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SONA 2017: No promises to speed up infra implementation

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:53 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte cites the victories in the his administration's infrastructure initiatives during its first year in office

SONA 2017: No promises to speed up infra implementation

NEDA reviews San Miguel's proposed airport in Bulacan

Jul 17, 2017 - 12:35 AM

The NEDA chief, however, says it is not a priority because they will focus on projects that can be finished within President Rodrigo Duterte's term

NEDA reviews San Miguel's proposed airport in Bulacan

Metro Pacific sets sights on Clark airport upgrade

Jul 16, 2017 - 11:50 PM

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority plans to start the auction for the airport's P12.5-billion expansion within the year

Metro Pacific sets sights on Clark airport upgrade

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 7, 2017

Jul 07, 2017 - 10:03 AM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 7, 2017

Duterte admin's infra spending in May highest in 6 months

Jul 06, 2017 - 10:10 PM

Infrastructure spending rises by 31.4% in May 2017 alone, the highest since November 2016

Duterte admin's infra spending in May highest in 6 months

GGG vs PPP

Jul 06, 2017 - 8:32 AM

Similar to the past, there are internal battles being fought as regards the right balance between state and market

GGG vs PPP

First Metro, UA&P lower Philippine GDP forecast due to slow spending

Jul 05, 2017 - 8:05 PM

Economists express concern over infrastructure projects, warning that changing modes of implementation midway would lead to delays and slower growth

First Metro, UA&P lower Philippine GDP forecast due to slow spending

Major railways, national transport policy get NEDA Board approval

Jun 28, 2017 - 6:10 PM

For majority of the approved infrastructure projects, the mode of financing is changed from public-private partnership (PPP) to official development assistance (ODA)

Major railways, national transport policy get NEDA Board approval

For Dutertenomics to work, the President has to take charge

Jun 27, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The President can no longer take the backseat. The executive and legislative are in a deadlock over tax reform, Dutertenomics' financing hanging in the balance.

For Dutertenomics to work, the President has to take charge

PH economy to march on despite political risks – Oxford Business Group

Jun 14, 2017 - 7:35 PM

Navigating the new world order and completing massive infrastructure projects are more crucial to economic momentum, according to experts

PH economy to march on despite political risks – Oxford Business Group

Megawide group proposes P208-billion Cebu airport expansion

Jun 12, 2017 - 12:45 AM

This would make the Cebu airport the only Philippine airport with two independent parallel runways, seen to serve annual passenger capacities of up to 50 million

Megawide group proposes P208-billion Cebu airport expansion

South Korea offers to fund Philippine infrastructure projects

Jun 07, 2017 - 7:15 PM

The Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM) offers concessional loans and a knowledge-driven program that will enable South Korea to share its successes and failures to the Philippines

South Korea offers to fund Philippine infrastructure projects

Estrada approves building 3 islands at Manila Bay for new commercial district

Jun 06, 2017 - 7:50 PM

The city government says the reclamation project, dubbed Horizon Manila, is expected to generate 'hundreds of thousands of jobs' and billions of pesos in revenues

Estrada approves building 3 islands at Manila Bay for new commercial district

Bulk of Duterte's massive infra plan to be funded via local financing

May 31, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Only about P1.3 trillion or 18% will be accounted for through public-private partnership projects

Bulk of Duterte's massive infra plan to be funded via local financing

Gov't spending on infrastructure falls by P9B in April

May 28, 2017 - 10:15 PM

The Department of Budget and Management says the drop is mainly due to the absence of big-ticket expenditures in the military's modernization program, which are set for later in the year

Gov't spending on infrastructure falls by P9B in April

U.S. Fed: New rate hike likely coming 'soon'

May 25, 2017 - 10:35 AM

Most analysts expect two more rate increases this year, likely in June and in September, but there are now doubts over that schedule

U.S. Fed: New rate hike likely coming 'soon'

Duterte foreign policy, Anti-Distracted Driving Act, Mike Pence | Evening wRap

May 22, 2017 - 10:53 PM

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Duterte foreign policy, Anti-Distracted Driving Act, Mike Pence | Evening wRap

Gov't infra push fails to spark economy in Q1

May 22, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The Duterte administration's 'Build, Build, Build' program has yet to break ground and lift the economy, leaving the private sector to fill the void

Gov't infra push fails to spark economy in Q1

WATCH: Interior design for the poor? UP students make it happen

May 20, 2017 - 4:04 PM

This furniture project of students from the UP College of Home Economics aims to expose the interior design community to the needs of marginalized sectors

WATCH: Interior design for the poor? UP students make it happen

30 countries reject protectionism at China's Belt and Road Forum

May 16, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Leaders who participated in China's Belt and Road Forum lay down 'cooperation principles' for the Belt and Road Initiative

30 countries reject protectionism at China's Belt and Road Forum

Will China help the Philippines achieve its railway dreams?

