[OPINION] Tugade turns into Mar Roxas

20 April, 2018 at 10:41

I had a strange feeling it was about to happen. Last week I got my confirmation. Transportation Secretary Art Tugade has turned into a Mar Roxas clone. That explains a lot.

DOTr rejects firms’ unsolicited airport development proposals

18 April, 2018 at 15:00

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has given more unsolicited proposals to develop regional airports in the country the thumbs down as the government opts to either stage public bidding or shoulder the cost of development.

[OPINION] Understanding the two proposals to rehabilitate...

16 April, 2018 at 16:48

How serious is NAIA’s congestion problem?

NAIA rehabilitation by Megawide-GMR

19 March, 2018 at 12:30

NAIA… Clark… Bulacan… Sangley… Twenty months into the Duterte administration and government has yet to decide where the country’s principal gateway will be.


7 March, 2018 at 15:00

Why do I get the feeling Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has reassumed his old position of Transportation Secretary? Over the past weeks, the Speaker has emasculated DOTr Sec. Art Tugade. He intruded into Tugade’s realm and the supposed DOTr chief surrendered.

Gov’t seeks bidders for Clark

28 February, 2018 at 13:00

The Duterte administration is readying an invitation to bidders for the operation and maintenance of the Clark International Airport in Pampanga province.

Megawide, GMR to build Clark terminal

20 December, 2017 at 13:00

The consortium of listed builder Megawide Construction Corp. and Bangalore-based airport operator GMR Infrastructure Ltd. has won the contract to build a new terminal building at Clark International Airport…

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.

[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 gains edge in Clark airport project

30 October, 2017 at 15:30

Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) obtained the coveted original proponent status for its proposal to build a P700-billion “aerotropolis” in Bulacan province, giving it a big advantage ahead of a bidding process yet to be set by the government.

[OPINION] Bid Bid Bid

5 October, 2017 at 16:00

The DOTr lawyer, who also acts as the department’s PR person, wrote in her letter to my editor that I must understand “It is likewise important to note that government processes take time…

Pros and cons of ODAs, GAAs, and...

7 September, 2017 at 11:23

The clock is ticking on the Duterte administration.

[OPINION] DOTr flees Metro Manila

3 August, 2017 at 15:30

Even before he took over DOTr, Secretary Art Tugade had repeatedly talked about decongesting Metro Manila. He will set the ball rolling by moving DOTr to Clark.

MRT-7 up and running by end-2019 —...

21 July, 2017 at 14:27

The Metro Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT-7) will be completed by the fourth quarter of 2019, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said yesterday.

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