Tarra Quismundo joined Devex Manila as a staff writer in October 2009 after more than six years of working as a reporter for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, a nationwide daily, for which she covered major breaking news in politics, military, police and international affairs. Tarra's Devex News coverage focuses on key Asian donors and top aid officials around the globe.
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The Philippines remains a major recipient of foreign aid in Asia, with long-time donors maintaining assistance levels to fund programs addressing poor education, health and economic indicators. Japan is the largest loan provider, while the U.S. and Australia are the leading sources of grants.
On May 6, Filipinos went to the polls to elect a new government. International donors were hoping new leadership would address rampant corruption and revive what was once considered one of Asia-Pacific’s brightest spots.