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January 16, 2019 1:03 AM Lacson Eyes P75-B 'Deleted' from DPWH's Proposed 2019 Budget for BLISTT Road Slope..

There are several worthwhile programs that could use the P75 billion deleted from the proposed 2019 budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways - such as slope protection for key roads in Northern Luzon, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said. "If my other colleagues will allow ... we might give part of the P75 billion to the DPWH for slope protection 330

January 15, 2019 4:01 AM Stephen King steps in to save Maine paper's book reviews

NEW YORK, USA – When Stephen King's local newspaper, under financial pressure, announced it would cut regional book reviews, the horror author swooped in – and managed to save the section with just a few tweets. The story began on Friday, January 11 when King shared that The Portland Press Herald, a prominent newspaper in his home state of Maine, would 149

January 14, 2019 11:35 AM Dennis Uy's Phoenix Petroleum, China's CNOOC get nod for LNG terminal

The Department of Energy grants Tanglawan Philippines LNG Incorporated the notice to proceed to build a liquefied natural gas terminal in Batangas The joint venture of Dennis Uy's Phoenix Petroleum and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) was given the green light to establish a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Batangas. In a disclosure 141

January 8, 2019 9:36 AM Meralco lowers January power rates

A typical household consuming 200 kilowatts per hour in a month will be able to save around P68 MANILA, Philippines – The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) lowered overall electricity rates to P9.8385 per kilowatt hour (kWh) for this month, the company announced on Tuesday, January 8. The downward adjustment of P0.3418 per kWh from December’s P10.1803 per kWh means 103

January 8, 2019 4:38 AM Private sector to finance bulk of Boracay rehab programs

The Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force plans to implement 233 projects worth P25.27 billion, with the bulk of funds provided by the private sector MANILA, Philippines – The Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force adopted a medium-term action plan for the continued rehabilitation of the island, with the bulk of funding coming from the private sector. The National 85

January 2, 2019 1:35 AM De Lima sponsors Senate proposal regulating public solicitation

Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima has recommended the approval of a measure that seeks to better regulate the practice of public solicitation in the country and ensure that proceeds raised are utilized for the intended purpose. De Lima, chair of the Senate Committee on Social Justice, Welfare and Rural Development, has reported out Senate Bill (SB) No. 2111, also referred 93

November 27, 2018 5:10 AM LTE faster than WiFi-enabled fixed connections for PH smartphone users

From August to November 2018, the Philiippines' download speeds average 9.6 Mbps for LTE, 7.6Mbps for WiFi-enabled fixed connections, and 6.3 Mbps connections for overall mobile connections including 2G and 3G While overall mobile speed is still slower than WiFi speeds in the Philippines, OpenSignal says the outlook is that mobile will eventually overtake 78

November 22, 2018 11:41 AM MISLEADING: P800,000 Yolanda vs P200,000 Marawi shelters

The temporary shelters for typhoon Yolanda victims are divided into 12 units making it cheaper than the shelter for the displaced Marawi residents : Each of the temporary bunkhouses for typhoon Yolanda victims cost P800,000 as opposed to the temporary shelters for Marawi residents which cost P200,000. The state-run People’s Television Network (PTV) made the claim 69

November 20, 2018 4:34 AM China Telecom, DICT ink deal for submarine broadband infrastructure

The meeting between DICT Acting Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr and China Telecom Chairman Yang Jie coincides with Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Manila MANILA, Philippines – Telecommunications giant China Telecom met with officials of the Department of Information and Telecommunications Technology (DICT) to ink a deal which will speed up internet connectivity 80

November 17, 2018 12:09 AM Villar: Senate approves bill providing vital support to protect farmers under a tariffied regime

The Senate on Wednesday passed on third reading the bill which provides support to farmers projected to be adversely affected by the lifting of the quantitative restriction on the importation of rice. With a vote of 14 affirmative, 0 negative and 0 abstention, senators approved Senate Bill 1998 or the bill which amends Republic Act 8178 or the Agricultural 74