Philippines Gains Canadian Aid for Job Creation

    Canada is providing USD18 million in aid to help poor Philippine towns generate jobs. "Small businesses in municipalities, that's going to be very effective in terms of job creation and improving economic opportunities," said Canadian Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway Stockwell Day, as quoted by the

    . Municipalities that were hardest hit by the recent typhoons will mainly benefit from the financial assistance.

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    • Eliza Villarino

      Eliza Villarino is an associate editor for Devex and leads the company's news team in Manila. She played a critical role in conceptualizing the Development Newswire. Prior to joining Devex in 2004, she has already published articles and news briefs for Internet media organizations and for the Institute for Ethics and Economic Policy at Fordham University in New York. She earned her bachelor's in political science and master's in public affairs from the University of the Philippines. Eliza is a member of Mensa Philippines.