Pinoy Scholars Bound for Japan
JAPAN BOUND SCHOLARS. The 2016 Batch of MEXT Scholars together with JICC Researcher/Adviser Mr. Simon Kubota and PHILAJAMES members and officers led by President Jose Camacho Jr. gather for a group photo after the pre-departure orientation on September 24, 2016 at the JICC Hall. (Embassy of Japan)

SOME 69 Filipino students will fly to Japan as part of the latest batch of scholars who were selected by the Japanese Embassy after a series of written examinations and interviews for them to study in the said country.

The scholars will depart for Japan just in time for the start of the October…

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Two Filipinas join startup conference in Tel Aviv
May Montero and Geraldine Anne Therese Palma-Arboleda (middle) receive their boarding passes to the DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival from Israeli Ambassador Effie Ben Matityau (right), together with IdeaSpace Foundation Executive Director Diane Estaquio (left). Photo by Kenneth Valladolid

By Rosemarie Señora and Kenneth Valladolid

The Israel Embassy, in partnership with Ideaspace Foundation, sent two Filipinas who founded innovative startups to participate in this year’s DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival, considered as Israel’s largest international hi-tech gathering.

This year’s theme “Women and Entrepreneurship”, held on September 23-29, celebrates Tel Aviv as a city of innovation bringing together venture capital funds, investors,…

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Lemongrass farmers earn support from Japan

First Secretary Kenji Terada of Japan Embassy

LEMONGRASS farmers could now look forward to higher yields and consequently bigger earnings after the Embassy of Japan expressed full support on their industry.

This developed as First Secretary Kenji Terada of Japan Embassy together with local agricultural officials recently inaugurated the construction of an eco-friendly plant for lemongrass oil distillation in Negros Occidental.

Those who stand to benefit from the project are 30 farmers from Brgy. Mambugsay, Cauayan, Negros Occidental.

The province is known as the “Sugarbowl of the Philippines” for being the country’s top sugarcane producer.

Aside from Terada those who…

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UK envoy shrugs off PH anti-drug drive

BRITISH investors are confident in the over-all economic stability of the country and that they hardly pay any attention in all the negative reports the Duterte government is getting relative to its anti-illegal drugs campaign.

Richard Graham, the United Kingdom Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to the Philippines, emphasized that British investors have renewed confidence over the Philippines.

He made the assessment following a recently conducted joint lunch meeting between the British Embassy and the Makati Business Club in Makati.

The trade envoy flew to the country to drum up business support and to establish stronger ties with the new administration,…

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Canada eyes more Filipino workers

 CANADA will be accepting 300,000 permanent new residents to their country this year – highest over the past several years and that a big portion of it will be given to Filipinos.

“This is the highest number of projected immigrant admissions put forth by the government of Canada in modern times. It reflects our deep belief that immigration is critical to our country’s future,” said Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship John McCallum during his recent visit in the country.

McCallum added that they are targeting Filipinos who can immediately be part of Canada’s labor force, along with those…

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