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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

March 15, 2023 New ground receiving station using space technology in Iloilo is paving the way for short-term weather forecasting accuracy in the Philippines
March 13, 2023 Knowledge Co-Creation Program (Group and Region Focus)
March 13, 2023 Cebuanos benefit from 2-B Japanese Yen grant from JICA for septage management
March 6, 2023 JICA values sustainable forestland management in Iloilo in tandem with various stakeholders such as DENR, LGUs and communities, towards better livelihood
February 24, 2023 Citizen Participation

News & Features

March 14, 2023 JICA President Tanaka visited the Philippines: Continuous cooperation on human security and quality growth reaffirmed
March 9, 2023 Dispatch of the Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) Expert Team in Response to an Oil Spill Disaster off the Coast of Mindoro Island in the Republic of the Philippines
March 9, 2023 Signing of Grant Agreement with the Republic of the Philippines: Contributing to the improvement of the sanitation and water environment in Metropolitan Cebu
February 21, 2023 JICA President Tanaka held talks with President Marcos of the Philippines
February 10, 2023 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreements with the Philippines: Contributing to alleviating traffic congestion in Metro Manila through the construction of a commuter railway in the Philippines

More on JICA's Activities in Philippines


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