Japan Commends PJMCC, EUM Receives on behalf of Council

The Philippine-Japan Manning Consultative Council, Inc. (PJMCC) – of which MAGSAYSAY is a part of — received a special commendation from the Office of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan His Excellency Taro Kono, last October 1. The Certificate of Commendation underscored high regard from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan to PJMCC in recognition of its distinguished service in promoting economic relations between Japan and the Philippines in contributing to promoting friendly relations between Japan and other nations. President of the PJMMC and Chairman of the Board of A. Magsaysay, Inc. Eduardo U. Manese (EUM) received the Certificate of Commendation from the Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines His Excellency Koji Haneda.

"PJMCC received its first commendation from then Japanese Ambassador Toshinao Urabe in February 2014”, Mr. Manese said. "For this second award, we are truly grateful to the government of Japan, especially to Minister Taro Kono and Ambassador Koji Haneda, for once again honoring us and recognizing our service in the Philippine-Japan maritime industry.”

The Associated Marine Officers’ and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP), represented by Dr. Conrad F. Oca, President of AMOSUP, was also recognized with a Certificate of Commendation from Japan’s Foreign Minister. Among those present to witness the awarding and celebration were Group President and CEO of the Magsaysay Group of Companies Doris Magsaysay Ho, Executive Chairman of the Magsaysay People Resources Corporation Marlon R. Roño, and Chief Finance Officer of A. Magsaysay, Inc. Fernando S. Lopez. Also present in the gathering were International Mariners Management Association of Japan (IMMAJ) Chairman Koichi Akamine and Japan Seamen’s Union (JSU) President Yasumi Morita as well as several other employers and union representatives of PJMCC and AMOSUP.

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