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    U.S. Embassy Manila Celebrates the First Anniversary of the Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI)

  • U.S. Embassy Manila Leads “Knowing is Living: A World AIDS Day Forum 2014”

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    U.S. Ambassador Serves Up Thanksgiving Lunch Boxes, Coloring Books for Children at Orphanage

LATEST EMBASSY NEWS AND EVENTS

  • Philippines Deemed Eligible for Second Compact with Millennium Challenge Corporation

    Manila, December 19, 2014 —The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), an innovative and independent U.S. foreign assistance agency helping lead the fight against global poverty, has selected the Philippines as eligible to develop a second “compact”- or agreement- with MCC for further poverty-reducing support. Once designed, proposed, and approved, this new compact would allow the Philippines to continue to benefit from MCC’s poverty alleviation initiatives and build upon the Philippine government’s strong policy reform efforts.  Read more »

  • US Embassy to Close on December 25, 26, 30, 31 and January 1 & 2 in Observance of Holidays

    Manila, December 19, 2014 — The Embassy of the United States in Manila and its affiliated offices will be closed to the public on Thursday, December 25, in observance of Christmas Day, and on Friday, December 26, in observance of a special non-working holiday. The Embassy and its affiliated offices will resume their regular services on Monday, January 5, 2015.  List of Holidays »

  • US Embassy Statement on the PHL Government’s Request for Custody of Joseph Pemberton

    Manila, December 17, 2014 — In response to a Philippine Government request for custody of Joseph Scott Pemberton, the U.S. Embassy informed the Department of Foreign Affairs on December 17 that the United States will retain custody of Pemberton as provided by the United States-Philippine Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA).   Read more »

  • Palawan Youth Come Together To Solve Common Challenges In “Street Law and Youth Empowerment” Workshop

    The Public Affairs Section supported a “Street Law and Youth Empowerment Workshop” at Brooke’s Point, Southern Palawan from November 30- December 1. The two-day workshop brought together 50 youth from predominantly Muslim communities in Southern Palawan to focus on common challenges, and how they can work together to positively influence their communities. Workshop sessions covered basic rights and duties of young citizens under Philippine law; innovative approaches to income generation; using social media responsibly and effectively for advocacy and consensus building; and techniques for building self-confidence and leadership. The Embassy’s Street Law program is based on the groundbreaking work of Street Law, Inc. —a U.S. nonprofit that creates classroom and community programs to teach people about law, democracy, and human rights worldwide.   Photo Gallery »

  • Assistant Secretary for Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel's Remarks at the Brookings Institution
    Assistant Secretary for Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel's Remarks at the Brookings Institution

    America’s top diplomat for East Asia and the Pacific, Danny Russel, spoke at the Brookings Institution about Asia’s role in the world, saying “Far from Asia for the Asians, it’s now Asia for the world.” He spoke about how the region is changing, with ASEAN becoming more integrated; Indonesia’s democracy flourishing; Burma’s reformers pushing forward; and America’s rebalance continuing. U.S. alliances and partnerships are growing stronger and more capable to handle the region’s tensions – tensions that pose serious risks to stability and prosperity for all of us. To defuse tensions, Danny called for a regional system based on international law, not a sense of entitlement or muscle.   Read more »

  • U.S. Embassy Statement on the Indictment of the Accused in the Subic Murder Case

    Manila, December 16, 2014 — According to the Olongapo Prosecutor's office Joseph Pemberton, who is allegedly involved in the October 11 death of Jennifer (also known as “Jeffrey”) Laude, has been charged with murder under Philippine law.  Read more »

  • U.S. Government Partner Cities Forge Sisterhood Agreement

    On December 12, 2014, the Cities of Batangas, Iloilo and Cagayan de Oro entered into a Sisterhood Partnership to advance their shared goal of inclusive and resilient economic growth. The three are the pilot cities of U.S. Embassy Manila’s U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Cities Development Initiative (CDI). Mayor Oscar Moreno of Cagayan de Oro, Mayor Jed Mabilog of Iloilo City and Mayor Ed Dimacuha of Batangas City signed the Memorandum of Understanding to formalize the partnership between the three cities.  Read more »

 
NOTICE TO NIV APPLICANTS SCHEDULED ON DECEMBER 8, 2014
 
Due to inclement weather conditions, the Nonimmigrant Visa (NIV) Unit will not process visa applications on Monday, December 8, 2014.
 
Applicants scheduled on this date are advised to reschedule their appointments.  Applicants may reschedule online through www.ustraveldocs.com/ph or by contacting the Embassy call center at (02) 976-8500, (02) 976-8501, and (02) 976-8502.  The call center is open from Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., excluding U.S. and Philippine holidays.

NOTICE TO NONIMMIGRANT VISA APPLICANTS SCHEDULED ON DECEMBER 8, 2014

Due to inclement weather conditions, NIV interviews scheduled on Monday, December 8, were cancelled.

Applicants scheduled on this date are advised to reschedule their appointments. Applicants may reschedule online through www.ustraveldocs.com/ph or by contacting the Embassy call center at (02) 976-8500(02) 976-8501, and (02) 976-8502. The call center is open from Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., excluding U.S. and Philippine holidays.

For nonimmigrant visa updates, visit http://manila.usembassy.gov/nonimmigrant-visa.html 

NOTICE TO IMMIGRANT VISA APPLICANTS SCHEDULED ON DECEMBER 8, 2014

Because of inclement weather conditions, all immigrant visa interview appointments on Monday, December 8, are canceled.  All affected applicants have been rescheduled to Friday, December 12.  Please come prepared for your immigrant visa appointment on the new date, and plan to arrive no later than 6:15 a.m.

For immigrant visa updates, visit http://manila.usembassy.gov/immigrant-visa.html

 


Contacting the Embassy About Typhoon Hagupit Issues

You can alert us to U.S. citizens affected by the storm, including yourself, by email at HagupitEmergencyUSC@state.gov or by visiting https://tfa.state.gov/, selecting “2014 Typhoon Hagupit” and providing as much information as possible. 

You can also contact us at 1-888-407-4747 (from the United States and Canada) or +1-202-501-4444 (from all other countries). 

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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.
  
To read the complete text of the message, click here. 
 

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