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Palace OKs P62B for big infra projects

President Benigno S. Aquino III.   MALACAÑANG PHOTO BUREAU

President Benigno Aquino III has approved a whole raft of infrastructure projects worth P62.3 billion to improve the supply of water to the capital and adjacent areas, increase the capacity of mass transport systems, modernize one Manila hospital and upgrade some of the country’s airports.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

When Lacson met Abad, Alcala, no fireworks

Rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

There were no fireworks in the first Cabinet meeting between Supertyphoon “Yolanda” rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson, on one hand, and Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala, on the other, since the former senator released the so-called “Napolist,” or the list of officials involved in the pork barrel scam allegedly masterminded by Janet Lim-Napoles.

Posted: May 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Gov’t has ‘Yolanda’ recovery report after all


The government’s Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) completed in March by the Office of Civil Defense is a detailed two-inch thick report put together by more than 500 people in a three-month period.

Posted: May 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Struggling out of poverty rut


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

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 »