The Philippines is an archipelago located at the heart of Southeast Asia. A cultural melting pot, the Philippines has vast influences from Asia and Western countries. In recent years, the country is considered Asia's economic bright spot, with its GDP growing at the range of 6%-7%, as well as high investment grade ratings from international credit rating agencies.
Historically a trading hub, the Philippines was one of the earliest global trade and maritime routes in the Pacific through the Galleon Trade in the 15th century.
One of the Philippines' greatest asset is its people known for their warm hospitality and cheerful attitude, making them among the happiest people on earth (Gallup Positive Experience Index, 2015) As a nation of vastly young population, the Philippines is entering a demographic sweet spot with working age Filipinos expected to rise to 67% by 2045 (Philippine Statistics Authority).
One of its major strategic development partners is the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) whose work in the country spans more than six decades. JICA in the Philippines supports inclusive and dynamic development anchored on key pillars: achieving sustainable economic growth, overcoming vulnerability, and peace and development in Mindanao.
|September 16, 2021||Knowledge Co-Creation Program (Young Leaders)|
|September 14, 2021||Newsletter|
|September 8, 2021||JICA looking for Filipino startups to join accelerator program, access Japanese market|
|September 8, 2021||JICA, DAR wrap up agrarian and agriculture development project in Mindanao|
|August 26, 2021||Philippines receives 10 B yen from JICA post-disaster stand-by assistance as support to pandemic response|
|June 28, 2021||[June is Environment Month in Japan] Tackling climate change’s impact on water (Part One): Are we really facing a water shortage?|
|March 30, 2021||Yomiuri Giants online baseball camp held for children in the Philippines|
|September 15, 2020||Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with the Philippines: Contributing to immediate recovery from disasters, together with strengthening preparedness for natural and health-related emergencies|
|July 1, 2020||Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with the Philippines: Contributing to COVID-19 crisis response in the Philippines through providing budget support|
|June 16, 2020||Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreements with the Philippines: Contributing to the alleviation of traffic congestion in regional major metropolitan centers—Metro Cebu and Metro Davao—with Japanese technology|