fund for civil society

US shutdown will not hit visa sections

Oct 01, 2013 - 8:28 AM

A threatened partial shutdown of the US government will not hit foreign nationals lining up for visas to visit the United States

US shutdown will not hit visa sections

PH has long way to go towards growth – US

Sep 27, 2013 - 1:46 PM

The Philippines still has a lot of catching up to make economic growth felt and enjoyed by the rest of the country’s population, says a USAID mission director

PH has long way to go towards growth – US

PH, US, Microsoft team up to help fisherfolk

Jul 30, 2013 - 4:58 PM

A number of municipalities in Bohol will be getting a connectivity boost thanks to the efforts of Microsoft and the Philippine and US governments

PH, US, Microsoft team up to help fisherfolk

Audit raps USAID for wasting almost $50-M in Afghanistan

Jul 29, 2013 - 9:42 PM

A watchdog body criticized USAID for spending nearly US$50-M on programs in Afghanistan that had failed to improve stability

CHED to colleges: Rethink business model

Jul 03, 2013 - 10:09 PM

CHED is already preparing for the two-year enrollment gap in 2016 and 2017, as well as the other effects of the K to 12 program on colleges and universities

CHED to colleges: Rethink business model

Bolivia announces expulsion of USAID

May 01, 2013 - 9:23 PM

President Evo Morales accuses the US development agency of meddling in the country's internal affairs

NGO sues accusers in USAID case

Feb 21, 2013 - 12:07 PM

The embattled Visayan Forum Foundation slaps accusers with perjury charges

NGO sues accusers in USAID case

U.S. to compensate PH for Tubbataha crash

Feb 03, 2013 - 6:05 PM

(UPDATED) The amount of the compensation will be determined only after the vessel is pulled out and damage assessment of the reef is finalized

U.S. to compensate PH for Tubbataha crash

177,801 in evacuation centers after 'Pablo'

Dec 09, 2012 - 5:33 PM

The governments of Japan and United States as well as overseas Filipino workers are extending more help to the victims of typhoon Pablo in Mindanao

177,801 in evacuation centers after 'Pablo'

NGO faked docs on 'doctorate' days - NBI

Nov 17, 2012 - 10:41 AM

In a historic case that pits a Philippine NGO against USAID, witnesses tell NBI that Visayan Forum's multi-awarded founder ordered them to doctor receipts on Saturdays, their 'doctorate' days. The internationally acclaimed NGO refutes this claim

NGO faked docs on 'doctorate' days - NBI

Trafficking law to cover more offenses

Nov 13, 2012 - 1:59 PM

Lawmakers agree to expand the Anti-Trafficking Act of 2003 after a congressional bicameral conference committee hearing

Trafficking law to cover more offenses

Battle over Visayan Forum's 35 boxes

Nov 13, 2012 - 10:44 AM

Facing accusations of fraud, Visayan Forum wants to regain custody of 35 boxes of allegedly faked receipts that the NBI will use against them in an unprecedented case initiated by USAID

Battle over Visayan Forum's 35 boxes

Bicameral committee to meet on human trafficking bill

Nov 11, 2012 - 2:42 PM

Legislators want to reconcile 2 versions of the new bill against human trafficking after recent complaints by the UN and fraud charges filed agains the Visayan Forum

Bicameral committee to meet on human trafficking bill

Visayan Forum: From U.S. 'hero' to foe

Nov 10, 2012 - 1:41 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Relations turn sour between the closest of allies – Visayan Forum and USAID, longtime partners against human trafficking – after investigators seized up to 35,000 documents allegedly faked by the internationally acclaimed NGO

Visayan Forum: From U.S. 'hero' to foe

Visayan Forum and NGO 'corruption'

Sep 16, 2012 - 8:40 AM

The case involving Visayan Forum shows the need for NGOs to be transparent, Filipinos say

Visayan Forum and NGO 'corruption'

USAID sues PH's top trafficking fighter

Sep 13, 2012 - 6:13 PM

The Philippines' key anti-human trafficking crusader, Visayan Forum, faces fraud charges

USAID sues PH's top trafficking fighter