infrastructures in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on infrastructures in the Philippines

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Dennis Uy seeks gov't guarantee for P700-million loan

Feb 17, 2020 - 6:25 PM

Chelsea Logistics, owned by Dennis Uy, says it is seeking a government guarantee to buy a new ship

Duterte and Xi tackle drugs, Marawi, infrastructure

Nov 20, 2018 - 10:07 PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping says China will give another 50 scholarships for Filipinos, and donate 10,000 tons of rice for typhoon-stricken communities

CLOSE TIES. President Rodrigo Duterte and President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China meet in Malacañang on November 20, 2018, as Xi makes a state visit to the Philippines. Malacañang photo

DPWH blames contractors, slow permit application for infra delays

Jul 12, 2018 - 5:29 PM

Public Works Secretary Mark Villar says they will suspend 43 contractors involved in more than 400 projects due to delays in implementation. This means DPWH has to bid the projects again.

INSPECTION. Secretary Mark Villar inspects the construction site of Pantaleon-Estrella Bridge and Binondo-Intramuros Bridge on July 11, 2018. Photo from Mark Villar's Facebook page

TPLEX now extended to Pozorrubio in Pangasinan

Dec 07, 2017 - 6:50 PM

The new 10.10-kilometer segment is expected to cut the Tarlac-Pozorrubio travel time from 2 hours and 30 minutes to just 45 minutes

Diokno not alarmed over funding for Build, Build, Build

Oct 19, 2017 - 8:20 PM

Some economists are concerned that less revenues from the proposed tax reform package could jeopardize the Duterte administration's P8-trillion infrastructure program

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, during the Dutertenomics Forum at the Fairmont Makati on August 10, 2017, highlights the increased government spending for various government projects. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

ADB offers Philippines $3.8B in loans for infra, social projects

Aug 20, 2017 - 9:05 PM

Nearly half of the total will help fund infrastructure projects from 2018 to 2020 says the Department of Finance

Has change really come? Misleading graphs and how to spot them

Aug 05, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Next time you encounter a graph don’t take it at face value Examine the variables scrutinize the labels check the sources and understand the message – all before you click share

World Bank expects strong growth for PH until 2018

Dec 15, 2016 - 4:55 PM

The global institution sees 6 8 growth this year 6 9 next year and 7 0 in 2018 due to expected infrastructure upgrades and high confidence among consumers and investors

A bird's eye view of two buildings under construction in Manila on November 17, 2016. The Philippines became developing Asia's fastest-growing major economy in President Rodrigo Duterte's first three months in office, officials said on November 17, even as his fiery rhetoric hit the peso and stock prices. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

ADB upgrades PH growth forecast for 2016, 2017

Dec 13, 2016 - 8:25 PM

The Asian Development Bank sees the country s GDP growth hitting 6 8 this year instead of 6 4 and 6 4 next year instead of 6 2

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Aug 18, 2016 - 7:42 PM

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Philippines GDP grows 7% in Q2 2016

Aug 18, 2016 - 10:10 AM

5th UPDATE Among the major Asian emerging economies the Philippines likely remains the fastest or second fastest growing economy in Q2 2016 followed by China says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia

DOTC chief's goal in 100 days: Cleaner toilets, faster Wi-Fi at NAIA

Jul 07, 2016 - 6:23 PM

One of the small basic problems which irritated the community is the issue of maintenance of the washrooms and utilities inside the airport We ll address that in 100 days says Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade

PRIVATE-PUBLIC COOPERATION. Transportation Secretary Tugade (center) asked for PAL's Jaime Bautista's (right) and Cebu Pacific's Lance Gokongwei's (left) help to maintain NAIA toilets. Photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Underspending still a challenge in the Philippines

Apr 18, 2016 - 12:25 AM

Underspending has long been a problem of the Aquino administration with the government repeatedly saying bottlenecks are being addressed

INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT. In an effort to address underspending in 2014, the government earlier says it would increase infrastructure investments of the projected gross domestic product (GDP) in 2015. File photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

MPIC ends 2015 with higher profits despite regulatory uncertainties

Mar 01, 2016 - 8:13 PM

Earnings would be stronger if we were simply allowed to play on a level regulatory playing field says MPIC s president and CEO

REGULATORY UNCERTAINTIES. Its strong growth was achieved despite uncertainties in tariff rate adjustments for its water, rail and tollroad businesses

Philippines and China: Rivals at sea, allies in trade?

