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Businessmen's wishlist: 3rd telco player, C6 road, end Marawi crisis

Aug 09, 2017 - 9:05 PM

Several business leaders and the country s economic managers gather to discuss 10 issues they want to prioritize for 2017 and 2018

BETTER PH. Included in the wishlist are entry of a major telecommunications player, completion of Circumferential Road 6, and resolution of the ongoing conflict in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. Rappler graphics

High economic growth may 'cause power crisis in 2 years'

Feb 11, 2013 - 2:30 PM

Socioeconomic Secretary Arsenio Balisacan says that if the economy continues to grow at 6 to 7 the Philippine country could experience power constraints by 2015 or 2016

ECONOMY AND ELECTRICITY. Socio-economic planning chief Arsenio Balisacan stresses the need to put up new power plants. Photo by Malacañang bureau

Philippines a 'rising tiger' - World Bank

Feb 05, 2013 - 7:52 PM

The Philippines is no longer the sick man of Asia says World Bank Country Director Motoo Konishi

Aquino: Change is now tangible

Feb 05, 2013 - 2:38 PM

Today change is tangible—from the thousands of new classrooms to the new businesses setting up shop to the tourists who continue to flock our shores But this is only the tip of the iceberg

President Benigno S. Aquino III addresses the 2013 Philippines Development Forum (PDF) at the Grand Ballroom, Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City, February 5, 2013. Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Only 3% of development aid goes to Mindanao - Abad

Feb 04, 2013 - 6:36 PM

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad urges multilateral agencies and other donors to extend more loans and grants to Mindanao as only 3 of official development assistance received by the Philippines goes to the region

DESPERATE FOR AID. In this file photo, victims of Typhoon Pablo jostle for position as they beg for relief food being distributed by members of a private company in New Bataan, Compostela Valley on Dec 9, 2012. AFP photo

'Power shortage holds back Mindanao growth'

Feb 04, 2013 - 12:36 PM

Power outages in Mindanao make it an unattractive investment destination says the NEDA chief

CRISIS. The Aquino administration vows to find solutions to the Mindanao energy crisis and invites investors to put up sustainable power supply in the region.

Mindanao to grow faster than Luzon if...

Nov 01, 2012 - 4:07 PM

Sustaining peace in Mindanao will make it the fastest growing region in the country says NEDA

PPP to hike broadband penetration in PH - Google exec

Oct 09, 2012 - 4:34 PM

Google Vice President for Infrastructure Eric Brewer urges PH to undertake broadband network project through PPP scheme