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January 16, 2019 8:15 AM Japan-funded projects for signing in Q1 2019

More flood control and road projects are set to be funded by Japan this year MANILA, Philippines – Three loan agreements with Japan are set to be formalized this 1st quarter of 2019, said the Department of Finance (DOF). The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will be funding the North-South Commuter Railway extension project, the 4th phase 377

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 163

December 29, 2018 4:46 AM NEDA: Japan still Philippines' top ODA provider

Japan's loans and grants to the Philippines in the first 3 quarters of 2018 reached $5.98 billion or more than 40% of the total Official Development Assistance received by the Philippines during the period MANILA, Philippines – Japan remained as the Philippines’ biggest source of official development assistance (ODA) as of the third quarter of 2018, the National 82

November 6, 2018 8:08 AM Robredo wants TRAIN subsidy for fishermen, too

Vice President Leni Robredo wants to expand the fuel subsidy from the TRAIN law to fishermen, who also bear the brunt of high prices of gasoline which they use for their fishing boats. "Iyong isang pinapakiusap natin, pati nga iyong mga mangingisda, isama [sa Pantawid Pasada], dahil dependent talaga sila sa gasolina,” Robredo said during a visit to communities 183

August 22, 2018 2:13 AM DBM releases P2.29B for support, livelihood of Marawi families

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released P2.29 billion to the Department of Social Welfare and Development for the rehabilitation and recovery of war-torn Marawi City. The DBM said the total amount was charged to the Marawi Recovery, Rehabilitation, and Reconstruction Program (MRRRP) under the 2018 National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management 28

July 31, 2018 8:46 AM Villanueva co-sponsors bill instituting universal health care for all Filipinos

Senator Joel Villanueva on Tuesday co-sponsored Senate Bill No. 1896 under Committee Report No. 401 or "An Act Instituting Universal Health Care For All Filipinos". During his speech, Villanueva mentioned that the measure will pave the way for all Filipinos' inclusion in our National Health Insurance Program either as direct or indirect contributory 90

June 28, 2018 5:33 AM DOJ chief grants Prosecutor General’s request to be relieved from his post

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has granted the request of acting Prosecutor General Jorge Catalan that he be relieved from his position as he wanted to focus on being the City Prosecutor (CP) of Makati. Catalan was appointed acting Prosecutor General after then Prosecutor General Claro Arellano was named administrator of the Philippine Overseas Employment 31

June 24, 2018 8:18 AM Court of Tax Appeals grants P50-M refund to San Miguel

The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has ordered the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to refund San Miguel Holdings Corp. (SMHC) the P50.62-million it paid for surcharges on its documentary stamp tax liabilities for the year 2011. In a 28-page decision dated June 5, the court’s Second Division partially granted the petition of SMHC—the infrastructure arm of the Ramon 33

June 10, 2018 7:37 AM Prosecutor general inhibits from Okada estafa complaints

Acting Prosecutor General Jorge Catalan Jr grants the motion of Tiger Resort Leisure & Entertainment Incorporated, the complainant against Japanese tycoon Kazuo Okada MANILA, Philippines – Acting Prosecutor General Jorge Catalan Jr is inhibiting himself from the estafa complaints against Japanese tycoon Kazuo Okada, who is involved in a legal battle 39

May 27, 2018 10:14 AM Angara wants discounts for underprivileged studes

SENATOR Sonny Angara pushed for the passage of a bill that seeks to grant discount on books, school supplies and other basic services to underprivileged students in all levels in the country. “Balik eskwela na naman. Siguradong excited na ang mga bata mamili ng mga bagong gamit sa school, pero para sa mga magulang, panahon na naman ito ng malaking gastos 35