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‘Build, build, build’ gets a third of proposed 2018 national budget

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SUBMITTED. President Rodrigo Duterte submits the proposed 2018 national budget to Congress.

The government’s infrastructure program will get P1.097 trillion in 2018 or 6.3% of the GDP

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 24, 2017) — President Rodrigo Duterte submitted the P3.77-trillion proposed 2018 national budget to Congress after delivering his second State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 24. Continue reading ‘Build, build, build’ gets a third of proposed 2018 national budget

Disaster preparedness advocates hail Duterte’s SONA

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ENVIRONMENT. In his first SONA, President Rodrigo Duterte directs the environment department to ‘amend, suspend, revoke’ environmental permits, if needed’.

Advocates of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation suggest immediate actions the Duterte administration can undertake in its first 100 days to build more resilient communities

MANILA, Philippines (July 27, 2016) — A day after President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), the Disaster Risk Reduction Network (DRRNet) Philippines welcomed the President’s bold pronouncements about the environment.  Continue reading Disaster preparedness advocates hail Duterte’s SONA