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Japan-funded Metro Manila Subway gets off the ground

March 18, 2019

The construction of the Japan-funded Metro Manila Subway, the first in the country, finally got underway with ground-breaking ceremonies held last Wednesday. The P356.96-billion peso undergound railway runs from Mindanao avenue in Quezon City to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport

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MILF chair confident of BOL ratification

March 18, 2019

The much-awaited plebiscite on the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) was held on Jan. 21, 2019 in five provinces (Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Tawi-tawi, Sulu, and Basilan; and two cities (Cotabato, Isabela) in the southern Philippines. The official result is expected

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Japan to modify support for Mindanao to fit proposed Bangsamoro region

March 18, 2019

The Embassy of Japan and the United Nations co-sponsored a forum on the Bangsamoro last Dec. 11 at the JICA Manila headquarters in Makati City. The forum was attended by leaders of the MILF and the Bangsamoro Transition Commission, diplomats,

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NEC, Hitachi, Softbank, Tokyo Gas want in on building New Clark City

March 18, 2019

Four major Japanese companies presented their proposals to transform the former US air base at Clark, Pampanga into a smart city during a seminar sponsored by the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) at the

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ARTIST TALKS: Bibi Belgica on “INCUBATION”

March 18, 2019

Visual artists, Bibi Belgica and Lhean Storm, held their exhibit, Incubation, at the Kanto Gallery last October. One of the duo, Bibi Belgica, was interviewed on October 13, 2018 the gallery in Makati Cinema Square in Makati City, Philippines.

Japan ready to give more aid to Marawi City; appreciates dismantling of comfort women statue

March 18, 2019

Special Advisor for Foreign Affairs Katsuyuki Kawai said that Japan is ready to extend additional assistance for the rehabilitation of Marawi City. Kawai made the offer during a courtesy call to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Wednesday last week. The

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Award-winning documentary, Yield, shown at TIU Theater.

October 30, 2018

The award-winning documentary,Yield, was shown at TIU theater at Makati Cinema Square along Chino Roces Ave. from Oct. 19-21. Produced by TIU Films, the documentary is about child labor. Yield won the Best Documentary and Best Editing awards at the

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Boracay reopens, gov’t imposes limits on use of island resort

October 30, 2018

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat briefs foreign media during a forum held a week before the reopening of the popular resort island on Oct. 26, 2018. Boracay, one of the world’s best resort islands, was closed to tourists for six months

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