Millennium Challenge Corporation - updates

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U.S. aid agency slashes $190 million in compact funding to Ghana

Dec 31, 2019 - 6:21 PM

This comes after the termination of a Meralco-led consortium which was supposed to take over electricity distribution in the West African country

Tax reform law, Duterte on China Telecom, Navy Chief relieved | Evening wRap

Dec 19, 2017 - 9:03 PM

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PH withdraws from second cycle of U.S. aid packages

Dec 19, 2017 - 1:23 PM

The withdrawal from the second cycle of Millennium Challenge Corporation grants comes after the Philippines' scores on rule of law and corruption drop in the aid-giving body's scorecard used to determine beneficiary countries

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 20th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PH rule of law rating drops, Marawi stragglers, Australia travel warning | Evening wRap

Nov 03, 2017 - 7:03 PM

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PH rule of law rating drops in U.S. scorecard for aid

Nov 03, 2017 - 3:26 PM

Malacañang says the US findings 'may not completely reflect' the Duterte administration's efforts to promote good governance and fight corruption

PHILIPPINE LEADER. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives military honors before boarding the Russian ship Admiral Panteleev docked at Pier 15 in Port Area, Manila, on October 25, 2017. Malacañang file photo

Duterte rants about U.S. 'insult' in front of new envoy

Dec 19, 2016 - 10:24 PM

New US Ambassador Sung Kim manages to keep a straight face during Duterte s tirade

ON THE SPOT. US Ambassador Sung Kim listens to President Duterte's speech during a Go Negosyo Christmas Town Hall on December 19, 2016. Screenshot from RTVM

Duterte on non-renewal of US aid: We'll be glad to lose it

Dec 16, 2016 - 9:29 PM

We will not go hungry without the American aid We are not that desperate says President Duterte during an interview with reporters in Singapore

'NOT DESPERATE.' As far as President Rodrigo Duterte is concerned, US aid to the Philippines can 'start packing.' Photo from Presidential Photographers Division

Yasay to US: Friends don't give aid with conditions

Dec 16, 2016 - 2:20 PM

We would hope that America would try to reconsider this Treat us with mutual respect and treat us a sovereign equal says Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr

US-PH TIES. Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr slams the US for imposing 'conditions' on the giving of aid to the Philippines. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

U.S. stops aid package to PH over rights concerns

Dec 15, 2016 - 5:14 PM

UPDATED The country s socioeconomic planning chief however says he won t lose sleep over the loss of the grant

Gov’t posts P6.8-billion fiscal surplus in November

Dec 29, 2014 - 7:25 PM

This is the 4th time this year the government posts a surplus – a bad indicator for the economy dragged down by underspending

PH gets US grant for ‘successful’ corruption fight

Dec 12, 2014 - 7:08 PM

The Philippines is eligible for a new 5 year grant its second one from the US aid agency Millennium Challenge Corporation following a 434 million grant in 2011

SECOND GRANT. After getting a $434 million grant from the US in 2010, the Philippines gets will get a second compact from the Millennium Challenge Corporation. File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

All for gender equality

May 03, 2014 - 10:34 PM

As a nation we can do so much more to show the world that we are a country that values gender equality but in the small communities we serve I believe we are off to a good start

PH has long way to go towards growth – US

Sep 27, 2013 - 1:46 PM

The Philippines still has a lot of catching up to make economic growth felt and enjoyed by the rest of the country’s population says a USAID mission director

KAPIHAN SA EMBAHADA. From right: US Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr, USAID mission chief Gloria Steele and Robert Strang of the US Department of Justice. Photo by Edwin Espejo