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NEW EXPRESSWAY TO SPUR TOURISM IN CORDOVA, CEBU

The municipal government of Cordova has committed to lay a strong ground in promoting responsible development, particularly in tourism as the town expects to attract more investments with the opening of the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX). Town officials prepared for the visit of President Rodrigo Duterte for the opening ceremony of the iconic expressway that […]

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BOOST CAGAYAN VALLEY ECONOMY WITH BRIDGES – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon said he will be pushing for the construction of more bridges in the Cagayan Valley to help give a big jolt to the local economy. Gordon, during his visit to the northern provinces of Cagayan and Isabela, noted that improving and building bridges will help cut travel time to other points of […]

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DUTERTE LEADS TACLOBAN BYPASS ROAD INAUGURATION

President Rodrigo Duterte led the inauguration of the 6.405-kilometer Tacloban City Bypass Road Project completed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in the Province of Leyte. The President was joined in the project inauguration by Senator Bong Go, DPWH Secretary Roger Mercado, Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino, House […]

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DPWH TO PRIORITIZE PROJECTS IN ISOLATED AREAS

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Acting Secretary Roger Mercado urged DPWH officials to set action priorities not only in major growth areas but also in the depressed and isolated areas. “The DPWH must continue the program in connecting the dots between progressive cities and provinces with areas that are not yet able to […]

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ISKO MORENO TO TURN VISAYAS INTO ECONOMIC HUB

Aksyon Demokratiko presidential bet Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso promised to strengthen local infrastructure to empower the Visayan economy. In an interview after meeting with Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, Domagoso said building new infrastructure such as bridges, road networks, and railways can lead to the emergence of new economic hubs outside Luzon.  Moreno said he […]

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WIDENED CABADBARAN BRIDGE TO OPEN BEFORE YEAR-END

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is undertaking the widening of Cabadbaran Bridge along the Surigao-Agusan Section of Daang Maharlika in Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte to address the bottleneck of traffic at the existing bridge. “We have to ensure that mobility in our national highways is not hindered especially during emergency situations,” Secretary […]

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NOGRALES TO GOV’T: CLIMATE-PROOF PH INFRASTRUCTURE

“Needed now: climate-resilient public structures.” Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles emphasized that the government should lead the way in ensuring that the country’s infrastructures can withstand the harsher effects of the climate. The solon said he would be asking the Department of Public Works and Highways and other concerned agencies about their plans to […]

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5 ELECTRIC COOPS GET P123-M NEA LOANS IN APRIL

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) released P123.118 million in loans in April alone to improve the rural electrification infrastructure of five electric cooperatives (ECs) in the country. The recipients were Bantayan Island Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BANELCO), La Union Electric Cooperative, Inc. (LUELCO), Quezon I Electric Cooperative, Inc. (QUEZELCO I), Bohol II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BOHECO […]

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SPEND ON INFRASTRUCTURE, CREATE JOBS – VILLANUEVA

The government should take the lead in restoring business confidence and create jobs by increasing spending on infrastructure such as public health facilities and healthcare services, according to Senator Joel Villanueva. Villanueva, chair of the Senate labor committee, issued the call in the wake of the unemployment report from the Philippine Statistics Authority saying joblessness […]

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POE TO TELCOS: IMPROVE INTERNET SERVICES NOW

Senator Grace Poe is urging telecommunications companies to expedite the construction of connectivity infrastructure to improve services for children and students who need to rely increasingly on internet connection for online education. A survey conducted by the Asian Development Bank Institute revealed that 46 percent of Filipino families with children are not attending school because […]