JICA offers P1B grant to MCWD for waste water treatment facility

Dyrecka Letigio 10/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is offering a P1 billion grant to the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) for the putting up of a modern wastewater treatment facility in Cebu City. MCWD…

Jica to inspect proposed locations of 4th bridge

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Experts from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) will be inspecting the proposed locations of the 4th Cebu-Mactan bridge. This developed after several members of Mactan’s business sector reiterated their opposition to connect…

4th Cebu-Mactan bridge groundbreaking before Duterte’s term ends – Secretary Villar

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar said the target for the groundbreaking of the 4th Cebu-Mactan bridge would be before the end of President Rodrigo Duterte’s term. Villar was…

Cebu City will soon be debt-free, SRP proceeds almost used up

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/05/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City will finally be free from over a 25-year debt should the P4.4 billion supplemental budget that Mayor Edgardo Labella is asking will be passed by the City Council. Councilor Raymond…

4th Cebu-Mactan Bridge’s Target Completion in 2028

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Proponents of the 4th bridge that will link the islands of mainland Cebu and Mactan is targeting for it to be completed by 2028. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the lead agency…

PH getting $2.35B in soft loans from Jica in 2020

Ben O. de Vera - Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/17/2020

Even as it also struggled amid the COVID-19 crisis, Japan through its aid arm, Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica), is extending to the Philippines this year some $2.35 billion (about P117 billion) in loans at low interest…

JICA eyes feasibility study for 1st Cebu-Mactan bridge reconstruction

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) is planning to conduct a feasibility study for the reconstruction of the 1st bridge that connects mainland Cebu and Mactan Island. Engineer Nonato Paylado, chief of the…

Cebu City determined to pay off SRP loan before 2022

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is determined to pay off before the end of Mayor Edgardo Labella’s term the balance left of its P4.65 billion loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) for…

It’s a green light for 4th Cebu-Mactan Bridge

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The National Economic and Development Authority – Investment Coordination Committee (Neda-ICC) has approved the implementation of the 4th Cebu-Mactan Bridge.  With this development, the Department of Public Works and Highways in Central Visayas…

4th Cebu-Mactan bridge feasibility completed, now up for NEDA approval

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Hopes are now up for the realization of a fourth bridge connecting mainland Cebu and Mactan island.  Engineer Nonato Paylado, chief of the Planning and Design Division of the Department of Public Works…

‘Capt. A’, amputee dad, athlete: Medals, titles can’t compare to his being a father

Mars G. Alison 06/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Multi-awarded differently-abled athlete Arnold Balais is an above the right knee amputee, but he never thought twice about building a family with Donna, whom he describes as his “super supportive wife.” Before he…

JICA, MCWD sign documents for Septage Management Program

PR 01/16/2019

CEBU CITY,  Philippines — After months of complying with some requirements related to the proposed comprehensive Septage Management Program for Metro Cebu, a signing ceremony was held last January 11, 2019 to signal another milestone. The Signing…

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