DPWH completes 727 infra projects in WV

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Region 6 completed more than 700 infrastructure projects amounting to P5.715 billion in 2017. DPWH-6 reported had programmed 1,084 projects amounting to P23.310 billion under its Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Regular Infra Program. The projects include construction of roads, bridges, flood control structures and other infrastructure […]

Suplico: I had no PDAF in 2007

FORMER Iloilo fifth district representative Rolex Suplico denied allegations that he misused his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) in 2007 because he had none at that time. Suplico made the reaction after the Office of the Ombudsman indicted him for failure to liquidate P14.7 million from his pork barrel which was released to the implementing […]

BOI okays P22-M sugar project in Negros Occ.

THE BOARD of Investments said (BOI) Tuesday that it has approved the registration of the P22 million sugar processing project of Forever Nutriliving Corporation in Sagay town, Negros Occidental.

“This is one of the tracks we are taking to further develop Philippine industries and achieve our export goals. Investments in agricultural products with added value, such as the outputs of the proposed sugar processing plant in Sagay, will enhance the competitiveness and marketability of our products,” Traded Undersecretary and BOI managing head Adrian Cristobal Jr. said in a statement.

The BOI said Forever Nutriliving’s processing plant will produce and manufacture antioxidants and soft sugar, 70 percent of which will be exported. 

After PAL deal, Tan and Cojuangco may forge other business tie-ups

AFTER forging a partnership over flag carrier Philippine Airlines, Philippine business tycoons Lucio Tan and Eduardo Cojuangco may engage in other tie-ups, their lawyer said Tuesday.

Estelito Mendoza, legal counsel of both Cojuangco and Tan, said in an interview with reporters the possibilities are there despite the obvious competition between their respective interests.

“There will be future areas of cooperation whenever they believe doing so will be good for them,” said Mendoza.

Cojuangco and Tan are “very good business people” who would pursue business cooperation amid their competing business interests, he added.