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ARMM, national gov’t start releasing funds from ‘bottoms up budgeting’

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The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao office is reminding local government officials to make sure they implement their development projects well in accordance with the goals set in the “bottoms up budgeting” introduced by the Philippine government.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DPWH to build 25,000 meters of concrete bridges in 2014

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With a 2014 budget allocation of P12.5 billion, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) plans to build nearly 25,000 lineal meters of concrete bridges in various parts of the country as it aims to make all wooden bridges concrete or permanent by 2016 and strictly complying with international seismic standards.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mindoro solon pushes probe of P10-B deals

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The representative of the first district of Oriental Mindoro province on Saturday said he summoned representatives of two construction companies to shed light on reports that at least P10.6 billion worth of infrastructure projects under the Arroyo administration had been cornered by a choice group of contractors.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

6 projects seen choking Makati traffic

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Makati City, host of the country’s financial district, is serving notice to motorists and commuters to brace themselves for the effects of at least six major road and utilities projects—including those by the private sector—taking shape within its jurisdiction this year.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

DAR unveils road, irrigation projects costing P100 M in Zambo Norte

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Rural infrastructure projects costing more than P100 million have been lined up for Zamboanga del Norte as part of the government’s rural development program in partnership with the Asian Development Bank.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aquino: Initial P600M set to rebuild town halls, public markets

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The national government is set to release an initial P600 million to finance the reconstruction of town halls, public markets and other infrastructure in areas devastated by Supertyphoon ‘‘Yolanda’’ four months ago.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DPWH to pave last 15,000 km of gravel roads

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With a 2014 budget allocation of P129.41 billion, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) plans to rehabilitate the last 15,872 kilometers of gravel and unpaved arterial roads nationwide.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

C3-MacArthur Highway road link almost done

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The Manila North Tollways Corp. (MNTC) is nearing completion of the North Luzon Expressway Harbor Link with construction about to start on the project’s last component next month.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Thieves make off with giant Australian mango

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Thieves armed with heavy machinery and cranes made a daring midnight heist in northern Australia, stealing a 10-meter, seven-ton mango monument, officials said Monday.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

MMDA suggests alternative routes for Metro motorists

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has suggested alternative routes in Manila and Makati cities following the closure of two of five southbound lanes of Osmeña Highway on Monday night at the start of the construction of the 14.8-kilometer Skyway project linking the north and south expressways.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DepEd to study proposed 4-day school week in Metro Manila

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The Department of Education (DepEd) on Friday said it is open to the proposed four-day school week of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) although it said the idea needs to be studied carefully.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Cagayan folk question P5B breakwater cost

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IS THIS WORTH P5.1B? The breakwater at Port Irene in Cagayan province, with a jack-stone layer on top of a “pile of rocks,” protects only the warehouses and vessels used in the used-car and black-sand industries, according to local residents. MELVIN GASCON/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

When construction began for the breakwater at Port Irene in the fishing village of Casambalangan in Santa Ana, Cagayan, residents felt no excitement about the new infrastructure project in their neighborhood. But when news broke last week that the project was worth P5.101 billion in taxpayer money, their jaws dropped.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Marikina City gov’t sets aside funding for 11 infra projects in 2014

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The Marikina government is funding 11 infrastructure projects in the city for the year.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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