Filipino Youth to Lead YSEALI YOUnified events on December 12 »

Filipino Youth to Lead YSEALI YOUnified events on December 12

MANILA, 08 December 2015 — Filipino members of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) will mark the 2nd anniversary of YSEALI on December 12 by celebrating youth empowerment in 20 cities across the Philippines. These YSEALI YOUnified events are aimed at encouraging youth to be civically engaged and to work together to develop solutions […]

US Gov’t boost for Typhoon Pablo response »

US Gov’t boost for Typhoon Pablo response

DAVAO CITY, 18 January 2013–The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has allocated an additional PhP164 million (US$4 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to further boost the Philippine Government’s Typhoon Pablo (international name Bopha) response.  This brings the total U.S. Government commitment to the Pablo […]

New Filipino-Language Mini-Series Kwentuhan Tayo, Pinoy-Style! launched »

New Filipino-Language Mini-Series Kwentuhan Tayo, Pinoy-Style! launched

The U.S. Embassy in Manila today launched a new video mini-series on YouTube, called Kwentuhan Tayo, Pinoy-Style! This mini-series features six American diplomats speaking about their lives in the Philippines in Filipino.  It is the first Filipino-language video series to be offered by the Embassy. “Speaking the local language allows our diplomats to communicate with […]

US Embassy announces visa fee changes by 13 April »

US Embassy announces visa fee changes by 13 April

MANILA/11 April 2012—The United States Embassy in Manila today announced its intent to implement changes in the visa fees for immigrant and nonimmigrant visas to the United States effective 13 April this year.  Likewise, fees for some non-immigrant visas will increase, including tourist, business visas, and student visas and others indicated in its official table […]

The Power of ‘Yes!’ –by Frencie L. Carreon »

The Power of ‘Yes!’ –by Frencie L. Carreon

It was in Isabela City where I heard the resounding voices of Malamawi children, delightfully responding to US Chargè d’Affaires Leslie Bassett’s challenge of improving in their academic performance as they received a new school-building equipped with basic furniture and learning equipment from a joint   grant. “Yes!” the happy kids of Malamawi Central Elementary School […]

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