PH subway running by end of Duterte’s term
November 1, 2017

THE country will have its first subway system before the end of President Rodrigo Duterte’s term.

This was according to Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito, who accompanied Duterte on a visit to Japan this week.

The $9-billion economic and infrastructure assistance pledge made by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during Duterte’s visit in Japan clearly indicated that the subway project would materialize, he told reporters.

The 2018 National Budget, Infrastructure, and Economic Growth

January 10, 2018

The government slogan “Build, build, build!” resonates for many, especially those who have some grounding on economic growth theories.

In a serious attempt to address the country’s decrepit infrastructure, the administration decided to pour in funds for “hard infrastructure” and implement projects that are physically necessary to facilitate trade and improve the country’s business climate.

UN body says PHL well-positioned for rapid infra rollout

September 20, 2017

THE United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) finds the Philippines to be among the most prepared  to implement major infrastructure projects in the region.

The Department of Finance (DoF) said these were the conclusions of a UNESCAP workshop in late August.

“The workshop found the Philippines to be among the most ready in ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) in boosting infrastructure development,” Finance Undersecretary Gil S. Beltran said in a statement.

The golden age of infrastructure

September 19, 2017

Infrastructure-driven development has been the strategy that propelled many countries like the United States, France, Singapore, and China, to name a few, into sustained growth and development.

The philosophy of infrastructure development rests on the idea that economic growth can be spurred by building infrastructure like ports, railways, airports, even Internet and communications facilities. In other words, connecting people together is good for business which, in turn, is good for the nation’s progress.

Global Strategist Dr. Parag Khanna Presents Copy of Latest Book to Phl Ambassador to Singapore

July 18, 2017

18 July 2017 SINGAPORE - Leading global strategist and best-selling author Dr. Parag Khanna visited the Philippine Embassy in Singapore on Monday, July 10 where he presented to Ambassador Antonio A. Morales a copy of his book “Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization”. Dr. Khanna is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre on Asia and Globalization at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.

SMC infra project on track - Ang

June 26, 2017

MANILA, Philippines - If you ask tycoon Ramon Ang on the status of San Miguel Corp.’s ongoing infrastructure projects, he will fill you in down to the last detail.

He knows about a portion which was flooded two days before or if there’s an electrical post sticking out of nowhere like a sore thumb. He knows how many motorists don’t like to use RFID or which toll plaza is the busiest.

Indeed, as SMC marks its 10th year of successful diversification into other businesses such as power and infrastructure, Ang, its president and COO, has risen to the occasion – evolving from a beer magnate to one who is knowledgeable on roads and other big-ticket projects.

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