Duterte slams Drilon on ‘Build, build, build’

first_imgThe government since then revised its “Build, Build, Build” list, which now covers 100 projects from the initial 75. Some infrastructure projects were scrapped due to feasibility issues. In an interview with GMA News’ 24 Orason Monday evening, President Duterte said that the Ilonggo senator seemed doesnot know how to count and only knows how to criticize. The President added: “Hindi mo pa ginawa, sinasabi na may corruption diyan,eh di ‘wag na lang. Hindi nya tinitignan, he does not really know to count.” “If it’s a statement just to… adelusion, wala tayong magawa, libre yane. People judge best when they condemn,” the President further said. During the Senate Budget hearing lastweek, Drilon said the administration’s infrastructure program was a “dismalfailure” as only nine of the 75 flagship projects have started construction. MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterteslammed opposition senator Franklin Drilon for branding the administration’sflagship infrastructure program “Build, Build, Build” as a failure. President Rodrigo Duterte and opposition senator Franklin Drilon “You can see for yourself. Ilang airport, ngayon you travel around, look at Luzon, look at the stretch,”Duterte said. “‘Yung mga perennial ano niya… Because of statements that areout of tune.” The updated list covers flagship infrastructure projects under five categories namely; transport and mobility; power; water; information and communications technology; and urban development and renewal./PNlast_img read more

Air France Resumes Service to Liberia Starting April 2020

first_imgAir France will resume flights to Monrovia April 20, 2020. Beginning 20 April 2020, Air France will once again resume service to Liberia’s Roberts International Airport, thanks to five weekly flights operated by Airbus A330-300 with a capacity of 224 seats (36 in Business, 21 in Premium Economy and 167 in Economy class).According to a statement from the French air carrier, Air France will serve Monrovia as a continuation of service to Bamako (Mali) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays, and directly on Tuesdays and Fridays before joining Bamako. Thanks to this new route between Monrovia and Bamako, Air France will operate four additional flights to Mali (12 flights in total), representing a 63% increase in capacity compared to last year.Air France in AfricaFor the 2020 summer season, Air France will serve 35 destinations in Africa and 280 weekly flights. In total, the Air France-KLM group will operate more than 500 weekly flights to 49 destinations in Africa. As part of its commitment to continue to offer the best possible service, the company provides customers traveling on its African routes personalized attentions and a custom-designed service both on board and at the airport.Air France flight schedules to MonroviaAir France offers a more generous baggage allowance than on the rest of the long-haul network, to most African destinations. The airline offers baggage allowances in four categories. La Première allows 3 items of baggage, each weighing no more than 32kg; Business allows 2 items of baggage, each weighing no more than 32kg; Premium Economy allows 2 items of baggage, each weighing no more than 23kg; and Economy allows 2 items of baggage, each weighing no more than 23kg.At Paris-Charles de Gaulle, a team of experts from the African continent is present on all flights to and from Africa, where they provide commercial assistance to passengers, taking into account the geopolitical, commercial, regulatory and cultural characteristics of each country.To make passenger handling easier, Air France has multicultural teams familiar with the specific expectations of its international customers. On a daily basis, they welcome close to 5,000 passengers, helping them with check-in and with their connections between flights. More than 2,500 cabin crew, belonging to Air France’s Africa and Middle East division, are trained in international standards and the specific expectations of customers on African routes.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DWP consults on future of Nest

first_imgThe Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched a consultation on the future of the National Employment Savings Trust (Nest) to investigate whether the service needs to better reflect the current pensions market.The consultation will consider the role and breadth of Nest in relation to pension reforms, such as the introduction of the pension freedoms, and the new state pension, to ascertain if its is best meeting members’ needs.It will also consider providing new ways for members to access their pensions, as well as possible expansions to the scheme, for example, to allow individuals, employers and other schemes to access Nest’s services.The consultation, which will be open for 12 weeks, will collect views from both the industry and the public.Baroness Ros Altmann, minister for pensions, said: “The pensions landscape has changed significantly in recent years and automatic-enrolment has meant millions more people are saving for their retirement, with the help of their employer.“Nest has played a vital role in the success of automatic-enrolment and its importance is likely to increase in coming years. It is right, therefore, that we now consider how it continues to deliver its services in future.”Kate Smith, head of pensions at Aegon, added: “It should be remembered that, unlike the pensions industry, Nest is propped up by government loans allowing it to offer low-cost options. Extending Nest into the wider retirement income market, effectively subsidised by the taxpayer, will give Nest a competitive advantage.”last_img read more