Curbing Asia’s plaguing issues was the major concern of the “Dialogue on the Future of Asia” joined by Cebu Technological University and the rest of the panel members.
Junior Chamber International (JCI) Japan, in partnership with JCI Philippines, contributed much to the success of the forum on its third leg now since it started in India and Indonesia, two of Asia’s economic giants.
CTU Center for Climate Change Director Mydah Kabingue told UPO she was privileged to be chosen as one of those individuals to address questions from participants during the town hall event sponsored by Nikkei Inc. on August 8 at the nation’s capital.
Cooperative involvement, education and peace were those necessarily tackled in the 2017 campaign, which are hoped to be given due response with implementing activities at the community level.
Specifically, Japan reiterated the aging population, the high suicide rate of their youth and effects the aforesaid problems could have on their economy while Philippines mentioned the lack of quality education, terrorism and sluggish economy.
Both groups conceded to the shared values of more opportunities for the youth, the ASEAN integration, economic cooperation and the need to elide extremism especially that the China-Philippines territorial dispute has had staggering impact on the region’s future.
Being a first world country, Japan invests in active, capable and vision-oriented individuals to understand the changes globalization has effected throughout the world. It seeks to promote nationalism and oneness in the region by exploring the many ways by which certain circumstances in particular contexts can be resolved.
Prof. Kabingue had a productive experience with eleven panelists invited (5 from Japan and 6 from the Philippines). They specialize in education, economics, environment and law.
The Filipino delegation represented by JCI Philippines National included President Hegem Furigay, Attorney Manuel Jeff David, OISCA Representative Roda Gawan, Retired Army General and former United Nations Attache Jamie de los Santos, Congressman Alfred Vargas and Prof. Mydah Kabingue. UPO/Office of the Center for Climate Change