Bulacan eyes sisterhood agreement with Japanese province

MALOLOS CITY — Bulacan is eyeing a sisterhood agreement with Fukuoka in Japan on job creation, professional development, and technology transfer.

“Our Japanese counterparts are very positive on this initiative. In fact, they will visit Bulacan by January 2018 as part of ironing out the details of the proposed sisterhood agreement. This would greatly benefit our workers, young professionals and even our agricultural products and trade,” Bulacan Provincial Youth, Sports, Employment, and Development Office (PYSEDO) Head Elizabeth Alonzo said.

For the last 15 year, Bulacan has been sending intern-trainees in Fukuoka in the fields of agriculture, food processing, and zero waste management.

Aside from this agreement, PYSEDO also holds Nihonggo Language training for registered nurses to help them pursue a career in Japan. –Shane F. Velasco