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7 December 2020 — The Philippine Embassy in Tokyo joined the 18-day campaign to end violence against women (VAW) from 25 November to 12 December, with the theme “VAW-free community starts with Me.”
The Embassy conducted an online seminar-workshop for its personnel on anti-sexual harassment, the Safe Spaces Act Law, and cultural myths on domestic violence. Participants gained a better understanding of what is sexual harassment and the legal avenues to ensure that the rights of persons, regardless of gender, age or rank, are respected. They also exchanged views on how our cultural and personal beliefs affect the promotion of women’s rights.
Ambassador Jose C. Laurel V remarked that “a VAW-free community starts with each individual and it is important that we continue to discuss this issue so that we become more sensitive to the needs and rights of their colleagues and clients.”
In the infographic above, the Tokyo Tower was added as the color of the campaign is orange and to reflect the country location of the participants.
MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION DISCUSSES PLANS TO EXPORT PHILIPPINE-ASSEMBLED CARS DURING CALL ON AMBASSADOR LAUREL
Ambassador Jose C. Laurel V exchange business cards with officials from Mitsubishi Motors Corporation.
Officials from Mitsubishi Motors Corporation called on Ambassador Jose C. Laurel V on 04 December 2020. Representative Executive Officer, Co-Chief Operating Officer Yoichiro Yatabe, General Manager for the Philippines Business Department ASEAN B Division Takehisa Usami, and Division General Manager for the ASEAN B Division and Assistant Executive Officer for ASEAN Minoru Kinoshita met with Ambassador Laurel to express their appreciation for the Philippines’ support of its projects in the country.
Established in 20 February 1963 as Chrysler Philippines Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is the longest staying automotive company in the Philippines which brings in state of the art technology in automotive manufacturing.
One of the highlights of the call was Mitsubishi’s plan to export a Philippine-made Mitsubishi product in two years. The locally-assembled Mitsubishi L300 will soon be exported to the neighboring ASEAN countries, which will make the company the first automotive brand existing locally to export vehicles.
Mitsubishi, particularly the Mitsubishi Mirage, also participates in the Philippines’ Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) Program, which calls for fiscal and non-fiscal incentives to jumpstart the revitalization of the country’s automotive industry, improve its competitiveness, and elevate the Philippines into an auto manufacturing hub in the region.
Handover Ceremony of Birds-4 Cube Satellites
Ambassador Jose C. Laurel V participated and provided his remarks during the BIRDS-4 Cube Satellite Handover Ceremony which was held on 24 September 2020.
In his message, the undersigned commended the BIRDS-4 Team’s hard work in developing and completing the flight models of the CubeSats and applauded the completion of the Philippines’ second CubeSat, Maya-2.
Amb. Laurel also acknowledged the participation of the Filipino members of the team through the support of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). The Philippines will strive to continue its support to international cooperation on space programs, and look forward to further cooperation with Japan and Paraguay, as well as future activities under the BIRDS Project.
The Joint Global Multi-nation “BIRDS-4 Satellite Project” is a cross-border interdisciplinary CubeSat project hosted at Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan, in collaboration with the development of satellites of three (3) nations: the Maya-2 CubeSat of the Philippines, the GuaraniSat-1 CubeSat of Paraguay, and the Tsuru CubeSat of Japan.
PH TAKES HOME BEST OVERSEAS DIVING AWARD 2020
Tourism Attaché Niel Ballesteros accepting on behalf of the Philippines the Best Overseas Diving Award 2020 at the 28th Marine Diving Fair held on 21 – 23 August 2020.
Officials from the Department of Tourism – Tourism Promotion Board at the Philippine booth showcasing the popular diving sites in the country during the 28th Marine Diving Fair held on 21 – 23 August 2020 at the Sunshine City Convention Center in Tokyo, Japan. (Please click the photo above to watch the video)
The Philippines won the Best Overseas Diving Award 2020 during the 28th Marine Diving Fair held on 21 – 23 August 2020 at the Sunshine City Convention Center in Tokyo, Japan.
The Philippines was number one in the Overseas Diving Category, garnering 814 out of the 3,572 total votes casted by subscribers of the Marine Diving Magazine and was cited as “a first pick for many diving lovers.”
Among the popular diving sites in the country are Cebu, Bohol, Moalboal, and Busuanga, all of which are teeming with whale sharks, snappers, dugong, and other rare and endemic species.
“When the situation is better and with the easing of travel restrictions around the world, we hope to again showcase to divers not only our underwater jewels and biodiversity, but also our brand of culture and hospitality,” Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat.
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