Four reasons why the Kaliwa Dam Project loan is onerous
October 11, 2020
Features | President Duterte has reportedly ordered a review of loan agreements to determine if any are onerous and disadvantageous to the Filipino people. Yet the Kaliwa Dam project which has come under fire for its unfavorable Chinese loan agreement has already started.
Never Gonna Give You Up: Duterte’s Top 2021 Infrastructure Flagship Projects and Recovery
October 3, 2020
BY JOSE LORENZO LIM
Are these projects really what will bring economic recovery while the nation grapples with a crisis-stricken public health system and economic decline?
China ODA funds half of water resource projects under Duterte’s Flagship Infra
March 10, 2020
In the Philippines, water resource projects under Duterte’s flagship infrastructure program are being funded with foreign loans, half of which are from China. One of these is the Kaliwa Dam, which faces opposition from indigenous people and residents of affected areas in Rizal and Quezon provinces. The dam poses huge threats on the environment and […]
Philippines in a Happy and Healthy Relationship with China?
November 28, 2018
by Sonny Africa IBON Features – Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recently concluded state visit was hyped as historic and relationship-altering in a good way towards “comprehensive, strategic cooperation”. The joint statement released at the end spoke of a couple with a healthy relationship: reminiscing the past, establishing trust, open communication, arguing in a healthy way […]
China a growing but still minor ODA partner of the Philippines
November 28, 2018
Duterte’s infrastructure miracle: Resurrecting a damned project
November 20, 2018
By Jose Lorenzo Lim Through China ODA, the Duterte administration revives a project halted by the historical struggle of the Cordillera people against destructive infrastructure The Chico River Basin Dam Project was an infamous World Bank-funded hydroelectric project under the Marcos Era. Local opposition to the project was strong. The famed Macli-ing Dulag, tribal chieftain […]
Beware of onerous China ODA – IBON
November 19, 2018
In its eagerness to raise billions of pesos in funds for its hyped infrastructure program, the Duterte administration is brokering questionable deals with China that could threaten Philippine sovereignty. Research group IBON raised the warning in anticipation of Chinese president Xi Jinping’s upcoming visit to the Philippines. IBON said that a number of agreements between […]
Pipeline Projects Under China’s ODA
November 16, 2018