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The senator's bill proposes to provide ‘a more level playing field to eligible domestic and foreign bidders’
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon also takes a swipe at the Commission on Elections for not exempting infrastructure projects from the public works ban during the May 2019 polls
Rappler maps the 75 big-ticket infrastructure projects under the Build, Build, Build program
What’s the status of the Build, Build, Build projects? Why have they proceeded so slowly? How are we going to pay for them?
(UPDATED) Senatorial candidate Neri Colmenares raises the alarm over the looming Chinese debt trap. The finance department shrugs off fears and says the Philippines can pay off the debt.
The government says at least 1,000 jobs will be available for workers who were displaced due to Hanjin's bankruptcy
No, these are not photos of Chinese-funded road built under President Rodrigo Duterte's flagship infrastructure program
Cooperation arrangements between the Philippines and China are outlined for the Davao City Expressway and Mindanao Railway projects
The DPWH erroneously uses a photo of the Korean Incheon Bridge in an ongoing construction project in Mindanao
City governments are signing an agreement with the Department of Transportation, and have been talking to families whose properties will be affected
Detained Senator Leila de Lima calls for a Senate probe into two Build, Build Build projects that can displace around 180,000 families in Metro Manila
'We need to keep this pace to build up momentum. The government needs to be ready and we need to address the challenges of each infrastructure project,' says Ramoncito Fernandez, Management Association of the Philippines president
All 10 are being investigated by the Department of Public Works and Highways
Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano meets with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, on the sidelines of an ASEAN meeting in Singapore
The National Economic and Development Authority has identified 75 flagship projects under the government’s Build, Build Build program. Only 7 have started construction in 2018.
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DPWH spends only a 3rd of its budget, and ends up paying banks P27 million as a result of its failure to utilize approved loans
The dip in Philippine competitiveness ranking, missing the 2017 labor target, and slow implementation of infrastructure projects are left out during the 'Tatak ng Pagbabago: Tatak ng Pag-unlad' forum
Build, Build, Build is currently financed by taxes, official development assistance, and commercial loans
Two out of the 3 alleged conditions for Chinese loans under the Philippines' Build, Build, Build program cannot be verified yet
The National Economic and Development Authority also says over a million jobs will be generated every year because of the government's Build, Build, Build program
Rappler takes a look at the results of the April 2018 Labor Force Survey
Economics PhD student JC Punongbayan explains in Part 2 of this Economics Series why TRAIN may be ill-timed, which sector is worst hit by inflation and why Build, Build, Build may be bad for traffic
'We shall continue to rely on the ADB for financial assistance, be it in the form or loans or grants,' President Rodrigo Duterte says at the 51st Annual Asian Develoment Bank Meeting
The company will increase the container handling capacity of both the Manila South Harbor and the Batangas Container Terminal
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The NEDA Board, led by President Rodrigo Duterte, gives the go signal for the Bulacan International Airport and other projects
Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says the government decided to hike the share of foreign borrowings to 25% of the total financing program for the next 5 years, from the initial 20%
In 4 to 5 years, BPI expects to raise the share of SME, retail, and microfinance loans to 35%, and reduce the share of corporate loans to 65%
The company says it will 'find [the] best ways to complement' the Build, Build, Build program of the Duterte administration
Interested city governments can submit conceptual designs of proposed projects, which will be evaluated by a team in June
During the country’s annual briefing with the Asian Development Bank, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says, 'Mindanao today is at the front and center of the Build, Build, Build infrastructure program'
'Our efforts to create a more business- and investor-friendly environment are gaining traction,' says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, after an American firm ranked the Philippines as the best country to invest in
The overall confidence index of Q1 2018 slips to 39.5% from 43.3% for Q4 2017 due to the initial stages of the tax reform, lower demand, and high oil prices, says the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. However, the BSP says the outlook is brighter for Q2 of this year.
The loan will go towards expanding the Plaridel Bypass Road from two lanes to a 4-lane carriageway national road
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Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says the TRAIN Law will open more job opportunities for Filipinos
The project is part of a wider plan to transform Central Luzon in conjunction with the Manila-Clark Railway, Subic-Clark Cargo Railway, and the New Clark City projects
The subway is expected to break ground in Q3 as one of 6 major rollouts next year while government spending is up 10% to P2.241 trillion through January to October of this year
Aboitiz is in talks with Shandong Electric Power Construction Corporation III and Dongfang Electric Company to look into opportunities in China
The ride-hailing company will share traffic data with the government to help analyze how infrastructure projects affect traffic
DPWH says the Bonifacio statue will be restored to its exact position after the completion of the road project in March 2020
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Some economists are concerned that less revenues from the proposed tax reform package could jeopardize the Duterte administration's P8-trillion infrastructure program
The National Housing Authority possibly only has P2 2 billion to remedy the ballooning housing backlog
Nearly half of the total will help fund infrastructure projects from 2018 to 2020 says the Department of Finance
With increased ambition could there also be more risk?
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says the farm to market road program should get at least P20 billion in the 2018 budget