DOTr seeks 2-year extension for BRT loans

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Thursday, May 6 confirmed that they are seeking an extension on the validity of the loans for the construction of the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). Officials…

NSA-7: Central Visayas’ Gross Domestic Product declined in 2020

Mary Rose Sagarino 04/29/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) of Central Visayas in 2020 declined to negative 9.9 percent, lower than the 6.2 percent the region posted in 2019. Based on the report by the Philippine…

Defeatist mindsets

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 01/12/2021

A quote I once saw in a motivational poster struck me and stuck with me all through the years: “Think not of what could go wrong or why it won’t work; think of how to make it…

“Brighter future” for Cebu BRT project

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/11/2017

The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) – Investment Coordination Committee (ICC) Cabinet Committee (CabCom) has approved the additional budget request for the Cebu BRT project in a meeting in Manila on Friday afternoon. According to BRT-Project Implementation…

Consolacion port seen to boost Cebu’s economy

Nestle L. Semilla 11/17/2016

CEBU Gov. Hilario Davide III thanked the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) for facilitating the approval of the P9.2 billion international port project in Consolacion town. Davide said the international port project in Consolacion will decongest Cebu…

NHA urged help in making Yolanda projects possible

Nestle L. Semilla 11/08/2016

CEBU Gov. Hilario Davide III is encouraging the National Housing Authority to fast track their housing projects for Super Typhoon Yolanda victims. Davide made the call since three years has passed and the resettlement projects had yet…

Proposed int’l port project seen to get Neda Board nod

Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/26/2016

THE proposed Cebu International Port project will likely be approved by the National Economic Development Authority (Neda) Investment Coordination Committee-Cabinet Committee (ICC-Cabcom). General Manager Edmund Tan of the Cebu Port Authority (CPA) said he was optimistic that…

Yolanda projects hanging

Melissa Q. Cabahug 07/10/2015

Several government agencies have yet to start implementing projects for victims of supertyphoon Yolanda which struck the country in November 2013. Only 32 percent or 697 of the total 2,185 projects in northern Cebu were completed while…

Cebu City Council asked to support Green Loop concept

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 06/03/2015

The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) 7 asked the Cebu City Council to support the Green Loop concept for Metro Cebu. In a public hearing Wednesday morning, NEDA-7 senior economic development specialist Cornelio Guantero Jr. said the…

Land use in BRT route open for review

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/22/2014

Land use within the areas covered by the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route may be reviewed by the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) to update the feasibility study on the project. Rafael Yap, Cebu City Traffic…

BSP recognizes partners in C. Visayas

Aileen Garcia-Yap 08/18/2014

AS PART of their thrust to forge stronger partnerships with the private sector, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas recognized institutions in Central Visayas and a businessman last Friday particularly for their cooperation in giving timely responses to…

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