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Embassy Promotes People-to-People Linkages Through Disaster Response Cooperation

Ambassador Laurel (center) is flanked by AMDA Board Member Ms. Tae Namba (right) and AMDA GSPS Manager Ms. Tomoko Iwao


Ambassador Jose C. Laurel V recently met with Ms. Tae Namba, Board Member of the Association of Medical Doctors of Asia (AMDA) to discuss disaster management efforts following the eruption of the Taal Volcation.

Ms. Namba provided information on AMDA’s relief missions in Santo Tomas, Batangas while the Ambasador, hailing from Batangas himself where he served as Governor as several years, briefed Ms. Namba on the current situation in Taal.

Ambassador Laurel commended AMDA for its humanitarian activities as it promotes people-to-people links between the Philippines and Japan. As President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s have remarked in the past, “Japan is a friend closer than a brother. That means Japan is a friend unlike any other.”
AMDA is a non-governmental, non-profit organization involved in humanitarian activities in the medical healthcare sector. It was founded in 1984 in Okayama City.