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Struggling out of poverty rut

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A University professor once likened Camarines Norte to a “poor man sitting on a pot of gold” because of its widespread poverty amid a plenitude of mineral resources. Since then, the province has been struggling to shed off the image and may have made a stride following a survey of the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB).

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Western Visayas: Opportunities emerge from rehab efforts

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LIFE goes on for a fisherman in Estancia town, Iloilo province, who returns to fishing weeks after the town was ravaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” NESTOR P. BURGOS JR./INQUIRER VISAYAS

Communities in areas ravaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Western Visayas have started to pick up the pieces, but government planners, officials and business leaders are seeing difficulty in reaching full recovery.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Pasay dads OK SM reclamation deal again

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The famed Manila Bay sunset. Photo by DON LEJANO/INQUIRER.net

It’s on, it’s off, and now it’s on again.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Calamities may push more Filipinos into poverty–Neda

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Supertyphoon “Yolanda” and other natural calamities that have struck the Philippines may not drag down the country’s overall growth but they could push more households into “transient” poverty, the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) said Friday.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Romeo J. Sioson; 90

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Romeo J. Sioson died on Oct. 25 at the age of 90.

Posted: October 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Neda report on rice seems to be ignored, says senator

Senator Loren Legarda said on Wednesday that she found “extremely disturbing” the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) failure to act on high rice prices in light of forecasts from the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) that showed the country’s rice production falling short of target.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Neda chief confident of hitting 7% GDP growth

The Philippine economy is expected to have grown by more than 7 percent in the third quarter of the year compared with the same period last year, the government’s chief economist said yesterday. Arsenio Balisacan, director general of the National Economic and Development Authority, told reporters that a combination of higher investments and strong household [...]

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

Pia Cayetano’s bill promotes working from home, efficient transport

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Sen. Pia Cayetano has filed a bill that would institutionalize telecommuting, or working online from home, to help decongest the country’s busiest thoroughfares such as those found in Metro Manila.

Posted: July 14th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

P76B in projects finished by 2016

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President Aquino has approved funding for some P76.56 billion worth of current and new projects that are expected to be finished within his term.

Posted: June 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Negros execs revive plan for single island region

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Local officials of two provinces on Negros Island are reviving moves to create a one-island region to hasten growth and promote organic food production.

Posted: June 27th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Extreme weather: Heavy rains, floods are ‘new norm’

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Typhoons are normal occurrences in a tropical country like the Philippines, with about 20 typhoons hitting the country every year. Lately, however, the Philippines has been experiencing increasing torrential rains even without typhoons. Intense rains, flooded streets, heavy traffic and stranded commuters are becoming part everyday life in Metropolitan Manila and other parts of the country.

Posted: June 23rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Recto revives proposal to link Mindanao power system to Luzon-Visayas grid

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Senate Pro Tempore Ralph Recto. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Only by connecting Mindanao to the Luzon-Visayas power grid could the Philippines solve its on-and-off problem of electricity shortage in Mindanao, a member of the Senate energy committee said on Sunday.

Posted: April 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Heard on Radyo INQUIRER 990AM

“There is no need for an elevated artery to decongest traffic along Edsa. The President and the Neda (National Economic and Development Authority) board have approved the construction of three Skyway systems within Metro Manila. They include the Naia-Roxas Boulevard-Macapagal Avenue link, the NLEx-SLEx connector and the hookup between NLEx and San Juan City.—Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson on the morning program ‘‘Banner Story” anchored by Jake Maderazo and Arlyn dela Cruz

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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