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[OPINION] Wishes for the economy in 2018

8 January, 2018 at 17:00

Happy New Year, dear readers! We start 2018 on a positive note: My wishes for the economy in January 2017 were largely realized.

Water crisis, river basins and governance

3 July, 2017 at 10:33

To address our water crisis (where an average of 73 people die every day due to water-related causes) it is imperative we implement an approach successfully used in many countries…

MWSS chief: PH water supply still inadequate

29 June, 2017 at 11:16

Much needs to be done for the country to become water supply secure, thus declared Reynaldo Velasco, administrator of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System, who pointed out that the Philippines’ national water security score stands at 40.4 out of 100.

[OPINION] Perspectives on ‘Dutertenomics’

24 April, 2017 at 10:04

Build, build, build” is the new mantra of the Duterte administration, as our top infrastructure officials joined Cabinet economic managers in the “Dutertenomics Forum” held earlier this week.

Water crisis looms in Metro Manila

2 November, 2016 at 16:00

Metro Manila faces a water crisis unless the government finds a source to supplement the Umiray–Angat–Ipo or Angat reservoir system, which will not be able to meet the needs of its more than 15 million inhabitants four years from now, a private water concessionaire said.

12 PPP projects go full throttle

16 September, 2016 at 09:50

“The bid submissions that are happening soon, at least for transportation, are the five airports,” Eleazar E. Ricote, deputy executive director of the PPP Center, said in an interview on the sidelines of a trade and investment seminar hosted by the United Kingdom.

Duterte for business

10 June, 2016 at 16:53

In a series over Christmas I detailed how the Aquino administration had violated contracts and not paid its bills to the business sector. Its officials responded with nonsense explanations and motherhood generalities that stand up to no scrutiny at all. And a coward hiding behind the nom de plume “Joe America” lambasted me.

GSIS mulls new $400-M fund for infra

26 April, 2016 at 16:00

State-run Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) is planning to set up another $400-million fund for major infrastructure projects after its successful foray into the sector almost four years ago.

Groups make final push for proposed PPP...

13 April, 2016 at 12:30

The massive pipeline of key infrastructure deals—possibly at around a trillion pesos in total cost— is a reflection of how much money the Philippines needs to invest to improve the quality of life in the country.

British envoy finds PH energy investment policy...

11 February, 2016 at 10:57

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Philippines—British Ambassador Asif Ahmad on Friday scored the Philippine government’s policy of putting a cap on foreign investment in renewable energy development while encouraging the full foreign ownership of traditional power generation.

San Miguel bags first water PPP

8 December, 2015 at 10:58

A CONSORTIUM composed of San Miguel Corp. (SMC) and Korea Water Resources Corp. (K Water) yesterday bagged the 30-year contract for a P24.4-billion public-private partnership (PPP) project that will supply water to Bulacan consumers.

Infrastructure brings communities together

31 July, 2015 at 11:39

  Infrastructure brings communities together By: Peter Wallace Philippine Daily Inquirer 12:15 AM July 30th, 2015 I don’t

Infra, election spending to fuel 7% economic...

14 July, 2015 at 10:14

By: Amy R. Remo @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer 02:17 AM July 1st, 2015 THE PHILIPPINE Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Next President should put emphasis on infra...

14 July, 2015 at 07:26

By: Daxim L. Lucas Philippine Daily Inquirer 05:49 AM July 8th, 2015 ‘We need more roads, modern airports and seaports. The backlog on

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