US pours in another P1.35B for Marawi program

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THE UNITED STATES government is rolling out a P1.35 billion program to help residents of Marawi City who were directly affected by last year’s siege, US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Y. Kim announced yesterday during a visit to the devastated city. The Marawi Response Project, a three-year program to be implemented by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), will focus on improving economic and social conditions, through micro loan grants, among other components. “The U.S. government shares the concern of the Philippine government for ongoing economic, social, health, and education needs of the people of Marawi and neighboring municipalities,” Mr. Kim said. The US envoy also announced the launch of the Empowering Madrasa Educator 2 program, valued at P12.7 million, which is another round of a training program for Madrasa educators and administrators.

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