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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)

What's New

December 8, 2017 Press Release
November 13, 2017 Press Release, Newsletter, Winners of the First JICA Philippines Photography Competition, "JICA and the Filipinos: Images of a Better Tomorrow"
October 18, 2017 Press Release, Topics & Events
October 17, 2017 Knowledge Co-Creation Program (Young Leaders)
September 21, 2017 About the JICA Volunteer Program

News & Features

November 30, 2017 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation for Development Planning with the Philippines: Supporting the training of human resources in the automotive industry and strengthening the supply value chain

More on JICA's Activities in Philippines


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