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Malacañang tells agencies to ensure prompt infrastructure completion

MALACAÑANG has ordered all state agencies and offices “to ensure timely completion of government infrastructure projects,” with President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s spokesman citing his “frustration” with red tape and cumbersome processes that have caused “delays in the implementation of projects.”.....»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineFeb 12th, 2019

Government ramps up infrastructure spending by 50%

Government spending on infrastructure jumped by more than 50 percent in the first 10 months to reach P665.1 billion following the completion of infrastructure projects by various agencies, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) reported yesterday......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Shift in strategy to speed up infrastructure projects — Department of Transportation

The government agencies leading massive airport, railway and road projects have vowed to hasten the completion of the crucial infrastructure buildup......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

Shift in strategy to speed up infra projects — DOTr

The government agencies leading massive airport, railway and road projects have vowed to hasten the completion of the crucial infrastructure buildup......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

Gov’t speeds up spending on infra

Gov’t speeds up spending on infra Mary Grace Padin MANILA, Philippines - The government is aiming to accelerate infrastructure development this year through reforms in the procurement and implementation of projects, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said yesterday. In a statement, the DBM said the improved set of implementing rules and regulations of Republic Act 9184 or the Procurement Law would help expedite the launch and completion of infrastructure programs in the pipeline. Reforms in the execution of projects, such as the introduction of geo-tagging for improved project monitoring and allowing non-stop construction work to hasten project completion, will also be implemented. “The bold reforms, the pipeline of projects, the hardworking and assertive administration, and the participative citizenry – these will make the dream of making the next six years the Golden Age of Infrastructure achievable,” Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said. The government has allocated a total of P847.2 billion for nationwide infrastructure projects this year, up 13.8 percent from a year ago. The amount also accounted for about 25 percent of this year’s budget. Under the General Appropriations Act approved by President Duterte last December, the bulk, or P349.1 billion of the infrastructure budget was allotted to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the Department of Agriculture, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, and other government agencies and local government units. More than P125 billion was also granted to the Department of Education for the construction and repair of basic education facilities, primary school buildings and technical-vocational laboratories. According to the DBM, the biggest chunk of budget for road construction this year went to the road network services with P216.9 billion, 33.4 percent higher than the 2016 allocation. More than P31.1 billion was allocated for Mindanao Logistics Infrastructure Network project, which will provide highways and bridges across Mindanao to connect cities and provinces to ports and production areas. Other major road projects in 2017 include the P1.5 billion UP-Miriam-Ateneo Viaduct in Katipunan Ave., Quezon City and the P1.2 billion road widening project in the General Luis-Kaybiga-Polo-Novaliches Road, among others. The government has also allotted a total of P12.3 billion for the construction and maintenance of access roads to tourist destinations. The Department of Transportation (DOTr), for its part, will spearhead the construction of bus transport systems that are envisioned to provide efficient, comfortable and inexpensive transportation to commuters in Metro Manila and Cebu......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 30th, 2017

Gov t conducts mass immunization campaign to fight measles outbreak

MANILA, Philippines – In an effort to abate the steep rise in number of measles cases, government agencies have mobilized their resources geared towards implementing a quick mass immunization campaign. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said several government agencies have laid out specific tasks to ensure communities are protected ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

With much to build, Villar finds strength in little daughter

More than two years into his job, Secretary Mark Villar has borne the brunt of allegations of corruption in the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and that it is mired in inefficiency and inaction --- issues that, though not new, have long plagued one of the best-funded government agencies for decades.   And as if the DPWH's tainted history is not enough of a worry for the youngest Cabinet member of the Duterte administration, Villar is also tasked with carrying out the President's flagship "Build, Build, Build" program, tauted as the country's ticket to a "golden age of infrastructure."   When he accepted his post in May 2016, Villar said he knew th...Keep on reading: With much to build, Villar finds strength in little daughter.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2019

Masterplanning PH infra | Inquirer Business

That strategic approach, according to Public Works Secretary Mark A. Villar, referred to having a more comprehensive plan of action in placea masterplan for all infrastructure projects to ensure a mor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 26th, 2019

Comment on NEDA bullish on project completion by LIST: Government’s Major Infrastructure Projects Started in 2018 - AgrinationPH

Comment on NEDA bullish on project completion by LIST: Government’s Major Infrastructure Projects Started in 2018 - AgrinationPH.....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

PPA PMO-MOC Progress Report – Four Key Projects Level Up Mis-Or CDO Ports

The Port Management Office for Misamis Oriental and Cagayan de Oro has beefed up its operational capability with the impending completion and continued improvement of four key projects under its 7 Pillars of Development infrastructure program. Developed in consultation with the Philippine Liners Shipping Association (PLSA), the long-term program is geared towards sustaining the Northern Mindanao’s growth over the following decades......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

