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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 27, 2018

Apr 27, 2018 - 11:31 AM

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday

INTER-KOREAN SUMMIT. This screengrab from the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) taken on April 27, 2018 shows North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un (L) and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in walking together past the Military Demarcation Line that divides their countries at Panmunjeom. AFP PHOTO / KOREAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM (KBS)

Bulacan airport, 7 other projects get NEDA Board approval

Apr 26, 2018 - 5:55 PM

The NEDA Board, led by President Rodrigo Duterte, gives the go signal for the Bulacan International Airport and other projects

NEDA committee approves Mindanao flood control infra, Metro Manila bridges

Mar 13, 2018 - 6:55 PM

These projects, which will be elevated to the NEDA Board for confirmation, are estimated to cost a total of P66.57 billion

Malacañang orders easing, lifting of foreign investment restrictions in 8 areas

Nov 23, 2017 - 5:20 PM

NEDA and other agencies are asked to relax or lift restrictions on foreign participation in investment areas like construction of public works, teaching at higher education levels, and domestic enterprises

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III during the 19th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on October 4, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte shakes up composition of NEDA board

Oct 24, 2017 - 6:34 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte replaces some members of the National Economic and Development Authority board, and reactivates and reorganizes the NEDA board executive committee

NEDA BOARD. President Rodrigo Duterte leads the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board meeting at Malacañang Palace on February 20, 2017. Malacañang photo

PH to add more sectors allowing 100% foreign ownership

Sep 14, 2017 - 10:15 PM

I want to be more aggressive and to be at par with other ASEAN countries says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia

MORE AGGRESSIVE. 'I want a more aggressive liberalization. The draft list is too puny in terms of changes. I want to be more aggressive and to be at par with other ASEAN countries,' Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says. File photo

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 13, 2017

Sep 13, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

APPROVED BUDGET. Members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday jubilantly pose and flash the famous clenched fist sign of President Rodrigo Duterte after the lawmakers approved on second reading House Bill 6215 or the 2018 General Appropriations Bill (GAB). Photo from the House Press and Public Affairs Bureau

Duterte wants Clark Dev't Corp president fired

Jun 29, 2017 - 10:37 AM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte announces his plan to sack the CDC chief at the NEDA Board meeting on June 27

Major railways, national transport policy get NEDA Board approval

Jun 28, 2017 - 6:10 PM

For majority of the approved infrastructure projects the mode of financing is changed from public private partnership PPP to official development assistance ODA

11 DEALS. Some of the projects approved are major railways and an airport expansion deal. Photo by Malacanang

NEDA Board approves dev't plan, vows 'inclusive growth' under Duterte

Feb 21, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Through the Philippine Development Plan 2017 2022 the Duterte administration aims to boost GDP growth to 7 8 and reduce the overall poverty rate to 14 in 6 years

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. Malacañang Photo

Mindanao Railway project approaches rollout

Jan 16, 2017 - 12:42 PM

Another project that could be given the green light to start procurement is the Panay Guimaras Negros bridge that is estimated to cost P21 67 billion

SPUR DEVELOPMENT. A railway in Mindanao and an inter-island bridge connecting Panay, Guimaras, and Negros will be up for NEDA Board approval. Rappler file photo

NEDA board approves Tutuban-Sorsogon railway, 7 other projects

Nov 15, 2016 - 10:00 AM

UPDATED The board chaired by President Rodrigo Duterte also discusses guidelines for processing China assisted infrastructure projects

TALKING INFRA. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the board meeting with the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) at the State Dining Hall inside the Malacañang Palace on November 14, 2016. Photo by SIMEON CELI JR/Presidential Photo

DOF gives NLEX-SLEX Connector Road green light

Aug 31, 2016 - 2:20 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says the tollways unit of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation MPIC can push through with the road construction – even without forming a special purposes company SPC

TWO CONNECTOR ROADS. Metro Pacific and San Miguel-Citra propose to build separate roads connecting NLEX and SLEX

Metro Pacific unit secures NLEX-SLEX Connector Road deal

Jul 26, 2016 - 1:35 PM

This is after no comparative proposals were submitted to the DPWH on Monday July 25 – the deadline set by the agency

TWO CONNECTOR ROADS. Metro Pacific and San Miguel-Citra propose to build separate roads connecting NLEX and SLEX

Duterte admin to roll out stalled PPP deals by 2017 – NEDA chief

Jul 06, 2016 - 5:37 PM

This administration will not do what the last administration did Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says

INFRA BACKLOG. The Duterte administration will push forward public-private partnership (PPP) projects that stopped making progress under former President Benigno Aquino III's watch

PPP Center to next admin: Prioritize airports, trains, subway

Feb 11, 2016 - 8:46 PM

Decongesting Metro Manila and other urban areas should be the main goal says the PPP Center

CONTINUITY. PPP Center Executive Director Cosette Canilao says airports, mass transit railways, and subway projects should be the focus of the next administration. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

NEDA chief: PH economy can hit 8% growth in next 6 years

Dec 17, 2015 - 4:08 PM

If it would be business as usual potential growth of the economy cannot be higher than 6 says NEDA chief Arsenio Balisacan

HIGH GROWTH. 'We are confident that we shall see this high growth pattern continue and even improve throughout next year and the succeeding administrations,' Balisacan says. File photo by Rappler.

