‘Build, Build, Build’ program pays out P17B in salaries

CAPAS, TARLAC --- The "Build, Build, Build" infrastructure program is creating "a lot of new jobs" and has already paid out P17 billion in salaries in the construction industry since January, according to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III.   The government, he said, spent P281 billion on infrastructure projects in the first five months of the year, 42 percent more than what it spent in the same period last year.   "This is fueling additional income for construction workers, for people who are selling construction materials and, of course, this is creating a lot of new jobs," said Dominguez, who inspected the New Clark City project here along with other Cabinet ...

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