By Jerry E. Esplanada
Noting that Metro Manila’s traffic, infrastructure and housing problems can no longer be solved by the National Capital Region alone, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has come up with a “Dream Plan” for what it calls a “Greater Capital Region,” composed of the NCR and neighboring Central Luzon and Southern Tagalog.
By Allan Nawal
A Japanese technology that could turn contaminated water into safe, potable water is now being pilot-tested by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in a typhoon-hit area of northern Cebu province.
By Frinston L. Lim
An upland community that was once notorious as “home” to marijuana plantations is slowly transforming into the food basket of Compostela Valley.
By Allan A. Nawal
The Philippine government must take “urgent steps to protect public infrastructure from natural disasters,” the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) said.
By Michelle V. Remo
The Japanese government, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency, has agreed to take on a major role in helping form the Bangsamoro government that is hoped to bring sustainable peace and development in Mindanao and is targeted to be operational by 2016.