NEDA board approves 5 infra projects

Dec 16, 2015 - 9:51 PM

The National Economic and Development Authority board approves 2 public private partnership and 3 official development assistance deals for roll out

President Benigno S. Aquino III leads his official family in prayer before presiding over the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board meeting. Also in photo are Secretary to the Cabinet Jose Rene Almendras, DOTC Joseph Emilio Abaya DOST Mario Montejo and Finance Secretary Cecar Purisima. Photo by Joseph Vidal / Malacañang Photo Bureau

NEDA Board approves LRT4, LRT6 projects

Sep 05, 2015 - 12:58 PM

UPDATED The board chaired by President Aquino also approves the Clark international airport new passenger terminal building Naga airport development project and the DOE s Sustainable Energy Program

President Benigno S. Aquino III presides over the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board Meeting at the Aguinaldo State Dining Room of the Malacañan Palace on Friday, september 4, 2015. The meeting is said to review Public-Private Partnership project of the present administration. (Photo byl Joseph Vidal/ Malacañang Photo Bureau)

LRT4, LRT6, NAIA dev't projects up for final approval

Sep 03, 2015 - 7:29 PM

This is in line with the Philippine government s bid to lock in as many infrastructure deals before the current administration ends in mid 2016

MORE PPPs. The Philippine government will be rolling out two LRT extension and NAIA development PPP deals soon.

NEDA Board approves IT PPP project

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:59 AM

UPDATED The P1 16 billion public private partnership deal will computerize the Philippine Statistics Authority’s civil registry operations and make this available nationwide

FIRST IT. This is the first information technology project under the Philippines' public-private partnership thrust. Image from Shutterstock

Gov’t pursuing Mega Manila subway line along EDSA

Jun 15, 2015 - 8:19 PM

‘I strongly believe that we cannot just rely on road expansion or increasing road capacity We need mass transit ’ DPWH secretary Rogelio Singson says

NEDA Board approves LRT2 west extension project

May 19, 2015 - 8:38 PM

The board chaired by President Benigno Aquino III also approves projects on irrigation fire safety and local development

Lower food prices pull down March inflation

Apr 07, 2015 - 2:02 PM

UPDATED Cheaper prices of food staples resulted in 2 4 headline inflation in March well within the government’s target

Alignment of NLEX- SLEX connector road to be revised

Mar 30, 2015 - 10:12 PM

It will increase the project cost by at least 30 says the MNTC

DPWH to award Cavite-Laguna expressway project July 7

Mar 20, 2015 - 6:43 PM

Interested parties like San Miguel Corporation are told to submit all the required documents again to bid for the P35 4 billion PPP project

San Miguel eyes rebid for Cavite-Laguna expressway project

Mar 16, 2015 - 1:27 PM

Malacañang has ordered the rebid for the P35 4 B expressway project after the diversified conglomerate which was disqualified before appealed its case

Fate of 1st PH subway proposal known late March

Mar 04, 2015 - 5:52 PM

If approved by the NEDA Board the project will be up for bids by the second quarter of 2015 the PPP Center chief says

NLEX-SLEX connector road completed in 2017 - MPIC

Feb 12, 2015 - 12:53 PM

The P18 billion toll road awaits the approval of the NEDA Board

NEDA Board okays 12 infrastructure projects

Oct 17, 2014 - 11:02 PM

UPDATED DPWH s request for a hybrid contractual agreement for the P123 billion Laguna Expressway Dike has also been approved by the NEDA Board

DPWH hopes to bid out 'rejected' Laguna expressway-dike this year

Jun 02, 2014 - 7:06 PM

Considered as the biggest among the agency’s and Aquino administration’s PPP projects the project is geared to facilitate traffic flow and mitigate flooding in areas of Taguig City and Laguna

Map of the Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike Project. Image from

'NEDA board in best position to ok reclamation projects'

Dec 05, 2013 - 10:16 PM

Business groups hail the transfer of authority to approve reclamation projects from the Philippine Reclamation Authority to the NEDA board

TRANSFER. Business groups finds the transfer of authority to approve reclamation projects to NEDA board as commendable. . File Photo by Robert Viñas / Malacañang Photo Bureau

NEDA board approves P184-B infra projects

Nov 21, 2013 - 8:49 PM

The highest socioeconomic planning body approves 7 infrastructure projects such as the LRT Line 1 South Extension and Mactan Cebu Airport expansion projects

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III during an interview with Rappler, October 17, 2012.

With Aquino in Zamboanga, LRT-1 project delayed further

Sep 20, 2013 - 9:00 PM

The transportation chief says re auction of the LRT 1 Extension project needs the nod of NEDA board which is unable to convene due to Zamboanga crisis

MRT-7 awaits Aquino's go-signal

Sep 11, 2013 - 4:46 PM

When and how the long delayed Metro Rail Transit line 7 MRT 7 will start construction now depends on President Aquino who chairs the Neda board

Aquino approves 42 infrastructure projects worth P439-B in 2012

Jan 03, 2013 - 1:56 PM

The Aquino administration approves funds and cost increases for 42 big ticket infrastructure projects amounting to P439 15 billion in 2012

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III during an interview with Rappler, October 17, 2012.

Cavite-Laguna toll road among priority PPP projects in 2013

Oct 31, 2012 - 3:50 PM

The US 1 01 billion 4 lane and 47 02 km Cavite Laguna Expressway CALAX road project running through Cavite and Laguna provinces is among the priority infrastructure projects the Aquino administration will push in 2013