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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 […].....»»

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Cayetano: Duterte pushed for term-sharing among speakership bets

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

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsJun 18th, 2019

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

Budget sa extension ng Imelda Blvd, aabot sa 3 bilyon

VIRAC, CATANDUANES – Maari umanong abutin ng hanggang tatlong bilyong (3Billion) piso ang magiging kabuuang budget sa on-going rehabilitation project ng Imelda Boulevard, at matatapos umano ito bago tuluyang bumaba sa posisyon si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa 2022. Sa panayam ng Bicol Peryodiko kay DPWH District Engineer Gil Augustus Balmadrid, nagkaroon umano ng maraming modification […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsAug 16th, 2019

Piñol sworn in as MinDA chief

  Former Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol vowed to work as hard as he took his oath as the new chairman of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) yesterday. In a Facebook post, Piñol shared that his fixed six-year term as the new MinDA chair officially started. The post is a Cabinet rank and car­ries the rank […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 14th, 2019

President Duterte vetoes Anti-Endo Bill

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Roa Duterte TROY GOMEZ   President Rodrigo Duterte has vetoed a proposed legislation seeking to ensure job security, a move that will surely upset labor groups demanding that he fulfill his campaign promise of ending short-term hiring.   Despite being certified urgent in September 2018, President Rodrigo Duterte has disapproved the anti-endo (end of […] The post President Duterte vetoes Anti-Endo Bill appeared first on PINAS......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinasglobalRelated NewsAug 8th, 2019

Manny Piñol appointed Mindanao Development Authority chairman

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte officially appointed Emmanuel Piñol, his former agriculture secretary, as the new Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) chairperson. Piñol was appointed on Monday, August 5, according to a list of presidential appointees provided by Malacañang. MinDA is an agency under the national government tasked with overseeing development ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2019

Duterte starts to pack Supreme Court with young appointees

MANILA, Philippines – Taking after former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, President Rodrigo Duterte is starting to pack the Supreme Court with young appointees who will serve long after his term. By the time Arroyo stepped down in June 2010, her appointees filled 14 of the 15 posts in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2019

Defiant Rodrigo Duterte shrugs off Reed Bank incident to defend his China policy in speech

I will end my term fighting, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte exclaimed in his fourth state-of-the-nation address, which lasted close to two hours. It was his most disciplined and sombre speech ye.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 28th, 2019

Tobacco tax increased further

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed Republic Act No. 11346, which further increases the excise tax on tobacco products, bringing to three the tax reforms that have been enacted halfway into his six-year term......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 26th, 2019

PRRD to inaugurate multi-million bypass road project in Ilocos Sur

CANDON CITY, July 25 (PIA) - President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is set to inaugurate the multi-million Candon by-pass road project situated at Barangay Oaig Daya, this city today.The four-lane 7......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 25th, 2019

PRRD to inaugurate multi-million bypass road project in Ilocos Sur

CANDON CITY, July 25 (PIA) - President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is set to inaugurate the multi-million Candon by-pass road project situated at Barangay Oaig Daya, this city today.The four-lane 7......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 25th, 2019

DPWH halfway done with Build, Build, Build

The Duterte administration’s ambitious infrastructure program may see some big-ticket projects incomplete before the President’s term ends in 2022, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 25th, 2019

Belmonte wants center for OFWs improved

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has committed to improve the city’s Migrant Resource Center (MRC) to complement the planned creation of a Department of Overseas Filipinos pushed by President Duterte in his State of the Nation Address on Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 24th, 2019

Newsbreak Chats: After Duterte s SONA and Gem-Ver, what now?

Bookmark this page to watch and join the discussion live on Thursday, July 25, at 4 pm! MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte spent a good portion of his 4th State of the Nation Address  (SONA) defending his stance on China and the West Philippine Sea. He also pushed for priority legislation that ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 24th, 2019

Catholic clergy leads fight vs death penalty

MANILA, Philippines — The Catholic clergy on Tuesday led the opposition to the restoration of the death penalty being pushed anew by President Rodrigo Duterte, saying capital punishment did not deter crime and was a backward step in the quest for justice in a poor country like the Philippines. In his State of the Nation […] The post Catholic clergy leads fight vs death penalty appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 24th, 2019

Gov’t readies funds for 3 new departments

The government is ready to provide funds for the establishment and operation of three new departments being pushed by President Duterte, according to the Department of Finance (DOF)......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2019