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Aquino hits loan deals with China: 'Can't we pity ourselves this time?'

Mar 27, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III compares the Duterte government's deals with China to the botched Northrail project during the Arroyo administration

WARNING. Former president Benigno Aquino III weighed in on the Philippine-China deals in an ambush interview in Cebu City on March 26, 2019. Screenshot by Rappler

PH gov't ends dispute with China's Sinomach over Northrail project

Nov 06, 2017 - 10:05 PM

This resolves an international arbitration case and spares the Philippines from P5 billion in potential fees, says the government

SETTLEMENT DEAL. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade (L) and BCDA chief Vince Dizon (R) sign an out-of-court agreement with Sinomach, former contractor of the supposed 80-kilometer Northrail deal. Photo from Department of Transportation

Isko Moreno resigns from Duterte government

Oct 27, 2017 - 8:47 PM

Francisco Domagoso resigns irrevocably as chairman and CEO of the North Luzon Railways Corporation, to which he was appointed only last July

'PERSONAL REASON.’ Northrail chairman and CEO Franciso Domagoso quits the government corporation less than 4 months after his appointment by President Rodrigo Duterte. Rappler screengrab

Isko Moreno is chairman of North Luzon Railways Corp

Jul 19, 2017 - 3:32 PM

The former Manila vice mayor was nominated for the post by no less than President Rodrigo Duterte

Avoid mistakes of past China deals, incoming PH envoy says

Dec 06, 2016 - 5:55 PM

It s going to be quite a challenge incoming Philippine ambassador to China Chito Santa Romana tells the Commission on Appointments

INCOMING ENVOY. Incoming Philippine Ambassador to China Chito Santa Romana says Manila should avoid its mistakes in past deals with Beijing. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Roxas in Pampanga: Clark should be PH aviation hub

Dec 19, 2015 - 8:42 AM

But the lack of infrastructure to ferry passengers between Metro Manila and Clark is hampering the plan

MOVE TO CLARK? Mar Roxas talks to a crowd of barangay officials in San Fernando, Pampanga. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Aquino: PH still mulling AIIB invitation

Jun 03, 2015 - 8:24 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says the country s bad experience with the Northrail project and its territorial dispute with China have made him think twice about joining the China led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

(TOKYO, Japan) President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his keynote speech during the Nikkei 21st International Conference on the Future of Asia – Special Session at the Ascot Hall of the Okura Hotel for his State Visit in Japan on Wednesday (June 03, 2015). With theme: “Asia Beyond 2015: The Quest for Lasting Peace and Prosperity.” (Photo by: Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Northrail project up for NEDA-ICC approval soon

Aug 21, 2014 - 5:28 PM

The government has paid 180M to settle a portion of the loan for the project even if it had been dropped due to lingering legal issues

Northrail contractor got paid $129M more

Sep 11, 2013 - 6:47 PM

State auditors also find that the Philippine government assumed a number of responsibilities that should have been taken on by the Chinese contractor

WHERE'S THE TRAIN? After spending P10 billion, the government has no train to show for the Caloocan-to-Bulacan section of the Northrail project. Rappler file photo

Manila-Clark bullet train: Coming soon?

Apr 18, 2013 - 3:36 PM

The project seems a long shot since it remains in the early stages of project evaluation and has a long way to go before it reaches the bidding phase

DOTC still eyeing rail-over-NLEx to improve access to Clark airport

Oct 10, 2012 - 4:43 PM

A high speed rail over the North Luzon Expressway NLEx an existing toll road remains one of the alternatives the Transportation Department is eyeing to make Clark in Pampanga the Philippines main gateway

Purisima warns vs non-payment of Northrail loan

Oct 09, 2012 - 10:00 AM

The finance chief says non payment of the loan could have an adverse impact on the Philippines credit ratings

PH renegotiates Northrail loan with China

Sep 24, 2012 - 9:17 AM

The government s Northrail project contentious for years was recently renegotiated with China

Angat aqueduct: rare success in China-funded infra projects in PH

Jul 16, 2012 - 2:03 PM

Amid sea disputes and after the controversial ZTE and Northrail projects the Philippines and China are working together on a water infrastructure project which involves the firm behind the world s biggest hydropower project

Northrail contract suspended - Roxas

Mar 29, 2012 - 1:35 PM

The suspended talks over the Northrail contract will affect plans to transfer the country s main aviation gateway from capital Manila to Clark in central Luzon

SC: China contractor in Northrail may be sued

Mar 08, 2012 - 2:55 PM

Northrail signed contract with a private company not the Chinese government says the Supreme Court

Without Northrail, Clark won't be main airport - Roxas

Feb 27, 2012 - 5:20 PM

Passengers of most international airlines will have to keep on passing through the congested NAIA 1 until the legal and construction issues that hound the North Rail project are resolved