Senator Imee Marcos has scored the Duterte administration’s “lack of urgency in improving the slow internet speed in the country” amid a clear global shift to digital solutions that could keep life going in the time of the coronavirus pandemic.
A former member of the Duterte Cabinet has questioned the effectiveness of a proposed measure that seeks to grant “special powers” to President Rodrigo Duterte to fast track the implementation of the government’s “Build, Build, Build” program.
President Rodrigo Duterte rejected the claim of Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon that the government’s ambitious infrastructure program called Build Build Build was a failure.
Masigla ang Build, Build, Build program ng Duterte administration says Secretary Mark Villar.
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Thursday said he was supportive of the idea of giving President Rodrigo Duterte emergency powers to allow him to push more infrastructure projects under the Build-Build-Build program.
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano announced on Thursday a plan to form a new House committee to “look over” the government’s flagship infrastructure projects in response to criticisms of delays and unmet promises involving the massive Build-Build-Build program.
President Duterte on Monday directed the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and other concerned agencies to fast track the construction of two bridges in Metro Manila which the Chinese government helped in bankrolling.
Department of Budget and Management Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno said the new complaints about the additional excise tax that goes with the T law would yield P130 billion revenues in 2018.