(L to R) Sakamoto Takema, Chief Representative of the JICA Philippines Office, Japanese Ambassador Koshikawa Kazuhiko, DSWD Assistant Secretary for Special Projects Rommel Lopez, and DFA Undersecretary for Civil Security and Consular Affairs Jesus Domingo.
The Japanese government, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), delivered emergency relief supplies to the Philippines on August 2 following the magnitude 7 earthquake in northern Luzon.
Aimed at supporting the Philippine government’s current relief efforts, Japan’s aid will be distributed to the affected areas.
Disaster relief goods include generators, camping tents, sleeping pads, portable jerry cans and water canisters, tarps and plastic sheeting, cord reels and adapters.
At the arrival and handover ceremony held at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Japanese Ambassador Koshikawa Kazuhiko conveyed his condolences to those affected by the disaster, especially the families who have lost loved ones.
Ambassador Koshikawa expressed his hope that the disaster relief supplies will ease their hardships and enable them to resume their daily lives as soon as possible.
He also assured that the Japanese government, through JICA, will continue to cooperate with the Philippine government in disaster prevention and mitigation.
The Deputy Secretary for Special Projects of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Rommel Lopez, as well as the Undersecretary for Civil Security and Consular Affairs of the Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), Jesus Domingo, were also present at the arrival and handover ceremony. .
The Japanese Embassy extends its deepest condolences to the bereaved families and all those who lost their homes and livelihoods to the devastating earthquake.