June 2, 2023
The United States government through the U.S. Agency for International Development launched on Jan. 11 the five-year partnership with the Philippines to help small and medium enterprises’ transition to mature e-commerce businesses. The project cost P1 billion. Here, national government and private sector officials led by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Felipe Medalla (4th from left) and DTI Sec. Alfredo Pascual (6th from left) join U.S. Ambassador MaryKay Carlson (center) and USAID Mission Director Ryan Washburn (3rd from right) in gracing the launch of the partnership. — U.S. Embassy Manila handout photo