jica
ARTICLE FINDER

JICA extends deadline for digital art contest on SDGs for college students

Sep 11, 2018 - 8:13 PM

Deadline for submission of entries has been extended until September 30, 2018. Rappler is a media partner for the 'Building An Inclusive Future' contest.

JICA announces winners of poster design competition for Northern Luzon high school students

Aug 04, 2018 - 9:13 AM

Press release: The winning poster designs will be exhibited at the Tanabata Festival Week in Baguio

Selection of new MRT3 maintenance provider moved to June

May 15, 2018 - 11:55 AM

It will take 31 months and P16.985 billion to restore the Metro Rail Transit Line 3, based on talks between the Department of Transportation and the Japan International Cooperation Agency

NEW SERVICE PROVIDER. MRT3 has been encountering numerous malfunctions in recent years due to substandard maintenance and underinvestment in system renewal requirements. Photo by JR Belardo/Rappler

Sara Duterte returns to Japan for urban planning lessons

Apr 17, 2018 - 1:51 PM

(UPDATED) Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and other Davao City officials are in Japan as part of the city government's partnership with the Japan International Cooperation Agency

JAPAN LESSONS. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio heads to a nearby river system in Tokyo, during a visit with other Davao City officials to study Japan's urban planning efforts. Photo courtesy of Councilor Maria Belen Acosta

Gov't to lease retail, dining spaces at Metro Manila Subway stations

Mar 25, 2018 - 9:20 PM

Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says the revenues would help pay off Japan's loan for the construction of the subway

Dominguez photo by Malacanang

PH, Japan sign P51-B loan deal for phase 1 of Metro Manila Subway

Mar 16, 2018 - 5:01 PM

Under Phase 1, 30 kilometers of underground railway with 14 stations will be built from Mindanao Avenue to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Philippines, Japan sign P4-billion loan deal for Bulacan road

Feb 28, 2018 - 7:31 PM

The loan will go towards expanding the Plaridel Bypass Road from two lanes to a 4-lane carriageway national road

DOF bolsters new tax academy with scholarships

Jan 25, 2018 - 1:54 PM

The scholarships are for employees – to train the next generation of public finance managers – while the DOF supports a JICA program open to those in the private sector

DOTr expects new MRT3 maintenance provider by May 2018

Dec 30, 2017 - 5:26 PM

The Japan government – the Philippine government's ODA partner for Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) – has promised to help mobilize a new maintenance provider by May next year

NEW SERVICE PROVIDER. MRT3 has been encountering numerous malfunctions in recent years due to substandard maintenance and underinvestment in system renewal requirements. Photo by JR Belardo/Rappler

Philippines and Japan: ‘Images of a Better Tomorrow’ photo contest winners

Nov 18, 2017 - 3:31 PM

Here are the winning photographs in the competition celebrating Philippine-Japan Friendship Month by JICA. Rappler was a media partner in the contest.

‘MOTHER AND CHILD’  by Jaime S. Singlador, JICA Philippines Photography Competition 2017 grand prize winner

PH one step closer to Japan loan for Metro Manila subway

Nov 14, 2017 - 12:06 PM

(UPDATED) Officials of the Philippines and Japan exchange notes on the highly-anticipated subway project and 4 other deals

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gives a warm welcome to Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prior to the start of their bilateral meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

NEDA Board approves Metro Manila Subway, longest railway

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:30 PM

UPDATED These big ticket projects will be funded via official development assistance ODA from either China or Japan

BETTER TRANSPORT. These big-ticket projects form part of Mega Manila Dream Plan, a transport network roadmap seen to decongest the country’s capital. Images courtesy of www.build.gov.ph

PPP Center rebuilds pipeline with new focus: LGUs

Sep 07, 2017 - 7:06 PM

The Public Private Partnership PPP Center of the Philippines promises to add more local government unit LGU projects to the pipeline

NEW FOCUS. Amid the shift of focus to official development assistance and local financing, the PPP Center is rebuilding its pipeline with a new role: helping local government units. Rappler file photo

$7-B Metro Manila subway to be extended to NAIA

Sep 06, 2017 - 6:10 PM

From an earlier projection of 4 4 billion P225 17 billion the cost of the proposed subway goes up to 7 billion P358 25 billion

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Trapik sa Kamaynilaan, napag-iwanan ng pagbabago?

