Samar I registers 80.48 percent accomplishment of CY 2017 infra projects

DPWH Samar First District Engineering Office closed the preceding year with an accomplishment of 80.48 percent on all its regular infrastructure projects under the General Appropriations Act (GAA)......»»

Category: newsSource: samarnews samarnewsFeb 13th, 2018

DPWH-Biliran DEO delivered project accomplishment ahead of the planned target as of August, this year

The District Engineering Office has sticked to its promise of fast-tracking the CY 2017 Infrastructure Projects as the district delivered 40.41 percent accomplishment ahead from the planned target accomplishmentt......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

DPWH-Biliran DEO ending the year with 91.84 percent accomplishment of 2016 infra projects

DPWH Biliran District Engineering Office (BDEO) ends the year with high accomplishment posting 91.84 percent surpassing the 85 percent district target set by the DPWH Central Office......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2017

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

Northwest Leyte infra projects construction in full swing

Ormoc City — The Leyte 4th District Engineering Office (DEO) has finished 73.84 percent of its regular infrastructure projects for 2016. District Engineer Lino Francisco Gonzales said the figure is higher than their target accomplishment of 67 perc.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 11th, 2016

NEDA: 78% of infra projects to be funded by national government

Seventy-eight percent of the Duterte administration's big-ticket infrastructure program will be funded by the national government, the country's socioeconomic planning agency said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

DPWH Bulacan 2nd District Engineering Office Completes P2.093-B Worth of Infra Projects

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Bulacan Second District Engineering Office completed Php2.093 billion worth of infrastructure projects in 2017. “We successfully delivered the government’s program of Build…Build…Build to the people in the cities of San Jose Del Monte and Meycauayan and the towns of Angat, San Rafael, San Ildefonso, San Miguel, Doña Remedios […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2018

DPWH completes 727 infra projects in WV

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Region 6 completed more than 700 infrastructure projects amounting to P5.715 billion in 2017. DPWH-6 reported had programmed 1,084 projects amounting to P23.310 billion under its Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Regular Infra Program. The projects include construction of roads, bridges, flood control structures and other infrastructure […] The post DPWH completes 727 infra projects in WV appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 29th, 2018

Cebu Landmasters Ends 2017 With Record P4.58-B Reservation Sales, Plans 20 New Developments in 2018

Homegrown property developer Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) finished the year 2017 with P4.58 billion in total reservation sales, exceeding its target by 13.75 percent and beating the 2016 result by 55.6 percent. CLI attributed its exceptional performance mainly to newly launched residential projects: 38 Park Avenue (Cebu IT Park) with 745 units, Casa Mira South […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

P663M for Infra Projects

Under Gov. Hilario P. Davide III’s infrastructure agenda, P663 million worth of projects was funded by the Capitol in 2017. This was possible through the cooperation of the national government as it aims to roll... The post P663M for Infra Projects appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018