Jan 09, 2016 - 2:36 PM

Dindo Manhit of the Albert del Rosario Institute tells Rappler: This opportunity of joining the AIIB tells China and the whole world that the Philippines is open to be friends with China

COMPLEX TIES. Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) aims to build China's financial clout while expanding its control of the South China Sea. Philippine President Benigno Aquino (R) seeks to balance trade and security ties with Beijing. File AFP photo

Tacloban airport 'ready' for Pope Francis

Dec 12, 2014 - 2:50 PM

Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya says repairs at the Tacloban airport are being fast tracked for Pope Francis visit in January

Ayala-Aboitiz tandem offers highest bid for Cavite-Laguna project

Jun 13, 2014 - 7:30 PM

The partnership’s bid is P11 66 billion Disqualified bidder San Miguel makes a higher offer at P20 11 billion

BIDS OPENED. The Ayala-Aboitiz tandem offers the highest bid at P11.659 billion, while disqualified San Miguel offers P20.105 billion for the Calax project. Photo from PPP Center

CHED: DAP boosts state universities

Oct 29, 2013 - 3:58 PM

The bulk of the DAP allocation for infrastructure and facilities goes to the University of the Philippines and Mindanao State University systems

SUPPORT. The highly-criticized DAP allocation helped boost the capacity of state colleges and universities, Commission on Higher Education chairperson Dr Patricia Licuanan says. File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

PNR contract with Korean firm illegal?

Sep 23, 2013 - 12:33 PM

The justice department questions why there was no public bidding in the US 6 77 million supply contract with a Korean firm for the repair of the PNR South Line

San Miguel, Lucio Tan in joint bid for Cebu airport

Mar 26, 2013 - 6:11 PM

The two partners in legacy carrier Philippine Airlines PAL will go head to head against allies MPIC and JG Summit as well as Ayala and Aboitiz

JOINT BID. SMC and the group of Lucio Tan formed a consortium to pursue the Mactan-Cebu airport project. Profile photos via San Miguel Corporation and Air Philippines' website.

The road to poor health in PH

Feb 07, 2013 - 12:51 PM

The solution might not be building all these birthing centers The solution is really to build roads

THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM. The Philippines has a persistently high maternal death rate and is in risk of not meeting its target under the 2015 Millennium Development Goals. File photo by AFP.

'Economy to get big boost from tourism next quarter'

Nov 29, 2012 - 6:07 PM

Tourism industry to fuel services sector for Q4 GDP

PICTURE PERFECT. The resort town of El Nido hosts white beaches, enchanting islets, lush vegetation and several small islands which make it a draw for island hopping. Photo taken by Lala Rimando

Ayala, Aboitiz forge alliance to bid for P10-B Cebu airport terminal

Sep 10, 2012 - 2:11 PM

Both the Ayalas and Aboitizes have Spanish roots are engaged in banking power real estate and retail and their principals are among the country s richest

Philippines may not be 'ready for 2015 Asean free trade'

Sep 02, 2012 - 5:42 PM

Twenty years after signing the AFTA Philippines may still not be ready to join the ASEAN Economic Community AEC by 2015

Angat aqueduct: rare success in China-funded infra projects in PH

Jul 16, 2012 - 2:03 PM

Amid sea disputes and after the controversial ZTE and Northrail projects the Philippines and China are working together on a water infrastructure project which involves the firm behind the world s biggest hydropower project