WHAT WENT BEFORE: The Northrail Project

Credit to Author: clopez| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 21:42:06 +0000

The Northrail Project of the Arroyo administration has been revived as the Philippine National Railway Clark (PNR Clark), one of the “big-ticket projects” of the Duterte administration.

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Don’t delay railway projects, lawmakers urge DOTr

Credit to Author: clopez| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 21:40:53 +0000

Lawmakers pressed the Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday to ensure that six railway projects, including a subway in Metro Manila, would not be hounded by delays that plagued past projects. “The updates sound very good… but how can you assure us that the [DOTr] will be able to meet these timelines?” Cebu City Rep. […]

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Andaya questions bidding role of DBM unit

Credit to Author: clopez| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 21:38:45 +0000

From buying office supplies, such as ball pens and pencils, a “small, really small” purchasing unit under the office of Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno grew to supervise the bidding of some P198 billion in big-ticket contracts in 2018, House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. divulged on Wednesday.

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DPWH dealing with right of way issues, says Villar

Credit to Author: clopez| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 21:36:26 +0000

Public Works Secretary Mark Villar on Wednesday said that the government had achieved “significant progress” in dealing with right of way problems

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Diokno to Congress: Pass budget or Palace will call special session

Credit to Author: clopez| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 21:34:43 +0000

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno on Wednesday urged lawmakers to pass the proposed P3.8-trillion national budget for 2019 as soon as possible or Malacañang would call a special session of Congress to enact the spending bill, cutting their campaign time for the midterm elections in May. The President has authority to call Congress to a special […]

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Drugstores told: Give VAT exemptions

Credit to Author: clopez| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 21:30:08 +0000

Some pharmacies are not complying with the law requiring all drugstores starting Jan. 1 to exempt from the 12-percent value-added tax (VAT) the sale of medicines for diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol to people aged below 60 years old.

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Bishop’s ‘friendly challenge’ to Duterte ‘silly, childish’

Credit to Author: clopez| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 21:24:59 +0000

Malacañang on Wednesday described as “outright silly and childish but absurd as well” the challenge of Novaliches Bishop Emeritus Teodoro Bacani Jr. for President Rodrigo Duterte to walk in the streets without any security.

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