MinDA hopeful MindaRail project can be pushed through under Duterte’s term

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Aug) – The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) remains hopeful that the construction of phase 1 of the 1,550-kilometer Mindanao Railway Project can still be pushed through in the remaining 2 years and 10 months of the term of the first Mindanawon President, Rodrigo R. Duterte. In an interview, MinDA assistant secretary Romeo Montenegro told reporters on […].....»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnAug 14th, 2019

Venues to serve Philippine sports beyond SEA Games -- Ramirez

While the economic hubs of Clark and Subic will serve as the main venues for the 30th Southeast Asian Games starting 30 November, Metro Manila will have a fair share of the hosting chores. The historic Rizal Memorial Coliseum, site of many grand sporting battles in the past, will be restored to its old, majestic glory that will treat participants from the 11 SEA Games countries to a feel of the old Philippines, but with all the amenities that the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) is introducing to the site for the first time. Fund infusion from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) is making this possible, said PSC Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez, who is also the Chief of Mission of Team Philippines in the SEA Games. “All government agencies are on the same track to making the SEA Games a successful hosting as directed by President Rodrigo Duterte,” Ramirez said. “The PSC is making sure our guests and the athletes will see the best side of the Philippines when they start to visit our venues. We have the various agencies providing us with support, from the Military and the Police, to the Department of Tourism (DoT), Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA), the whole of the president's Cabinet through Executive Sec. Salvador Medialdea, almost all government offices with stake in the project are being utilized by the President.” No major repairs have been done to the three major government-owned venues since the country last hosted the SEA Games in 2005, when the Filipino athletes won the overall championship for the first and last time. “The recent tripartite agreement among the officials of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), Philippine Sea Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) and the PSC also moved forward the preparations,” Ramirez said. “POC President (Abraham) Bambol Tolentino has also galvanized all national sports associations (NSA) into one direction.” The Pagcor, through Chairperson Andrea Domingo, was among the first to provide support to the Games by helping fund the refurbishing of the Philsports Arena in Pasig, and the Rizal Memorial and Ninoy Aquino Stadia in Manila, according to Ramirez. Ramirez, however, said the Rizal Memorial Stadium will not just undergo repairs. He disclosed that the venue built in 1934 and has hosted the Asian Games in 1954 and the SEA Games on three occassions, will be restored to its original look. “The PSC was mandated by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) to preserve the Rizal Memorial Coliseum to its original form. And we are happy with that because this will be the first time that the Filipinos and our foreign guests will see the venue like it was in the 1930s.” But the coliseum will now be fitted with new seats to follow international standards. It will also become fully airconditioned for the first time in its long history. “The canopy will be removed,” according to Ramirez. “It turned out that it was not there when it hosted the Asian Games before. The color will be the same as it was during the golden era of Art Deco construction that was the design of its architect Juan M. Arellano.” The venue will also be fitted with a new flooring. The PSC, Ramirez said, is now receiving inquiries from the country's top collegiate leagues for their schedules next year. “We are looking at the long term. We do not want these government-owned venues to become idle after the SEA Games. We are confident of bringing back the collegiate leagues to where they used to play before the new private coliseums attracted them out of our venues,” Ramirez said. Refurbishing of the Rizal football field will also start next month. New seats will also be installed at the grandstand as required by the International Football Federation (FIFA). Badminton, speed and figure skating, bowling, billiards, taekwondo, weightlifting, men's football, squash, tennis and soft tennis, gymnastics, kickboxing, boxing, basketball, ice hockey, fencing, karatedo, wushu, indoor volleyball, cycling 3x3 basketball and Esports will be held in different venues in Manila, Makati, Mandaluyong, Pasay, Pasig, Quezon City and San Juan......»»

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Cayetano: Duterte pushed for term-sharing among speakership bets

Cayetano: Duterte pushed for term-sharing among speakership bets.....»»

