• 03 March 2015
MANILA, March 3 -- The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released P1.13 billion to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for the implementation of infrastructure projects in various regions affected by Typhoon Yolanda. Charged against the FY 2014 Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program Fund (RRPF), the amount is slated for the construction, repair, and restoration of roads and thoroughfares that were affected by the supertyphoon in the different cities and municipalities of Regions IV-B (MIMAROPA), V (Bicol), VI (Western Visayas), VII (Central Visayas), and VIII (Eastern Visayas). Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad said, “The 2015 budget has been designed to give full support to various rehabilitation and reconstruction projects this year. Consistent with our Build-Back-Better strategy, we don’t just plan to rebuild roads and bridges damaged by Yolanda. We also intend to develop better and more resilient infrastructure that will enable the affected regions to weather future calamities.” Eastern Visayas, which experienced the most damage after being directly hit by the typhoon, will receive the largest allocation, with P642.7 million divi ...Read more

Malta's Prince arrives in Manila for seven-day visit

 CENTRAL  03 March 2015
MANILA, March 3 -- The Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta Fra’ Matthew Festing arrived in Manila on Sunday night for a seven-day official visit to the Philippines.“Ang pagbisita ng kanyang Most Eminent Highness Festing ay inaasahang ibayong makapagpapatibay ng relasyong dip ...Read more

Infrastructure partnership, major agenda in APEC meeting in Tagaytay

 CENTRAL  03 March 2015
MANILA, March 3 -- Delegates of member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) will meet at the Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay City on Wednesday, March 4 for the Asia-Pacific Infrastructure Partnership Dialogue 2015.During the meeting, delegates will discuss emerging trends and issu ...Read more