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  • 30 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Philippines Bicameral Conference Committee, working on the disagreeing provisions of the 2019 General Appropriations Bill, has adopted the motion of Senator Panfilo Lacson to scrap the budget for dredging activities. In an unprecedented move, this year’s national budget has zero budget for dredging activities, which Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon, described as “a […]

  • 6 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    Former President and incumbent Speaker of the House of Representatives, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, last week inspected the dredging equipment that she transferred to the town of Calumpit under the ‘Turn over of Dredging Equipment’ program in Iba Este, Calumpit, Bulacan. Bulacan Acting Governor, Daniel R. Fernando, and Congressman Jonathan R. Sy-Alvarado of the First District of Bulacan […]

  • 11 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Philippine News Agency (PNA) said in their latest announcement that the Government’s Department of Transportation (DOTr) has completed 129 commercial port projects under the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), and four social/tourism ports under its maritime sector in the last two years. In 2016 alone, 68 projects amounting to $59.2 million were completed, which include port […]

  • 6 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Export Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM) has signed a loan grant contract with the Department of Finance of the Philippines to support the Cebu New Port Construction Project with $173 million in the Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF). The capital port development project, to be located in the village of Tayud in Consolacion, will be […]

  • 22 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Philippine News Agency (PNA) said in their latest announcement that the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) will be accelerating the implementation infrastructure projects in ports nationwide, following a robust growth in revenues for the first quarter of the year. The strong financial performance will enable the agency to further improve ports which are heavily congested with […]

  • 24 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Aquamec Ltd., a Finland based developer and manufacturer of the Watermaster multipurpose machines, has released a very interesting paper on flood fighting activities in the Philippines. The paper focuses on flood prevention efforts of the Philippines’ Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). DPWH – responsible for providing and managing quality infrastructure facilities and services for […]

  • 7 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Royal HaskoningDHV has presented a Coastal Protection Strategy for reducing flood risks for the City of Tacloban and the Municipality of Palo in the Philippines. The Coastal Protection Strategy is the result of successful 9-month cooperation between the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), their counterpart, the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) and a multi-disciplinary team with other […]

  • 4 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Royal HaskoningDHV is leading a multi-disciplinary team in developing a sustainable coastal protection strategy to reduce flood risks for the cities of Tacloban and adjacent Palo in the Philippines. The project team assembled by Royal HaskoningDHV includes experts from Deltares, Arcadis, Wetlands International, Red Cross, Rebel and Van Oord. “We will be working closely with […]

  • 27 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    Officials of the coastal town of Kiamba in Sarangani are set to declare the entire area under the state of calamity following the flash floods on Monday afternoon that affected around 560 families in six barangays. According to initial assessment findings, the floods mainly affected portions of Barangays Katubao, Lumuyon, Nalus, Badtasan, Datu Dani and […]

  • 1 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Mayor Carlito Zaplan said that flooding is no longer a huge problem in Sta. Barbara because of the continuous dredging and diking of the Sinocalan River. Zaplan said this in his State of the Municipality Address (SOMA) on Wednesday where he enumerated what he has done from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. “I […]

  • 31 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Ilocos Sur provincial government has opposed the application for extracting magnetic sand minerals in six coastal towns in Ilocos Sur citing that this will open the floodgates wider for private firms to abuse mineral resources. Governor Ryan Singson said the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) […]

  • 23 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Philippines Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) has urged local officials in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan Province, to dredge the heavily silted Cagayan River to avoid further erosions after the result of the geo-hazard mapping conducted recently. Felicitas Piligan, senior geologist, said that MGB has already alerted the concerned Local Government Units (LGUs) regarding the result of […]

  • 21 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Today, three dredging machines of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), one brand new and just imported from Finland, are simultaneously dredging all heavily silted rivers in Dagupan that will last for one year with the city shouldering only one month cost of fuel of the machines and in transporting the brand new […]

  • 21 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The government has been pursuing massive infrastructure development in Central Luzon that aims to boost economic growth and progress in the region. The government’s infrastructure spending is a manifestation of the Aquino administration’s determined efforts to accelerate development in the region through the construction of the major roads, highways and flood control projects under the […]