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As Cebu City Mayor, Labella pushes for LRT, promises police support

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Light Railway Transit (LRT) may come sooner than expected with Cebu City Mayor-elect Edgardo Labella pushing for the project during his term. In his statements immediately after his proclamation as the winner of the mayoral race in Cebu City, Labella said that President Rodrigo Duterte will fulfill his promises of […] The post As Cebu City Mayor, Labella pushes for LRT, promises police support appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 14th, 2019

Warriors break ground on San Francisco arena with fanfare

em>By Janie McCauley, Associated Press /em> SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hard hats on, Steve Kerr and Kevin Durant lifted their golden shovels filled with dirt in a ceremonial moment for the Warriors franchise as it broke ground on snazzy new San Francisco digs at long last. And keeping KD in a Golden State uniform to see it through is a key part of the grand plan. This project has already been 4.5 years in the making. 'Honestly, a relief to some extent,' owner and CEO Joe Lacob said. Kerr is campaigning for the Golden State name to stay put along with his superstar players. 'We are the Golden State Warriors and it's not up to me, but I don't want it to change,' Kerr said. 'It's a unique name. It's the only one like it in the league. I would like to see that remain. I fully believe we are still the Bay Area's team, no matter whether we're playing in Oakland or San Jose or San Francisco. The name Golden State Warriors, there's too much history, there's too much tradition to change.' Even if in a success-oriented business like the NBA, nobody knows who will still be around when 18,000-seat Chase Center is complete. Kerr has no idea if he will even still be on the sidelines then. 'If you're lucky enough in life, like I've been, you reach a point where you get to choose who you work with, you get to choose where you live and you get to choose where you work,' Kerr said. 'By those metrics, I want to stay here forever. I'm also an NBA coach and I'm well aware that this building is going to take about three years to build, so the chances of me standing on the sidelines for the Warriors are slim to hopeful. Maybe as, like, the coach of another team. 'So far, so good, so hopefully I'll still be here.' Next, Golden State will likely work to keep both two-time reigning MVP Stephen Curry and Durant for the long haul by negotiating new deals this year. Kerr speaks to Durant daily and knows he is happy with his new Bay Area surroundings. 'We're going to win for a long time. ... We'll do whatever it takes to be champions again,' Lacob said of spending on players. He even publicly put KD on the spot: 'Kevin Durant came here without a new arena. Thank you, Kevin ... and also for agreeing to re-sign this summer. I have no idea how he's going to respond to that.' The Warriors did a little bit of everything to showcase how this will be far more than just a sports venue: The over-the-top groundbreaking featured a trio of songs by a gospel choir to kick off festivities, included a performance by the San Francisco Symphony and even acrobatic dancers dressed as construction workers for a grand finale of sorts that included beach balls dropping from an excavator before the equipment rigs moved in synchronization to the music in an extravagant routine featuring trampolines. Only boosting the mood was the California Supreme Court's decision earlier in the day to deny a petition by arena opponents seeking to overturn the Warriors' entitlements, further clearing the way for the project to move ahead — 'so we're totally good to go here,' Lacob noted. 'Wow, what a day!' said Warriors COO Rick Welts, noting the team will boast one of the world's premier 'gathering places' — for concerts and conventions, political events and more. 'Every city needs it. We need it. It will be great for San Francisco,' co-owner Peter Guber said. 'We now have proof, not just promises.' Curry got a break from public duties this time, a day after the Warriors pulled off a stunning 126-91 rout of LeBron James and the defending champion Cavaliers. Golden State hosts Oklahoma City on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee — among dozens of dignitaries in attendance — hollered, 'finally welcoming the Golden State Warriors home to San Francisco!' He rattled off the Warriors' star-studded roster and the energy around the franchise and its long-term mission. 'What's not to love?' he said. Lacob can't wait — and realizes how many people will miss the great vibe at the team's current home of Oracle Arena, an atmosphere the Warriors hope to replicate in many ways. Not only will the 11 acres include restaurants, cafes, businesses and other new additions to add vitality to the neighborhood, there will be a 51.5-acre bay-front park across from the arena. 'It is going to sing,' he said. 'It takes my breath away when we look at the renderings.' .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 18th, 2017

Gov’t to complete NorthRail project within Duterte’s term

MANILA, Philippines - The government is determined to complete the NorthRail project within the term of President Duterte amid an ongoing arbitration case in.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 16th, 2016

