Food processors aid Mindanao farmers »

Food processors aid Mindanao farmers

DAVAO CITY—Food processing firms in Mindanao that comply with international food quality and safety requirements are helping to create more livelihood opportunities for the region’s growers. This has been the experience of several companies that have acquired HACCP (hazard analysis and critical control point) certification with assistance from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). […]

U.S. Assists Cambodia on Trade-based Money Laundering Training »

U.S. Assists Cambodia on Trade-based Money Laundering Training

PHNOM PENH, 11 April 2012 – Cambodian officials will now be better prepared to combat trade-based money laundering, following a training workshop conducted this week by an U.S. expert. At the three day workshop, U.S. experiences and best practice was shared with 30 participants from the Cambodian General Department of Customs and Excise. Issues examined included […]

US official Leslie Basset visits Zambo, Isabela »

US official Leslie Basset visits Zambo, Isabela

MANILA/3 February 2012 — U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Leslie Bassett visited Zamboanga City and Basilan today to connect with communities in Mindanao and attend a handover ceremony of five new school buildings recently constructed in Basilan and Sulu municipalities under an ongoing U.S.-funded project. In Malamawi, Basilan, Ms. Basset turned over to community leaders the […]

Capping it all: US troops “win” hearts and minds by Frencie Carreon »

Capping it all:  US troops “win” hearts and minds by Frencie Carreon

The US Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines (JSOTFP) has developed a blogsite in 2009, when the Public Affairs Officer was Maj. John Hutcheson.  The blogsite does not indicate the mission of the Philippine command while in-country. However, at the inauguration of the Birthing Home of the Zamboanga City Medical Center, the building of which was  […]

27 Mindanao youth meet Hillary »

27 Mindanao youth meet Hillary

MANILA, Philippines—For twenty-seven men and women from Mindanao, being part of the select audience at an open forum with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her visit here in November was more than a rare opportunity to come face to face with a world leader. For these young people, the encounter capped an intense […]

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