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    Ambassador Goldberg Joins an Interfaith Community Outreach Event and Iftar Dinner Reception

  • U.S. Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg Visits Albay

    U.S. Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg Visits Albay

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    U.S. Embassy Manila celebrates 4th of July 2014

  • Ambassador Goldberg Hosts LGBT Pride Month Reception

    Ambassador Goldberg Hosts LGBT Pride Month Reception

 

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LATEST EMBASSY NEWS AND EVENTS

  • International Religious Freedom Report for 2013

    In 2013, the world witnessed the largest displacement of religious communities in recent memory. In almost every corner of the globe, millions of Christians, Muslims, Hindus, and others representing a range of faiths were forced from their homes on account of their religious beliefs. Out of fear or by force, entire neighborhoods are emptying of residents. Communities are disappearing from their traditional and historic homes and dispersing across the geographic map. In conflict zones, in particular, this mass displacement has become a pernicious norm.  Read the full report on State.gov »

  • U.S. Ambassador Goldberg Visits Benguet to Promote Disaster Risk Reduction Activities

    July 25, 2014, Benguet -- U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Philip S. Goldberg visited Benguet Province from July 24 to July 25 to lead a series of activities that will further advance disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation measures in the region.  Read more »

  • U.S. Government Supports Improving Water Supply Services in Misamis Oriental Province

    July 23, 2014 – The U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is bringing together more than 150 representatives of small-scale water service providers (WSPs) to attend a conference on "Accelerating Water Security and Climate Resiliency among Small Water Service Providers in Misamis Oriental.” The conference, which runs from July 23-25, 2014 in Cagayan de Oro City, is organized by USAID through its Water Security for Resilient Economic Growth and Stability (Be Secure) Project in cooperation with the Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental. The conference will help small-scale water service providers to better serve people without piped water in the province.   Read more »

  • Ambassador Goldberg Joins an Interfaith Community Outreach Event and Iftar Dinner Reception

    United States Ambassador to the Philippines Philip S. Goldberg participated in an interfaith community outreach event at the Blue Mosque and Cultural Center in Taguig City on Monday morning, July 21, 2014. On Monday evening, Ambassador Goldberg was a guest of honor during the Iftar dinner with officials from the Blue Mosque and National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF), as well as Muslim community members from Maharlika Village.   Read more »

  • US Government Helps Communities in Bicol Province Recover From Typhoon Glenda

    The U.S. Government has provided approximately Php6.5 million ($150,000) to help Typhoon Glenda victims in Albay and Sorsogon provinces return home and recover from the storm. Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg said, "On behalf of the American people, we extend our deepest condolences for the devastation and loss of life caused by Typhoon Glenda. The U.S. Government stands ready to assist the Philippine authorities in helping affected families bounce back from this tragedy."  Read more »

  • Secretary of State John Kerry's Statement on the Crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Eastern Ukraine

    We are horrified by the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. There are no words adequate to express our condolences to the families of the nearly 300 victims. We offer our sympathies and support to the Governments of Malaysia and the Netherlands at this difficult time, as well as to all those whose citizens may have been on board. We are reviewing whether any American citizens were aboard the flight.   Read more at state.gov »

  • U.S. Government Supports Disaster Risk Reduction in Metro Manila

    Manila, July 17, 2014 -- The U.S. Government is partnering with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to build community resilience to floods and other disaster events in Metro Manila. On July 14, the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), provided an additional PHP 107.5 million (US $2.5 million) to CRS for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the Philippines.  Read more »

  • U.S. Franchise Delegation to Visit Manila

    Manila, July 16, 2014 – The U.S. Embassy and U.S. Commercial Service have partnered to bring 14 prominent franchise concepts to explore the growing franchise market in the Philippines. The delegation, which has support from the International Franchise Association and the Franchise Times, will visit from July 17th to 18th.   Read more »

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