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PHL, Japan sign 50-B yen post-disaster standby loan accord

September 15, 2020

The Philippines and Japan signed Tuesday an agreement for a 50-billion yen standby loan that aims to quickly disburse Japanese funding support to the Philippine government’s post-disaster response efforts in the event of a national calamity or health emergency. Finance

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Japanese ambassador praying for missing crew of Gulf Livestock 1

September 9, 2020

Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda voiced concern over the crew of the sunken Gulf Livestock 1, where majority of its crew are Filipinos, as a strong typhoon is hampering search and rescue. In his Tweeter post on Wednesday,

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Duterte calls up Abe to convey best wishes

September 8, 2020

President Rodrigo Duterte personally conveyed his best wishes to outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a telephone conversation on Monday afternoon. The Office of Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs, in a statement, said that Duterte, during the 25-minute phone call,

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Japan conducts aerial search for 40 missing crewmen

September 7, 2020

Japan on Monday conducted aerial search operations for 40 missing crewmen from the Philippines, Australia and New Zealand of a sunken Panamanian cargo vessel, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. “As the area is still pounded by gusty winds,

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UPDATE Abe decides to resign as prime minister

August 28, 2020

Tokyo– Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has decided to step down, apparently due to a worsening of his chronic health condition, informed sources said Friday. He is expected to announce the resignation at a press conference later in the day.

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Philippines to acquire radar defense system from Japan

August 28, 2020

The Philippine government is set to acquire an Air Surveillance Radar System (ASRS) from Japan. Arsenio Andolong, Department of National Defense (DND) public affairs service chief said “Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has signed the Contract Agreement and Notice to Proceed

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Army , Japan GSDF strengthen cooperation despite COVID-19 challenge

August 24, 2020

The chiefs of  the Philippine Army (PA) and the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF)  strengthened their cooperation in a telephone conference on Friday. Col. Ramon Zagala, Philippine Army spokesman, said Arny Chief Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana and JGSDF Chief

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WHO urges Philippines to make sure health system won’t be overwhelmed by COVID-19 cases

August 18, 2020

As Metro Manila and four provinces return to the easier general community quarantine on Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) Tuesday urged the Department of Health (DOH) to continue boost the capacity of its healthcare system to handle coronavirus disease

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