May 13, 2017 - 6:38 PM

China has the world's largest high-speed railway network. The Philippines, meanwhile, is hoping to get aid to boost its infrastructure.

Will China help the Philippines achieve its railway dreams?

Looking ahead: Gender equality, universal healthcare in ADB's priority list

May 07, 2017 - 11:48 AM

Here are 5 issues the Asian Development Bank is prioritizing, as it crafts its long-term strategy for 2030.

Looking ahead: Gender equality, universal healthcare in ADB's priority list

ADB president: We're not rivals with China's AIIB

May 04, 2017 - 3:48 PM

Asian Development Bank's Takehiko Nakao says the financing need to develop infrastructure in Asia is so huge that the two banks must cooperate

ADB president: We're not rivals with China's AIIB

IN NUMBERS: Three-year Rolling Infrastructure Plan (TRIP)

May 03, 2017 - 6:00 PM

TRIP outlines over 4,000 infrastructure projects worth P3.6 trillion to be completed by 2020

IN NUMBERS: Three-year Rolling Infrastructure Plan (TRIP)

Addressing myths of PPPs

Apr 30, 2017 - 4:00 PM

PPPs offer alternative financing solutions to the country’s massive infrastructure needs. But despite the success of PPPs in the Philippines, certain misconceptions continue to undermine the PPP program’s accomplishments.

Addressing myths of PPPs

Ayala, SM taipans finally at ease over MRT-LRT common station

Apr 29, 2017 - 10:02 PM

At a recent government forum, Jaime Zobel De Ayala and Teresita Sy-Coson share a light-hearted moment over the common station that their firms argued over for nearly 8 years

Ayala, SM taipans finally at ease over MRT-LRT common station

San Miguel inks P554-B deal for toll road expansion

Apr 27, 2017 - 5:36 PM

The expanded road network will include the extension of the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 project and the Metro Manila Expressway

San Miguel inks P554-B deal for toll road expansion

Big role for private firms in gov't infra push – Cabinet

Apr 26, 2017 - 12:14 AM

The promised funds from China and Japan have led the Philippine government to call off some big PPP bids, but the private sector still has a big role to play in infrastructure projects

Big role for private firms in gov't infra push – Cabinet

LIVE: The Dutertenomics Forum

Apr 25, 2017 - 4:43 PM

Watch the Dutertenomics forum live on Rappler

LIVE: The Dutertenomics Forum

Ayala Corp in the time of Duterte

Apr 24, 2017 - 5:21 PM

The conglomerate is positioning itself to take advantage of the administration's infrastructure push

Ayala Corp in the time of Duterte

Traveling ASEAN: transport systems around Southeast Asia

Apr 20, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Buses, trains, tricycles, tuk-tuks: how do people get around in the 10 countries that make up ASEAN?

Traveling ASEAN: transport systems around Southeast Asia

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 19, 2017

Apr 19, 2017 - 11:30 AM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 19, 2017

Duterte administration details 'ambitious' infra plan

Apr 18, 2017 - 9:35 PM

A railway connecting the cities of Davao, Surigao, and Cagayan de Oro as well as a subway linking Quezon City, Mandaluyong, Pasig, and Taguig are part of the government's basket of solutions to address the country's poor infrastructure

Duterte administration details 'ambitious' infra plan

Duterte, Abe may sign Mega Manila subway deal in November

Apr 18, 2017 - 6:06 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says the two leaders may sign the deal when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe comes to Manila for the ASEAN Summit and Related Summits

Duterte, Abe may sign Mega Manila subway deal in November

Ayala, SM team up for alternate to EDSA

Mar 31, 2017 - 5:11 PM

The proposed P25-billion elevated expressway will be owned by both firms and built at no cost to the government

