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Korea turns over Davao del Sur Rice Processing Complex to PHL

The Korean Government reaffirmed its commitment in helping the Philippines achieve rice self-sufficiency and food security during the July 19 inauguration ceremony of the US$3.25 M Rice Processing Complex (RPC) in Matanao, Davao del Sur. The ceremony was attended by Korean Ambassador LEE Hyuk, DA Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat, KOICA Vice President HAN Choong Sik, and Vice Governor Aileen Almendras.

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Korea to Implement $22 million Irrigation Project in Isabela Province

The Korean Government, together with the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Provincial Government of Isabela, held the groundbreaking ceremony for the “Adapting to Climate Change Impacts through the Construction of Water Impounding Facilities in the Philippines” on July 4, 2013 at Ilagan City, Isabela. This significant event was attended by Senator Grace Poe, Ambassador LEE Hyuk of the Korean Embassy, Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat of DA, Resident Representative SONG Minhyeon of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Governor Faustino Dy III of the Provincial of Isabela and other local officials.

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KOICA Job Openings

KOICA Job Openings The KOREA INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AGENCY (KOICA) is the Korean Government agency in-charge of implementing Korea’s bilateral grant aid and technical cooperation programs.  The KOICA Philippine Office is seeking TWO (2) PROGRAM OFFICERS: The PROGRAM OFFICER FOR HEALTH shall handle grant aid projects in the health sector, conduct research and analysis on project/sector-specific issues, and liaise with KOICA’s partner agencies. Minimum Requirements: – Masters degree in Public Health – Professional work experience in government or in an international aid and development institution – Excellent written and verbal command of English The PROGRAM OFFICER FOR KOREA OVERSEAS VOLUNTEERS (KOV) shall facilitate the implementation of KOV health projects and handle the medical requirements of KOVs. Minimum Requirements: – Bachelors degree in Nursing – Excellent written and verbal command of English Qualified applicants may send their curriculum vitae with cover letter to koicapr@gmail.com. Only short-listed applicants shall be notified for interview.

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KOICA, Guimaras team up for Critical Habitat Conservation

As a testament to its commitment to help the Philippines achieve environmental sustainability, the Korean Government through the Korea International Cooperation Agency will provide a grant aid of $280,000 dollars to the Provincial Government of Guimaras for the conservation of critical marine habitats and endangered species in the Province. KOICA Deputy Resident Representative Kim Miyeon and Guimaras Governor Felipe Hilan Nava signed the project agreement on February 21, 2013 at the Provincial Capitol.

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KOICA distributes relief goods to Typhoon Pablo victims

Officials and staff of KOICA together with Korea Overseas Volunteers (KOV) in Davao del Sur participated in the distribution of relief goods for Typhoon Pablo victims organized by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region XI Office.

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Korea, PHL inaugurates livestock facility

The Republic of Korea reaffirmed its commitment in helping enhance livestock sector performance in the Philippines during the February 11 inauguration ceremony of the US$3 M National Bull Farm and Semen Processing Center in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija. The ceremony was attended by Korean Ambassador LEE Hyuk, Department of Agriculture (DA) Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Philippine Office Resident Representative Mr. Kim Jinoh and Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) Executive Director Dr. Libertado Cruz.

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KOICA, DOTC and LTO begins implementation of Vehicle Inspection System Project

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and Land Transportation Office (LTO) held the Kick-off Workshop for their project on the Establishment of a National Integrated Vehicle Inspection and Management System in the Philippines on 31 January 2013 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Makati City.  This inaugural project activity was attended by KOICA Resident Representative KIM Jinoh, LTO Assistant Secretary Virginia Torres, DOTC Planning Director Florencia Creus and LTO Executive Director Alfonso Tan.

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2013 PhilKOFA BOTs Sworn into Office

The new Board of Trustees of the Philippine KOICA Fellows Association (PhilKOFA), Inc. were inducted and sworn into office by the Resident Representative of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) on 21 January 2013 at the KOICA Office in Makati.

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RR Kim Joins Pres. Aquino at New Year Vin d’ Honneur

On the 11th day of January 2013, the President of the Republic of the Philippines, His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III hosted a Vin d’ Honneur at Malacañang Palace to mark the New Year. The Resident Representative of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Philippine Office, Mr. Kim Jinoh, was one of the honored guests among international donor agencies. Also in attendance were the country directors of USAID, AusAID, JICA and GIZ.

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