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Monthly Archives: October 2017

HUDCC targets 600-700 temporary housing in Marawi by December

The government targets to build 600 to 700 units of temporary shelter in Marawi City by third week of December for internally displaced people (IDP) affected by the clashes between government troops and Maute terrorists in the area.

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Timber bridges viable option for local roads

Glulam timber bridges are viable and cost-effective options for replacing bridges on low-traffic county and township roads. That’s what South Dakota State University researchers at the J. Lohr Structures Lab concluded after testing a full-scale glulam timber girder bridge. Glulam, short for glued laminated, means the structural members are made of layers of wood strips bonded with glue.

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Asian Development Bank, New Development Bank meet to discuss new project cofinancing

Asian Development Bank (ADB) Vice-President Wencai Zhang met with New Development Bank (NDB) Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Xian Zhu on the sidelines of the World Bank-International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings to discuss progress on projects for cooperation.

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Battlefronts

By Jun Ledesma The Commander in Chief and his brave soldiers and police forces have won a decisive war against one of the most vicious terrorist band in the world — the Maute ISIS. The cost is not cheap. We lost scores of our own brave soldiers, policemen and innocent civilians, women held captives raped and billions worth of homes …

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Duterte should ban open pit mining permanently

Former Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez is not rolling over following the recommendation last week of inter-agency Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) to lift her ban on open pit mining in the country.

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Alas is new Phoenix coach

The 2017 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) season may have just closed shop, but Phoenix has already started looking forward to the 2018 season by replacing its coach last week.

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Iriga City wins over Sta. Lucia in Philippine Superliga

Iriga City debuted in the Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix with a 3-2 victory over Sta. Lucia Realty on Tuesday night.

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Duterte to his men: Spend or lose job

By Luis Leoncio Economic managers and other Cabinet officials were ordered by President Duterte to hasten spending or else lose their jobs.

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BSP, NEDA assert FDI remains ‘favorable’

Investments inflow remain healthy despite the warning of Sen. Franklin Drilon during a Senate hearing over a 90.3 percent drop in inew investments on which he based his serious concerns “over the capability of the government to attract new foreign investments.”

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Government fetes ICTSI for economic input

The government through the Board of Investments (BOI) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recently presented to global port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) the 2017 Guinogulan Award for Large Enterprises for its huge contribution to the country’s economic growth.

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