Aug 07, 2017 - 9:20 AM

Sa binagsik-bagsik ng retorika ng administrasyong Duterte tungkol sa pagbabago, hindi maitatangging usad-pagong ang pagresolba ng traffic congestion

PH, Japan sign P117-M scholarship deal for Filipino gov't employees

Jul 10, 2017 - 8:55 PM

20 Filipino government employees will take post graduate courses in Japan s leading universities like Kobe University Meiji University and Nagoya University

Japanese teacher boosts livelihood capacities of SPED graduates in Bohol

Jul 09, 2017 - 9:28 AM

A former JICA volunteer Akiko Sugiyama goes back to Bohol to establish a livelihood training center for SPED graduates

INCLUSION. Japanese teacher Akiko Sugiyama teaches PWDs in Dauis, Bohol. Photo from JICA

Photo contest on PH-Japan friendship accepting entries until September 15

Jun 27, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Press release: This the first photography contest by the Japan International Cooperation Agency mark the Japan Philippines Friendship Month in July

JICA invites young Filipinos to disaster management training in Japan

Apr 11, 2017 - 5:00 PM

The Knowledge Co Creation Program is part of JICA’s development cooperation with the Philippines

Plaridel Bypass Road ready by end-2017 or early 2018

Feb 23, 2017 - 6:58 AM

Construction is ongoing for Phase II of the Plaridel Bypass Road which will link Central Luzon provinces to the North Luzon Expressway cutting travel time by up to 50 minutes

ARTERIAL ROAD. The DPWH shows the progress on the construction of the Plaridel Bypass Road. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Coming soon: Train ride from Tutuban to Malolos in 35 minutes

Feb 22, 2017 - 5:35 PM

The 38 kilometer railway which promises a safe speedy and sustainable mode of transportation is expected to begin construction in 2019 with operations eyed between 2021 and 2022

35 MINUTES. Travel time from Tutuban in Manila to Malolos, Bulacan will only take 35 minutes once the North-South Commuter Rail Project is completed. Photo from the JICA YouTube channel

News Briefs: February 3, 2017

Feb 03, 2017 - 12:16 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Friday February 3

PWDs in Iloilo make crayons out of fruits, veggies

Dec 20, 2016 - 4:50 PM

A Japanese volunteer teaches crayon making to persons with disabilities empowering them to engage in entrepreneurship

FOOD-BASED CRAYONS. A Japanese volunteer trained PWDs in Iloilo how to make crayons out of natural ingredients. Photo from JICA

SBMA proposes P100-B expressway-railway from Manila to Subic

Dec 18, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The SBMA chief wants the financing of the proposed multi modal coastal highway to be under the Philippine China Framework of Cooperation

MULTI-MODAL. According to Diño, the proposed multi-modal 100-kilometer (km) coastal highway has already gained support from Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade. Rappler file photo

Carmaggedon redux: Will building more roads solve our traffic problems?

Nov 19, 2016 - 11:29 AM

Many people have proposed various solutions to our traffic problems Will building more roads necessarily relieve traffic congestion and increase travel time in the long run?

