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Jimenez: Naia expansion better option

22 March, 2017 at 11:54

Jimenez: Naia expansion better option By Ma. Stella F. Arnaldo | March 16, 2017 The government should just expand the Ninoy Aquino

Business wants common train station project fast-tracked

22 March, 2017 at 11:28

Thirteen influential foreign and local business groups in the country have urged the government to fast-track completion of the common train station that would link three major rail commuter lines in the metropolis…

PCC backs bills lifting foreign equity cap...

15 March, 2017 at 13:48

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) said yesterday it was supporting initiatives in Congress to amend certain provisions in the 80-year-old Public Service Act (PSA) such as the lifting of the foreign equity cap on certain industries including telecommunications and transportation.

P75B nat’l broadband up in ’18

14 March, 2017 at 12:00

The government will need the rest of the year to firm up the national broadband network (NBN) project after President Rodrigo Duterte signed the order for its implementation.

5 China firms eye $10-B PH projects

9 March, 2017 at 10:30

Five Chinese firms are interested to set up shop in the country, promising projects with a total estimated value of at least $10.3 billion (about P518 billion), the Board of Investments (BOI) said Friday.

P186B facelift of Clark airport proposed

8 March, 2017 at 14:30

JG Summit Holdings Inc and the Filinvest Group have offered to improve the Clark International Airport for P186.64 billion, according to Robert Lim, Department of Transportation undersecretary.

Duterte approves National Broadband Program

8 March, 2017 at 09:38

President Duterte approved the establishment of a National Government Portal and a National Broad Plan during the 13th Cabinet meeting in Malacañang yesterday.

Bundle… unbundle

6 March, 2017 at 11:30

There were two low hanging fruits at DOTr when Sec Art Tugade assumed office.

CIAC seeks release of P2.8-B airport development...

2 March, 2017 at 11:30

The government should release Clark International Airport (CRK)’s P2.89-billion development fund immediately now that flights and passengers have increased versus 3-5 ago, urged Clark International Airport Authority (CIAC) President and CEO Alexander Cauguiran.

Gov’t sets infra links for 12 industries

28 February, 2017 at 16:22

Twelve priority manufacturing and service industries are set to benefit from an infrastructure convergence program of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

PH lags in world ranking on turtle-paced...

27 February, 2017 at 12:30

The Philippines ranked near the bottom worldwide in a measure of mobile internet speed and availability, based on a crowdsourced survey.

Malolos-Tutuban railway project to start in 2019

24 February, 2017 at 15:00

Construction of the Malolos-Tutuban North-South Commuter Railway Project is scheduled to start within the first half of 2019, the Department of Transportation said yesterday.

PCCI seeks government action on dual-airport policy

24 February, 2017 at 14:00

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) is urging the government to come up with an airport policy and masterplan for the aviation sector to address issues of connectivity and congestion, as well as promote regional development and sustainable growth.

Airlines use Clark for strategic expansion

24 February, 2017 at 13:00

Local and foreign airline companies have started to use Clark International Airport (CRK) to boost their strategic expansion.

Ex-solon prods government to act now on...

24 February, 2017 at 09:47

The P2.9 billion meant to expand the Clark International Airport will be reverted to the general funds by year-end if it is not be spent.

P52-billion elevated highway proposed

21 February, 2017 at 16:00

A P52-billion elevated highway that will connect the cities of Manila to Taguig through Pasig River have been proposed to the Duterte Administration intended to ease, if not eliminate, traffic in EDSA and other major thoroughfares in metropolis.

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