Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers - updates

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IN PHOTOS: 'Heroes of Asia' receive 2016 Magsaysay Awards

Sep 01, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo delivers an inspirational speech noting that her late husband Naga City Mayor Jesse Robredo received the Magsaysay Award for Government Service on the same stage in 2000

HONORED. Vice President Leni Robredo and Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation board chairman Ramon del Rosario congatulate the 2016 Ramon Magsaysay awardees at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on August 31, 2016. All photos by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Ombudsman Morales, 5 others named 2016 Magsaysay awardees

Jul 27, 2016 - 11:52 AM

3rd UPDATE The 6 awardees are dubbed heroes of Asia who have created solutions to problems in their own countries and in the region

'HEROES OF ASIA.' Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales is one of 6 winners of the 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awards. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

1st Japanese volunteer in PH recalls farmer's life in Benguet

Jan 29, 2016 - 7:32 PM

Emperor Akihito s meeting with Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers in Manila brings to Hidekazu Kumano fond memories of his volunteer work after WWII

AGRICULTURE WORK. Half a century later, Hidekazu Kumano has kept his ties with the families of local farmers he worked with in Benguet as Japanese volunteer after the war. Photo courtesy of JICA