Sara Duterte: Lack of school infra, resources ‘most pressing issue’ in PH education

Mariejo S. Ramos - @inquirerdotnet 01/30/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The lack of school infrastructure and resources is the “most pressing issue” faced by the Philippine education sector, Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte said on Monday. As she presented the Basic Education…

Cebu province’s P20B budget for 2023 approved

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/28/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The P20.15 billion budget of the Capitol’s executive department for 2023 has been approved unanimously on Monday, Nov. 28. The Provincial Board, during its regular session on Monday, passed on third and final…

Mandaue Mayor Cortes lays down programs achieved in 100 days of office

Mary Rose Sagarino 10/24/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes has laid down the programs that were implemented which were aligned with his five-point agenda during his report for his first 100 days in office. Cortes delivered his…

Adequacy, reliability, and cost

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 10/11/2022

What’s wrong with our infrastructure? It’s all about the three attributes in our title: we don’t have enough, it’s not reliable, and costs too much. And these hold true whether it’s electric power, water, transport, telecoms, or…

Magnitude 7 earthquake leaves P33.8-B in damage to infrastructure

Inquirer One Luzon Bureau - @inquirerdotnet 07/28/2022

BAGUIO CITY—The 7-magnitude earthquake that jolted Luzon on Wednesday left at least P33.8-billion worth of damage to infrastructure in the Cordillera and Ilocos regions, an official said Thursday. Assistant Secretary Bernardo Rafaelito Alejandro, deputy administrator for operations…

Marcos’ first Sona: ‘The state of the nation is sound’

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 07/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. delivered his first State of the Nation Address (Sona), giving a glimpse of his first few days in office and his plans for the next six years. Unlike his…

Reclamation and scarcity of land

Frank E. Lobrigo - @inquirerdotnet 06/20/2022

The rapid urbanization now engulfing the metropolis and other developing cities and municipalities has given rise to a scheme addressing the scarcity of land for urban development or expansion. Some cities and municipalities have resorted to land…

Consolacion mayor-elect Teresa Alegado to continue son’s projects

Mary Rose Sagarino 06/07/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Incumbent Consolacion Vice Mayor and Mayor-elect Teresa “Nene” Alegado is planning to focus on the continuation of the International Container Port (ICP), the reclamation project, transfer of municipal jail, and improvement of health…

Infra projects to solve flooding, traffic top Lapu-Lapu mayor’s to-do list

Futch Anthony Inso 05/27/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan will prioritize infrastructure projects that will help solve flooding, address traffic congestion, and repair of roads for next year or 2023. Chan met with officials from the…

A seven-I platform

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 04/26/2022

To those who will become our next leaders, I would like to humbly suggest a governance agenda summed up in seven words/phrases that begin with the letter I, which I believe round up what our nation needs…

Mandaue City taps SGV&Co for Mandaue business brochure

Mary Rose Sagarino 12/10/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Government on Friday, December 12, 2021, signed a memorandum of agreement with the SGV&Co in producing the first Doing Business in Mandaue City publication. SGV&Co is a multidisciplinary professional services…

Cebu Province is now debt-free proclaims Gwen

Mae Fhel Gom-os 08/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – With no existing loans or financial obligations from any institution, and with surging assets and increasing income, you can’t really blame Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia to feel extra proud these days. Garcia announced…

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