MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered government agencies to speed up the processing of permits for flagship infrastructure projects on water security.
Duterte, in his Administrative Order No. 32 made public Friday, required all government agencies to prioritize the review and approval of infrastructure projects on water security as identified by the National Economic Development Authority.
Under Duterte’s AO, applications for permits, clearances, and authorization submitted with complete requirements shall be deemed approved if a government agency fails to act on it within the prescribed processing of time.
In issuing the order, the President cited t…