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Press Office - PR#05–2016, February 19, 2016





      Turned over workshop building at

Balangiga National Agricultural School

  Turnover ceremony in Balangiga



Turned over classroom building
at the
Camire Elementary School

Turnover ceremony in Tanauan


Turn over ceremony in Dulag


The Government of Japan turned over a reconstructed 1-unit 2-workshop and 1-unit 4-workshop buildings of Balangiga National Agricultural School, a reconstructed 2-units 2-classroom school building of Camire Elementary School and a paved access road to Dulag Slaughterhouse to the Government of the Philippines in ceremonies held on February 16 and 17, 2016 in the Municipality of Balangiga, Eastern Samar and the Municipalities of Tanauan and Dulag, Leyte for the Japan-funded Quick Impact Projects under the Urgent Development Study on the Project on Rehabilitation and Recovery from Typhoon Yolanda. Mr. Hiroyuki Enoki, First Secretary of the Embassy of Japan, attended the ceremonies. The Balangiga National Agricultural School workshop buildings turnover ceremony was also attended by the Secretary/Director General of TESDA, Ms. Irene M. Isaac, the Regional Director of TESDA Region 8, Ms. Cleta M. Omega and the Mayor of Balangiga Municipality, Mr. Viscuso de Lira. The Camire Elementary School classroom buildings turnover ceremony was also attended by the Provincial Director of TESDA Leyte Province, Ms. Loreta D. Banario. Lastly, the turnover ceremony for the paved access road to Dulag Slaughterhouse was also attended by a member of Dulag Municipality Council, Mr. Vicente Petilos, Jr.. In each ceremony, the representatives of the recipients expressed their deepest appreciation.

The turned over workshop buildings at the Balangiga National Agricultural School and classroom buildings at the Camire Elementary School have been reconstructed as buildings with disaster resilience. Through the reconstruction, local engineers obtained disaster resilient construction technologies. Through the pavement of the access road, the function of the slaughter house, which was also previously reconstructed through the Quick Impact Project, has been upgraded and the municipal capacity for disaster-resilient construction management has been improved.

Japan, as the top ODA donor to the Philippines as well as a disaster-prone country itself, has supported the Philippines’ disaster mitigation efforts by sharing its experiences and lessons learned from past natural disasters.  This project, with its policy of “Build Back Better”, is expected to further foster the strategic partnership between the two countries and serve as a model for other disaster-prone areas of the Philippines. 


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