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The Manila International Airport Authority orders a review of security camera footage within the vicinity of the restroom
The BCDA says affected families were issued notices before, given assistance amounting to P300,000 per hectare, and relocation sites
With poverty incidence falling to 16.6% in 2018, the Philippine government says it is on track to meet its target of 14% by 2022
Unemployment in October 2019 falls to 4.5% or some 2.05 million people, the lowest since 2005
The BCDA 'contributed the usufruct of its property to the joint venture agreement under the contract, thus, it is clearly not a Build-Operate-and-Transfer project,' says the OGCC
(UPDATED) Inflation jumps in November, as expected by analysts
Rudolf Jurado says his contract review subjected the joint venture agreement on the New Clark sports facilities to 'a condition'
Stranded passengers are advised to stay home and avoid going to the airport
The Bases Conversion and Development Authority asked the Malaysian firm to construct it, after the latter said it just wanted to build offices in New Clark City
OGCC Chief Elpidio Vega says the contract review issued by former chief Rudolf Jurado even 'gave the go signal' for the project to push through
Another gold that the SEA Games can bring – the cautionary tale of entrusting our national pride and coffers to power brokers and slick politicians
'We also ask for a review of all projects within the past 10 to 15 years that have already destroyed hectares of wetlands, mangroves and forests, in the name of development,' says Save Subic Bay Coalition spokesperson El Latinazo, after a protected area in the freeport was cleared for a shooting range
Paano nga ba nakalusot ang kwestyonableng deal na pinangunahan ng Bases Conversion and Development Authority? Pakinggan sa podcast na ito nila business reporter Ralf Rivas, justice reporter Lian Buan, at researcher-writer Jodesz Gavilan.
SBMA says the contractor, CFV ARAR Contractors, has been issued a violation notice for the 'extensive clearing and grubbing operations in the area without appropriate environmental permit'
Despite earlier commitments, the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee will no longer be providing free rides to opening ceremony spectators
In another act of reversing his predecessor's past actions, Ombudsman Samuel Martires clears former port officials Juan Sta Ana and Raul Santos in a graft case
Around 16,500 spectators will have no dedicated transportation to and from the SEA Games 2019 opening ceremony
Conclusion: EXCLUSIVE: The favorable legal opinion of the OGCC being cited by BCDA was issued only in October 2018 – 8 months after the deal was already signed, skirting several rules, including BCDA's own guidelines
Be aware of these road closures and alternative routes from November 30 to December 11
Part 2: EXCLUSIVE: The OGCC raises red flags during a contract review. The BCDA, however, says it has an OGCC opinion that affirms the legality of the agreement.
Part 1: (UPDATED) EXCLUSIVE: The OGCC flags the return-of-investment and profit-sharing schemes of the BCDA-MTD Capital Berhad deal, but the BCDA insists it's 'very advantageous to the government’
(UPDATED) ‘We do away with 50 classrooms to build a P50-million kaldero that we use only once? I am not even talking about overpricing. I'm talking about propriety,’ the Minority Floor Leader says
Brighterday Subic Ltd. Inc, operator of All Hands Beach, is the latest locator to file a complaint against SBMA over policies that are allegedly inimical to locators in the free port
Under the Tienda Project, earthquake victims will form cooperatives that will operate stories selling basic goods at reasonable prices
The MMDA aims to address the problem of private vehicles using the yellow lane and tailing convoys
The sponsor of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority budget will be made to explain how the New Clark City Sports Complex won't turn into a white elephant after the SEA Games
The government realizes the need to establish a military presence on the northern frontier island where a Chinese company plans to build a business hub
Will your commute be affected on November 14?
SBMA management says its letter to the Philippine Coast Guard 'was simply a procedural reminder and a statement of policy'
An Olongapo resident who was helping the marooned Vietnamese described the SBMA as 'so heartless'
The man-made canal was excavated between 1859 and 1869, in an ambitious project to connect the Mediterranean to the Red Sea, and cut shipping times for growing international trade from Europe to Asia
The simulation will take place on Thursday, November 14, along EDSA and other major roads
The proposals are awaiting Malacañang's approval
Traffic congestion reveals a deeper malady: lack of a well-defined land use plan for the National Capital Region
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'
An analyst says the pullback in September imports, despite the drop in exports, means that net trade will likely not weigh on overall growth momentum in the 3rd quarter of 2019
The city government will develop a 'matrix' to determine the validity of all the bus terminals' documents
(UPDATED) Inflation in the Philippines is at its slowest pace in over 3 years
The incident also delays the departure of a Davao-Cebu flight on Sunday, November 3
The IPO is the linchpin of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's plan to revamp Saudi Arabia's economy and wean it off a decades-long dependence on oil
MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia says of drivers who complain about the fines and ask for leniency: 'Walang karapatang magreklamo ang mga pasaway'
Subic Bay Marine Exploratorium Inc. President and CEO Robert Gonzaga says the takeover by the SBMA is 'the beginning of their attempt to shut us down if we don't give in to their unreasonable demands'
In a plea deal, former CAAP chief financial officer Abner Bondoc admits guilt to a lesser offense and vows to refund the agency, instead of going through a graft trial
(3rd UPDATE) Check here the rerouting maps and instructions organized per Metro Manila local government unit
The MMDA will also deploy 2,300 personnel to assist passengers at bus terminals and ports
It has been nearly 9 months since the report was submitted to the Office of the President for a resolution. The silence from Malacañang is deafening.
For the Philippines to bring down poverty incidence to just 14% by 2022, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says that the government should look into teenage pregnancy first
From 75, the new list of big-ticket infrastructure projects will include 91 smaller but more feasible projects, says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia
'It can be taken up again in the next administration. At least they will know by now that they will spend more and make sure that they can cope with the challenge,' says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia