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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.

Office Information
JICA Philippines Office
40th Floor, Yuchengco Tower, RCBC Plaza 6819 Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Philippines
(P.O.Box 1026, Makati Central Post Office, Makati City, Philippines)

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What's New

January 7, 2022 New phase of Pasig-Marikina River Channel Improvement Project starts; to prevent extreme flooding
January 7, 2022 Typhoon Odette-hit areas in Negros tap Japanese technology to purify drinking water
January 7, 2022 Filipino scholars in Japan return to Philippines, vows to ‘give back' to society
January 4, 2022 Photo Gallery
January 4, 2022 JICA Philippine Office Holidays 2022

News & Features

December 21, 2021 Emergency Assistance to the Philippines in Response to Typhoon Disaster
November 8, 2021 [COP26] The climate crisis: Standing together with developing countries
October 12, 2021 [Oct. 13 is International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) ] Interview with TAKEYA Kimio, known as “Mr. Build Back Better” at UN negotiations: Sharing Japan’s resolute DRR knowledge with the world
October 8, 2021 [Oct. 4-10 is World Space Week] Collaboration with JAXA to develop human resources in “Space Technology Utilization for SDGs” in Southeast Asia
September 21, 2021 Taking on “Last One Mile Support”: Swiftly delivering COVID-19 vaccinations to people in developing countries

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