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World Bank poorly prepared for conflict countries – study

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The World Bank’s anti-poverty programs are not well-structured for countries beset by conflict, and do too little for women suffering from violence, according to internal study released Monday.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Albay governor elected chair of UN Green Climate Fund Board

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Albay Governor Joey Salceda. FILE PHOTO

Albay Governor Joey Salceda has been elected chairman of the United Nations Green Climate Fund Board, the first Filipino and Asian to be elected chair of the 24-man board.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t asked to stop shanty demolitions

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The government must put a stop to the demolition of squatter shanties in Metro Manila because its off-city resettlement program still leaves a lot to be desired, and ongoing efforts to transfer illegal settlers has resulted in violence, according to Anakpawis Rep. Fernando Hicap.

Posted: July 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Boom spreads wealth wider in Philippines

Construction of a hotel-condominium is in progress in Manila. AP

Just three years ago a new car and an overseas holiday were unthinkable luxuries for J. Ante and her family of six. The insurance company manager’s commissions have soared since then as the Philippines, blighted for a generation by venal and incompetent leaders, has unexpectedly boomed, putting middle class comforts within tantalizing reach of many.

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Intramuros slum dwellers to start moving out March

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The Intramuros Administration will start relocating informal settlers from Manila’s historic Walled City, with the first batch moving to a Gawad Kalinga low-cost housing site in Trece Martires, Cavite province, in March.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Aquino OKs 5 NEDA projects

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President Benigno Aquino on Friday approved five projects of the National Economic and Development Authority costing P146 billion.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rethinking Cebu’s development strategy

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AYALA Center Cebu inside  Cebu Business Park is undergoing expansion which is expected to be completed by last quarter of 2013. Cebu’s vibrant economy has triggered expansion in retail, trade  and other allied services. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

There is no single measure at the local level that we can use to measure Cebu’s economic performance. In the Philippines, the gross domestic product (GDP), the most widely used measure of economic performance, is disaggregated only down to the regional level, not the local level.

Posted: January 12th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

There’s no other way to go but up

While the 2012 saw widespread flooding hitting Central Luzon in August, destroying about P2 billion worth of crops, no major disaster struck northern Luzon for the rest of the year.

Posted: January 1st, 2013 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Home amid Chinese highway a symbol of resistance

People stand near a house which sits in the middle of a newly built road in Wenling city in east China's Zhejiang province on November 22. AP

In the middle of an eastern Chinese city’s new main road, rising incongruously from a huge circle in the freshly laid pavement, is a five-story row house with ragged edges. This is the home of the duck farmer who said “no.”

Posted: November 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Aquino sees business hub potential of Bangsamoro region

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PEACE PROGRESS President Aquino and his adviser on the peace process, Secretary Teresita Quintos-Deles, exchange pleasantries following an official announcement that the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front have agreed on a road map aimed at ending decadeslong separatist insurgency in Mindanao. EDWIN BACASMAS

President Benigno Aquino III is upbeat about the prospects of the future Moro homeland in Mindanao, Bangsamoro, especially as a hub of information technology and business process outsourcing companies.

Posted: October 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Architect points to Cebu model on good reclamation effects

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CEBU CITY—A 300-hectare reclaimed area owned by the Cebu City government has been cited by a top urban planner as a successful model for reclamation projects outside Metro Manila.   Felino Palafox Jr., world renowned architect, said the South Road Properties (SRP) has even been drawing big businesses into the country.   These include SM [...]

Posted: October 3rd, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

P1.5B dev’t fund earmarked for over 5,000 villages affected by insurgency

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The Philippine government has set aside at least P1.5 billion to help more than 5,000 barangays affected by armed conflict across the country in an effort to address the roots of insurgency and secession, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process said Thursday.

Posted: August 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

P200M sought for watersheds

The Mindanao Development Authority (Minda) is seeking an annual budget of P200 million for the management and development of Mindanao’s watersheds and river basins.

Posted: June 2nd, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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