• 06 September 2015
MANILA, Sep. 6 -- The government has approved five new projects in the transportation and energy sectors totaling P131.4 billion as it underscores the importance of improving the country's infrastructure to sustain long-term economic growth. In a statement on Saturday, Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said among the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) approved projects include the new passenger terminal building at the Clark International Airport, which will be built to meet its expansion requirements. The project, which costs P15.3 billion, will allow Clark International Airport to accommodate up to three million passengers a year. It will be funded by the government and will include the installation of equipment, machineries and facilities.  The NEDA Board also approved the Naga Airport Development Project in Camarines Sur at a cost of P3.5 billion. It will be funded through the General Appropriations Act. The airfield will be reoriented to enable dual-approach landing and takeoff and new airside and landside facilities will be established to meet the growing tourism demand.  The board also approved the P64.7 billion LRT Line 6 constructi ...Read more

Government outlines El Niño action plan for agriculture sector

 CENTRAL  06 September 2015
MANILA, Sep. 6 -- Dispelling public fears on an impending severe drought, Malacanang said the Department of Agriculture (DA) has a comprehensive El Niño response plan in case the weather disturbance affects the country. In a radio interview, Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said DA& ...Read more

APEC to recognize women icons from MSMEs

 CENTRAL  06 September 2015
MAKATI, Sep. 6 -- The upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Women and the Economy (APEC WE) 2015 Fora will mark the accomplishments of extraordinary women icons from micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) representing APEC economies through a special exhibition entitled Iconograph. Ico ...Read more