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$380-M ADB loan to support 11 Mindanao road projects, says DPWH chief Villar

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez and ADB President Takehiko Nakao signed on Thursday the loan agreement on Improving Growth Corridors in Mindanao Road Sector Project, Villar said in a statement. Th.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsJan 13th, 2018

P380-M ADB loan to support 11 Mindanao road projects, says DPWH chief Villar

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez and ADB President Takehiko Nakao signed on Thursday the loan agreement on Improving Growth Corridors in Mindanao Road Sector Project, Villar said in a statement. Th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

City mayor presents P2-B in infra projects to DPWH chief

ILOILO CITY Mayor Jose Espinosa III presented on Dec 7, 2017 to Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar the pressing infrastructures needs of the metro in the hope of getting funding support. Espinosa went to the DPWH central office in Manila, together with DPWH-6 Assistant Regional Director Al Fruto, Iloilo City […] The post City mayor presents P2-B in infra projects to DPWH chief appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

DPWH-ARMM allocates P6.8B for infrastructure projects

COTABATO CITY: The Department of Public Works and Highways in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DPWH–ARMM) will allocate most of its infrastructure budget – about P6.889 billion – to build more roads across the region. Don Mustapha Loong, DPWH–ARMM secretary, said the 238 road projects – with a total length of 361.65 kilometers –… link: DPWH-ARMM allocates P6.8B for infrastructure projects.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

$380-million ADB loan to finance 11 infra projects in Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine government has obtained new loans totalling $380 million from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to finance roads and bridges in Mindanao. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said in a press release on Friday, January 12, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and ADB president Takehiko Nakao ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

‘I WAS NOT A CORRUPT DPWH CHIEF’ | Singson denies there was P8.7-B road right-of-way scam during PNoy admin

Stressing that he was not a corrupt public official, former DPWH chief Rogelio Singson denied that the Aquino administration paid P8.7 billion to claimants who used fake land titles to get compensation for the government's expropriation of their properties for road right-of-way projects in General Santos City......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

ISIS militants, hostages escape Marawi mosque

MARAWI CITY – Dozens of local ISIS militants and their hostages managed to escape undetected from a mosque they used to attack security forces in the besieged city of Marawi.  The daring escape was only discovered after troops managed to advance and eventually recaptured the mosque from militants on Thursday hours before President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to Marawi. The military trumpeted the “liberation” of the mosque, but it did not say how ISIS fighters and their captives managed to escape from thousands of troops who surrounded Marawi, and spy planes and drones monitoring the siege since May 23.  The fate of the hostages, including a Catholic priest and church workers, remains unknown.  Duterte, wearing a Kevlar helmet and a bullet-proof vest, inspected troops in the battlefront and spoke to them. “The President also congratulated the troops for defending Marawi from terror elements and for successfully retaking the Islamic Center yesterday, a structure that was maintained as the Daesh-inspired terrorist group's command and control for the longest time before it was retaken,” said Army Captain Jo-ann Petinglay, a spokeswoman for the Western Mindanao Command.  It was his 3rd visit to Marawi since the fighting began when militants occupied the city in an effort to put up an Islamic province in the restive region. Security officials also briefed Duterte on the progress of the military operations against the militants.  In his talk with the soldiers, Duterte assured his full support to the military and police forces fighting ISIS. “I would like to reiterate this, I will never abandon you as long as you are doing the right thing. This would include fighting against the terrorists groups, the drug lords or the common criminals as long as you are doing your sworn duty to enforce the law and protect the republic. Let me emphasize however that you must do your job in accordance with the law,” he said.  Duterte was accompanied by National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Defense Undersecretary Cesar Yano, Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Eduardo Ano and Army Chief Lieutenant General Glorioso Miranda.  Oust Duterte  His visit to the battlefield came days after disgruntled soldiers and policemen who are members of a shadowy group called Patriotic and Democratic Movement or PADEM called for the ouster of Duterte. They accused Duterte of treating the military and police as his private armies and for betraying and violating public trust and cited 10 reasons to call for his ouster. The group also urged Filipinos to join PADEM in condemning and fighting Duterte and his administration and to stage mass actions and demand the President’s ouster. In a manifesto, Antonio Bonifacio, who claimed to be PADEM’s spokesman, called on members of the military and police to also join the people in demanding Duterte’s resignation and also his administration. It said the group is working for the withdrawal military and police support for Duterte.  “We urge all Filipinos as individuals and as groups in whatever social sector, field, institution or organization to exercise their right of assembly and expression to undertake mass actions demanding the ouster of Duterte and his administration. We call on our fellow officers and members of the AFP and the PNP to join the people in demanding the resignation or ouster of Duterte and his administration.” “We pledge to work for the withdrawal of military and police support for Duterte and his administration in conjunction with mass mobilization of the Filipino people in millions to manifest their demand for the resignation or ouster of Duterte and his administration. Upon the change of administration, we pledge to follow the principle of civilian supremacy and support a new civilian administration, in accordance with the 1987 Constitution and the rule of law,” the manifesto, released by Bonifacio – believed to be a nom de guerre – said. PADEM also condemned and holds accountable for gross crimes in betrayal of public trust and in violation of national sovereignty and democratic rights of the Filipino people. It cited the following reasons as alleged crimes of Duterte:   Treating the AFP and the PNP as these were his private armies and practising favoritism and violating professional and service standards in the promotion and assignment of officers; Corrupting the PNP and the AFP with a system of monetary awards for the extrajudicial killing of alleged illegal drug users and of NPA suspects; Condoning and protecting top-level illegal drug lords; Emboldening/inciting police officers to engage in extrajudicial killings of poor suspected illegal drug users and pushers by publicly telling officers to plant evidence and by guaranteeing their pardon and promotion in case of conviction; Aggravating corruption in government and criminality through the collusion of Duterte trustees and crime syndicates; Allowing China to occupy maritime features in the West Philippine Sea and to violate Philippine sovereign rights upheld by decision of the Arbitral Tribunal in accordance with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea; Bungling the operations in Marawi City and indiscriminately destroying lives and property through aerial bombings, artillery and mortar; Favoring certain Chinese businessmen and Duterte relatives and cronies in the award of projected infrastructure projects using loans from China; Betraying the sovereign rights of the Filipino people by making the Philippines a debt vassal of China and offering to China the oil and gas resources under the West Philippine Sea as collateral for Chinese loans; and Seeking to replace the partnership with the United States in matters [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsAug 25th, 2017

