infrastructure development - updates

Rappler's latest stories on infrastructure development


TPLEX now extended to Pozorrubio in Pangasinan

Dec 07, 2017 - 6:50 PM

The new 10.10-kilometer segment is expected to cut the Tarlac-Pozorrubio travel time from 2 hours and 30 minutes to just 45 minutes

P30-B superhighway project to boost Palawan economy

Jul 27, 2017 - 11:19 AM

The project part of the national government priority program will expand to 6 lanes the two lane national highway that traverses El Nido town in the north to Bataraza town in the south

ADB president: We're not rivals with China's AIIB

May 04, 2017 - 3:48 PM

Asian Development Bank s Takehiko Nakao says the financing need to develop infrastructure in Asia is so huge that the two banks must cooperate

Philippine Senate ratifies treaty to join China-led AIIB

Dec 06, 2016 - 3:57 PM

This paves the way for the Philippines to formally join the new development bank

ESTABLISHING. Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei (L) gives a speech with the guests of the signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, 24 October 2014. File Photo EPA/Takaki Yajima / POOL

Gov't sets higher fiscal deficit target in 2017 to boost spending

Aug 16, 2016 - 12:23 PM

As the needs of our people increase public spending must likewise expand to meet such demands President Rodrigo Duterte says in his first budget message to Congress

BETTER INFRA. The Aquino government is pouring more funds into economic services this year in line with its target to achieve sustainable growth. PHOTO BY ROLEX DELA PENA/EPA

Dominguez: Ceiling on spending could be raised this year

Jul 04, 2016 - 8:25 PM

The Duterte administration s economic managers also plan to fast track infrastructure projects

Local roads, progress, and 2016 elections: Will voters choose wisely?

May 05, 2016 - 11:59 AM

Will voters elect leaders capable of long term planning? Or will they fall for empty promises again?

Baguio-La Trinidad monorail system finds backer

Dec 26, 2015 - 10:34 PM

San Miguel Holdings Corporation is interested in the proposed Automated Guideway Transit AGT system says NEDA Cordillera

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APEC 2015: PH launches initiative to transform MSME financing

Nov 12, 2015 - 10:18 PM

We are putting our money where our mouth is in putting more fuel to Asia Pacific s growth engine ’ says Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima

DELIVERED. APEC finance ministers unveil a marker to commemorate the launch of Cebu Action Plan in September of which the FIDN initiative was one of the deliverables. File photo from the Department of Finance

What will stimulate PH economy until 2050?

Oct 01, 2015 - 2:19 PM

The Philippine economy can post an average growth of over 7 in the next 10 years – with quality workforce and an attractive investment climate

URBAN DECAY. Economic officials say infrastructure development in the Philippines is important to post an average GDP growth of 7% for the next 10 years. File photo

Cebu Action Plan to boost PPP share of infra projects

Sep 04, 2015 - 11:37 AM

The private sector is expected to contribute about 40 of the Philippines infrastructure financing gap until 2020

INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT. Population growth and growing urbanization has also been a phenomenon observed in the Asia-Pacific region, thus requiring a greater requirement for infrastructure. File photo by Francis Malasig / EPA

PH might be unable to showcase NAIA Expressway in APEC

Jul 14, 2015 - 7:19 PM

Delayed right of way acquisition and stalled relocation of utilities take a toll on San Miguel Holdings Ninoy Aquino International Expressway project

STALLED RIGHT OF WAY. Concessionaire San Miguel Holdings Corporation cannot continue the construction of a portion of NAIA Expressway near Villamor Air Base (as seen in the photo) as the government has yet to secure a permit. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz / Rappler

Metro Pacific unit inks Cavite-Laguna Expressway concession deal

Jul 11, 2015 - 3:25 PM

A 44 6 kilometer 4 lane toll road between the Cavite Expressway in Kawit Cavite and the South Luzon Expressway Mamplasan Interchange in Biñan Laguna is seen to be constructed by July 2020

JUMPSTART CONSTRUCTION. MPIC unit pays government downpayment for Cavite-Laguna Expressway deal, signaling the start of construction of the planned toll road. In the photo are MPIC President Jose Ma. Lim (left) and PPP Center Executive Director Cosette Canilao. Photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

PH exports rebound in March

May 12, 2015 - 3:03 PM

The 2 1 recovery is the first since November yet still not enough to buoy the first quarter merchandise exports performance

US ready to accept China-led infrastructure bank

Apr 01, 2015 - 11:05 AM

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says that Washington is ‘ready to welcome’ Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank provided it ‘complements’ existing institutions like IMF and the World Bank

