Manila, Jan. 11 -- The Japanese Embassy in Manila has allotted a total of USD426,168 or about PHP22.15 million to support sericulture business in the Philippines.

On Thursday, Japanese Ambassador Koji Haneda signed the grant contract with the representative of the Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement International (OISCA), a Japanese non-government organization conducting activities in the Philippines.

The provinces of Benguet, Aklan, and Misamis Oriental will benefit from the project, through the transfer of similar sericulture business support that has been carried out in Negros Island.

Through this grant, the beneficiaries will undergo leadership development seminars for spreading sericulture operations, sho...