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Palace rejects claim of slow start to infrastructure projects

The Palace said the government’s infrastructure program is making progress and defended the slow going on some public works as due to “caution” in completing preliminary activities like acquiring right-of-way. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo also dismissed as “baseless” the claim by Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon that the infrastructure program was a “dismal failure.” Sen. Drilon said that the “Build, Build, Build” program is underperforming, adding that only nine out of the total 75 projects have begun construction.