Philippines Wins USD190M US Aid

Colorful jeepneys in Mindanao. The Philippines has signed an agreement to increase asssistance to the Mindanao Peace and Development program. Photo by: NexgenStock / CC BY NexgenStockCC BY

The Philippines has signed a development agreement with the U.S. worth USD190 million to speed up and sustain development projects in the country’s Mindanao region.

The agreement increases assistance to the Mindanao Peace and Development program. Present at the signing were Mindanao Development Authority Chairperson Luwalhati R. Antonino and U.S. Agency for International Development Philippines Mission Director Gloria D. Steele, according to the Manila Bulletin’s website.

“This agreement stands for our continuing partnership with the development programs funded by the U.S. government,” Steel said as quoted by the Manila Bulletin.   

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    Louie-An is a former senior development analyst at Devex Manila. She has held consulting and editorial positions at the Asian Development Bank in Manila and a business-to-business media company in Hong Kong and mainland China.