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YEAR ENDER: Checking in on Duterte’s last full year in office

By Azer Parrocha  TALK TO THE PEOPLE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds weekly talk to the people in this undated photo to give the public updates on the government’s Covid-19 response. Though his administration spent a lot of time and resources battling the pandemic, Duterte was no let-up in his campaign against corruption and illegal drugs. (Presidential … Continue reading

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19 airport, 33 seaport projects completed in last 3 months: DOTr

19 airport, 33 seaport projects completed in last 3 months: DOTr By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz   Newly completed Port of Talibon project in Bohol (Photo from DOTR Facebook page) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade said a total of 19 airport and 33 seaport projects were completed in the last three … Continue reading

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Duterte opens PH’s ‘most scenic’ airport in Bicol

By Azer Parrocha   Bicol International Airport (Photo courtesy of Secretary Art Tugade’s Facebook page) MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday afternoon inaugurated commercial domestic operations at the Bicol International Airport (BIA) after 11 years of delay. The PHP5 billion international airport facility in Daraga, Albay, will start receiving commercial domestic flights on Thursday and will be … Continue reading

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Over 9K km of roads completed under ‘Build, Build, Build’

Over 9K km of roads completed under ‘Build, Build, Build’ By Ferdinand Patinio MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar on Friday said close to 10,000 kilometers of roads have been completed since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed in June 2016. In a statement, Villar said of the … Continue reading

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China loan terms for PH infra projects better under Duterte admin

China loan terms for PH infra projects better under Duterte admin By Joann Villanueva MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III on Friday said terms of loans extended by the Chinese government for Philippine infrastructure projects are at least 30 percent better in the current administration than in the past. Dominguez stressed … Continue reading