35 of 75 infra projects are in various stages of implementation

Of the 75 high impact projects identified by the National Economic and Development Authority’s committee on infrastructure or INFRACOM and the Investment Coordinating Council, 35 are in various stages of implementation.

The NEDA said the pace must be sustained, if not even accelerated some more, to ensure that the country would reap benefits from them at the sooner time possible.

At the recent press briefing of NEDA dubbed #AskNEDA, NEDA Secretary Ernesto Pernia said the 35 projects have been approved by the NEDA Board chaired by President Duterte.

Of these 35 projects, 16 are estimated to be completed by 2022…

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PEMSEA country representatives from Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam met with the UN Special Envoy for the Ocean Mr. Peter Thomson, GEF officials and World Resources Institute / Friends of the Ocean Kristian Teleki to discuss the implementation of UNSDGs in the region,  regional action to combat marine plastics, and the EAS Congress at the 7th General Assembly, Da Nang, Vietnam. (PEMSEA) 

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Join the ‘bargain hunting’ in the bearish stock market

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

With the stock market—here and globally—believed to be approaching or within the bear market territory, Rep. Michael Romero (1-PACMAN partylist) is advising those playing in the stock market to join the bargain hunting.

 

He described the bear market as those for ‘loyal keepers’ and he said the good thing about bear market is investors—big and small—take a closer look at the corporate, industry and macroeconomic fundamentals of shares traded.

 

Depending on which metrics and statistical models are used there is some consensus now that the Philippine stock market is either…

Read more: Join the ‘bargain hunting’ in the bearish stock market

Protect the rights of elderly in conflict with the law

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

Rep. Ciriaco Calalang, Kabayan partylist who admits being a senior citizen, urged the authorities to respect the human rights and special needs of the elderly in conflict with the law.

 

This is a difficult and sensitive issue, but it must be addressed. Unfortunately, there are seniors among us who come into conflict with the law. They are arrested and sometimes convicted but they still have rights and special needs that must be protected, he stressed.

 

Article 13 of the Revised Penal Code clearly states that being over 70 years old…

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BSP, NBI told to use all means to arrest those behind bogus P10,000 notes

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

Following the advisory of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas about the new P10,000 new notes, Rep. Henry Ong, vice chair of the committee on banks and financial intermediaries, urged the BSP and the National Bureau of Investigation to use all means to arrest and charge those behind the circulation of these notes

 

“I ask the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and the anti-cybercrime unit of the National Bureau of Investigation to track, identify, and arrest with warrant any and all persons and groups who violate our currency laws, including those who print…

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