Philippines hardest hit as dengue cuts a deadly path through Asean

Philippines hardest hit as dengue cuts a deadly path through Asean

The Philippines remains the hardest hit of Asean member states reporting outbreaks of the debilitating and frequently fatal mosquito born disease dengue this year, with more than 720 deaths and a further 167,000 people infected between January 1 and July 27. Philippine Health Secretary Francisco Duque III told journalists yesterday (Aug 13) that the number […]

Philippines gets $300 million PPP infrastructure loan

Philippines gets $300 million PPP infrastructure loan

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a $300 million loan on August 20 to support the Philippines’ efforts to strengthen private sector participation in the government’s “Build, Build, Build” (BBB) infrastructure development programme. Government reforms supported by the ADB under the Expanding Private Participation in Infrastructure Program (EPPIP) subprogram 2 seek to create the enabling […]

Billions of Dollars in Litigation Awaits Philippines Mine Closures

Billions of Dollars in Litigation Awaits Philippines Mine Closures

The Philippine government faces decades-long litigation costing billions of dollars in legal fees and compensation if it pushes through with its planned mine closures, jeopardising foreign investment due to the apparent abandonment of due process and the rule of law. At least so says the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (Comp). Two weeks ago […]