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PCG’s 2nd 97-meter ship launch in Japan on Nov. 18

By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz   An artist’s depiction of the Philippine Coast Guard’s (PCG) 97-meter multi-role response vessel (MRRV) modeled after the Japan Coast Guard Kunigami-class vessels. (Photo courtesy of PCG) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The Philippine Coast Guard’s (PCG) second 97-meter multi-role response vessel (MRRV), the largest in its fleet, is set to be launched by … Continue reading

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JICA releases 1st tranche of ¥50-B post-disaster loan to PH

JICA releases 1st tranche of ¥50-B post-disaster loan to PH By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA – The Japanese embassy in Manila on Wednesday announced the disbursement of 10 billion yen or about PHP4.63 billion of Japan’s total 50 billion yen post-disaster loan to the Philippines. “JICA disbursed ¥10 billion out of the ¥50-B Post-Disaster Standby … Continue reading

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Metro Manila Subway to push thru despite delays due to Covid-19

Metro Manila Subway to push thru despite delays due to Covid-19 By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz   TUNNEL BORING MACHINE. A tunnel boring machine manufactured in Japan by the joint venture of Shimizue-Fujita-Takenaka-EEI, in collaboration with JIM Technology Corporation, during an unveiling ceremony on Friday (Sept. 4, 2020). The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said despite delays cause … Continue reading