Gov’t speeds up spending on infra

Gov’t speeds up spending on infra Mary Grace Padin MANILA, Philippines - The government is aiming to accelerate infrastructure development this year through reforms in the procurement and implementation of projects, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said yesterday. In a statement, the DBM said the improved set of implementing rules and regulations of Republic Act 9184 or the Procurement Law would help expedite the launch and completion of infrastructure programs in the pipeline. Reforms in the execution of projects, such as the introduction of geo-tagging for improved project monitoring and allowing non-stop construction work to hasten project completion, will also be implemented. “The bold reforms, the pipeline of projects, the hardworking and assertive administration, and the participative citizenry – these will make the dream of making the next six years the Golden Age of Infrastructure achievable,” Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said. The government has allocated a total of P847.2 billion for nationwide infrastructure projects this year, up 13.8 percent from a year ago. The amount also accounted for about 25 percent of this year’s budget. Under the General Appropriations Act approved by President Duterte last December, the bulk, or P349.1 billion of the infrastructure budget was allotted to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the Department of Agriculture, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, and other government agencies and local government units. More than P125 billion was also granted to the Department of Education for the construction and repair of basic education facilities, primary school buildings and technical-vocational laboratories. According to the DBM, the biggest chunk of budget for road construction this year went to the road network services with P216.9 billion, 33.4 percent higher than the 2016 allocation. More than P31.1 billion was allocated for Mindanao Logistics Infrastructure Network project, which will provide highways and bridges across Mindanao to connect cities and provinces to ports and production areas. Other major road projects in 2017 include the P1.5 billion UP-Miriam-Ateneo Viaduct in Katipunan Ave., Quezon City and the P1.2 billion road widening project in the General Luis-Kaybiga-Polo-Novaliches Road, among others. The government has also allotted a total of P12.3 billion for the construction and maintenance of access roads to tourist destinations. The Department of Transportation (DOTr), for its part, will spearhead the construction of bus transport systems that are envisioned to provide efficient, comfortable and inexpensive transportation to commuters in Metro Manila and Cebu......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 30th, 2017

Benguet receives P4-B for infra dev’t projects

The province of Benguet has now a total budget of P4.25 billion for road development, agriculture, and irrigation support, aside from construction and improvement of school buildings for 2018. #BeFullyInformed Benguet receives P4-B for infra dev’t projects LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The province of Benguet has now a total budget of P4.25 billion for road… link: Benguet receives P4-B for infra dev’t projects.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News5 hr. 41 min. ago

