On February 10, 2019, upon the invitation of Consul General Yoshiaki Miwa, the Firm’s lawyers from its Davao Branch led by Myra S. Montecalvo-Quilatan attended the opening ceremony of the Consulate-General of Japan in Davao City. It was held at the Waterfront Insular Hotel in Davao City.

On that occasion, Retired Judge Antonina B. Oshita Escovilla, President of the Philippine Nikkei-Jin Kai, Inc. was also conferred by the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette. It is the highest distinction given by the Japanese government to any person.

Ambassador Koji Haneda and Consul General Miwa hosted the said event, which was attended by over 400 guests, including Minister for Foreign Affairs H.E. Taro Kono, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr., Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Presidential Peace Process Advisor Carlito Galvez, MILF Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, Philippine Ambassador to Japan Jose Laurel V, and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.

The Embassy of Japan and other Japanese entities are among the Firm’s valued clients.