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YouthWorks PH bridges youth skills from school to work

May 25, 2019 - 5:48 PM

'The project is all about enhancing the skills of the youth to be employed,' says Philippine Business for Education Chair Ramon del Rosario

Youthworks PH now accepting techvoc trainees from CDO

Apr 06, 2019 - 7:59 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Following Cagayan de Oro, YouthWorks PH will also hold a series of recruitment activities in Metro Manila, Cebu, Zamboanga, Iloilo, General Santos, and Davao

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U.S. commits P595M more for Mindanao development programs

Nov 16, 2018 - 6:48 PM

The funds will also be used to assist residents affected by the Marawi siege

PLEDGE. MinDA Chair Datu Abul Khayr and Acting USAID Mission Director Patrick Wesner display the signed extension of the Mindanao Peace and Development Assistance Agreement. Photo from US Embassy

USAID stands by fraud claims vs NGO Visayan Forum

Aug 07, 2018 - 3:12 PM

'VFF intentionally engaged in conduct that constituted serious violations of the terms of its agreement,' says the United States Agency for International Development

CLOSED. USAID terminated its proposed disqualification case against Philippine non-governmental organization Visayan Forum due to lack of evidence.

Philippine Tax Academy set to open in 2018

Jul 16, 2017 - 10:25 PM

The curriculum will include technical aspects of tax collection administration and compliance

TAX ACADEMY. The Republic Act (RA) 10143 – which was signed into law 7 years ago – enables the government to build such learning institution. Rappler file image

Lopez: Clean energy is the way to go

Aug 14, 2016 - 3:03 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says government plans to create models and choose certain areas where we go just renewable

DPWH launches river monitoring website

Jun 02, 2016 - 6:33 PM

Gauge keepers who measure river flow no longer have to write down the data; they just need to text to relay information to a server

MONITORING RIVERS. The SMS website stores previous years' data. Information on Bangkerohan River goes as far back as 1984. Screengrab from SMS website.

[Part 1] Moro Mindanao rehabilitation: Lessons from the past

Jun 20, 2015 - 2:00 PM

It was not American soldiers who made the most transforming impact on the war zones of the southern Philippines; it was their civilian counterparts who had brought about these profound positive changes

DOE e-system to hasten process for new energy projects

Jun 03, 2015 - 6:51 PM

The Energy Virtual One Shared System EVOSS – which the DOE targets to be operational by the fourth quarter of 2015 – will initially cover renewable energy projects

P93-B investment needed until 2025 for PH water security

Jun 24, 2014 - 5:39 PM

Lack of financing in the Philippines water sector remains a major concern USAID official says

WATER SECURITY. P93 billion is needed until 2025 for Filipinos to have access to clean water, World Bank estimates. File photo by EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

USAID launches $24M Phil-Am fund for civil society

Oct 01, 2013 - 10:47 AM

The United States Agency for International Development launches a new fund for civil society organizations

PH, US, Microsoft team up to help fisherfolk

Jul 30, 2013 - 4:58 PM

A number of municipalities in Bohol will be getting a connectivity boost thanks to the efforts of Microsoft and the Philippine and US governments

FISHERFOLK AND WHITE SPACE TECH. A number of organizations are teaming up to test White Space technology for registering fisherfolk in Bohol.

NGO sues accusers in USAID case

Feb 21, 2013 - 12:07 PM

The embattled Visayan Forum Foundation slaps accusers with perjury charges

SEARCH WARRANT. A raid on Visayan Forum's Quezon City compound produced up to 35,000 in allegedly falsified documents.

NGO faked docs on 'doctorate' days - NBI

Nov 17, 2012 - 10:41 AM

In a historic case that pits a Philippine NGO against USAID witnesses tell NBI that Visayan Forum s multi awarded founder ordered them to doctor receipts on Saturdays their doctorate days The internationally acclaimed NGO refutes this claim

Battle over Visayan Forum's 35 boxes

Nov 13, 2012 - 10:44 AM

Facing accusations of fraud Visayan Forum wants to regain custody of 35 boxes of allegedly faked receipts that the NBI will use against them in an unprecedented case initiated by USAID

Visayan Forum: From U.S. 'hero' to foe

Nov 10, 2012 - 1:41 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Relations turn sour between the closest of allies – Visayan Forum and USAID longtime partners against human trafficking – after investigators seized up to 35 000 documents allegedly faked by the internationally acclaimed NGO