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On August 30, 2018, Embassy of Japan’s First Secretary Tetsuharu Mori, together with JICA Senior Representative Yo Ebisawa, attended the launching ceremony for the HARVEST Project in Cotabato City. HARVEST stands for Harnessing Agribusiness opportunities through Robust and Vibrant Entrepreneurship Supportive of Peaceful Transformation. The ceremony was also attended by Land Bank of the Philippines President and CEO Alex Buenaventura, ARMM (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) Executive Secretary Laisa Alamia, Maguindanao Provincial Administrator Abdulrakman Asim, and Office of the Presidential Advisor on the Peace Process Cotabato City Director Wendell Orbeso.

MANILA, Philippines, 05 September 2018 – MILO Philippines opened year two of Road to Barcelona, the brand’s values-driven program in partnership with globally-renowned football club, FC Barcelona (FCB) during the recent press launch held in the MILO Stadium of Kidzania Manila. Coming from a successful run last year, MILO and FCB will hold this year’s local invitational camp in football hotbed, Cebu City on September 8-9 at the Cebu City Sports Center. Over 160 girls and boys ages 10 to 12 from around the country will participate in the world-class football camp for a chance to join the life-changing champion experience in Spain, the home of FC Barcelona.

NBA star LeBron James was track-side in Berlin to visit controversial South African runner Caster Semenya, as she set yet another track record at the IAAF World Challenge.

On Sunday, Semenya set a new record run time of 2:30.70 in the 1000M, and as she stepped off the track, L.A. Laker LeBron James was there for a “thumbs up” photo op, according to IOLNews:

“I must say that coach Yeng was a revelation. It was a Jekyll and Hyde transformation and how he brought that team together,” said MVP of Guiao.

“Coach Yeng has done a magnificent job,” he added of the PBA coach, who was given an extension of his duty as Gilas coach – all the way to the FIBA World Cup qualifiers.

If successful, Pangilinan said Guiao might even be tapped to take over the Gilas coaching for good -- from its old mentor, Chot Reyes.

Olympian and Filipino table tennis star Ian Lariba died late Sunday night, September 2, following a year-long battle with acute myeloid leukemia. She was 23.

She was the first Filipina table tennis player to qualify for the Olympics, seeing action in the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She also carried the Philippine flag in the opening ceremonies as the country's flag-bearer.

  • The Government of Japan has revised the Country Development Cooperation Policy for the Republic of the Philippines.
  • The revised development cooperation policy states that making full use of its strengths, Japan will extend economic cooperation for the Philippines’ pursuit of “inclusive growth, a high-trust and resilient society, and a globally competitive knowledge economy” that the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022 states as its goals.

Vancouver, British Columbia

“The important thing is this: to be ready at any moment to sacrifice what you are for what you could become.” Charles Dickens

Newly installed Vancouver Consul General Madam Maria Andrelita Austria recently addressed the members and directors of the Philippine Canada Trade Council in Burnaby, BC. Madam Austria declares, “It is our utmost concern and goal to meet all the Fil-Canadians in Vancouver and BC to find out about their concerns and issues.”

Basketball aficionados and diehard NBA fans have a lot to look forward to with the return of the NBA 3X Philippines presented by AXA: a two-day event of music, entertainment, and live basketball action, happening on Aug. 25-26, 2018 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall.

Now on its 8th year, the action-packed basketball event will feature an array of guests including Five-time NBA All-Star Tim Hardaway Sr., NBA Champion Brian Scalabrine and the Detroit Pistons dunk team. Adding to the fun and excitement are in-house DJsspinning to electrifying beats to delight the audience.

On August 17, 2018, Dr. Takeo Okada, Second Secretary of the Embassy of Japan attended the turnover ceremony for “The Project for the Construction of a Health Facility” in Pateros, Metro Manila. The project was approved in Fiscal Year 2014 and is part of Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP). The ceremony was also attended by Mayor Miguel F. Ponce III, Vice Mayor Gerald S. German, Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Gerardo V. Bayugo, DOH National Capital Region Assistant Director Maria Paz P. Corrales, other local government officials, and beneficiaries of the project.

TOP Filipino weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz broke the gold medal drought for the Philippines at the18th Asian Games in Indonesia on Tuesday night, topping the women’s 53 kg weightlifting event at the Jakarta International Expo.

A silver medallist at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, Ms. Diaz delivered the golden performance in the ongoing Asiad by edging out Kristian Shermetova of Turmekistan for the top spot.

TWELVE teams are set to participate in the inaugural season of the National Basketball League (NBL)-Philippines on August 25 as homegrown players battle for supremacy for their locales.

Teams that have confirmed their participation for the opening season of the newest amateur league in the country are Bataan, Bulacan, Camarines Sur, Dasmarinas, Laguna, Marikina, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, Paranaque, Quezon City, Rizal, and Taguig.

TELUS International Philippines (TIP) stamped its dominance at the 2018 BPO Olympics once more after its women's badminton doubles team bagged the tournament championship, adding another trophy to their current haul.

The ladies from TIP emerged on top after a thrilling three-set match against Cognizant. After splitting the first two sets, the deciding battle on the badminton court entertained spectators, as both teams chased every shot and defended countless smashes.