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30 infra projects to start this year

Thirty flagship infrastructure projects worth a total of P1.04 trillion under the ambitious 'Build, Build, Build' program will start implementation this year and are seen creating up to 8.....»»

Category: newsSource: philippinetimes philippinetimesJun 20th, 2018

Flagship infra projects set to start construction

TEN flagship infrastructure projects worth more than P59 billion will move into the construction stage this year, Finance department data showed. The biggest is the P35.257-billion Mindanao Rail Project (Phase 1)-Tagum Davao Digos Segment, which involves the construction of 102-kilometer, non-electrified, single-track rail running through Digos, Davao City and Tagum in Region XI. The project [...] The post Flagship infra projects set to start construction appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

30 infra projects to start this year

Thirty flagship infrastructure projects worth a total of P1.04 trillion under the ambitious 'Build, Build, Build' program will start implementation this year and are seen creating up to 8.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Massive infra projects start rolling this year – DOF

MANILA, Philippines — The Duterte administration’s massive infrastructure program is expected to be in full swing this year following the implementation of t.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

DPWH: Multi-Billion Peso Infra Projects Set to Start This Year

DPWH: Multi-Billion Peso Infra Projects Set to Start This Year.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 19th, 2017

MPIC unit to start raising P30-B for two big infra projects

A Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) unit is looking to raise a combined amount of P30 billion starting this year in order to fund two big infrastructure projects— the P35.42-billion Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) and P27.9-billion Cebu-Cordo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 6th, 2016

S& P: Policy shifts after 2019 polls may affect Philippine infra development

Policy actions influenced by elections and political shifts can create “greater uncertainties” for infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia, according to S&P Global Ratings, which also expects the region’s infrastructure development to “slow down” over the next year......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Gov’t lines up priority infrastructure for 2019

THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION has lined up the start of P36.23 billion worth of large-scale flood control, road and railway projects next year, which marks the midterm of President Rodrigo R. Duterte. The post Gov’t lines up priority infrastructure for 2019 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 28th, 2018

SBMA starts bidding out projects under P10.2-B infra program

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT ZONE - The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority is bidding out six projects under a state-funded P10.2-billion six-year infrastructure development program and are set for completion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

ARMM gets most number of infra projects under 5-year program

The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao will host the biggest number of infrastructure projects to be built in the next five years, although their combined value is loer than those in more develop.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

PRDP gets P9B for infra projects

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 July) – The Philippine Rural Development Program (PRDP) received a fresh funding for infrastructure projects worth P9.068 billion from the World Bank approved last May this year, an official said. Engr. Danilo Alesna, deputy project director PRDP-Mindanao, said in an interview on Wednesday they have yet to determine what infrastructure projects would […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018

PFF President Nonong Araneta reveals exciting times ahead for Philippine football

