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With 2 years left in Duterte's term, where are we on Build, Build, Build?

Jul 06, 2020 - 9:23 PM

Only 34% of the Duterte administration's flagship infrastructure projects are being implemented, so far

Masungi reforestation project shortlisted for international sustainability award

Jul 02, 2020 - 4:20 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Masungi Geopark Project is the lone finalist from Asia for the WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Youth Award

FINALIST. Masungi Geopark Project is one of 5 global finalists for the WIN WIN International Youth Sustainability Awards. Photo fromMasungi Georeserve Foundation

In Pangasinan, youth volunteers bike to answer community's healthcare needs

Jun 01, 2020 - 10:45 AM

Using cargo bikes to be on the move, youth volunteers in Pangasinan make it their mission to help provide basic medical services to residents of Barangay Umanday

Vico Sotto: Pasig 'mass screens' barangay with highest coronavirus ratio

May 27, 2020 - 9:20 PM

With help from Project ARK, the Pasig local government runs rapid antibody tests on 10% of residents in the barangay that has the highest ratio of coronavirus cases in the city

RAPID TESTS. Pasig City government employees undergo rapid testing for the novel coronavirus on May 27, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Webinar: How to make financial rehabilitation work for business owners

May 26, 2020 - 5:26 PM

The webinar is happening on Thursday, May 28

[Project Lifeline] Is it wise to avail of ECQ grace periods for loan payments?

May 21, 2020 - 4:50 PM

While it is wise to be aware of relief measures and their corresponding benefits, it is equally wise to consider their finer points

Rare Saudi resistance hits futuristic megacity project

May 08, 2020 - 4:50 PM

Saudi Arabia's $500-billion NEOM project is billed as a futuristic cityscape evocative of a sci-fi blockbuster, but it is opposed by members of a tribe who refuse to be displaced

(FILES) A file picture taken on January 6, 2020 during the Dakar 2020 car racing shows a general view of Saudi Arabia's northwestern region, between Neoam and al-Wajh. - A rare revolt by a Saudi tribe has spelt fresh trouble for a planned Red Sea megacity, a lynchpin of the crown prince’s economic vision already beset by low oil prices. The $500 billion NEOM project, set to be built from scratch along the kingdom's picturesque western coast, is billed as a futuristic cityscape evocative of a sci-fi blockbuster -- with everything from flying taxis to robot-maids. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

Webinar: Protecting your online business in the new normal

May 04, 2020 - 6:15 PM

Many businesses in the Philippines face an existential challenge amid the coronavirus pandemic: How should they adapt online for their business to survive?

Need help protecting your business during the pandemic? Project Lifeline is here

Apr 27, 2020 - 2:16 PM

Project Lifeline is an online helpline which aims to provide pro bono solutions for micro, small, and medium enterprises

University of Makati students top Knowledge Channel's mini docu competition

Apr 19, 2020 - 2:18 PM

While the awarding ceremony was canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak, the 10 winning documentaries will be featured on Knowledge Channel in May

WINS. Class Project, a mini documentary competition, announces winners and finalists on April 17. Screenshot from Knowledge Channel's video

WATCH: PPE hacks you can do at home

Apr 01, 2020 - 2:19 PM

Here are some hacks you can do if you're out of personal protective equipment

WATCH: Filipino artists band together online to sing 'Umagang Kay Ganda'

Mar 28, 2020 - 10:14 PM

Lea Salonga, Nino Alejandro, Rachel Alejandro, and Audie Gemora, among many others, take part in a cause for freelance artists affected by the Luzon-wide lockdown

Businesses raise P1.5 billion to feed the poor during coronavirus lockdown

Mar 23, 2020 - 8:00 AM

The amount will be used to distribute P1,000 gift certificates to over one million households

PH rule of law ranking under Duterte continues to plummet

Mar 13, 2020 - 9:25 PM

At No. 91 in 2020, the Philippines' ranking in the Rule of Law index is on a steady decline since 2016, making its average annual percentage drop one of the 5 worst in the world

Aedes Project: The Filipino-made app that aims to map dengue hotspots

Mar 12, 2020 - 7:58 PM

Using NASA satellite data, local climate data, and Google data, the NASA challenge-winning app Aedes Project hopes to predict and map dengue hotspots

AEDES. From left to right, Mark Toledo, Frances Claire Tayco, Jansen Dumaliang Lopez, and Dominic Ligot of Aedes Project. Photo provided by the team

Bernie Sanders, folk troubadour: A politician's star turn

Mar 12, 2020 - 2:43 PM

On a brisk November day in 1987, Sanders, sporting black-rimmed Wayfarer glasses and not one but two hoodies, joined 30 Vermont musicians to perform 5 social justice-minded classics for a folk compilation known as 'The Bernie Project'

BERNIE PROJECT. This handout photo taken by Glenn Russell shows Bernie Sanders (left) in the studio during a 1987 recording session for "We Shall Overcome", recorded with 30 Vermont musicians and singers. Photo by Glenn Russell/Handout/AFP

