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Only 34% of the Duterte administration's flagship infrastructure projects are being implemented, so far
This new loan brings the Asian Development Bank's total lending to the Philippines to $2.1 billion so far in 2020
In this time of crisis, government needs to get its act together and divert all its energies and resources to saving people’s lives
'If there is one risk that we should avoid at all costs, it would be of banking all our planning and resources on the delivery of a vaccine, only to discover that the virus has mutated past that vaccine’s efficacy'
The Asian Development Bank says half of the amount will be used for the government's ambitious infrastructure push
Dennis Uy's unsolicited proposal for the Davao International Airport, the Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridge, and MRT4 are just some of the projects approved by the Investment Coordination Committee
Is the public aware of the thousands of urban poor families facing demolition, eviction, and relocation to make way for tons of cement and steel?
There are 197 'airport projects' under Build, Build, Build, but these include rehabilitation, maintenance, and upgrading projects
The agency's top accomplishments were either initiated before Duterte's term or have yet to be finished
The Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge, pegged at P187 billion, is the most expensive of all new infrastructure projects on the Duterte administration's revised list
Infrastructure binge, deathless drug war, and photo-op with UP alumni
'What we're saying is that maybe the original 75 flagship projects were not well-thought-of so that we revise them in the middle of the stream,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon
Moving goalposts is ill-advised. Not only does it render BBB practically impossible to evaluate, it also serves as a convenient excuse for the economic managers’ sloppy conception and implementation of the program.
Duterte's new list of infrastructure projects features about 100, but he won't finish almost half of them during his term. Most construction activities are also expected to start by 2022, his last year in office.
There are dozens of new Build, Build, Build projects, including the Cebu Monorail System, Kanan Dam, and another MRT line. Some appear to be scrapped, including a huge chunk of the Mindanao Railway.
Rappler obtains the revised list of the Duterte administration's infrastructure projects. The government needs a whopping P4.3 trillion to implement all 100 projects.
(UPDATED) 'We can have a thousand projects, that's all theoretical… If it is actual construction with actual disbursements, that would propel our economy,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon
Presidential adviser Vince Dizon says the Duterte administration is now more open to public-private partnerships, but would get rid of deals that fail to 'promote public interest'
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?
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
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
'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.
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
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
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
The company says it will 'find [the] best ways to complement' the Build, Build, Build program of the Duterte administration
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'
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Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says the TRAIN Law will open more job opportunities for Filipinos