The Claim: Build Build Build begins work on longest tunnel road project in Davao
Rating: MISSING CONTEXT
The Facts: A post shared with us through our tipline
This is true, but is missing context.
The project was funded via Japan Official Development Assistance (ODA) with a Special Terms for Economic Partnership (STEP) Loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The loans in particular are under Loan Agreement No. PH-P261 and PH-P273 (https://www.dpwh.gov.ph/dpwh/news/22546
However, the program of work on the project started much, much earlier.
Why we fact checked this: Given that preparatory plans for the project were already underway during the year of 2015, it would be a stretch to say that the project was started as part of the BBB initiative.