Duterte & Japan, De Lima, Samsung| 6PM wRap

Oct 27, 2016 - 7:31 PM

Watch Rappler s 6PM newscast with Zak Yuson

DPWH works on Cagayan, Tagoloan, Imus rivers to prevent flooding

Jul 11, 2016 - 2:12 PM

The priority areas in this P356 million flood risk management project have been identified by the Japan International Cooperation Agency in two studies

JICA's Bangsamoro dev't plan to create 550,000 jobs by 2022

Jul 04, 2016 - 8:22 PM

The Japan International Cooperation Agency JICA turns over the final Bangsamoro Development Plan that seeks to create jobs and increase the economy in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

Japan training program opens for Filipinos to help in Mindanao dev't

Jun 13, 2016 - 12:32 PM

PRESS RELEASE Japan calls on young Filipino leaders to participate in the Comprehensive Regional Development Planning Course

Apply now: Disaster risk reduction management training in Japan

Apr 21, 2016 - 1:38 PM

JICA opens training for young Filipinos on disaster risk reduction management post disaster recovery in Japan

#ZEROCASUALTY. A participant uses the Project Agos Alert Map during the workshop.

DPWH Southern Leyte defends viral 'bridge with no river'

Apr 21, 2016 - 12:11 PM

The district engineer says that constructing a bridge on that part of the road saved them million of pesos worth of road repairs

WHAT'S TO BRIDGE? Netizens fume over a slab bridge project in barangay Paku, Bontoc in Southern Leyte for bridging land and not rivers. Photo by Chicoy Olojan Ang

Japanese shipbuilder begins construction of PCG vessels

Feb 08, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya attends the keel laying ceremony in Japan for the first of 10 new Philippine Coast Guard vessels

NEW VESSELS. These 10 new vessels will help the Coast Guard in upholding maritime security within Philippines seas. Photo from DOTC

1st Japanese volunteer in PH recalls farmer's life in Benguet

Jan 29, 2016 - 7:32 PM

Emperor Akihito s meeting with Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers in Manila brings to Hidekazu Kumano fond memories of his volunteer work after WWII

AGRICULTURE WORK. Half a century later, Hidekazu Kumano has kept his ties with the families of local farmers he worked with in Benguet as Japanese volunteer after the war. Photo courtesy of JICA

ADB, Japan to pour $16B for infra in Asia and the Pacific

Nov 21, 2015 - 4:37 PM

The 16 billion investment will also contribute to the expansion of climate financing for developing countries in Asia and the Pacific

BOOST APEC INFRA. ADB and Japan cofinanced Indonesia's Sarulla Geothermal Project. Photo by Sarulla Operations Limited

Makati-Pasay-Taguig subway auction targeted for next gov't

Nov 04, 2015 - 8:18 PM

The planned 20 kilometer subway is expected to ease road congestion in the cities of Makati Pasay and Taguig

AUCTION POSTPONED. DOTC initially targeted to auction off the PPP subway deal in the first half of the year; but according to its chief Jun Abaya but it still needs full feasibility study from JICA.

Over 1M jobs in Metro Cebu by 2050 under roadmap – JICA study

Nov 03, 2015 - 6:19 PM

The full implementation of the Metro Cebu Roadmap is also expected to grow the area s gross domestic product GDP per capita to more than 20 000 by 2050 almost the same level as South Korea in 2010 according to a JICA study

METRO CEBU ROADMAP. “We hope that the Philippine government will approve the roadmap in the same way that they supported the Infrastructure Roadmap for Mega Manila,” JICA Chief Representative in the Philippines Noriaki Niwa says. Image from Shutterstock

New NAIA to be operational in two decades

Oct 27, 2015 - 7:16 PM

The Philippine government is looking at two possible sites for the new NAIA: the reclamation area in Manila Bay and the naval station in Sangley Point in Cavite

NAIA COLLAPSES. The image shows collapsed ceiling of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 last March 27, 2006. Photo from Agence France-Presse

What will stimulate PH economy until 2050?