Mariano “Nonong” Araneta is pumped up for Philippine football, and it's easy to see why. The Philippine Football Federation president has divulged exciting details of the federation's plans to develop the national training center in the San Lazaro Leisure Park in Carmona, Cavite. Plus the Azkals are also getting ready for a busy few months ahead. Araneta is keen on ramping up the federation's partnership with the Manila Jockey Club in SLLP, where the FIFA Artificial Turf Pitch is situated. Already a training ground for youth national teams and club sides, Araneta says that lighting towers will soon be installed that will permit nighttime play. “We are just waiting for AFC because the lights will be bidded out,” Explains Araneta. “Hopefully they will be installed by the end of the year.” The lights will feature an intensity of 900 lux, more than the accepted 800 lux minimum for televised matches. The lights will complement the hundreds of new seats that have already been put in place around the pitch. But that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what the PFF has planned for Carmona. “We have spoken to Manila Jockey Club about transferring our headquarters there,” says Araneta. “We are ready to start the bidding and construction.” The PFF is planning to purchase a 3000 sqm parcel of land within the San Lazaro Leisure Park and build a complex with dormitories, classrooms for coaching and referee courses, and a gym. “The funds are ready, initially we will be getting US$1.5 Million from FIFA,” says Araneta, who says the federation will be selling their current building in Pasig to help fund the move. But Araneta says that another option is available, to buy a different 2000 sqm plot of land beside the artificial pitch that is separate from the 3000 sqm parcel. There a grandstand could be constructed, transforming the pitch into a stadium. The headquarters could then be situated under the seating while the other site houses the dorms, classrooms, and gym. More fields are also in the pipeline in the training center. Araneta says that two artificial turf mini-pitches measuring 40 by 20 meters will be made right beside the main pitch. These will also be lighted and can accommodate recreational play and festival competitions. Incredibly, there will be yet another pitch in the training center, a natural grass regulation field within the Manila Jockey Club's racetrack. “That is for our national teams so that if they are set to play on grass, they can train there,” explains Araneta. The middle of the racetrack already has a grass area where football is played. Manila Jockey Club and PFF have yet to decide if the new grass pitch will be a brand new one or if the current surface will be improved. “We want our activities to be there,” declares Araneta. “We have already had coaching seminars there. Schools can also use our facilities. The pitch is there to be used not to be seen,” he adds with a chuckle. Araneta is a former national team player himself and is also optimistic about the near future with the Azkals. The squad is facing two big tournaments in the coming months: the AFF Suzuki Cup in November and December and their maiden appearance in the AFC Asian Cup in January 2019. Araneta says the Azkals will travel to Bahrain during the September FIFA window to play a Bahraini club side, likely on Sept 7, before tangling with the Bahrain national team on September 11. There will also be a FIFA window in October, and Araneta says the Filipinos can enjoy at least one friendly at home. Araneta hopes that Rizal Memorial will still be available before it gets spruced up in preparation for the country's hosting of the 2019 SEA Games. “Our fans will get to watch our new team,” said the president with evident pride. Crunch time begins in November, with the Azkals in a five-team round-robin group with a new home-and-away format. The Philippines will host Singapore in Bacolod's Panaad Stadium on November 13 before playing either Brunei or Timor Leste away four days later. The two ASEAN minnows will square off in a two-legged qualifying series in September to to determine who makes the group stage. On November 21 the Azkals entertain Thailand in Panaad in what promises to be a mouthwatering contest, before closing their group stage against Indonesia, probably in Jakarta, on November 25. The semis will run from December 1 to 6, with the two-legged finals being held on the 11th and 15th. After a quick Christmas break the team jets off to the Middle East on December 26, where final preparations for the Asian Cup will commence in earnest. There are plans to play in Qatar against either a club team or their national side, and then perhaps a game in Kuwait before the team goes to the United Arab Emirates. The group schedule is as follows: January 7 against Korea Republic in Dubai, January 11 versus China in Abu Dhabi, then January 16 against Kyrgyzstan in Dubai. The top two will advance to the knockout round, but the Philippines can also sneak through as one of the better third-placers. But the senior national team isn't the only competition Pinoy football fans can focus on this year. The boys U15 national team were in action while the U16 girls play in an AFC competition. The U19 men also played in the AFF U19 Championship, where they beat Singapore 2-1. The senior ladies team also notched a win against the Lion City in their AFF tournament. Araneta says the very successful PFF Women's League from last year will be run again, and that the PFF also plans a youth league. Both will be partly funded by FIFA. Of course the Philippines Football League will continue, with a League and Cup phase. The realization of these plans will be one of the achievements of Araneta's presidency. Another will be his membership in the 33-person FIFA Council, which acts as a board of directors of the organization. Araneta was recently in Russia to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup along with other council members. Araneta is one of six Asians in the FIFA Council, alongside members from China, Malaysia, Korea Republic, Bahrain, and Bangladesh. He is the first Filipino to serve in this level of leadership in FIFA. The Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo native freely explains the benefit the country can enjoy from this connection. According to Araneta “we have firsthand information on funding, and the Philippines is part of the body that will decide on what's best for football.” He says that in the next cycle of FIFA funding he might be able to acquire an additional US$ 2 million for the development of the training center. The PFF President also enjoys the inside track when it comes to acquiring development funds from the Asian Football Confederation, since he also serves as the Chairman of the AFC Finance Committee. “All budgets pass through us. We know the funding, the revenues. We know when to ask for projects. Like the lights in Carmona, that was approved by the AFC development committee,” continues Araneta. But being part of the FIFA Council is not all glitz and glamor, confesses Araneta. He mentioned a recent Council meeting in Bogota, Colombia, that necessitated an arduous 33-hour trip through Europe for a stay that lasted just two days. Sometimes deliberations in FIFA meetings can stretch for as long as six hours. Immediately after the Bogota confab he jetted off to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for another meeting. “It's no joke,” says Araneta, who is 64 years old. But the former striker and defender has no complaints and reveals his motivation to keep on going at the job. “I went to the Youth Football League. I visited the Allianz National Youth Futsal Invitational. You see the kids playing there, you see kids play everywhere. The enthusiasm of the players is what keeps me going.” - RELEASE.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

Infra Projects, Free Tuition Mark PRRD’s 2nd Year in Office

Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Saturday welcomed the significant progress made in efforts to provide Filipinos with a more comfortable life, as his boss, President Rodrigo Duterte, marks his second year in office. “We have seen numerous infra and economic development projects, laws signed and implemented and social welfare, health […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