Minda railway to materialize

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte reiterated in his first State of the Nation Address (Sona) Monday, July 25, that the long-stalled Mindanao Railway System (MRS) will be materialized before his term ends. <.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 27th, 2016

Solar-powered facility to boost seaweed industry

A P200-million solar-diesel hybrid power generation facility will be established in Tawi-Tawi next year to boost the seaweed farming Industry in the island-towns of Sibutu, Sitangkai, and Panglima-Sugala. In a Facebook post on Friday, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) is implementing the project, funded by […] The post Solar-powered facility to boost seaweed industry appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Long-term solutions required to resolve national water crisis

We welcome the tough stance that President Rodrigo Duterte has taken against water utilities in the capital region, Manila Water Company Inc. and Maynilad Water Services Inc. Even before the President’s televised tirade, we have argued in this space that those firms have failed to deliver on parts of their contractual obligations to consumers. We […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News22 hr. 48 min. ago


President Rodrigo Duterte should pipe down and think through the complex consequences of what he threatens to do with the water concession contracts. Over the long term, what he intends to do will cause the economy more harm than good......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 7th, 2019

Village, SK polls deferral to pave way for project implementation

PRESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS  Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar on Wednesday welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte’s signing of Republic Act (RA) 11462 or […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsDec 4th, 2019

New agencies pushed vs disasters

A senior administration official lamented the absence of implementing rules and regulations for the government’s newest agency, the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Planning (DHSUP), nearly a year after President Duterte signed it into law......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2019

Ariel Villasanta: Pati si Pangulong Duterte naawa sa akin

PALABAS na ngayon ang pelikulang “The Kings Of Reality Shows” na pinaghirapang isulat, idirek at iprodyus ng mga kakaibang atake sa pagkokomedya na si Ariel Villasanta. Pinagdugtung-dugtong lang daw niya ang maliit na halagang hawak niya para matapos ang kanyang dream project, isinanla pa nga niya sa isang kaibigan ang kanyang bahay, kaya kung hindi […] The post Ariel Villasanta: Pati si Pangulong Duterte naawa sa akin appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 27th, 2019

Panukalang special power kay Pangulong Duterte, tinanggihan ng Malakanyang

PANGULONG Rodrigo Duterte HANNAH JANE SANCHO TINANGGIHAN ng Ma­lakanyang ang panukalang bigyan si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ng special power para mapabilis ang mga flagship project sa ilalim ng “Build, Build, Build” Program ng pamahalaan. Kaugnay ito sa inihaing House Bill No. 5456 ni Albay Rep. Joey Salceda na nag­lalayong pagkalooban si Pang. Duterte ng special power para […] The post Panukalang special power kay Pangulong Duterte, tinanggihan ng Malakanyang appeared first on PINAS......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinasglobalRelated NewsNov 25th, 2019

Mga flagship project ni Vince Dizon tinawag na ‘bilbil’ Duterte Dismaydo Sa Build Program

DISMAYADO si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa takbo ng mga flagship project ng Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) na pinamumunuan ni Vince Dizon......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2019

Hydro Power

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte inspects the scale model of the Siguil Hydro Power Corporation’s 14.5-Megawatt Hydropower Project during its launch in Maasim, Sarangani Province on November 22, 2019. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO.....»»

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‘Brightest stars in politics will be nothing in 2 years’

While he considers himself and two of his politician friends the “brightest stars” in politics, President Duterte says he has no illusion about staying brilliant after the end of his term......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2019

I ordered cops’ dismissal in body cam extortion — Duterte

President Duterte revealed that he ordered the dismissal of three police majors who extorted P5 million from a bidder in the P334-million police body cameras project.?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 21st, 2019

Duterte wants communist insurgency over in 3 years

President Duterte wants to end the communist insurgency in less than three years of his term, the reason why he ordered government agencies to step the implementation of strategies to put finally lick the problem on the New People’s Army in the countryside. Police Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac, spokesman of the Philippine National Police, said […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 20th, 2019

No funds in budget for National ID

The Duterte administration had pressed Congress to pass the National ID law, designating it as a project of the highest priority, but oddly did not provide funds for implementation since its enactment in 2018, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 19th, 2019