Ayala, SM team up for alternate to EDSA

SteelAsia offers to revive defunct National Steel

Mar 20, 2017 - 7:42 AM

Local steel bar maker SteelAsia wants to ride the infrastructure boom and offers to revive the thrice-privatized National Steel in Iligan City

SteelAsia offers to revive defunct National Steel

George Ty and MVP transaction is best deal of 2016 – IHAP

Mar 19, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The deal that brought together two of the biggest conglomerates in the country is recognized as the most innovative and complex

George Ty and MVP transaction is best deal of 2016 – IHAP

Pacquiao files resolution blocking Drilon, contradicts own votes

Mar 18, 2017 - 8:25 AM

Senator Manny Pacquiao files a resolution seeking to block the need for Senate concurrence in treaty withdrawals, even after he himself signed 2 measures requiring it

Pacquiao files resolution blocking Drilon, contradicts own votes

GMR-Megawide consortium alarmed over Clark airport proposal

Mar 13, 2017 - 10:40 PM

The consortium asks the Department of Transportation to clarify why its proposal for the airport was 'abandoned'

GMR-Megawide consortium alarmed over Clark airport proposal

5 regional airport PPP deals attract more honchos

Mar 13, 2017 - 4:02 PM

Companies led by Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, Lucio Tan, Manuel V. Pangilinan, Erramon Aboitiz, Ramon Ang, Andrew Gotianun, and Manuel Louie Ferrer are interested

5 regional airport PPP deals attract more honchos

Megawide consortium to propose cable cars to ease Cebu traffic

Mar 06, 2017 - 12:45 AM

The development of a cable car system will only take '12 to 14 months,' as it has 'less infrastructure requirements like right of way,' says an official of the consortium

Megawide consortium to propose cable cars to ease Cebu traffic

Is it Filinvest vs Megawide again for Clark airport development?

Mar 02, 2017 - 6:10 PM

The Filinvest-JG Summit consortium has a P187-billion proposal. Megawide-GMR previously submitted a proposal that was 'discontinued,' but the DOTr says the project remains 'open for everyone.'

Is it Filinvest vs Megawide again for Clark airport development?

House conducts inquiry into sale of Pampanga's Paskuhan Village

Mar 01, 2017 - 9:37 PM

The Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability seeks to establish if the sale of Hilaga, popularly known as Paskuhan Village, was legally valid and if proper procurement procedures were put into place

House conducts inquiry into sale of Pampanga's Paskuhan Village

FAST FACTS: Main points of Trump's speech to U.S. Congress

Mar 01, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Here are the main points of US President Donald Trump's first speech to the US Congress, outlining his ambitious agenda

FAST FACTS: Main points of Trump's speech to U.S. Congress

Asia must spend $26-T on infrastructure by 2030 – ADB

Feb 28, 2017 - 2:06 PM

(UPDATED) The lender says governments in some of the poorest countries in the world should invest in everything from transport, telecommunications, power and water and sanitation

Asia must spend $26-T on infrastructure by 2030 – ADB

Plaridel Bypass Road ready by end-2017 or early 2018

Feb 23, 2017 - 6:58 AM

Construction is ongoing for Phase II of the Plaridel Bypass Road, which will link Central Luzon provinces to the North Luzon Expressway, cutting travel time by up to 50 minutes

Plaridel Bypass Road ready by end-2017 or early 2018

Damaged roads, bridges after Surigao quake

Feb 11, 2017 - 6:29 PM

The Department of Public Works and Highways gives an update on the status of roads and bridges following the 6.7-magnitude earthquake that recently hit Mindanao

Damaged roads, bridges after Surigao quake

PH's PPP program could see declining investor interest – BMI Research

Feb 05, 2017 - 11:20 PM

The research unit of Fitch Ratings flags the country's struggle with implementing projects on time and generating enough interest in proposed undertakings

PH's PPP program could see declining investor interest – BMI Research

Alvarez slams bidding process of 5 PPP regional airport deals

Jan 27, 2017 - 7:26 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the operations and maintenance scheme to be implemented for the 5 airports may unnecessarily tie the government's hands

Alvarez slams bidding process of 5 PPP regional airport deals

'No tax reform, no infrastructure' – DOF

Jan 27, 2017 - 6:30 PM

The Duterte administration's proposed tax reform package could lead to an additional P168 billion in funds for key infrastructure projects, says the Department of Finance

'No tax reform, no infrastructure' – DOF