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COA recommends filing charges vs Mandaue City over reclamation project

Oct 03, 2019 - 12:02 PM

State auditors find out that the 35,821 square meter reclaimed land was sold for only P1.8 million or about P50 per square meter

RECLAMATION. The Commission on Audit flags a reclamation project near the Mactan Bridge in Mandaue City. Photo from Wiki

COA blocks P1-billion claim for deal between PRA, Central Bay

Sep 01, 2019 - 10:35 PM

The Commission on Audit says the Philippine Reclamation Authority had no authority to enter into a compromise deal with Central Bay Reclamation and Development Corporation

LIST: At least 6 Manila Bay reclamation projects to start soon

Feb 18, 2019 - 7:20 PM

Most of the reclamation projects expected to begin soon will be located in Metro Manila. The biggest projects will be in Cavite.

Duterte transfers power to approve reclamation to Office of the President

Feb 04, 2019 - 9:11 AM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte strips NEDA of the power to approve reclamation projects and transfers it to the Philippine Reclamation Authority which he also puts under his office

PICTURE PERFECT. An artist sketches his ideal view of the Manila Bay during the start of its rehabilitation on January 27, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[OPINION] 7 reasons why we should oppose Manila Bay reclamation projects

Feb 03, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Reclamation will only benefit a privileged few

LLDA orders closure of 2 firms engaged in illegal reclamation in Taguig

Jun 14, 2018 - 6:36 PM

Laguna Lake Development Authority General Manager Jaime Medina serves cease-and-desist orders to IPM Construction and Development Corporation and Level Up Construction and Development Corporation

PH, China silent on artificial islands after meeting

Feb 13, 2018 - 7:05 PM

The Philippines and China say they 'had a frank, cordial exchange of views' on the West Philippine Sea, but stay silent on China's island building

MISCHIEF REEF. €The construction of hangars on Mischief Reef is said to be part of China's ˜militarization of the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Photo courtesy of CSIS/AMTI and DigitalGlobe

Roque on China, Caloocan cops ordered arrested, Canada on chopper deal | Midday wRap

Feb 08, 2018 - 12:54 PM

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SC affirms CA ruling on Smokey Mountain project

Oct 15, 2017 - 7:25 PM

The case involves the 1993 agreement between private firm R-II Builders and government housing agencies to develop the Smokey Mountain landfill in Tondo, Manila

SMOKEY MOUNTAIN. Supreme Court affirms the decision of the Court of Appeals that favored developer R-II Builders on the legal battle over the botched Smokey Mountain Development and Reclamation Project. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Bohol court scraps proposed Panglao reclamation project

Sep 24, 2017 - 2:01 PM

The case stemmed from a 2009 plan which would involve a massive reclamation of seashores off Panglao Bay for a supposed leisure and resort park

In this file photo, the sun rises over boats in Panglao island in Bohol on October 18, 2013. Jay Directo/AFP

South China Sea, Batangas earthquake, Honasan | Evening wRap

Aug 11, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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Palace wants ASEAN to discuss China reclamation photos

Aug 11, 2017 - 1:09 PM

While Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano insists China is no longer engaged in land reclamation in the disputed area Malacañang thinks ASEAN should tackle photos showing such activities

Honasan, Customs, Robredo | Evening wRap

Aug 10, 2017 - 9:06 PM

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South China Sea, Duterte, North Korea on Trump | Midday wRap

Aug 10, 2017 - 1:19 PM

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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

BACK BURNER. However, NEDA chief Ernesto Pernia says his office will focus on projects that can be completed in 3-6 years' time. Presidential Photo

MMDA eyes Pasig River sludge for Manila land reclamation

Jul 10, 2017 - 3:21 PM

MMDA chairman Danilo Lim says the sludge can be used as infills for land reclamation

COOPERATION. MMDA chairman Danny Lim proposes to use the soil build up of the Pasig River to be used for Manila City's many reclamation 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

NEW LANDS. Horizon Manila is only one of many reclamation projects being pursued by Manila mayor and former president Joseph "Erap" Estrada.

