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Philippine Officials meet with Japanese Counterparts for the Philippines-Japan High Level Policy Consultation

NEDA Deputy Director General Rolando G. Tungpalan (third from right) leads the Philippine Delegation to the Philippines-Japan High Level Policy Consultation on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo. Seated with DDG Tungpalan are Assistant Secretary Maria Edita Z. Tan of the Department of Finance and Assistant Secretary-designate Rolando Toledo of the Department of Budget and Management.

NEDA Deputy Director General Rolando G. Tungpalan (third from right) leads the Philippine Delegation to the Philippines-Japan High Level Policy Consultation on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo. Seated with DDG Tungpalan are Assistant Secretary Maria Edita Z. Tan of the Department of Finance and Assistant Secretary-designate Rolando Toledo of the Department of Budget and Management.

The High Level Policy Consultation serves as the venue for the discussion of development cooperation programs between the Philippines and Japan and provides a platform for each government to update each other regarding their respective relevant policies as well as discuss specific issues and concerns regarding ongoing Japan-supported loan and grant projects.
The delegation also visited the Tokyo Metro Comprehensive Learning and Training Center located in Shin-Kiba, Japan. The Philippine government plans to set up a governmental training institute designed to boost local expertise and skills such as train operation, railway building and wiring technologies under a technical cooperation project with JICA.

Among the facilities in the Learning Center are the subway mock platform and the train simulator where Usec. Tungpalan tries his hands at driving a subway train.

Among the facilities in the Learning Center are the subway mock platform and the train simulator where Usec. Tungpalan tries his hands at driving a subway train.