P17.9-M expansion and rehab of Kalibo Airport to start July 2

The P17.9-million expansion and rehabilitation of the Kalibo International Airport (KIA) terminal building will begin this Monday, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). “The traffic and passenger movement cutback due to the ongoing Boracay Island closure from April until October this year will significantly allow several projects to be put into… link: P17.9-M expansion and rehab of Kalibo Airport to start July 2.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Duterte gains in 2 years as president cited

SPECIAL Assistant to the President Bong Go lauded President Rodrigo Duterte for his administration’s accomplishments as he marked his second year in office. “We have seen numerous infra and economic development projects, laws signed and implemented and social welfare, health and education programs put into place in the last two….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Heavier traffic in July in Metro as road construction, repairs start

EXPECT heavy traffic in the second half of the year as simultaneous road constructions and repairs works will begin in parts of the metropolis, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) warned the public on Friday. Among these projects are the North Luzon Expressway Drainage Enhancement Project along A. Bonifacio Road beginning July 1; construction of an elevated [...] The post Heavier traffic in July in Metro as road construction, repairs start appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

DepEd assures parents, pupils of readiness for start of classes

              The Department of Education (DepEd) has assured the parents of pupils and students that through different projects and programs, schools all over the nation are ready for the start of classes on Monday.   "Handang-handa na po kasi ang mga nilatag nating programa ay na-implement naman," DepEd Undersecretary Jesus Mateo said in an interview with Radyo Inquirer on Friday.   Mateo noted that this year would be different as DepEd has taken steps to lower the teacher to pupil and teacher to student ratio, and the classroom to student ratio.   "Makikita nila na slowly, 'yong ating teacher-...Keep on reading: DepEd assures parents, pupils of readiness for start of classes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 1st, 2018

Widus sees $1-billion expansion in Clark

KOREAN-LED Widus International Leisure, Inc., the operator of the Marriot hotel chain in Clark, Pampanga, is looking at expanding its hotel projects in the city to total to $1 billion in the next few years. While the $100-million Marriot Hotel has yet to start operations — targeted by September this year, Daesik Han, president and […] The post Widus sees $1-billion expansion in Clark appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

Hyundai Heavy Industries to start construction of PH Navy’s frigate

South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries will finally start the construction of the Philippine Navy's first missile-capable frigate, one of the country's biggest military modernization projects worth P18 billion. The steel-cutting ceremony was heldon Mondayat the company's headquarters in Ulsan, South Korea's state media Yonhap News reported. The ceremony was attended by Hyundai Heavy Industries President Hwan-Goo Kang, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Navy Flag Officer in Command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad, and Defense Undersecretary Raymundo Elefane. The Yonhap report said the shipbuilder will launch the fleet in May next year and deliver it to the Philippine...Keep on reading: Hyundai Heavy Industries to start construction of PH Navy’s frigate.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

Davao bares infra modernization plan worth almost P300B

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 April) – The city government unveiled Tuesday its 27-year Infrastructure Modernization Plan (IM4Davao) that lists down short-, medium- and long-term priority projects worth P298.4 billion that may be funded by the national government or private investors. Lawyer Tristan Dwight Domingo, Assistant City Administrator told a press briefing on Tuesday at […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

Champ Camp and Barangay Liga Launched

MILO Philippines' champion building takes another step forward. Actually, two steps. Targetting grassroots development, MILO Philippines will launch a couple of projects over the next two years. The MILO Champ Camp will be in partnership with the Department of Education, focusing on the development of elementary school students through the help of skilled youth coaches. Sports like basketball, volleyball, and football will be the focus however, sports nutrition and health will also be tackled. It's MILO, of course. The Champ Camp is set to officially start in the next school year. "Learning continues outside the classroom, and we want to reach out to both parents and kids by providing an interactive glimpse into popular sports," MILO Consumer Marketing Activations Executive Kevin Mauricio said. "We want to introduce the basics of popular ball sports by offering a hands-on experience to elementary students, and give importance to sports in the child's development," he added. As second, more ambitious project is the Barangay Liga, where MILO is set to work hand-in-hand with select barangays to elevate their exisiting commuity-based leagues. For the pilot year, MILO has partnered with 100 barangays taken from pre-existing partnerships. There are plans to expand over the next couple of years. In this project, barangay courts will be refurbished and modernized to make sure there are facilities more than capable enough to support sports endevours, most of which happen during the summer. "It's a program that helps bring sports closer to the grassroots level," MILO Sports Marketing Executive Lester Castillo said of the Barangay Liga. "Through the Barangay MILO Liga, we will partner with barangays nationwide, we will refurbish their existing barangay courts in preparation for their existing barangay leagues. Yun na-indetify kasi namin na barriers from parents for getting their children into sports, kulang kasi ng mga safe places to play. So by refurbishing the courts, ma-encourage nila yung mga anak nila to join sports," he added.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018