The power of capoeira: Manila street children find a new rhythm through sport

Mar 08, 2020 - 11:53 AM

Through capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian art integrating martial arts, acrobatics, music and dance, street children find positive change that helped improve their lives

Youth enjoys playing Capoeira Angola at Project Bantu as part of an overall education and self-development curriculum. Credit: VCTapia Photography

Lanao del Sur pilots coffee bean farming in the province

Mar 05, 2020 - 11:06 AM

This is part of the Marawi Response Project, which has a long-term goal of making Lanao del Sur one of the agricultural hubs of Mindanao

G20 funds fossil fuels $30 billion a year under the radar – analysis

Jan 30, 2020 - 1:19 PM

The export credit agencies of G20 countries currently provide more than 10 times more state-backed finance to oil, gas, and coal projects abroad than they do to renewable energy schemes

Skyway Alabang-Zapote northbound ramp open for only 4 hours starting February 1

Jan 29, 2020 - 7:00 AM

Until March 30, the ramp will only be open during morning rush hours, when high traffic volume is expected

MORE ROAD CLOSURES. The limited schedule of the Skyway Alabang-Zapote northbound ramp is the latest traffic scheme for the Skyway Extension Project. Photo from SMC

CONTEXT: Number of airports, seaports, bridges, roads in 'Duterte legacy' graphic

Jan 22, 2020 - 9:10 AM

Not all of the 64 airports, 243 seaports, 2,709 bridges, and 9,845 kms of roads are newly built. It includes projects involving repair, rehabilitation, widening, or expansion of existing infrastructure.

Court case saves 15 trees in Naga road-widening project

Jan 13, 2020 - 10:24 AM

Naga City Regional Trial Court Branch 61 Judge Soliman Santos Jr approves a compromise deal and endorses a master plan that would minimize loss of trees in future road-widening projects

Publishers fear fact checking isn't enough – report

Jan 10, 2020 - 4:28 PM

The Digital News Project 2020 says that journalists need to call out lies and half-truths, but are concerned that this may not have an impact

De Lima wants Senate probe into China-funded surveillance project

Jan 05, 2020 - 1:49 PM

Senator Leila de Lima says the Safe Philippines project is an opportunity for China to spy on Filipinos

WARNING VS CHINA. Senator Leila de Lima wants lawmakers to investigate the Safe Philippines project backed by China. File photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

QC getting 1,500 CCTV cameras under 'Safe Philippines'

Dec 30, 2019 - 4:17 PM

Despite claims of the project's potential security risks, the DILG collaborates with another city to provide its China-backed surveillance system

SURVEILLANCE. More CCTV cameras will be installed along major roads and areas in Quezon City. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Duterte's economic team approves 12 infrastructure projects

Dec 20, 2019 - 9:55 PM

Dennis Uy's unsolicited proposal for the Davao International Airport, the Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridge, and MRT4 are just some of the projects approved by the Investment Coordination Committee

Cebu Pacific to deliver donations for Typhoon Tisoy victims for free

Dec 06, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Donors will have to get an endorsement from the Department of the Interior and Local Government for Cebu Pacific to accommodate their cargo

RELIEF GOODS NEEDED. Residents affected by Typhoon Tisoy are in urgent need of food items and shelter repair materials, among others. File photo from Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

PAWssion Project, Heart Evangelista give home to Kuya Jun, pet dogs

Dec 02, 2019 - 5:49 PM

We aren't crying – you are

Antonio Tiu’s Greenergy proposes Manila tramway

Nov 22, 2019 - 3:10 PM

Antonio Tiu's proposed tramway system will connect Manila to the Makati Subway system

3 years on, what are the DOTr's top projects under Duterte?

Nov 21, 2019 - 8:08 PM

The agency's top accomplishments were either initiated before Duterte's term or have yet to be finished

TOP ACCOMPLISHMENTS. The Department of Transportation said its top accomplishments in the past three years include 3 aviation projects and the commencement of the MRT3 rehabilitation. Photo courtesy from L-R: DOTr, Cebu Pacific, DOTr, and Rappler

Google enters battle for cloud gaming market

Nov 17, 2019 - 2:44 PM

However, analysts say Stadia's outlook is uncertain as its faces rivals such as PlayStation Now in an emerging and highly-competitive market

GOOGLE STADIA. A visitor plays a cloud-game at the stand of Google Stadia during the Video games trade fair Gamescom in Cologne, western Germany, on August 21, 2019. File photo by Ina Fassbender/AFP

Foreign lenders wanted: P348 billion needed for Duterte's new infra projects

Nov 15, 2019 - 6:20 PM

The Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge, pegged at P187 billion, is the most expensive of all new infrastructure projects on the Duterte administration's revised list

Drilon says original Build, Build, Build list 'not well-thought-of'