APEC member countries to strengthen ‘Cebu Action Plan’

Mar 05, 2015 - 8:53 PM

A roadmap proposed by the Philippines the Cebu Action Plan aims to make the Asia Pacific region more inclusive and resilient in the years ahead

Urban decay threatens hot Philippine economy

Oct 12, 2014 - 1:28 PM

Many infrastructure projects take up 3 administrations to finish and with Aquino s term in its last stretch an expert says a multi administration plan is needed to solve infrastructure woes

URBAN DECAY. Experts say infrastructure development in the Philippines must keep up with the growing economy to sustain growth. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

DPWH allocates P63B in 2015 budget for Mindanao infra

Jul 29, 2014 - 8:30 PM

The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao will also receive P5 17 billion for infrastructure development as mentioned in President Aquino’s 5th SONA

Ayala-Aboitiz tandem wants to participate in Palace Calax inquiry

Jul 14, 2014 - 4:31 PM

Team Orion asks to be allowed to intervene in the investigation into San Miguel s disqualification from the Cavite Laguna Expressway bidding

MOTION TO INTERVENE. The Ayala-Aboitiz tandem have asked Malacañang that the consortium be allowed to participate in the ongoing investigation on the Cavite-Laguna expressway project. Photo from the PPP Center

Despite Calax disqualification, San Miguel still bullish on PPPs

Jul 09, 2014 - 5:58 PM

SMC President and COO Ramon Ang says they will still participate in all PPP project biddings despite disqualification from the P35 B Cavite Laguna expressway project

SUSPENDED. San Miguel Corporation’s Ramon S. Ang says it will still participate in PPP projects, despite disqualification from the Cavite-Laguna expressway project. Photo from the PPP Center

Cavite-Laguna project awarding indefinitely suspended

Jul 02, 2014 - 8:49 PM

The DPWH suspends the project awarding to the Ayala Aboitiz tandem after disqualified San Miguel elevated its appeal to Malacañang Palace

SUSPENDED. DPWH indefinitely suspended the awarding of the Cavite-Laguna project. Photo from the PPP Center

Ayala-Aboitiz tandem offers highest bid for Cavite-Laguna project

Jun 13, 2014 - 7:30 PM

The partnership’s bid is P11 66 billion Disqualified bidder San Miguel makes a higher offer at P20 11 billion

BIDS OPENED. The Ayala-Aboitiz tandem offers the highest bid at P11.659 billion, while disqualified San Miguel offers P20.105 billion for the Calax project. Photo from PPP Center

San Miguel disqualified from bidding for Cavite-Laguna project

Jun 12, 2014 - 3:49 PM

San Miguel Corporation rejects the decision and says it will pursue legal remedies

DISQUALIFIED. DPWH disqualifies on Wednesday, June 11, San Miguel's bid for the Calax project. Photo from PPP Center

San Miguel insists Calax bid compliant

Jun 05, 2014 - 4:48 PM

The conglomerate asks rival bidders to instead focus on who can offer the best deal

UP FOR BIDDING. The DPWH submission and opening of financial bids would likely to be done Friday, June 6. Photo from the PPP Center

Groups seek San Miguel disqualification from Calax bid

Jun 03, 2014 - 6:01 PM

Bidders claim San Miguel committed various violations of bidding rules

UP FOR BIDDING. The DPWH is expecting offers from 4 groups for the Cavite-Laguna Expressway on June 2. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

Aquino: Yolanda rehab is top priority

Feb 18, 2014 - 4:34 PM

The President says rehabilitating Yolanda ravaged areas is aligned with the administration s plans to sustain Philippine economic reforms

CHALLENGING CHINA. In a New York Times interview, President Benigno Aquino III reiterates the Philippines will not apologizes to Hong Kong, nor will it surrender the West Philippine Sea to China. File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

MVP v SMC: Who will win NAIA Expressway?

Apr 15, 2013 - 2:41 AM

It s a battle between Pangilinan s MPIC and Ang s San Miguel

BIDS. The Pangilinan and San Miguel groups submit offers for the NAIA Expressway project, the first PPP auctioned off by government in 2013. Photo courtesy of PPP Center

Olongapo sells 10% of Subic Water to Maynilad

Mar 24, 2013 - 4:10 PM

Maynilad pays P210 M for the stake in Subic Water which supplies customers in Olongapo and the Subic Bay Freeport Zone

MODERNIZING SERVICES. Olongapo City mayor James Gordon Jr. with Maynilad President and CEO Victorico P. Vargas, wife Anne Marie Gordon, and Olongapo City Consultant James Lorenzana. Photo by Randy Datu