Japan donates 54 emergency vehicles to the Philippines

Japanese Ambassador Kazuhide Ishikawa (rightmost) turns over the symbolic key to DILG Secretary Ismael Sueno (center) and BFP Chief Superintendent Bobby Baruelo
Another great news has been arrived for the Filipinos because the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines donated emergency vehicles in Visayas and Mindanao.

It is said the the local government units in Visayas received 11 units while 15 units in Mindanao. It is under the provision of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).
Actually, there were 54 total of emergency vehicles has been granted by the Japanese Embassy. Approximately, the total value of the vehicles is US$700,000.

Japanese Ambassador Kazuhide Ishikawa attended the ceremony and the turn-over emergency vehicles on December 14, 2016 at the Bahay ng Alumni, University of the Philippines in Quezon City.

Secretary Ismael Sueno of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Chief Superintendent Bobby Baruelo of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) were also in the said event and received officially the vehicles.

This project was called Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP). It aims to help the Bureau of Fire Protection to have more equipment needed during a tragedy.

Also, the project helps to improve BFP services during emergency response and be able to assist the millions of people that needed care and assistance.


Chief Superintendent Baruelo and Ambassador Ishikawa



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