Letters From Davao by Jun Ledesma

‘It was a good year’ We have seen the litany of achievements of Duterte administration. It dwarfed the entire six years of the Aquino regime. It could have done better except that it has to first fix a lot of damages wrought by an inept regime that has likewise institutionalized corruption and abetted crime the most horrific of it all – the drug syndicates.  Space or brevity must have limited some significant achievements of the  Department of Finance and am referring to the upgrades of credit ratings of the Philippines from investment grade to investment grade and stable. While early on Standard & Poor’s claimed that President Duterte’s war on drugs and alleged extra-judicial killings are factors that account for the static rating by December 2017 it grudgingly acceded that something good is happening in the Philippines under Duterte’s watch.  Finance Sec. Sonny Dominguez and his team deserves the credit. Fitch and Moody’s in their “investment grade and stable” rating in December enunciated that the issues surrounding drugs and EJK have nothing to do with the rosy economy of the country and its image as capital investment destination. The country’s economic performance for one is top in Asia and there is no turning back with the expected massive spending on infrastructures and government services starting 2018 and beyond.  The Duterte government achievements scoreboard makes the moribund opposition drooling. Still on Finance, expect the billionaires who are also the country’s tax dodgers to cough up. TRAIN or the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion gives a huge relief to 99 percent of those small taxpayers saving the ar least P50,000.00 in tax cut!  But demands and exacts the reasonable taxes from the rich especially the filthy rich. Last year sampling of Lucio Tan (P6-billion), Mighty Cigarettes (P40-billion) and the Prieto and Rufinos’ one-mile asset that they are accountable to the government in still unquantifiable amount as yet? There is a subliminal message to be absorbed why candidate Rodrigo R. Duterte refused to accept donations from the rich and famous: just pay your taxes correctly and you’re okay.  The Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Bureau of Customs are churning more collections under a continuing reforms.  President Duterte himself did dramatic and radical transformations in the area of Foreign Affairs and security. He was chided and lectured on by self proclaimed experts in diplomacy and security alliances especially with the generous expletives he is famous for. But as he admitted to the point of being apologetic, he told media men in this year’s Christmas party, “but that is me”.  Duterte’s foray into foreign affairs and diplomacy might be severely lacking in refinements but he put across his message clearly and direct and one cannot quarrel with what he achieved in such a brief moment. He virtually altered the outlook of the western countries on small sovereign nations. He overhauled alliances by an unwritten rule of mutual respect and cognizance of sovereignty. While Aquino made enemies with China which is the world’s second largest economy resulting in unquantifiable losses of opportunities Duterte reversed that with the resumption of trade, financial assistance with cheap money interest, massive infrastructure projects that will come into fruition by 2018. World leaders to include Xi Jinping of China, Vladimir Putin of Russia, PM Shinzo Abe of Japan and, to the dismay of the so-called Yellowtards, US Pres. Donald Trump who became his virtual phone pal.  The Department of Agriculture under Sec. Manny Pinol, did exemplary well. Productivity is better than expected and could have performed better if not for the natural calamities that the country has to contend with. Maybe the Bureau of Fisheries under it may try something out of the box. Propose to China to convert that disputed island into a one big marine laboratory. China provides the infrastructures while the Philippines the technical aquatic expertise. Make a 10-mile no-fishing marine haven around the island and guarded by the joint coastguard forces of China, Philippines and Vietnam. The Philippine Coconut Authority under Cabinet Sec. Jun Evasco is about to embark on a massive replanting program.  The Aquino government allocated billions of pesos to fight ‘cocolisap’ infestation but applied the wrong solution. Well, what do we expect from a certain Kiko Pangilinan? The replanting program was a big failure on account of  massive graft in high and low places. Replanting as well as new areas had been programmed by PCA.  Finally we have to give accolade to our Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police for combating internal threats, terrorism and syndicated crime. The AFP and PNP are more prepared and better equipped now than any other time in history. Furthermore we see a disciplined forces in the AFP and while there are a few remaining scalawags in the PNP the cleansing process is done without let-up. We from Mindanao are comfortable and secured with their presence even under the aegis of martial law. If you do not believe me look at the various surveys on the popularity and trust of Filipinos on President Duterte and his government.  This will end my perspectives for year 2017 and we look forward to 2018 the Build, Build, Build era. The beginning of the new Philippines. Mindanao and Davao City, from where I live and write, may have suffered from natural calamities but we had seen, suffered and endured worse scenarios and even man made tragedies than […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2017

ADB raises PH growth forecasts for 2017, 2018

The Asian Development Bank has raised its growth forecasts for the Philippines for this year and next on expectations that the Duterte administration's massive infrastructure program will sustain robust economic expansion. In the supplement to its Asian Development Outlook Update 2017 report released Wednesday, the Manila-based multilateral lender jacked up its gross domestic product (GDP) growth projection to 6.7 percent for 2017 and 6.8 percent for 2018 from 6.5 percent and 6.7 percent, respectively. "This outlook assumes that growth in the government's infrastructure program will accelerate, supported by improvements in budget execution, with more large investment projects under...Keep on reading: ADB raises PH growth forecasts for 2017, 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

City mayor presents P2-B in infra projects to DPWH chief

ILOILO CITY Mayor Jose Espinosa III presented on Dec 7, 2017 to Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar the pressing infrastructures needs of the metro in the hope of getting funding support. Espinosa went to the DPWH central office in Manila, together with DPWH-6 Assistant Regional Director Al Fruto, Iloilo City […] The post City mayor presents P2-B in infra projects to DPWH chief appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

Govt infra, capital spending up 17.8%

Infrastructure and other capital spending climbed in October, the Budget department reported on Wednesday, with government resources having been used for priority public works, transport and communications projects. Data released by the department put spending at P51.5 billion during the month, up 17.8 percent compared with the P43.7 billion recorded a year earlier. Year to… link: Govt infra, capital spending up 17.8%.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

Govt infra, capital spending up 17.8%

Infrastructure and other capital spending climbed in October, the Budget department reported on Wednesday, with government resources having been used for priority public works, transport and communications projects. Data released by the department put spending at P51.5 billion during the month, up 17.8 percent compared with the P43.7 billion recorded a year earlier. Year to [...] The post Govt infra, capital spending up 17.8% appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 6th, 2017

