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Top Davao gov't infra contractor owned by Bong Go kin – PCIJ

Sep 10, 2018 - 10:38 PM

CLTG Builders, a contractor owned by SAP Bong Go's father, wins roughly P750 million worth of government contracts from 2016 to 2017

CONFLICT OF INTEREST? Special Assistant to the President Bong Go is the son of a top infrastructure contractor in Davao. Bong Go photo from Malacañang

Top 10 ‘Build, Build, Build’ contractors have records of fraud, delays – PCIJ

Sep 10, 2018 - 4:22 PM

All 10 are being investigated by the Department of Public Works and Highways

PLDT says Bello claim on contractor ownership 'fabricated'

Jul 12, 2018 - 3:48 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III alleges that many of PLDT's service contractors are owned by its own executives

PICKET. Members of PLDT Organization of Workers and Employees for Rights (POWER), Defend Job Philippines and Kilos Na! Manggagawa hold a picket-protest in front of the DOLE main office in Manila on July 11, 2018. Photo courtesy of Defend Job Philippines

Marawi family pays P100 for water daily in gov't relocation site

Apr 24, 2018 - 9:56 AM

The contractor at the Sagonsongan relocation site has been drilling for deep wells but so far can't find enough water. Alternatives are now being considered but it may take time.

Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

PCC to gov't: Make it easier for foreigners to do PH construction projects

Feb 23, 2017 - 7:20 PM

Foreign construction firms are restricted to special licenses hampering their participation in the market and limiting the potential of the construction sector says the Philippine Competition Commission

Robinsons Retail buys stake in De Oro Pacific

Aug 01, 2016 - 5:03 PM

Robinsons Retail currently operates 152 mall based DIY hardware stores including 132 Handyman Do It Best stores 19 True Value stores and two True Home stores

EXPAND FOOTPRINT. As of end 2015, Robinsons Retail operated 1,506 stores with total gross floor area of 974,000 square meters. Photo from the company's website

Shell takes Malampaya tax dispute vs PH to int'l arbitration body

Jul 22, 2016 - 1:58 PM

Shell Philippines Exploration BV has raised its tax dispute with the Philippine government before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes

SECOND TIME. Shell in September last year decided to file an arbitration case with the Singapore International Arbitration Center over the Malampaya tax dispute

Ex-health chief Ona, two other former DOH execs face graft charges

Jul 11, 2016 - 1:06 PM

The charges stem from an anomalous P392M hospital project says the Ombudsman which has also ordered the 3 to be disqualified from holding public office

File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

North-South railway PPP draws 30 local and foreign investors

Aug 20, 2015 - 4:20 PM

This marks the largest number of local and foreign companies participating in a Philippine public private partnership PPP project

BIGGEST RAILWAY. The country's biggest railway PPP deal, thus far, attracts the largest conglomerates in the Philippines and infrastructure titans in the world. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Delayed right-of-way acquisition takes a toll on NLEX Harbor Link

Jul 21, 2015 - 8:00 PM

A toll road from Mindanao Avenue in Quezon City to C3 or 5th Avenue in Caloocan City could be open to motorists by December 2016

ANOTHER DELAYED PROJECT. NLEX's Segment 10 is another infrastructure project being delayed by slow right-of-way acquisition. Photos from Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

PH might be unable to showcase NAIA Expressway in APEC

Jul 14, 2015 - 7:19 PM

Delayed right of way acquisition and stalled relocation of utilities take a toll on San Miguel Holdings Ninoy Aquino International Expressway project

STALLED RIGHT OF WAY. Concessionaire San Miguel Holdings Corporation cannot continue the construction of a portion of NAIA Expressway near Villamor Air Base (as seen in the photo) as the government has yet to secure a permit. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz / Rappler

Cedric Lee questions graft charges over Bataan public market deal

Jul 01, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The businessman says the Ombudsman didn t give him the opportunity to present his side and claims the Mariveles municipal government owes him P7 46 million

COA orders Malampaya contractors to pay gov't P53B taxes

May 07, 2015 - 2:57 PM

UPDATED State auditors say there is no provision in the law that provides that the income taxes of the contractors will be part of the government s share in project proceeds

House panel tackles job security bills

Feb 19, 2015 - 4:31 PM

The House committee on labor and employment tackles 11 proposed measures on workers security of tenure on the Global Day of Action on the Right to Strike

PROTEST. Labor groups protest in front of the labor department during the Global Day of Action for the Right to Strike, February 18 2015. Photo from Kilusang Mayo Uno

#AskTheTaxWhiz: What happens if I fail to update my BIR status?

Feb 18, 2015 - 12:35 PM

How do I change or update my registration?

8 foreign, local firms eye Laguna expressway-dike project

Aug 12, 2014 - 11:23 AM

Interested bidders have until October 16 this year to submit the pre qualification requirements for the largest PPP project of the Aquino administration

THE BIGGEST PPP PROJECT TO DATE. The P123-billion Laguna Lakeshore expressway dike project is the biggest to date of the Aquino administration.

COA reveals irregularities in DPWH projects worth P17B

Jun 10, 2014 - 4:37 PM

Auditors have found hundreds of projects anomalously awarded to and implemented by 12 contractors in several regions from 2009 to 2010

DENR contractors snatched in ComVal

May 31, 2014 - 11:01 AM

UPDATED Sources from the NPA say the relatives of the captives should not worry because they are safe and well fed

ABDUCTION. DENR contractors snatched in Compostela Valley

Cedric Lee on tax evasion: Blame my accountant

May 08, 2014 - 4:44 PM

The businessman says he heavily relied on the trust and confidence he gave his accountant employed with the corporation for several years

DOJ summons Cedric Lee over tax evasion complaint

Apr 16, 2014 - 2:02 PM

Preliminary investigation into the P195 million tax evasion complaint against the controversial businessman will be on April 28

Singson: I will resign if bunkhouses are overpriced

Jan 06, 2014 - 1:57 PM

The public works secretary says politics may be involved in reports of overpricing but admits some bunkhouses may be substandard

REBUILDING TACLOBAN. The Department of Public Works and Highways is working to complete 222 bunkhouses for Yolanda victims and denies reports of overpricing. Photo by Rappler

Serendra never checked Unit 501B renovations

Jun 11, 2013 - 6:25 PM

Despite email requests by unit owner Marianne Cayton Castillo Serendra failed to perform any spot checks on the apartment during the April May renovations

POWERFUL EXPLOSION. Police confirm an explosion at Serendra, a posh enclave in Taguig at around 8pm on Friday, May 31. Photo by Robin Leonard

Breathless at 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

May 18, 2013 - 10:51 AM

It’s a smart approach again building a new story and universe yet showing reverence to the stories that have come before it

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH THE VILLAIN. He easily overpowers the rest of the cast, and that only makes him more fearsome. Image from the 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Facebook page

NATO contractor killed in Afghan 'insider attack' - officials

Mar 08, 2013 - 11:04 PM

2nd UPDATE A NATO civilian contractor was killed by 3 people wearing Afghan security force uniforms in the latest suspected insider attack to target the international military coalition

Contractors with defective projects can't bid - DPWH

Dec 22, 2012 - 2:08 PM

The Department of Public Works and Highways DPWH puts its foot down and says contractors with defective projects will no longer be eligible to bid for future government projects