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Massive infra spending set

PASSENGER TERMINAL INSPECTION  President Aquino boards MV St. Pope John Paul II docked at Manila North Harbor’s North Passenger Terminal Complex in Tondo, Manila, as part of his inspection of major passenger terminals in Metro Manila. Behind him are Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma and Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson. LYN RILLON

With just two years to go before its term ends, the Aquino administration plans to spend more on infrastructure and introduce other reforms to try to make economic growth inclusive and lift millions out of poverty.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Drilon: Congress to sustain momentum of economic growth

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Senate President Franklin Drilon: Decentralize. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—With the country gaining headway on economic progress with improvements on the gross domestic product, Senate President Franklin Drilon said on Friday that Congress would play a key role in maintaining the momentum.   Drilon vowed that Congress as a whole would work on legislation and policies that would improve investments in agriculture, tourism, [...]

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino administration should be alarmed by recent survey, says Casiple

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Political analyst Ramon Casiple. INQUIRER file photo

The Aquino administration should be alarmed by the Pulse Asia survey saying most Filipinos claimed the quality of life has worsened in the past years, a political analyst said Tuesday.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

BSP exec cites moves to achieve higher economic growth

THE government should pay attention to the volatility of capital flow and the infrastructure gaps to achieve a stronger economy and a higher gross domestic product per capita. Dr. Ma. Cyd N. Tuano-Amador, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) assistant governor for monetary policy, warned Filipinos of these economic challenges during last Friday’s Conference of Gearing [...]

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in CDN - Enterprise,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Gov’t execs admit economic growth not enough to reduce poverty

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Arsenio Balisacan of NEDA. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The economy is growing, but who’s enjoying it? President Aquino’s financial managers painted a generally rosy picture of the economy as the House of Representatives formally began deliberations Wednesday on the proposed national budget for next year.

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino silence on pork barrel, economic growth benefits in Sona slammed

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President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Buhay party-list Rep. Lito Atienza scored President Aquino for failing to detail how he would reform the pork barrel system after the P10-billion pork barrel scam was exposed.

Posted: July 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Catholic bishops: ‘Do more for the poor’

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Two days before President Benigno Aquino III’s fourth State of the Nation Address, Catholic bishops asked him to show how the country’s economic growth would benefit the poor and the jobless.

Posted: July 21st, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Bishops urge Aquino to make growth more inclusive

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Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco and Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes. PHOTOS FROM http://www.cbcponline.net

President Benigno Aquino III should spell out in his State of the Nation Address on Monday how the country’s economic growth would benefit the poor and the unemployed, a number of Catholic bishops said Saturday.

Posted: July 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

President Aquino to present P2.268-T budget to Congress

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President Aquino: Protect the common seas. INQUIRER file photo

The government is proposing to increase next year’s budget by 13 percent in order to fuel faster economic growth in 2014 and carry out its aims of spending more on infrastructure and boosting a cash doleout program for the poorest households as it seeks to spread the benefits of economic growth.

Posted: July 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bayan hits Aquino over ‘sham economic growth’

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Renato Reyes Jr. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan on Wednesday dubbed the celebration of the 115th year of Philippine Independence Day as “sham independence and sham economic growth” under the Aquino administration.

Posted: June 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Spreading the wealth

In citing the economic value of tourism for the country, Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. identified it as one of three engines of economic growth along with business process outsourcing and agriculture.

Posted: April 2nd, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Stronger US economy since 1st Obama State of Union

In this file photo, President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington last year. Facing a nation still burdened by high unemployment, Obama will center his upcoming Feb. 12, 2013, State of the Union address on boosting job creation and economic growth, underscoring the degree to which the shaky economy threatens his ability to pursue other second-term priorities, including immigration reform and climate change. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

As President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, he presides over an economy much healthier than the one he inherited four years ago. Yet growth remains slow and unemployment high.

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

P6B for roads, bridges given Bicol–DPWH

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Bicol received P6.6 billion this year to carry out vital infrastructure projects to boost the region’s economic growth, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said.

Posted: January 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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