  • 17 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Senator Loren Legarda today noted better disaster preparedness efforts during the onslaught of Typhoon Glenda, but said that the country can still do better, especially when faced with stronger typhoons and other natural hazards. Among the main concerns in the aftermath of Typhoon Glenda is the power outage across Luzon due to damaged poles and […]

  • 16 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Five experts from the ‘Dutch Risk Reduction Team’, which includes Deltares, are visiting the Philippines right now. They are looking at what is needed to make the country more resilient so it can cope with the forces of nature in the future. The island country is working hard on reconstruction work after the devastation inflicted […]

  • 14 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Philippines’ Department of Public Works and Highways last Friday released a statement regarding recent allegations that the DPWH has issued dredging permits to the 13 sea vessels doing offshore dredging or mining activities in the vicinity of Puro, Caoayan, Ilocos Sur. According to Secretary of Public Works and Highways, Mr. Rogelio Singson, “the Department […]

  • 1 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has submitted a proposal for a P32.1-million budget for ambient air and water quality monitoring and clean-up of the Iloilo River and its tributary Calajunan and Dungon creeks. Submitted to the Iloilo-Batiano River Development Council chaired by Ilonggo Senator Franklin M. Drilon and Iloilo City Mayor Jed […]

  • 24 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    IMS latest delivery to the Philippines, the company’s Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge has been successfully operational since early 2014 in Marikina River. IMS commemorated the occasion by presenting a replica of the Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge to Mayor Del R. De Guzman and his city engineers. The dredge was purchased as part of the city […]

  • 20 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Despite the loss of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) by Congress, the city of Dagupan is currently enjoying an infrastructure bonanza courtesy of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), reported PNA. This was bared by Pangasinan Fourth District Rep. Gina de Venecia who said that a total of 11 roads, bridges and […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    In an effort to ensure continuous air communications with Pagasa Island, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) announced that repairs on its Rancudo Airfield will proceed. Rancudo Airfield, which measures 1.4 kilometers in length, sustained erosion damage in front and middle portions starting 2009. This took place during typhoon seasons where huge waves often batter and […]

  • 11 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The dredging operation at the heavily silted Calmay River has so far excavated some 3,600 cubic meters of silt and sediment equivalent to 224 truckloads after just four weeks. This was bared during a meeting called by Dagupan City Mayor Belen Fernandez with officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and City […]

  • 10 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Regional Development Council (RDC) in Central Luzon will soon be busy revving up the engines of growth in the region. RDC chairman Bulacan Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said that aside from giving priorities to the major projects of the national government, the council will also focus in completing major road networks and other facilities […]

  • 9 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) regional office has yet to give the green light for swimming at the Iloilo River as coliform concentrations are still above standards. However, the current trend shows the general improvement of water quality in the river especially improvement at the Calajunan Creek while the Dungon Creek is […]

  • 9 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The City Government of Balanga plans to reduce incidents of flooding in the city and minimize their adverse effects when the rainy season comes this year. Employing a two-pronged approach, the city government has invested on infrastructure to control flooding and reforestation to prevent it. Collaborating actively with the city government, the Provincial Engineer’s Office […]

  • 9 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Quezon City government is set to rehabilitate three of its major waterways to lessen floods during heavy rains and to transform their surroundings into tourist attractions. Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte-Alimurung said that the three waterways which will undergo fare-lift are the San Francisco River in the first district and Pasong Tamo Creek and Culiat […]

  • 6 June 2014

    A total of 1,124 truckloads of garbage from various waterways or “esteros” in the metropolis had been collected by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) as part of the agency’s program “Estero Blitz” in preparation for the onset of the rainy season. The MMDA’s “Estero Blitz” campaign, involves declogging and dredging of creeks and drainage […]

  • 4 June 2014

    Philippines Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has commenced dredging projects along the coastal areas of Bataan and Orani. Governor Abet Garcia said that he expects dredging to minimize the flooding from the last rainy season, Manila Bulletin informs. Garcia earlier sought funds for dredging and desiltation from President Aquino and DPWH secretary Rogelio […]

  • 26 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado lauded farmers and fisherfolk in the Bulacan province, calling them “strong” and “resilient” despite the challenges poised by the ill effects of global warming and climate change. “The role of our farmers and fishermen is indeed vital to our lives. If there is wealth that our country could be proud of, […]