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DTI pushes for baseline assessment tool for logistics sector


The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is pushing for the creation of the country’s own diagnostic tool that will be used to measure logistics efficiency. While there are metrics used internationally, such as the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI), these were not exactly “good” gauges of how a country performs. “The index is […]

Posted: April 20th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Zero open defecation campaign targets 4Ps grantees in NegOr


THE Provincial Technical Working Group (PTWG) of Zero Open Defecation, together with the World Bank–Water and Sanitation Program (WB-WSP), has strengthened its rural sanitation agenda to Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program (4Ps) grantees in 36 barangays in Vallehermoso and Mabinay towns. While the target households without toilet have been urged to move from open defecation to […]

Posted: October 25th, 2016 in Community | Read More »

BSP official cites factors that make country’s economy strong


(Conclusion) WITH the Philippines recognized by the international financial organizations like the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as Asia’s rising tiger, a Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) official cites the factors that made the country’s economy resilient from the effects of the volatility and uncertainty of today’s global economy. The Philippines […]

Posted: August 29th, 2016 in Enterprise | Read More »

The Philippine economy in the next six years


This is not about forecasting on what most likely to be the annual growth rate of the Philippine economy in the next six years or until the next presidential election. To do so would be to belie the fact that most forecasts, whether in the short, medium or long run, is bound to fail or […]

Posted: August 4th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

World Bank exec chooses gf over career


This World Bank executive spent the last 35 years of his life catalyzing programs to reduce poverty, develop infrastructure and promote inclusive growth across Asia and Africa. But Japanese national Motoo Konishi – who always wanted to retire in a place where he could roam around in shorts and flip flops – found an even […]

Posted: February 14th, 2016 in Nation | Read More »

Capitol planners okay P500M for annual investment plan


The Cebu Provincial Development Council (PDC) has approved a budget of P520 million for the 2016 Annual Investment Plan (AIP). The biggest allocation, P146.7 million, was made for various road projects, including those listed under the World Bank-funded Philippine Rural Development Program (PRDP). Benigno Cris Lucero, provincial planning and development officer, said the council set […]

Posted: October 19th, 2015 in Enterprise | Read More »

Corro asks Davide aid to secure WB loan


Daanbantayan Mayor Augusto Corro went to Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III last Friday to hand over his two-page letter asking for the governor’s help in securing World Bank-funding for rehabilitation projects in his town. “Mangayo lang ko’g tabang just like Talisay, ingon ana lang. Looking forward ko nga makatabang si Guv (I would ask for […]

Posted: February 9th, 2015 in Headlines | Read More »

Mayor Corro seeks World Bank aid


Rather than get bogged down by the municipal council, Daanbantayan Mayor Augusto Corro said he would ask help from Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III to avail of World Bank aid to fund post-Yolanda rehabilitation projects in his town. “What is happening is unfair to the people of Daanbantayan. I will not bring  my complaints to […]

Posted: February 4th, 2015 in Headlines | Read More »