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‘Yolanda’ rehab plans welcome but execs say: Please hurry up

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It’s about time. But please hurry up. Leaders of municipalities ravaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda welcomed President Aquino’s approval of the rebuilding blueprint for five provinces and Tacloban City. Mayor Ricky Ramirez of Medellin town in Cebu province said his constituents had been waiting for eight months for the rebuilding to get off the ground.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

NIA defends DAP funds for Iloilo dam

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The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) has defended the release of P450 million from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) to fund a controversial P11.2-billion mega dam project in Iloilo province.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Pet projects of Drilon got P650M

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Pet projects of Senate President Franklin Drilon received some of the biggest slices of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) pie, getting at least P650 million in DAP funds from the Aquino administration.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

P500M in DAP funds went to Iloilo multi-purpose dam in Iloilo – DBM

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Close to P500 million in funds from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) went to a controversial megadam project in Iloilo, according to a list of projects released by the Department of Budget and Management.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Iloilo business groups oppose more taxes

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Business groups here have warned against raising real property taxes, saying this would drive investors away.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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