Don’t wait for complaints before acting, Mayor Duterte tells gov’t workers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 07 Jan) – Government workers should not wait for complaints from their constituents before they act, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte said on Monday. Addressing government workers during the 1st Quarter Joint Flag Raising Ceremony of the Association of Regional Executives of National Agencies 11 at the People’s Park here, Duterte said […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019

High death rate shows key agencies slacked on 'TDUsman

The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas said farmers affected by Tropical Depression Usman will have to face new hardships in the New Year due to severe damage in agriculture, properties and infrastructure caused by heavy rains and flooding last week. Almost 46,000 families or close to 200,000 individuals were affected by the tropical depression......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsJan 5th, 2019

PPA PMO-MOC Progress Report – Four Key Projects Level Up Mis-Or CDO Ports

The Port Management Office for Misamis Oriental and Cagayan de Oro has beefed up its operational capability with the impending completion and continued improvement of four key projects under its 7 Pillars of Development infrastructure program. Developed in consultation with the Philippine Liners Shipping Association (PLSA), the long-term program is geared towards sustaining the Northern Mindanao’s growth over the following decades......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated NewsDec 24th, 2018

More than 150 women, girls raped in South Sudan — UN

More than 150 women and girls have come forward in the past 12 days to seek help in South Sudan after they were raped or suffered other forms of sexual violence, the heads of three UN agencies said Monday. Armed men, many in uniform, carried out the attacks near the northern city of Bentiu, according to a joint statement from Henrietta Fore, who heads the UN children's agency UNICEF, UN aid chief Mark Lowcock and the director of the UN Population Fund, Natalia Kanem. The three agencies condemned "these abhorrent attacks" and called on South Sudan authorities to ensure the perpetrators face justice. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) last week said 125 women and girls had been raped...Keep on reading: More than 150 women, girls raped in South Sudan — UN.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

3,200 cops deployed in Metro Manila for Bonifacio Day

The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) deployed 3,200 police officers to ensure safe observance of the Bonifacio Day on Friday.   The police have also coordinated with concerned government agencies, local government units (LGUs), and non-government organizations (NGOs) to ensure an orderly and peaceful celebration, Sr. Insp. Myrna Diploma of the NCRPO Public Information… link: 3,200 cops deployed in Metro Manila for Bonifacio Day.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

3,200 cops deployed in Metro Manila for Bonifacio Day

The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) deployed 3,200 police officers to ensure safe observance of the Bonifacio Day on Friday.   The police have also coordinated with concerned government agencies, local government units (LGUs), and non-government organizations (NGOs) to ensure an orderly and peaceful celebration, Sr. Insp. Myrna Diploma of the NCRPO Public Information Office said in a message sent to reporters.   "Ang Team NCRPO ay nagdeploy ng 3,200 personnel in coordination with concerned government agencies with the support of LGUs and NGOs para siguraduhing maayos at mapayapa ang ating paggunita sa araw ng ating dakilang bayani na si Gat Andres Boni...Keep on reading: 3,200 cops deployed in Metro Manila for Bonifacio Day.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

DPWH chief tells gov’t engineers to learn from Natonin tragedy

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar appealed to government engineers gathered at the 14th National Conference of district engineers to implement measures that would ensure structural integrity and safety to prevent tragedies like the Natonin incident......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsNov 18th, 2018

Villanueva pushes security of tenure for state workers | News

Senator Joel Villanueva exhorted government agencies to ensure the security of tenure of their employees aside from extending their contracts for two years......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Palace slams ‘brutal slaying’ of NUPL lawyer; vows ‘speedy, impartial’ probe

  Malacaang has condemnedthe death of lawyerBen Ramos, an officer of the National Union of People's Lawyer (NUPL), and vowed a "speedy and impartial" investigation into his murder.   "Any form of violence, other than legal, has no place in a civilized society," Salvador Panelo said in a statement on Wednesday.   "We strongly condemn the brutal slaying of Atty. Ben Ramos, lawyer and founding member of the National Union of People's Lawyers (NUPL)," he added.   He said authorities were "now conducting a speedy and impartial investigation with respect to the incident and pertinent agencies will do all they can to ensure that the perpetrators of t...Keep on reading: Palace slams ‘brutal slaying’ of NUPL lawyer; vows ‘speedy, impartial’ probe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Prioritize Infra Projects, Economist Tells Gov’t

With the Philippines twin deficits, an economist of Maybank said the Philippine government should prioritize projects under its massive infrastructure program. During the 2019 economic outlook jointly hosted by Maybank Philippines Inc. and Maybank ATR Kim Eng in Makati City Tuesday, Dr. Chua Hak Bin, Maybank Global Thematic, Macro Economist, said the country’s rising deficit […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Manila retains investment grade status

The prompt adoption of structural reforms and commitment to pursue its infrastructure buildup program allowed the Philippines to keep its investment grade rating of “BBB,” according to South Korean credit watcher NICE Investors Service. In a report released on 31 October, the NICE announced keeping the investment grade rating on the Philippines with a “stable” […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018