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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 »

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 »

Drilon: Congress to sustain momentum of economic growth


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 »

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 »

‘Yolanda’ losses placed at P571B

Typhoon survivor Manuel Lazada, 65, burns debris from Typhoon Haiyan beside an area where his house used to stand in Tolosa, Leyte province, central Philippines Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. One month since Typhoon Haiyan, signs of progress in this shattered Philippine city are mixed with reminders of the scale of the disaster and the challenges ahead. Tens of thousands are living amid the ruins of their former lives, underneath shelters made from scavenged materials and handouts. AP/Aaron Favila

The National Economic and Development Authority, in a report on Supertyphoon ‘‘Yolanda’’ released Wednesday, pegged the total amount of losses and damage caused by the typhoon at P571.1 billion.

Posted: December 18th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »