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Sweeper flight takes 143 foreign tourists in Mindanao to Manila

Apr 18, 2020 - 11:36 PM

The marooned foreigners are gathered by the Australian Embassy and the Department of Tourism from 3 regions in Mindanao

TEMP CHECK. A police officer checks the body temperatures of tourists entering the Laguindingan Airport in Laguindingan, Misamsi Oriental. Photo provided by DOT10

Aboitiz gains original proponent status for Laguindingan Airport upgrade

Mar 04, 2019 - 7:20 PM

Under a P42.7-billion proposal, Aboitiz would build new passenger terminals, install equipment, and enhance airside facilities

UPGRADE. If approved by the National Economic Development Authority Board, the Laguindingan Airport may have an upgrade as proposed by the Aboitiz InfraCapital. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

DOTr rejects Aboitiz's P148-billion bid to upgrade 4 regional airports

Apr 10, 2018 - 8:40 PM

The Department of Transportation turns down the unsolicited proposal of Aboitiz InfraCapital Incorporated and opts for public bidding instead

Aboitiz submits P148-B proposal to modernize 4 regional airports

Mar 07, 2018 - 2:57 PM

(UPDATED) The Aboitiz group submits an unsolicited proposal to modernize, operate, and maintain the Iloilo International Airport, Bacolod-Silay Airport, Laguindingan Airport, and New Bohol International Airport in Panglao for 35 years

Graphics from Aboitiz InfraCapital Corporate Communications

DOTr boasts of PH airports' 'punctuality' in global poll – but poll says otherwise

Nov 19, 2017 - 3:45 PM

The 8 Philippine airports the DOTr bragged of getting a rating for punctuality are actually among the bottom 35 of almost 500 major airports worldwide

REANGLED? The Department of Transportation in a news release proudly claims that Philippine airports were awarded a star on punctuality. Rappler file photo

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5 regional airports removed from PPP pipeline

May 23, 2017 - 3:50 PM

UPDATED It is back to zero for the development of 5 small airports in Bacolod Davao Iloilo Laguindingan and Bohol A prospective bidder feels embarrassed and dismayed over what has happened

TERMINATED. The development, operations, and maintenance of New Bacolod-Silay Airport was supposed to be auctioned off via the public-private partnership scheme. Image from

5 regional airport PPP deals attract more honchos

Mar 13, 2017 - 4:02 PM

Companies led by Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala Lucio Tan Manuel V Pangilinan Erramon Aboitiz Ramon Ang Andrew Gotianun and Manuel Louie Ferrer are interested

1ST PPP CALL. These 5 airport PPP deals –€“ cumulatively worth some P108.9 billion – were previously rolled out under the administration of former president Benigno Aquino III. Rappler file photo

Alvarez slams bidding process of 5 PPP regional airport deals

Jan 27, 2017 - 7:26 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the operations and maintenance scheme to be implemented for the 5 airports may unnecessarily tie the government s hands

QUESTIONING THE DOTR. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez continues criticizing the moves of the Department of Transportation.

1st PPP rolled out under Duterte: 5 regional airports

Jan 24, 2017 - 2:49 PM

Even if these regional airport PPP deals were unbundled they continue to lure big investors

1ST PPP CALL. These 5 airport PPP deals – cumulatively worth some P108.9 billion – were previously rolled out under the administration of former president Benigno Aquino III. Rappler file photo

5 failed, shelved PPP projects under Aquino admin

May 29, 2016 - 11:15 PM

The Philippines public private partnership thrust faces a stern test Will the Duterte administration continue these stalled projects?

STERN TEST. Getting PPP projects from advertisements to the tarmac seems to take ages. Images from

Binay vows int'l airport in CDO, solution to Mindanao power woes

Oct 04, 2015 - 12:40 PM

The Vice President speaks in front of a crowd of 7 000 during the regional launch of the United Nationalist Alliance in Mindanao

'UNA.' Vice President Jejomar Binay gestures the sign of his party, the United Nationalist Alliance, during its regional launch in Misamis Oriental. Photo by Rappler

PH sticks to bundled plan for 5 regional airports project

Jun 19, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Some of the top Philippine conglomerates and world s aviation experts have partnered to bag the bundled regional airports PPP deals

MORE AIRPORT PPP. Winners for the regional airports bundled deals could still join future airport PPP auctions, DOTC says. Photos from Wikipedia

5 groups interested in regional airports projects

Apr 07, 2015 - 6:30 PM

The usual players in the public private partnerships in the country are joining the bid for the P108 2B regional airports projects

BUNDLED. Package B of the bundled airports project Davao, Laguindingan (in photo), and New Bohol (Panglao) airports worth P66.9 billion. File photo Bobby Lagsa / Rappler

Gov’t to hold pre-qualification conferences for airport and jail PPPs

Apr 05, 2015 - 8:04 PM

5 regional airports have a total indicative cost of P108B while a new jail in Nueva Ecija is projected at P50B

DOTC divides bundled airports project

Feb 25, 2015 - 8:08 PM

The agency decides it will award the PPP as two packages each covering 3 airports to ensure all airports are awarded to competent players

DOTC unveils P116.2B bundled airports contract

Dec 15, 2014 - 7:52 PM

The concessionaire will develop operate and maintain 6 provincial airports in the country

Gov’t to bid out P14.6B Laguindingan airport upgrade

Nov 04, 2014 - 5:44 PM

UPDATED Recently opened Laguindingan Airport will be undergoing expansion as the government is set to begin bidding out its operations and maintenance contact in December

Laguindingan airport launches night flight in November

Oct 14, 2014 - 12:31 PM

The required instrument landing system has been installed ahead of the November 20 completion deadline

NEDA Board approves Ayala-MPIC lone bid for LRT 1 Cavite extension

Jun 20, 2014 - 12:47 AM

The Board also gives go signal to 3 new PPP infrastructure projects worth P139 77 billion

APPROVED. The P9.35-B bid of Light Rail Manila Consortium of Pangilinan-led Metro Pacific and Ayala and Macquarie groups was approved by NEDA on June 19. Photo from the PPP Center

San Miguel keen on Laguindingan airport PPP

Jun 13, 2013 - 10:49 AM

If the government offers it we will join says San Miguel president and COO Ramon Ang

NEW GATEWAY. Newly built Laguindingan airport replaces the old airport in Cagayan de Oro as northern Mindanao's main gateway. Photo by Giano Ligot

Laguindingan airport in Mindanao 'safer' - Aquino

Jun 11, 2013 - 1:40 PM

The flat terrain of Laguindingan Airport makes it a safer gateway to northern Mindanao than the current Lumbia Airport in Cagayan de Oro City

NEW GATEWAY. Newly built Laguindingan airport replaces the old airports in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities. Photo by Giano Ligot

Aquino to inspect soon-to-open Laguindingan airport

Jun 10, 2013 - 3:16 PM

President Benigno Aquino III will join the final inspection of the Laguindingan Airport the first newly built airport to open under his watch

OLD AND NEW. Northern Mindanao travelers will pass through the new airport by June 15. Photos from and

Laguindingan Airport opening moved to June 15

Apr 16, 2013 - 7:50 PM

The DOTC reschedules the opening of Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental to avoid disrupting the flow of passengers during the summer travel season

AIRPORT TRANSFER. The DOTC moved the opening of Laguindingan Airport.

No more private planes in NAIA by 2015

Feb 07, 2013 - 1:34 PM

Transport Secretary Abaya says the government is keen on transferring private planes to Sangley Point in Cavite in two years

OFF LIMITS TO PRIVATE PLANES. To decongest the Philippines' main airport NAIA, the government will move operations of private planes to Cavite, says Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya. AFP Photo