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  • 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 […]

  • 30 August 2012

    A P32-million dredging machine of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to arrive in Iloilo City on September 25 to augment the on-going dredging at the Iloilo River and its tributaries. DPWH regional director Edilberto Tayao confirmed that the new dredging machine, the Water Master, will now be permanently assigned in […]

  • 12 August 2011

    Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio Singson committed P10 million funds for the fuel consumption… (pampangacapitol) [mappress] Source: pampangacapitol, August 12, 2011

  • 25 October 2012

    CPA general manager, Engr. Dennis R. Villamor, breaks new grounds as he delivered the first-ever State of the Port Address to an audience composed of representatives from the shipping lines, cargo handling service providers, members of the Cebu Port Commission and CPA employess at the Social Hall of the CPA administration building. The GM’s speech […]

  • 20 November 2012

    Around 6,000 indigent families from the provinces of Aurora, Bataan and Zambales who were affected by typhoons Pedring and Quiel are set to benefit from the rice-for-work program of the National Food Authority (NFA). NFA Regional Director Amadeo de Guzman said grantees will work for a duration of six to eight days in various community […]

  • 11 February 2011

    The Cebu Port Authority (CPA) will finally implement the P580-million dredging project along the stretch from the Cebu International Port (CIP) up to Pier 1 in Cebu City. The project is intended to accommodate bigger (post Panamax) cargo vessels and international cruise ships. Carlos Co, a CPA commissioner representing the business sector, said once the […]

  • 16 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    In an effort to lessen the flood problems in Metro Manila, the Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is about to resume its “Estero Blitz” cleanup campaign on major waterways in the metropolis. Engineer Emma Quiambao, MMDA Flood Control and Sewerage Management Office director of the agency, said that the cleanup operation is set to begin on Tuesday. The operation will clean up […]

  • 8 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The local government has readied a massive flood control mechanism so as not to have a repeat of the worst floods that it experienced the past two successive years, the Balanga City mayor announced Monday. Mayor Jose Enrique Garcia III admitted it would be a gigantic undertaking but it could be made possible if the […]

  • 24 August 2012

    Ortigas & Co. has announced it will spend P300 million for a 1.5 kilometer river protection system around the Circulo Verde. “The project will be completed by June next year and will help increase the carrying capacity of the Marikina River,” said the company statement. According to, Joey F. Santos, Ortigas & Co. senior […]

  • 14 October 2011

    An official of the firm hired by the Sagay City government to dredge the mouths of two rivers, which also has a permit to extract magnetite… BY CARLA GOMEZ (visayandailystar) [mappress] Source: visayandailystar, October 14, 2011;

  • 28 September 2011

    Negotiations are underway between the Maguindanao provincial government and a US–based firm for the acquisition of a P80-million dredger through a 20-year loan… (interaksyon) [mappress] Source: interaksyon, September 28, 2011

  • 24 February 2011

    The City Engineer’s office is confident that the flooding problem in the city will soon be addressed by the city government of Tacloban…   (leytesamardaily) [mappress] Source: leytesamardaily, February 24, 2011;

  • 16 August 2010

    “Comparable, if not better, with the Bohol river cruise!” This was the pronouncement of Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr., on board a motorized… (balitapangasinan) [mappress] Source: balitapangasinan, August 17, 2010;

  • 4 June 2012

      The Cotabato City’s legislative body is poised to investigate an abandoned Rio Grande de Mindanao multimillion dredging project of the national government. “The council will have to summon the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the private contractor to explain the stalled dredging work at the Rio Grande de Mindanao that was […]

  • 10 November 2011

    The Office of the Government Corporate Counsel (OGCC) approved a deal forged by the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) with Harbour… (journal) [mappress] Source: journal, November 10, 2011;

  • 2 February 2011

    Not only families living on the banks and on Mahiga River will be affected by the clean up operations of the Cebu City government as a flood… (philstar) [mappress] Source: philstar, February 2, 2011;

  • 26 December 2011

    Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Mara–on Jr. asked every Negrense to pray for peace and to thank the Lord for sparing the province from calamities. He said that the PDMP has even forecasted and reported typhoon ‘Sendong’ ahead and it also come out with an early warning for Negrenses. The provincial government has acquired a brand-new […]

  • 22 July 2011

    The government will undertake a multiyear, foreign-funded project that will address perennial flooding in Central Mindanao, a project that… (bworldonline) [mappress] Source: bworldonline, July 22, 2011;

  • 24 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Regional Development Council (RDC) 3 has passed a resolution endorsing the proposed increase in cost of the Pinatubo Hazard Urgent Mitigation Project (PHUMP) Phase III of the Department of Public Works and Highways. “The additional cost of P463.6 million will be incurred due to the existence of implementation concerns both technical and administrative which […]

  • 10 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) announced on Tuesday that P8.1 billion in funds have already been made available for flood-control and irrigation projects earlier approved by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board. The funds will be charged against overall savings generated by the national government from FYs 2011 and 2012. Of […]

  • 19 December 2011

    The Government has invited contractors for a P84.48-million dredging project at the Port of Zamboanga.  “The [PPA]… intends to apply the sum of P84.48 million… under the contract for the proposed dredging of berths and maneuvering areas at Port of Zamboanga, Zamboanga del Sur,” the gov’t official said. Bids in excess of the approved budget […]

  • 28 October 2011

    The Cebu City Government inaugurated on Thursday four projects amounting to at least P25.5 million. The projects include the P12.5-million d… More info: sunstar [mappress] Source: sunstar, October 28, 2011;

  • 28 March 2014

    The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) formally ended its “Linis Palengke” program as the agency starts preparation for its extensive waterway cleanup called ‘Estero Blitz.’ MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said the agency will be resuming its estero cleanup early April so they will have sufficient time to declog major creeks and other waterways in Metro […]

  • 16 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The partnership to sustain the operation and eventually the rehabilitation of Tacloban Port was formally sealed on Tuesday by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), Pilipinas Shell and port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI). The pact was signed by PPA General Manager Juan C. Sta. Ana, Pilipinas Shell Chair Edgar O. Chua and ICTSI […]

  • 6 April 2011

      International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and L&T Shipbuilding Ltd. (LTSB) have signed a container port operation agreement for the management and operations of the Kattupalli Container Terminal in Tamil Nadu, India. Contracting parties were L&T Shipbuilding Limited (LTSB), a joint venture between Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) and Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation […]

  • 1 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The concerned groups and individuals said there should have been transparency in the controversial P50-million Yawa River dredging project implementation in line with the “Matuwid na daan” policy of President Benigno S. Aquino III. Incidentally, dredging projects have been selectively banned in the Bicol Region because of their highly scandalous implementation in the past, which […]