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DAR launches Umiray Bridge linking farmers from Aurora, Quezon

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Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes. Photo from www.dar.gov.ph/

More than 30,000 people living in isolated farming communities in Aurora and Quezon are expected to benefit from the newly constructed Umiray Bridge connecting the two provinces, according to agrarian reform officials.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

JICA extends $184-M loan for PCG vessels

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

Amid ongoing territorial disputes with China, President Benigno Aquino III on Sunday said the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will loan $184 million for the purchase of 10 Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) vessels.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Heard on Radyo Inquirer 990AM

According to the 2004 Jica (Japan International Cooperation Agency) Report, a magnitude 8 quake in Metro Manila will result in the destruction of at least 2 percent of the high-rise buildings and 40 percent of the houses, and in the death of about 50,000 people –Architect Felino Palafox Jr., prominent urban planner and environmentalist

Posted: October 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Heard on radio Inquirer 990AM

Members of our forensics team are currently consulting with their foreign counterparts, particularly with the Japan International Cooperation Agency, to see if there’s any other test we could do to lift more forensic evidence such as fingerprints on the car of (slain advertising manager) Kae Davantes. –Chief Supt. Christopher Laxa, NCRPO deputy director

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

MMDA mulling new scheme to ban vehicles 2 days a week

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Are you willing to go carless for one more day during the workweek to ease traffic for everyone? The chair of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Wednesday floated the idea of expanding the so-called number coding scheme and keep vehicles off the road not just one but two days a week.

Posted: July 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Traffic mess requires 3,000 km of new roads

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Metro Manila needs at least 3,000 kilometers of new roadways to ease its perennial traffic congestion, which according to a report of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) translates to P2.4 billion in lost income per day.

Posted: July 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Palace: We’re fixing traffic

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang is not running out of solutions to the perennial traffic congestion in Metro Manila, which, according to a Japanese study, results in potential income losses of P2.4 billion a day. But the problem is the implementation of those solutions, compounded by the lack of political will among government officials.

Posted: July 7th, 2013 in Banner Story,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Umiray bridge may be harmful–NGOs

A Japanese-funded bridge project of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) at the boundary of Dingalan, Aurora, and General Nakar, Quezon, poses more harm than good to farmers and indigenous peoples in those provinces, two nongovernment organizations said.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Pagasa gets tips from Japanese experts on timely release of dam water

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AMBUKLAO dam

It’s “dam if you do, dam if you don’t.” The extreme weather has put dam operators in a bind. If they release too much water, communities downstream would be inundated; if too little, the dams may break.

Posted: October 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Japan gives Albay P450M for shelters

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Albay received P450 million in grants from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) for six permanent evacuation centers in the towns of Manito, Sto. Domingo, Oas, Polangui, Libon and this city that would house people displaced by disasters in the province, a top disaster relief official said.

Posted: June 6th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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