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Central bank, JICA unveil database to help evaluate SME credit risk

THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) announced the list of banking participants for a credit risk database project intended to facilitate lending decisions for small businesses.

JICA vows support for local disaster programs

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on Wednesday said it would continue to support the Philippine government’s disaster management programs.

PHL obtains P23-billion standby loan from Japan

THE PHILIPPINES has secured a standby loan from Japan worth 50 billion yen (P23 billion) to add to the available funding for post-disaster resilience and public health emergencies.

PHL obtains P23.5-B loan from Japan for pandemic response

THE Philippines signed on Wednesday a loan for 50 billion yen (around P23.5 billion) with Japan to add supplement its resources as it struggles to contain coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Philippines secures P75.5-billion loan from Japan

THE governments of the Philippines and Japan on Tuesday signed two loan agreements worth P75.5 billion (around 154 billion yen) for two major infrastructure projects in the Visayas and Mindanao.

Two Marawi students win first JICA video blog contest

In their vlog, the pair talked about witnessing the effect of the armed conflict in Marawi City in 2017 and their wish for peace and solidarity in the city.

Win a trip to Japan by joining JICA’s vlogging competition

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is inviting young Filipinos from the age group 18-24 years old to share their voice on JICA and...

JICA, MCWD sign septage management project for Metro Cebu

THE Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) recently signed documents relating to the preparatory survey for the Septage Management Project for Metro Cebu, putting the plan a step closer to implementation.

Davao BPO firms, JICA may tie up for Japanese training

DAVAO CITY — ICT-Davao, Inc., an industry association for information and communication technology firms, is in discussions with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for a Japanese-language training facility for business process outsourcing (BPO) workers.

Rehabilitation center

JAPANESE and local officials led by Japan’s Ambassador Koji Haneda and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Chief Representative Yoshido Wada break ground on July 19 for a Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center that will be built in Trece Martires City.

Cebu to build JICA-funded P1-B septage treatment plant

A SEPTAGE treatment plant will be constructed at the old Cebu City abattoir through a P1 billion grant from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Cebu provincial government announced.

DOTr, JICA agree on 43-month MRT rehab

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Japanese government, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), have finalized on Friday, May 11, the terms...

P300B infra ‘development menu’ for Davao City launched

THE DAVAO City government, together with the Japan International Cooperating Agency (JICA) has bared an infrastructure “development menu” worth P300-billion that can be implemented...

Gov’t signs $935-M JICA loan for subway phase I

THE PHILIPPINES and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed on Friday the first tranche of the loan agreement for the Metro Manila subway...

Philippines, Japan sign first tranche of loan deal for subway line

THE PHILIPPINE government and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) inked on Friday, March 16, the first tranche of the loan agreement for the...

Subway expected to reduce economic cost of traffic — JICA

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter CONSTRUCTION of the Philippines’ first subway line is expected to start later this year, with authorities hoping to...

Duterte begins working visit in Japan

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday, Oct. 30, will meet with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) President Shinichi Kitaoka regarding the Metro Manila Subway...

ODA loan use better in first half

THE GOVERNMENT improved its use of official development assistance (ODA) loans last semester from a year ago, according to the National Economic and Development...

Avoiding carmaggedon

By Zsarlene B. Chua, Reporter “If we to solve the traffic problem in Metro Manila then that would a Nobel Peace Prize,” said...

JICA-funded P10-M biodiesel fuel plant in Davao is PHL’s first

By Carmencita C. Carillo, Correspondent DAVAO CITY — The city officially opened Friday the country’s first biodiesel fuel plant that can convert used oil to environment-friendly biodiesel fuel. The...

JICA assessment of Davao infrastructure due October

DAVAO CITY — A team funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is set to present within the next two months its initial...