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Bill protecting women workers gets House OK

Bill protecting women workers gets House OK

Philippine Star, June 12, 2011 House of Representatives has passed a bill which affords women more protection against discrimination in the workplace. Approved was House Bill 4643 authored by Tarlac Reps. Susan Yap, Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara, Valenzuela Rep. Magtanggol Gunigundo, and Akbayan party-list Reps. Walden Bello... continue reading

Government to invest $17.4 billion for infra projects in 5 years

Government to invest $17.4 billion for infra projects in 5 years

Source:  Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) – The government will invest around P750 billion ($17.4 billion) for infrastructure projects under the public-private partnership program in the next five years, a senior government official said on Thursday. Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio Singson said that the government’s investment for infrastructure projects between... continue reading

Aquino cabinet says PPP to augment gov’t infra projects

Aquino cabinet says PPP to augment gov’t infra projects

Source:  ABS-CBN News MANILA, Philippines – The economic cluster of the Aquino Cabinet clarified on Wednesday that the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) is not the end-all and be-all of the government’s infrastructure program. Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio Singson said the PPP will just be augmenting government projects already lined up and funded by the... continue reading

Hong Kong firm eyes transport project under PPP

Hong Kong firm eyes transport project under PPP

Source:  Philippines Star MANILA, Philippines –  Hong Kong firm Hopewell Holdings Ltd. is planning to participate in the government’s Public-Private Partnership (PPP) program by investing in a transport linkage between Luzon and the Visayas. In an interview with reporters, Department of Trade and Industry Assistant Secretary Felicitas A. Reyes said Hopewell is eyeing a toll... continue reading

Philippines build airports to improve tourism

Philippines build airports to improve tourism

June 6, 2011 www.etravelblackboard.com   The Philippines Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim during a recent press briefing said that key infrastructure projects such as building international airports and developing new destinations will improve the country’s tourism image.  As part of the new National Tourism Development plan the country will strive to double the number of foreign... continue reading

DSWD-civil society group tie up for effective implementation of programs

DSWD-civil society group tie up for effective implementation of programs

June 5 (PIA) The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) aims to enhance its partnership with a civil society organization so that programs of government are implemented well. DSWD-Cordillera regional director Leonardo Reynoso said the role of the CVO is very important in ensuring the efficient implementation of government program. According to Reynoso,non-government organizations... continue reading

Gov’t bid to borrow P22B okayed

Gov’t bid to borrow P22B okayed

June 6, 2011  Inquirer   The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has approved the government’s plan to borrow an amount equivalent to $500 million (nearly P22 billion) from Japan to fund road projects nationwide. Data from the BSP indicated that the loan—exactly 40.847 billion yen—will be provided by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the development... continue reading

Gov’t, private partnership in marine resource conservation in Cebu

Gov’t, private partnership in marine resource conservation in Cebu

June 5   (PIA) — The municipality of Sogod and Bogo City in Cebu province inked a memorandum of partnership with Alegre Beach Resort and Spa through its Aqua Sports department to assist the said local government units in the protection and management of their respective coastal and marine resources. Aqua Sports head Gerrie Sola,... continue reading

Infra, investment inflows are top priority of Aquino gov’t, Lacierda says

Infra, investment inflows are top priority of Aquino gov’t, Lacierda says

June 3, 2011  Inquirer President Benigno S. Aquino III is working hard to push his year-old Public Private Partnership program to help bankroll the financial requirements of various infrastructure projects badly needed by the country to uplift its image as an alternative investment destination, “ said Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. Speaking at Inquirer Radio’s ‘Tapatan’... continue reading

Construction group gets P11.5-billion loan grant

Construction group gets P11.5-billion loan grant

June 3, 2011 Sun Star Davao THE Philippine Construction Association (PCA) has been granted a T-plex loan facility of P11.5 billion to finance local Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects. “It is high time that the public sector does its part in the development construction. The pronouncement of the government in promoting PPP will further improve the... continue reading