Nov 14, 2019 - 4:19 PM

'What we're saying is that maybe the original 75 flagship projects were not well-thought-of so that we revise them in the middle of the stream,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon

NOT 'WELL-THOUGHT-OF'? Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon asks why the projects that were shelved from the old list were originally included if these don't have a high economic return. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Delays, anomalies in Lanao infra projects haunt Bangsamoro region

Nov 14, 2019 - 3:03 PM

Lack of contracts, delays of over one year mar public works projects in Lanao del Sur's 2nd District, pressuring the new Bangsamoro government to act

[ANALYSIS] The moving goalposts of Duterte’s Build, Build, Build

Nov 14, 2019 - 10:53 AM

Moving goalposts is ill-advised. Not only does it render BBB practically impossible to evaluate, it also serves as a convenient excuse for the economic managers’ sloppy conception and implementation of the program.

Duterte's golden age of infrastructure will have to be completed by next president

Nov 13, 2019 - 2:36 PM

Duterte's new list of infrastructure projects features about 100, but he won't finish almost half of them during his term. Most construction activities are also expected to start by 2022, his last year in office.

LIST: Duterte's new and shelved infrastructure projects

Nov 13, 2019 - 9:00 AM

There are dozens of new Build, Build, Build projects, including the Cebu Monorail System, Kanan Dam, and another MRT line. Some appear to be scrapped, including a huge chunk of the Mindanao Railway.

LIST: Duterte's revised lineup of Build, Build, Build projects

Nov 12, 2019 - 9:15 PM

Rappler obtains the revised list of the Duterte administration's infrastructure projects. The government needs a whopping P4.3 trillion to implement all 100 projects.

'Panit Bukog' art exhibit returns to Cagayan de Oro

Nov 07, 2019 - 8:48 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The art exhibit features local artists showing works on essential and unique Mindanaoan realities on peace and environment preservation

Duterte's team changes tune on PPPs as infra push gets reality check

Nov 07, 2019 - 3:05 PM

Presidential adviser Vince Dizon says the Duterte administration is now more open to public-private partnerships, but would get rid of deals that fail to 'promote public interest'

Ateneo PAIR screens 'Hello, Love, Goodbye' to bring home an OFW

Oct 31, 2019 - 8:55 PM

Proceeds from the November 7 screening will go to Ateneo Project for Asian and International Relations' initiative to fund an overseas Filipino worker's trip home for the Christmas season. The screening is open to the public.

Duterte to use 'extraordinary powers' to see Kaliwa Dam project through

Oct 28, 2019 - 10:57 PM

'It might create some danger or damage, but that is not my concern,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about the China-funded Kaliwa Dam project

Protest of the groups opposing the KD project in front of DENR office. Photo courtesy of Stop Kaliwa Dam Network

Expensive, too much work: Duterte’s team rethinks infra projects

Oct 23, 2019 - 12:42 PM

From 75, the new list of big-ticket infrastructure projects will include 91 smaller but more feasible projects, says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia

Duterte's bridges linking Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao shelved

Oct 23, 2019 - 11:44 AM

'It can be taken up again in the next administration. At least they will know by now that they will spend more and make sure that they can cope with the challenge,' says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia

Kaliwa Dam project earns environmental clearance despite alleged violations

Oct 22, 2019 - 6:06 PM

Indigenous communities are disappointed due to alleged violations in completing or fulfilling procedural requirements for the environmental compliance certificate of the Kaliwa Dam project

PROTESTING. Groups protest the Kaliwa Dam project in front of the DENR office. Photo courtesy of Stop Kaliwa Dam Network

Milked dry? COA calls for probe into Nabcor's P100-million dairy goat project

Oct 14, 2019 - 6:30 PM

The Commission on Audit says the goals of the 2009 Dairy Goat Development Project 'were not fully realized' due to anomalies

Image of goats from Shutterstock

Duterte wants gov't projects awarded to contractors with 'most responsive, advantageous bid'

Oct 12, 2019 - 2:42 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte wants to amend the Government Procurement Reform Act to erase the requirement that projects must go to the lowest qualified bidder

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with some members of the cabinet prior to the start of the 42nd Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on October 11, 2019. Malacañang Photo

Android creator Andy Rubin teases a new, odd mobile device on Twitter

Oct 09, 2019 - 6:31 PM

It’s called Project GEM

PROJECT GEM. Andy Rubin shows off Essential's next big project. Photo from Twitter @Arubin

PH health care, infra, institutions among worst in the world – WEF

Oct 09, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The Philippines is down 8 spots in the World Economic Forum's 2019 Global Competitiveness Report

Manila gets 2 unsolicited railway proposals

Sep 16, 2019 - 3:50 PM

The city government of Manila receives proposals for a tram along Roxas Boulevard and a sky shuttle that would traverse Tondo, Binondo, and Sta Cruz

TRAM. A private company submits an unsolicited proposal for a tram along Roxas Boulevard. Shutterstock photo