Philippines & China, impeachment complaint, Ivanka Trump | Midday wRap

Mar 30, 2017 - 1:12 PM

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In Manila, Australia's top diplomat hits China

Mar 17, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Australia opposes the scale of reclamation and reconstruction that has occurred in the South China Sea Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says

PHILIPPINE TRIP. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop arrives for a bilateral meeting with her Philippine counterpart, Enrique Manalo (not in photo), at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila on March 16, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

China feared to house missiles in PH's Mischief Reef

Feb 23, 2017 - 10:48 AM

Subi Reef which is close to Pag Asa Island in Palawan s Kalayaan Island Group may also house missiles soon according to US officials interviewed by Reuters

Structures seen on a satellite image of Mischief Reef on November 15, 2016, released December 13, 2016. Image courtesy CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative/DigitalGlobe/Handout

ARRC to gov't: Bid out operations, maintenance of Clark airport, not NAIA

Feb 16, 2017 - 6:30 PM

The consortium says privatizing the operations maintenance and upgrade of NAIA would discourage the construction of a new airport

PRIVATE HANDS. The consortium of Solar group's Wilson Tieng and Sy-led Belle Corporation wants the upgrade works of the airport to be handled by private sector. Image from Clark International Airport website

Duterte, death penalty, Lorenzana | Evening wRap

Feb 07, 2017 - 9:05 PM

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Why Jakartans should care about spatial planning

Jan 27, 2017 - 1:43 PM

The second Jakarta gubernatorial debate is set to address spatial planning Here s why voters should pick a governor with a good strategy

PLANNING CRUCIAL. Shanty houses on a banks of the city water reservoir in Jakarta on November 1, 2016. AFP PHOTO / BAY ISMOYO

Be it Sangley or Bulacan, San Miguel keen on new airport dev't

Jan 23, 2017 - 1:00 PM

At the end of the day we will join all of the auctions for projects of the government says San Miguel Corporation president Ramon Ang

GOVERNMENT AUCTION.'At the end of the day, we will join all of the auction for projects of the government,' SMC chief Ramon Ang says. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Tieng, Sy group optimistic Sangley airport proposal will be approved

Dec 12, 2016 - 1:00 PM

The proposal for the P1 3 trillion Philippine Global Gateway project is up for approval of the NEDA Board

POSITIVE. All-Asia Resources & Reclamation Corporation says the proposal was welcomed by no other than President Rodrigo Duterte himself. Image background from ARRC

IATA to PH gov't: Act on airport proposals now

Nov 16, 2016 - 5:30 PM

They ve looked at so many proposals I think it is time to do something Let us make sure it a new international airport is just big enough says a regional director for the International Air Transport Association

UNSOLICITED PROPOSALS. The new transportation chief is open to unsolicited proposals to build a new international gateway. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Metro Pacific: Aviation is our 'next new industry'

Sep 07, 2016 - 2:15 PM

The Manuel V Pangilinan led conglomerate wants airports to be its new vertical market Metro Pacific is currently into roads rail water power and hospitals

NEW INDUSTRY. Infrastructure conglomerate Metro Pacific wants aviation to be its 'new industry.' File photo by Rappler

PH black sand possibly used to build China 'islands' – DFA

Aug 24, 2016 - 7:30 PM

They cannot just do that And if they will do that it is our right to defend our territory against this encroachment Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr says

CHINESE 'ISLAND.' Mischief Reef is the site of one of China's artificial islands in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). €˜Construction of hangars at Mischief Reef is at an earlier stage,€™ the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative says of this satellite image dated July 22. Photo courtesy of CSIS/AMTI and DigitalGlobe

PH on China reclamation: 'This should be stopped'

Aug 24, 2016 - 3:20 PM

UPDATED Right now there should be no further reclamation activities Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr tells Filipino senators

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay delivers a statement on July 12, 2016, during a press conference following a ruling by a UN-backed tribunal on the South China Sea. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

SMIC posts 8% income growth, plans more land reclamation

Aug 04, 2016 - 5:07 PM

The conglomerate plans to reclaim 660 hectares of land in Manila Bay in partnership with the city governments of Parañaque and Pasay for a mixed use development

Reclaimed city in southern Malaysia triggers ecology fears

Jul 31, 2016 - 1:34 PM

A planned multi billion dollar new city near Singapore is attracting interest from investors with promises of luxury living but there are questions over its future

MEGA-DEVELOPMENT. This picture taken on April 19, 2016 shows the scale model of development at Forest-City on one of the man-made islands on the Malaysian side of the Straits of Johor. Roslan Rahman/AFP

ASEAN ministers express 'serious concerns' over South China Sea

Jun 14, 2016 - 8:10 PM

In a rare diplomatic slap in the face for Beijing – issued on its own territory – the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ASEAN offers a sharp rebuke over China s actions in the waterway

