Category Archives: infrastructure

More investments mean more projects – Mayor Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 03 Oct) – More local government-funded projects will come with the growth of revenues from private investments, City Mayor Sara Duterte said during her second State of the Nation Address at the city council on Tuesday. Duterte noted the business climate has been bullish for the past four years with more businesses […]

‘Build, Build, Build’ hits chokepoint: Davao Region most favored; others get cuts, token hike in infra budgets

Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism  IT’S AS GOOD as it gets for Davao Region, home and bailiwick of President Rodrigo R. Duterte. And by the government’s own data, it’s as bad as it gets for many other regions of the country in terms of the spread of monies for civil-works projects, although a few have […]

PRDP gets P9B for infra projects

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 July) – The Philippine Rural Development Program (PRDP) received a fresh funding for infrastructure projects worth P9.068 billion from the World Bank approved last May this year, an official said. Engr. Danilo Alesna, deputy project director PRDP-Mindanao, said in an interview on Wednesday they have yet to determine what infrastructure projects would […]

Gov’t eyes Islamic financing for Mindanao projects

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 July) – The government is planning to tap Islamic financing called “Sukuk” to fund big-ticket projects in Mindanao through the state-owned Al Amanah Islamic Bank, an official of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) said. MinDA executive deputy director Romeo Montenegro told “Wednesdays at Habi at Kape” that they requested President Rodrigo Duterte […]

No budget yet for Davao’s rail transit system

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 April) – Some companies have submitted proposals for the financing of the city’s plan to build a 39.4-kilometer “intracity” rail transit system but these are still being reviewed because it’s a “big task” that may require a budget counterpart from government, an official said. Lawyer Tristan Dwight Domingo, Assistant City […]

Davao bares infra modernization plan worth almost P300B

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 April) – The city government unveiled Tuesday its 27-year Infrastructure Modernization Plan (IM4Davao) that lists down short-, medium- and long-term priority projects worth P298.4 billion that may be funded by the national government or private investors. Lawyer Tristan Dwight Domingo, Assistant City Administrator told a press briefing on Tuesday at […]

SouthCot pushing for P1 billion worth of road projects

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 20 Sept) – The provincial government of South Cotabato is pushing for the inclusion of 10 more road projects worth P1.014 billion into the national government’s Conditional Matching Grant to Provinces (CMGP) program for next year. Engr. Vicente Ayongao, officer-in-charge of the Provincial Engineer’s Office, said they have submitted the […]

Koronadal City seeks release of P36M for rehab of bridges

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/01 August) — The city government of Koronadal is seeking the release of a P36-million funding from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to facilitate the rehabilitation of two major bridges in the area. City administrator Cyrus Urbano said Tuesday the funds were allotted for the protection and rehabilitation of Barangays […]

Koronadal City seeks release of P36M for rehab of bridges

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/01 August) — The city government of Koronadal is seeking the release of a P36-million funding from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to facilitate the rehabilitation of two major bridges in the area. City administrator Cyrus Urbano said Tuesday the funds were allotted for the protection and rehabilitation of Barangays […]

29-man team from China visits Davao to explore opportunities

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 May) – A 29-man team from various state-owned Chinese corporations explored what possible infrastructure projects they can fund during their two-day exploratory mission in the city. National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) 11 Director Maria Lourdes Lim said the mission, which was headed by the China’s Ministry of Commerce, concluded Friday. Although […]

Surigao Norte town declares state of calamity

SAN FRANCISCO, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/14 February) — This town has been placed under a state of calamity due to damage sustained by several infrastructures when a 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit the province and Surigao City last Friday. Vice Mayor Val Pinat told MindaNews in an interview that the municipal council approved the resolution declaring a […]

DPWH-12 allots initial P20M in anti-flood measures in Koronadal

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 1 Dec) – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Region 12 has allocated an initial P20 million for the rehabilitation of drainage canals in a flood-prone portion of the national highway in Koronadal City. Engr. Reynaldo Tamayo Sr., DPWH-Region 12 director, said Thursday they have included such funding in […]

Sarangani allots P300M for sports complex

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/24 November) — The provincial government of Sarangani has allotted around P300 million for the development of a modern sports complex in Alabel starting next year. Sarangani Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon said the preparatory works are underway for the project, which will start with the renovation of the existing sports complex at […]

ARMM to get a share of ODA from China

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 3 Nov) – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will get a share of the $6-billion Official Development Assistance (ODA) from China by investing on big irrigation projects, according to Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III. The finance secretary briefed reporters at the Malacañan Palace on Wednesday that the major big irrigation […]

P20B sought for infra projects in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/30 Sept) — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Region 12 is pushing for a funding of around P20 billion for the implementation of various priority infrastructure projects in parts of the region next year. Engr. Allan Borromeo, DPWH-Region 12 assistant regional director, said Friday such allocation comprise the […]

Lower pop’n growth, more infra spending, investments needed to reduce poverty — Sec. Dominguez

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 August) – The government needs to increase spending on public infrastructure, check population growth, and encourage more investments to generate jobs in order to lower the 26-percent poverty incidence rate to 17 percent at the end of Duterte administration, Finance secretary Carlos Dominguez said Tuesday. Dominguez said this requires the Bureau of […]