Subway, road project loans eyed for signing

Agreements for two Japanese government-financed projects worth a total of $1.01 billion are expected to be signed before the end of this month, the Finance department said on Wednesday. The deals involve the first tranche of the 104.5-billion yen ($929.1 million) loan for the first phase of the Metro Manila Subway Project and the 9.399-billion [...] The post Subway, road project loans eyed for signing appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News20 hr. 41 min. ago

AFP chief defends need for martial law extension in Mindanao

MANILA – Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero on Wednesday defended the extension of martial law in Mindanao before the Supreme Court, citing how it projects authority that promotes “a climate of safety and security” in the restive region.    Source link link: AFP chief defends need for martial law extension in Mindanao.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

ADB loan to finance Mindanao infra projects

MANILA, Philippines — At least 11 big-ticket infrastructure projects to be funded by a $380-million loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will be constr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

PH, ADB seal $680-M loan packages

Two loan packages amounting to a total of $680 million were signed by the Philippine government and the Asian Development Bank on Wednesday. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd and ADB President Takehiko Nakao signed a $380-million loan agreement for the Improving Growth Corridors in Mindanao Road Sector Project (IGCMRSP) and led an official exchange of [...] The post PH, ADB seal $680-M loan packages appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

DPWH, DOT to fund P500-M infra projects in Negros

BACOLOD City – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) have allocated more or less P500 million to fund road infrastructure projects leading to tourism sites of Negros Occidental. Provincial Tourism Officer Christine Mansinares said the projects aim to improve the accessibility to tourist destinations in the province. […] The post DPWH, DOT to fund P500-M infra projects in Negros appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

ADB approves $380-M loan for Zamboanga road rehab

THE Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a $380-million loan to fund the rehabilitation of roads in the Zamboanga Peninsula in a bid to help bolster economic growth in Mindanao. The Improving Growth Corridors in Mindanao Road Sector Project, ADB’s biggest infrastructure investment in the region, aims to widen and realign 280… link: ADB approves $380-M loan for Zamboanga road rehab.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2017

ADB OKs $380-M loan for Mindanao road infra

In a statement on Friday, the Manila-based multilateral lender said its board of directors approved the loan for the Improving Growth Corridors in Mindanao Road Sector Project. The project is its big.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 16th, 2017

ADB approves $380-M loan to improve Mindanao roads

MANILA, Philippines — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $380-million loan to help improve the road network in the poorest areas of Mindanao, it.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

ADB approves $380-M loan for Zamboanga road rehab

THE Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a $380-million loan to fund the rehabilitation of roads in the Zamboanga Peninsula in a bid to help bolster economic growth in Mindanao. The Improving Growth Corridors in Mindanao Road Sector Project, ADB’s biggest infrastructure investment in the region, aims to widen and realign 280 […] The post ADB approves $380-M loan for Zamboanga road rehab appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

‘RROW scam’ witness fails to impress

General Catapang wants him jailed –– ex-DPWH chief Singson THE main witness of the Department of Justice (DoJ) in the so-called ‘RROW (road-right-of-way) Scam’ in General Santos City, Roberto ‘Bobot’ Catapang, Jr. “would have to prop up further his credibility to make his accusations stick” as the Senate started yesterday….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

8990 allocates P3 billion for capital expenditures

By Arra B. Francia, Reporter MASS HOUSING developer 8990 Holdings, Inc. will allocate P3 billion in capital expenditures next year to support the construction of its projects as well as the acquisition of land properties. “We’re looking at P3 billion (for the whole 2018),” 8990 Chief Operating Officer Willibaldo J. Uy told reporters in Makati […] The post 8990 allocates P3 billion for capital expenditures appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 4th, 2017

Lacson says DPWH budget cut is justifiable

          Senator Panfilo Lacson on Friday said he is "very confident" that he can justify the slashing of the P50-billion budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), which earned the ire of some legislators.   "I am very confident that I can justify the cut that I proposed and which was approved in plenary," Lacson said in a text message to reporters.   "I just hope we will stick to the issue at hand instead of misleading the public," he said.   This was Lacson's response to some senators and House lawmakers who opposed the budget cut, arguing that continuing infrastructure projects and road w...Keep on reading: Lacson says DPWH budget cut is justifiable.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2017