PEZA Registers P203-B Investments in Jan-Oct ’17

The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has registered PHP203.2 billion investments in January to October 2017, up 89.3 percent from PHP107.3 billion in the same period in 2016. PEZA Director General Charito Plaza said the... The post PEZA Registers P203-B Investments in Jan-Oct ’17 appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017

Council backs lawmaker’s 2019 infra projects

By: Isabella Marie A. Zerrudo THE SANGGUNIANG Panlungsod (SP) of Iloilo City on Nov 14, 2017 endorsed 78 projects proposed by the office of lone district Rep. Jerry Treñas for 2019. The resolution of endorsement covers projects pertaining to repairs and construction of multi-purpose buildings, roads, and health stations. The resolution was authored by Councilor Ely […] The post Council backs lawmaker’s 2019 infra projects appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

Infra projects to highlight SOPA

ILOILO Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. is set to deliver his state of the province address (SOPA) on Nov 7, 2017 at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Session Hall. It will be delivered during the SP’s session starting 2:30 p.m. Nereo Lujan, chief of the Public Information and Community Affairs Office (PICAO) said major infrastructure projects which are […] The post Infra projects to highlight SOPA appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2017

Infra spending builds up to P40 B Aug

MANILA, Philippines — Government expenditure on infrastructure projects amounted to P40.1 billion in August, 18.1 percent higher than the P34 billion in the.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 15th, 2017

Alex Gordon hits MLB's record-setting 5,694th HR of season

em>By Ian Harrison, Associated Press /em> TORONTO (AP) — Kansas City's Alex Gordon broke Major League Baseball's season home run record with 12 days to spare, hitting the 5,694th long ball of 2017 on Tuesday night. Gordon's home run off Toronto's Ryan Tepera broke a mark set in 2000 at the height of the Steroids Era. The drive, which drove in the last run in the Royals' 5-2 loss, was his eighth this season and the 159th of his 11-year big league career. 'A pretty cool thing to be a part of,' Gordon said. 'I didn't hit many this year, but I guess I made one count.' It was the 17th home run of the night in the major leagues and came just after Detroit's Alex Presley tied the record when he connected at home against Oakland's Daniel Gossett. Gordon said he heard talk of the record on a clubhouse television after Toronto's Darwin Barney homered in the sixth. 'I was kind of aware that we were getting close to it,' he said. 'After I walked back to the dugout. I kind of forgot about it.' Holding the ball he hit over the right-field wall, Gordon said he didn't plan to keep the historic memento or anything else from the game. 'I'm going to give it to Cooperstown,' Gordon said. 'I figured they'd probably have much more reason to have it than I do. I don't really want to remember too much about this season, so I'll probably just give it away and let them take care of it.' There were 5,610 homers last year, an average of 2.31 per game, and this year's average of 2.53 entering Tuesday's action projects to 6,139. That would be up 47 percent from 4,186 in 2014. 'I don't know what to make of it,' Royals manager Ned Yost said. 'Guys are bigger and guys are stronger. but so are the pitchers. There sure are a lot of home runs being hit.' Blue Jays manager John Gibbons has noticed the surge in homers but doesn't have an explanation. 'It really looks like the ball is flying,' he said. Power subsided after the start of drug testing with penalties in 2004. The home run average dropped in 2014 to its lowest level since 1992, then started rising during the second half of the 2015 season. 'My biggest take on it is that players are trying to hit more home runs,' San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. 'Their philosophy overall, a lot of these position players, is to get the ball in the air and also pull the ball and get the ball in the air and hit it as far as you can. So you're increasing the launch angle, whatever you want to call this, stay away from the groundballs. And so they're sacrificing a little bit more contact to do a little bit more damage.' When the previous record of 5,693 was set in 2000, Sammy Sosa led the major leagues with 50 home runs and Barry Bonds hit 49. Miami's Giancarlo Stanton leads the major leagues with 55 home runs this year, followed by New York Yankees rookie Aaron Judge with 44. Yost said he doesn't believe more players are swinging for the fences than in years past. 'You're always looking to elevate,' Yost said. 'You're not going to make a whole lot of money hitting the ball on the ground in this league because the defenders are so quick and athletic. You've got to get the ball in the air, I think, if you're going to be successful.' ___ em>AP Baseball Writer Janie McCauley contributed to this report. /em> .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 20th, 2017

PH registers strong first semester performance – Lopez; total exports up by 14 percent, reaches USD 31 billion

Total merchandise exports for the period January to June 2017 stood at USD 31.04 billion, expanding by 14 percent over the USD 27.33 billion posted during the same period in 2016......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 19th, 2017