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Duterte shelves Chinese projects but still pushes 'Build, Build, Build'

In infrastructure policy revamp, Manila cuts reliance on loans and embraces PPP

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte disembarks from a plane upon his arrival at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on Nov. 4. (Photo courtesy of the Philippine Presidential Communications Operations Office) 

MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte's government has shelved infrastructure projects it deems unfeasible, including at least two big Chinese-funded deals, in a major policy revamp as it scrambles to complete projects before Duterte's term ends in 2022.

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