infrastructure budget

Big budget for infra agencies, low disbursement under Duterte

October 3, 2021

The Duterte administration budgets so much for infrastructure but isn’t even able to spend all of it. The proposed 2022 infrastructure budget is even bigger — shouldn’t more of the allocation be used for health, ayuda and small business support instead?

What Build Build Build has delivered

July 25, 2021

Nearing the end of the Duterte administration’s term, we don’t seem to be anywhere near the fulfilment of its big infrastructure dream. Build Build Build is supposed to be the centerpiece of what could be a Duterte legacy, but the program’s performance is far from defining a grand exit for the administration.

IBON Executive Director on the Duterte administration’s infrastructure delusion on display at Sulong Pilipinas forum

April 26, 2021

IBON Executive Director on the Duterte administration’s infrastructure delusion on display at Sulong Pilipinas forum

Transport budget for infra but none for affected jeepney drivers

October 15, 2020

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The government should prioritize subsidizing small jeepney drivers and operators and at least postpone costly infrastructure projects that are less urgent because of the pandemic.