FUELING CONCERN. New images released by the Center for Strategic and International Studies – such as this photo of Cuarteron Reef – show the extent of China's reclamation activities in the South China Sea. Photo courtesy of CSIS

Renato Corona, Zambales LP bets, China’s warning | 12PM wRap

Apr 29, 2016 - 11:54 AM

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PH mulls 'submarine force' amid dispute with China

Mar 30, 2016 - 3:33 PM

UPDATED We might have to undergo various aspects of our own military capabilities that had never been part of our needs says President Benigno Aquino III explaining how Philippine policies have been affected by the row with China

CHINA DISPUTE. President Benigno S. Aquino lll keynotes the opening ceremony of Publish Asia 2016 Conference at the Manila Hotel on March 30, 2016. Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Compromise over failed Smokey Mountain project 'unacceptable'

Feb 07, 2016 - 5:00 PM

The Home Guaranty Corporation says the Philippine government shouldn t accept Reghis Romero s P5B offer

Satellite imagery shows ecocide in South China Sea

Jan 16, 2016 - 4:31 PM

Poaching of giant clam shells is causing massive scarring of coral reefs

Image by Victor Robert Lee and DigitalGlobe

Contraceptives in PH, Pemberton’s appeal, Prince George | 6PM wRap

Jan 07, 2016 - 6:05 PM

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VLOG: ASEAN, China agree to conclude sea pact

Nov 23, 2015 - 4:22 PM

ASEAN and partner nations says they support efforts to finalize a code of conduct on the South China Sea

When the Philippines and China sang, danced on a Manila Bay cruise

Nov 23, 2015 - 10:00 AM

As the Philippines and China sparred over Mischief Reef President Jiang Zemin charmed Philippine officials with his rendition of Western classics during his state visit after the 1996 APEC summit in Subic

Illustration by Alejandro Edoria

China: Construction at sea will benefit other countries

Nov 23, 2015 - 7:54 AM

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin says China s construction activities are meant to better serve commercial ships fishermen and provide more public services

ISLAND BUILDING. A recent image shows China's reclamation on Zamora Reef (Subi Reef) in the Spratly Islands, located in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Photo courtesy of Victor Robert Lee/DigitalGlobe

Miriam on corruption, Binay hits Aquino admin, US vs China | 12PM wRap

Oct 27, 2015 - 1:16 PM

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Colmenares: PH should not seek US help in South China Sea

Oct 20, 2015 - 6:51 PM

The Bayan Muna representative says Manila should not ask help from countries with vested interests like the United States

Typhoon Hanna, South China Sea, Gozon settlement | 12PM wRap

Aug 07, 2015 - 12:32 PM

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PH to China: Stop construction, provocative acts in West PH Sea

Aug 07, 2015 - 11:21 AM

The Philippines reiterates the call after China announces that it s done with its massive reclamation in the disputed area but not its construction activities

RECLAMATION ACTIVITIES. An aerial photo taken though a glass window of a military plane shows the ongoing reclamation by China on Mischief Reef, part of the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, west of Palawan, Philippines, on May 11, 2015. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA/Pool

MH370 debris, Binay vs Malacañang, China’s reclamation | 6PM wRap

Aug 06, 2015 - 6:21 PM

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Beijing says South China Sea land reclamation completed

Aug 05, 2015 - 10:00 PM

A diplomatic source says lighthouses medical and emergency rescue facilities and meteorological and marine installations will be constructed next

Subi Reef, Spratly Islands, South China Sea. Photo courtesy of Victor Robert Lee/DigitalGlobe   Photo by Victor Robert Lee/Digital Globe

NPC backs Poe, Roxas on Binay, China’s reclamation | 6PM wRap

Aug 04, 2015 - 7:38 PM

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Poe-Chiz tandem, China’s reclamation, Cecil the lion | 6PM wRap

Jul 30, 2015 - 5:30 PM

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China's artificial islands now a third of Manila City

Jul 30, 2015 - 11:30 AM

In the West Philippine Sea China is building artificial islands the size of nearly 1 800 soccer fields combined

Subi Reef, Spratly Islands, South China Sea. Photo courtesy of Victor Robert Lee/DigitalGlobe   Photo by Victor Robert Lee/Digital Globe

SONA 2015, Poe on 2016, China’s reclamation | 6PM wRap

Jul 27, 2015 - 8:05 PM

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