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  • US Embassy Honors US, PHL Service Members on Veterans Day 2014

    US Embassy Honors US, PHL Service Members on Veterans Day 2014

  • U.S. Ambassador Breaks Ground for the Betterment of Guiuan, Eastern Samar

    U.S. Ambassador Breaks Ground for the Betterment of Guiuan, Eastern Samar

  • With Help from the U.S. Embassy, Philippine Church to be Given New Life

    With Help from the U.S. Embassy, Philippine Church to be Given New Life

  • Science Diplomacy: DOST and US Government Discuss Ongoing and Future Cooperation

    Science Diplomacy: DOST and US Government Discuss Ongoing and Future Cooperation

  • U.S. Demonstrates Strong Support for Yolanda Recovery

    U.S. Demonstrates Strong Support for Yolanda Recovery

 
ATTENTION: U.S. embassies and consulates are currently experiencing technical difficulties that may result in delays in visa processing and receiving and sending communications. Additionally, applicants who have interviews for student and exchange visitor (F/M/J) visas scheduled for this week should bring proof of payment of the SEVIS fee. U.S. citizens may also experience delays in sending and receiving communications. U.S. citizens requiring emergency assistance should contact the Embassy at (02) 301-2000 and ask to speak with the American Citizen Services section. After regular business hours, U.S. citizens with an emergency call (02) 301-2000, press 0 and ask to speak with the Embassy Duty Officer

LATEST EMBASSY NEWS AND EVENTS

  • US Government-Supported Program to Promote Sustainable and Affordable Power Resources in the Philippines Launched

    Manila, November 25, 2014 — The Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Embassy in Manila today launched a new program that will help the Philippines bring down the cost of power. U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, Philip S. Goldberg joined Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan, Director-General, National Economic and Development Authority and Secretary Carlos Jericho L. Petilla, Department of Energy to launch the Energy Policy and Development Program (EPDP).  Read more »

  • U.S. Embassy Manila Kicks Off Entrepreneurship Program

    Manila, November 24, 2014 — U.S. Embassy Manila Kicks Off Entrepreneurship Program. The United States Embassy in Manila, in partnership with Development Options and Social Entrepreneurship Inc., kicked off a six-month long Academy for Young Entrepreneurs project with a three-day entrepreneurship boot camp in Iligan City. Forty emerging youth leaders from Marawi City and surrounding Lanao Provinces learned basic concepts of entrepreneurship including generating business ideas, developing business strategies, identifying resources and markets, utilizing social media and building self-confidence and leadership skills. At the conclusion of the boot camp, participants produced their own social enterprise start-up plans and pitched them to potential partners.   Read more »

  • Mindanaoan Youth Discuss Peace through Technology

    Zamboanga, November 24, 2014 —Mindanaoan Youth Discuss Peace through Technology. The “Empowerment for Youth through Information and Communication (EPIC),” a joint program between the United States Embassy in Manila and Peacetech, Inc. started with community workshops to empower 100 out-of-school youth from Cotabato, Maguindanao, Zamboanga, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi. Participants received training in project-management, social media, and peace building, and learned how to use information and communication technology to address local challenges.   Read more »

  • Secretary of State John Kerry's Statement on Transgender Day of Remembrance

    On this year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance, we honor the memory of the innocent souls who died because of who they are and who they love. Today and every day, the United States stands with the LGBTI community and its allies to stop all acts of hate and violence against gender non-conforming people. I will never forget standing on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in 1998 to honor Matthew Shepard, a young man killed just because he was gay. His mother, Judy, had a profound lesson for all of us: Loving one another doesn’t require us to compromise our beliefs. Love only demands that we choose compassion over intolerance.  Read more »

  • EducationUSA Philippines Hosts Google Hangout on “Being an International Student in the US”

    EducationUSA Philippines hosted a Google+ Hangout on Thursday, November 13, from 9:00-11:00am in celebration of the International Education Week (IEW). The session was in the form of a talk show on “Being an International Student in the US” with Ms. Con Valdecañas of the Philippine-American Educational Foundation (PAEF) as host.  Read more »

  • Information Session on U.S. University Admissions Process for International Students

    In celebration of the International Education Week (IEW), the PAEF-EducationUSA held an information session on U.S. University Admissions Process for International Students on Wednesday, November 12, from 5:00-7:00pm. The speaker for the session was Ms. Adina Lav, Director of Graduate Admissions and Enrollment Management at the School of Engineering and Applied Science of George Washington University in Washington, DC.   Read more »

  • US Embassy Honors US, PHL Service Members on Veterans Day 2014

    Manila, November 14, 2014 — On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 2014, U.S. Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg, along with senior members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines paused to honor the military members of both nations at a Veterans Day ceremony at Manila’s American Cemetery. Gregorio Pio P. Catapang, Jr. Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines, provided the keynote address. He emphasized the contribution of Filipino and American soldiers during World War II and the strong relations between the two countries.  Read more »

  • U.S. Government Support Continues One Year After Yolanda

    November 10, 2014 - The U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) turned over classrooms and transitional shelters yesterday as part of the United States Government’s continuing commitment to help the people of Leyte recover from the destruction caused by Typhoon Yolanda over a year ago. Visiting from Washington D.C., USAID Chief Human Capital Officer Elizabeth B. Kolmstetter led the turnover of two school buildings with six classroom in the San Jose Elementary School in Palo, Leyte. The new classrooms are all furnished with school equipment and teacher kits.  Read more »

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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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