Oct 01, 2015 - 2:19 PM

The Philippine economy can post an average growth of over 7 in the next 10 years – with quality workforce and an attractive investment climate

URBAN DECAY. Economic officials say infrastructure development in the Philippines is important to post an average GDP growth of 7% for the next 10 years. File photo

How a brief thunderstorm can cause horrendous Metro traffic

Sep 11, 2015 - 6:57 PM

With inadequate pumps and drains even brief heavy rain can turn Metro Manila into a swimming pool bringing traffic to a halt transportation experts say

NIGHTMARE. With September 8, 2015 downpour, 4 flights are delayed, LRT2 trains reduced to 5, MRT3 tunnel between Buendia and Ayala flooded, and thousands of commuters and motorists were stranded. Photos by Analette Abesamis/Rappler

Amid Bangsamoro bill uncertainty, Japan continues aid in Mindanao

Aug 26, 2015 - 8:07 PM

Japan s comprehensive development institution has been supporting peace and development projects in the conflict ridden southern Philippines since 2002

JICA President Tanaka (seated, 2nd from right) shakes hands with a pupil from Kibleg Elementary School in North Upi, Maguindanao. Photo from JICA

Proposed traffic solutions: Regulate car sales, relocate industries

Aug 24, 2015 - 8:30 PM

A congressman renews proposal to sell cars only to those with proof of parking spaces; an ex senator says factories commercial establishments should move to the provinces

EVERYDAY BURDEN. Thousands of Metro Manila residents endure the worsening traffic jams in Metro Manila. Rappler photo

The 'Big One': Are people ready?

Jul 30, 2015 - 10:00 AM

If the 7 2 magnitude earthquake does occur Metro Manila could run out of food and water for a week

Some of the contents of Gloria Rayos' emergency bag, which is ready at home in case of an earthquake. All photos by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Business groups seek approval of road linking port of Manila to Skyway

Jul 12, 2015 - 11:17 PM

Half the current number of delivery trucks from the Port of Manila would use proposed elevated link to the Skyway stage 3 the PCCI says

Hydropower plant seen to save Ifugao Rice Terraces inaugurated

Jul 11, 2015 - 10:53 AM

As a condition for the grant the net proceeds of the plant must be placed in a trust fund called the Rice Terraces Conservation Fund for the preservation of the Ifugao Rice Terraces

SAVE IFUGAO RICE TERRACES. This photo shows Ifugao Governor Denis Habawel during the inauguration of the Likud Mini-Hydro Power Development Project. Photo from the official page of the Ifugao provincial government

How to solve traffic? Fix bus system, pay drivers fixed wages

Jul 03, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Experts say reducing the number of buses that ply EDSA would significantly reduce travel time and costs of traffic for commuters

FIX BUS SYSTEM. JICA says it's possible to reduce the number of buses in EDSA by 50% without affecting services to commuters. File photo

Tourism linked to 70% coral loss in Boracay

Jun 04, 2015 - 3:49 PM

Unmonitored snorkeling and water pollution in the popular tourist area have led to a considerable decline in coral cover a Japanese funded study shows

CORALS IN DANGER. The Philippines hosts 27,000 square kilometers of coral reefs but just 1% are rated in excellent condition. Photo by WWF

Senior high experiment: The case of QC's Roces school

Jun 02, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Running a technical vocational school is no easy feat – not even for a school with 64 years of experience

TECH-VOC LABS. Students discuss drafting on their first day of school. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Philippine Coast Guard to receive 10 new vessels

Apr 19, 2015 - 10:47 PM

DOTC awards a contract to supply the vessels to a Japanese firm aided by a loan from the Japanese government

"The

JICA jumpstarts economic recovery for Yolanda survivors

Mar 30, 2015 - 7:17 PM

Press release: The JICA projects aim to raise the productivity of the fish industry in the area in the long term

YOLANDA. Filipino women wash clothes next to a ship washed ashore, in the super typhoon devastated city of Tacloban in November 2013. File photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Official dev’t assistance loan triples in 4Q 2014

Mar 30, 2015 - 11:47 AM

The World Bank is the biggest source of loans amounting to 4 46 billion