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LATEST EMBASSY NEWS AND EVENTS

  • US and Philippine Coast Guards Conduct Training for Maritime Security

    March 4, 2015, Manila — As part of the continuing partnership between the United States and the Philippines to secure maritime borders and facilitate trade, U.S. Embassy Manila coordinated a program between the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and the Philippines Coast Guard (PCG). Personnel from the USCG conducted training with their PCG counterparts in Cebu and Iloilo from January 12 to February 6. Twenty-seven PCG officers and staff participated in an outboard motor maintenance course designed to keep PCG vessels operating at peak performance.  Read more »

  • Protecting Wildlife and Biodiversity: U.S., DENR & ASEAN Partners Hold Conference on Conservation Financing

    March 4, 2015, Manila, Philippines — More than 90 experts from the ASEAN region and the United States gathered in Pasay City to support increased financing to protect the region’s rich biodiversity. The two-day, ‘International Conference on Conservation Finance’ was organized by the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia, and the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity. Delegates from Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Burma, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines came together to discuss effective approaches to fund and sustain ecosystems.  Read more »

  • U.S. Navy Squadron Hosted Philippine Navy and Airforce During an Air Patrol

    Manila February 27, 2015, — U.S. Navy Patrol Squadron Four Five (VP-45) invited Philippine Air Force and Navy personnel to conduct a bilateral air patrol on February 17 in a P-8A Poseidon aircraft. The P-8A is the U.S. Navy’s premier long-range anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft.  Read more »

  • U.S. Government and Philippines Aim to Boost Higher Education and Accelerate Inclusive Growth

    February 25, 2015 - The U.S. Embassy of Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Philippine S&T Development Foundation-Manila, Inc. (PhilDev), and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) are coming together in Cebu City February 26 to 28 to encourage dialogue in the science and engineering communities during the second annual IDEA (Innovative Development through Entrepreneurship Acceleration) Global Entrepreneurship Symposium.  Read more »

  • U.S. Embassy Supports Young Southeast Asian Leaders in Jolo

    Manila, February 24, 2015 — Officers from U.S. Embassy Manila met with student leaders from Notre Dame College in Jolo to promote the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) and discuss other youth programs offered by the Embassy. Launched in 2013, YSEALI is U.S. President Barack Obama’s signature program to strengthen leadership development and networking in Southeast Asia. Programs and engagements include U.S. educational and cultural exchanges, project-funding, competitions, networking, and international and regional activities that revolve around the themes on the environment, education, civic engagement, and economic development. More info and free registration can be found on the website youngsoutheastasianleaders.state.gov.  Read more »

  • Secretary of State John Kerry's Opening Remarks Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

    Well, Mr. Chairman and Ranking Member Menendez and my good former colleagues, and I guess one folk – one person that I didn’t have a chance, Senator Perdue, welcome to this great committee, and I’m delighted to be able to have a chance to be here to share an important dialogue. And I appreciate the comments that both of you have made. I’m not going to pick up on all of them now because I’m confident that during the questions, we’ll have a chance to dig into most of the things that you raised. But – and I will summarize to try to maximize our time and respect yours.  Read more »

  • Secretary's Remarks: Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons

    I could not be more proud to announce Randy Berry as the first-ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons. We looked far and wide to find the right American official for this important assignment. Randy’s a leader. He’s a motivator. But most importantly for this effort, he’s got vision. Wherever he’s served – from Nepal to New Zealand, from Uganda to Bangladesh, from Egypt to South Africa, and most recently as Consul General in Amsterdam – Randy has excelled. He’s a voice of clarity and conviction on human rights. And I’m confident that Randy’s leadership as our new Special Envoy will significantly advance efforts underway to move towards a world free from violence and discrimination against LGBT persons.  Read more at State.gov »

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Worldwide Caution
 
The Department of State has updated the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated April 10, 2014.
  
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