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
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
By Niña P. Calleja
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.
By Niña P. Calleja
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.
By Michael Lim Ubac and Jaymee T. Gamil
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.
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.
By DJ Yap
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.
By Mar S. Arguelles
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.