NAIA Consortium beats deadline, revised offer still...

2 May, 2019 at 10:10

The super consortium of seven conglomerates seeking to rehabilitate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has managed to beat the deadline set by the Department of Transportation, but its offer continues to hang in the balance as it now undergoes scrutiny from the government.

P1.97-T ODA to fund PH projects

26 April, 2019 at 12:17

Loans and grants from the country’s development partners will finance the bulk of the flagship infrastructure projects to be rolled out by the Duterte administration under its ambitious “Build, Build, Build,” according to the state planning agency National Economic and Development Authority (Neda).

After infra, agri

26 April, 2019 at 11:42

The first three years of the Duterte administration concentrated on infrastructure with its “Build, Build, Build” program. This initiative has gained momentum and is seen to continue for the next three years.

[OPINION] It’s not a bomb

26 April, 2019 at 09:32

We should go nuclear. Not with weapons to annihilate China — a fruitless task — but to provide us with clean, reliable, safe electricity.

JFC Meeting with DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade

26 April, 2019 at 08:29

The Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) met with Department of Transportation Secretary Tugade and most of his undersecretaries at the DOTr office at Clark, Pampanga on April 8, 2019.

Is anyone minding the store?

26 April, 2019 at 01:50

The past few weeks have not been good for the country. In Metro Manila, people are not happy about the failure of basic utilities to provide the services expected of them.

[PRESS RELEASE] PBG-JFC Statement on Proposed Reforms...

22 April, 2019 at 13:45

We, the following listed Philippine business groups and foreign chambers, strongly commiserate with and share the frustrations of millions of…

Customs modernization to get $150-M WB loan

17 April, 2019 at 13:10

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has adopted a World Bank-proposed system aimed at modernizing processes at the country’s second biggest tax-collection agency through funding from the Washington-based lender.

[EDITORIAL] Critical power situation

17 April, 2019 at 09:17

Why do we usually expect brownouts whenever the Department of Energy (DOE) assures us that there is enough electricity supply?

Regulatory body for water pushed

15 April, 2019 at 16:48

Regulatory body for water pushed Gov’t agencies cite need for single point of accountability March 23, 2019 | 05:56 AM Officials of the

Number of priority projects raised

15 April, 2019 at 16:44

The Duterte administration has increased to 9,816 the number of priority programs and projects worth P10.9 trillion it intends to roll out within its six-year term to sustain strong economic growth and ultimately slash the poverty rate by 2022.

Finance chief hits critics of China loans

15 April, 2019 at 16:29

“You of no faith to your country.” This was the rebuke of the head of the Duterte administration’s economic team to critics spreading fear that the government would be unable to pay the money it borrowed from China for big-ticket infrastructure projects under its ambitious “Build, Build, Build”…

[OPINION] What we need: Long-term water security

15 April, 2019 at 16:24

During his first State of the Nation Address, President Benigno Aquino III singled out the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) for all the wrong reasons. He painted the water agency as the mother of all corruption.

[OPINION] MORE power supply needed: Attention ERC

15 April, 2019 at 14:36

After the water shortage in many areas in Metro Manila last March, next is power shortage and brownouts in many areas of Luzon including Metro Manila this month.

PEZA wants separate incentives regime for exporters...

15 April, 2019 at 12:30

THE Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) said it will submit to the next Congress its proposed amendments to the current incentive regime, distinguishing more clearly between firms serving a mainly domestic market and exporters.

Ex-DPWH head backs creation of water department

15 April, 2019 at 10:35

Past and present government officials are supporting the creation a Department of Water to serve as the one entity to oversee the operations of various agencies, a former Cabinet official said.

Duterte warns Naia takeover by PAF

8 April, 2019 at 11:11

President Duterte has warned that he would order the military to take over the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) if congestion and inefficiency woes plaguing the country’s premier airport remain unresolved.

Clark airport posts record 1M passengers in...

5 April, 2019 at 16:44

Air passengers that travelled via Clark International Airport (CRK) have reached 1 million in January to March this year, the airport’s highest quarterly passenger traffic, according to Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC).

PH can ignore onerous terms of China...

4 April, 2019 at 15:41

Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has dismissed concerns that the Duterte administration had entered into disadvantageous contracts, especially loan agreements with China.

Duterte in favor of a Department of...

4 April, 2019 at 08:00

President Duterte is in favor of the proposal to form a separate department for water-related concerns, believing it will prevent a repeat of the water service interruption experienced recently in parts of Metro Manila and Rizal province.

Duterte orders review of all gov’t contracts

3 April, 2019 at 13:29

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the review of all contracts entered into by the government, including those with China, to remove any onerous provision detrimental to public interest, Malacañang said Tuesday.

Open-pit mining investment could have shored up...

15 March, 2019 at 10:00

An independent think-tank said investment frozen by the open-pit mining ban could have sustained the Philippines through the recent drop in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), which fell 4.4% in 2018.

Senate panel to probe water shortage in...

14 March, 2019 at 13:00

The Senate committee on public services will conduct an inquiry on the “not normal” water supply situation affecting parts of Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

[OPINION] Traffic

6 March, 2019 at 16:00

President Duterte claimed he has delivered on all his promises except on EDSA traffic. The first part about delivering on all promises is arguable but he is spot on about EDSA traffic.