8 months Government to pursue China-funded irrigation project MB
By Genalyn Kabiling The government is inclined to pursue the China-funded Chico River Pump Irrigation project unless the Supreme Court orders a stop to the loan agreement. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo (OPS / MANILA BULLETIN) Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo issued the statement after Makabayan lawmakers announced plans to question the constitutionality of the irrigation project before the Supreme Court. “The Palace always welcomes any move to question its action if they feel it’s not within the law,” he said during a Palace press briefing. “If there is no order from the SC stopping it, then it’s a go,” he said ... more