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[OPINION] Wishes for the economy in 2018

8 January, 2018 at 17:00

Happy New Year, dear readers! We start 2018 on a positive note: My wishes for the economy in January 2017 were largely realized.

[OPINION] What I’d like to see in...

2 January, 2018 at 13:00

It’s been 18 months since President Duterte assumed office, and people, particularly foreigners, are still not quite sure of what they’ve got.

SMC airport, Megawide rail projects move up

20 December, 2017 at 10:46

Three unsolicited project proposals for rail, airport and flood control are expected to hurdle regulatory approval and rolled out next year, having been identified as priority infrastructure projects, the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center said yesterday.

Manila to revive truck ban

19 December, 2017 at 11:19

The Manila city government will revive the implementation of the truck ban to rid the city of traffic gridlocks, especially this Christmas season, Mayor Joseph Estrada announced yesterday.

NAIA super consortium to submit proposal next...

12 December, 2017 at 12:00

The super consortium of seven conglomerates seeking to develop the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is now preparing its ambitious proposal and expects to formally submit it next year.

Foreign chambers urge Congress to speed up...

7 December, 2017 at 15:10

Further feeling the impact of the worsening traffic gridlock this holiday season, the Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) in the Philippines urged Congress yesterday to speed up the passage of the proposed Traffic and Congestion Crisis Act.

JFC Statement on the Traffic and Congestion...

6 December, 2017 at 14:34

The Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) in the Philippines urge the Congress to complete plenary consideration of the Traffic and Congestion Crisis legislation.

Metro Manila traffic to reach ‘standstill levels’...

6 December, 2017 at 14:27

The Duterte administration’s infrastructure program may not be enough to deal with the country’s transportation woes as road congestion in Metro Manila may reach “standstill levels” by 2022, according to a study by an American consulting group.

Targets set for reduced foreign curbs

24 November, 2017 at 10:55

Malacañang has zeroed in on eight sectors and activities in its bid to further ease limits to foreign participation and ownership, according to Memorandum Order No. 16 signed by Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea on Nov. 21 and released to journalists on Thursday.

PH is worst place to be a...

16 November, 2017 at 17:30

The report should come as no surprise: drivers in the Philippines are the least satisfied in the world, according to a survey by the traffic-beating app Waze.

Japan, China to help build PH railways

10 November, 2017 at 10:45

Japan will take the lead in completing a railway connecting Manila to Clark, while the Chinese state firm Sinomach (China National Machinery Industry Corp.) …

DOTR to finish 5 projects in 2018

8 November, 2017 at 12:00

The government expects to complete a handful of infrastructure projects in 2018 with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) vowing to “continuously push for the development and faster completion of transport infrastructure projects”.

[OPINION] Can they deliver soon enough?

7 November, 2017 at 16:00

Let me say at the outset that the administration’s economic team is composed of highly competent people with their hearts in the right place. But they may have promised more than they can quickly deliver.

SMC proposes to extend NAIA Expressway to...

3 November, 2017 at 14:00

Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) wants to expand its NAIA Expressway (NAIAx) project to Bonifacio Global City in Taguig to provide better access of Manila’s airport complex to more areas in the capital district.

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