US aid - updates

Rappler's latest stories on US aid


Thousands of Venezuela volunteers begin preparing U.S. aid entry

Feb 17, 2019 - 7:56 PM

The oil-rich country's economic meltdown under Nicolas Maduro has left millions in poverty facing shortages of medicine and food, with hyperinflation making purchases impossible

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Dec 19, 2017 - 9:03 PM

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U.S. donates P730 million to help rebuild Marawi

Sep 05, 2017 - 2:41 PM

US Ambassador Sung Kim describes the Marawi crisis as the most urgent challenge facing the decades long ties between Manila and Washington

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

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

Duterte 'endorsing what amounts to mass murder' – US senator

Sep 29, 2016 - 1:55 PM

The US senator also says President Rodrigo Duterte s plan to revive the Philippine Constabulary is a deeply troubling development

WAR ON DRUGS. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is waging a war on drugs that has killed more than 3,470 people in the Philippines since he took office on July 1. Photo courtesy of Malacanang

US senator warns PH of 'further conditions' on aid

Sep 28, 2016 - 4:53 PM

US Senator Patrick Leahy says there will need to be an appropriate response by the US government if extrajudicial killings continue

EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS. Senator Patrick Leahy (left) warns the Philippines of ‘further conditions’ on US aid because of recent killings in the Southeast Asian country. File photo by Chip Soodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

US aid agency picks PH for second grant

Dec 18, 2015 - 12:33 PM

The second compact from the Millennium Challenge Corporation will succeed the first which expires in May 2016

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the 29th Founding Anniversary of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) at the PSG Grandstand, Malacañang Park in Manila City on Tuesday (March 10, 2015). With theme: “Kalasag ng Pangulo: Kaagapay Tungo sa Pag-Unlad at Malawakang Pagbabago.” PSG is the lead agency tasked in providing security to the President of the Philippines and the First Family. They also provide protective security to visiting Heads of States and diplomats. (Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

A decade of aid cash brings little cheer for Afghan orphans

Jan 04, 2015 - 4:19 PM

The impact of development aid has been limited with infrastructure and social care still feeble even in the cities

WAR’S VICTIMS. In this photograph taken on January 2, 2015 an Afghan internally displaced woman carries her child outside their shelter on the outskirts of Jalalabad, in Nangarhar province. Photo by Noorullah Shirzada, AFP

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

US sends medical equipment to fight Ebola in Liberia

Aug 24, 2014 - 11:02 PM

The shipment includes materials for temporary shelters water purification kits and personal protective equipment for health workers

ANOTHER VICTIM. Liberian nurses bury the body of an Ebola victim in the Banjor Community on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia 06 August 2014. Ahmad Jallanzo/EPA

US affirms 'ironclad' commitment to defend PH

Apr 30, 2014 - 4:36 PM

US President Barack Obama says friends never stand alone

Photo by Adi Weda/EPA

US comes to the aid of Yolanda survivors

Nov 15, 2013 - 10:05 PM

The relationship between the Philippines and the US swings from love and hate utbthe crisis in Eastern Visayas proves a friendship that goes back stands

Obama calls Philippine president in wake of typhoon

Nov 13, 2013 - 3:10 AM

The US president expresses deep condolences once more as he discusses as well how to coordinate US help

File photo by EPA/Olivier Douliery / POOL

USAID launches Philippine American fund for NGOs

Oct 02, 2013 - 11:49 AM

Real NGOs are feeling the backlash of the pork barrel fund scam A new fund infusion from US AID is out to help rehabilitate the reputation of NGOs