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Tugade accepts DOTr Undersecretary Kintanar's resignation

Nov 23, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Kintanar a former Ayala executive says he would like to give Tugade a free hand in addressing misconceptions or doubts as to the impartiality and independence of the DOTr

'FREE HAND'. Being a former executive director of AC and a former chief operating officer of AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation, some lawmakers have called him out for a possible conflict of interest. Photo from Kintanar's LinkedIn account

A Brown, MTD Philippines team up for new PNR East-West Rail proposal

Nov 13, 2016 - 10:35 PM

Systra Philippines – a member of France based rail expert Systra Group – is providing technical assistance for A Brown s consortium

LRT-MRT CONNECTION. The East-West Rail Project was prepared by East-West Rail Transit Corporation, a group formed by A Brown and Private Equity Investment and Development Corporation. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Gov't underspending is 'epic incompetence' – Diokno

Aug 07, 2015 - 3:14 PM

The former budget secretary says Filipinos bear the brunt of government s underspending

NEW PLAN. President Benigno Aquino III signing into law the P2.606-trillion budget for 2015. File photo by Rappler

Tutuban Center will be common station for North-South rail project

Apr 01, 2015 - 7:53 PM

DOTC is also eyeing to extend LRT2 for seamless transfer of passengers from the Tutuban station of the rail project

Ayala Corporation finalizes post-Aquino investment plan

Mar 31, 2015 - 7:42 PM

The listed conglomerate is gearing up its commitment for major power and infrastructure projects before President Aquino steps down from office

Alignment of NLEX- SLEX connector road to be revised

Mar 30, 2015 - 10:12 PM

It will increase the project cost by at least 30 says the MNTC

National Book Store's Ramos group may sell MRT-3 stake

Oct 29, 2013 - 4:00 PM

The Ramos family which owns retail giant National Book Store is open to selling its stake in the company that controls MRT 3 a rail system in capital Manila

FULL CONTROL. The government eyes the completion of its takeover of MRT-3 from Metro Rail Transit Corp at the end of the year. File photo by AFP

Gov't to subsidize LRT-1 Cavite rail project

Oct 21, 2013 - 5:24 PM

Subsidies on the project s property taxes power rates warranty and fares need the go signal of the President whose government has promised it will not spend on infrastructure projects under the PPP scheme

NOT FREE. The rail project that extends the existing LRT-1 to vote-rich Cavite needs government subsidy. Photo courtesy of the Public-Private Partnership Center

LRT-1 Cavite project re-bid in 2013 not 2014 — Abaya

Oct 15, 2013 - 12:15 PM

The transportation chief says the rail project will be re auctioned before 2013 ends and will be awarded to the winning bidder by February 2014

Re-auction for the rail project will commence before year ends. Photo courtesy of the Public-Private Partnership Center.

With Aquino in Zamboanga, LRT-1 project delayed further

Sep 20, 2013 - 9:00 PM

The transportation chief says re auction of the LRT 1 Extension project needs the nod of NEDA board which is unable to convene due to Zamboanga crisis

MRT-7 awaits Aquino's go-signal

Sep 11, 2013 - 4:46 PM

When and how the long delayed Metro Rail Transit line 7 MRT 7 will start construction now depends on President Aquino who chairs the Neda board

Govt considers P2-B subsidy for LRT-1 Cavite

Sep 07, 2013 - 10:14 AM

The DOTC seeks the approval of NEDA for government to shoulder some costs for the LRT1 Extension project

SUBSIDY. The government may shoulder P2-billion-worth of real property taxes in the LRT-1 Cavite extension project. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

New MRT-3 maintenance firm takes over Sept 5

Sep 05, 2013 - 2:20 PM

Autre Porte Technique Global Inc APT Global the winning bidder for the maintenance work for the Metro Rail Transit line 3 MRT 3 must take over starting September 5

MAINTENANCE. Government awards the temporary maintenance project to APT Global. File photo by AFP

APT wins MRT-3 maintenance contract

Sep 02, 2013 - 10:38 AM

Autre Porte Technique Global Inc APT wins the one year maintenance contract of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 MRT 3

MAINTENANCE. Government awards the temporary maintenance project to APT Global. File photo by AFP

2012: A horrible year for MVP

Dec 31, 2012 - 6:15 PM

The year 2012 is marked by breakups and makeups for Manuel V Pangilinan the head of the country s largest infrastructure group leading telecommunications firm top power retailer and biggest gold producer

Gov't targets March 2013 for LRT-1-Cavite bid submission

Oct 10, 2012 - 3:51 PM

Despite delays in the bidding process for the P60 billion Light Rail Transit line 1 LRT 1 Cavite extension project a transportation official gave assurance that the Aquino government s largest single infrastructure project will proceed as scheduled

MRT-7 project a go; DMCI-Marubeni to build QC-Bulacan link

May 15, 2012 - 4:53 PM

Marubeni and a unit of DMCI Holdings Inc is to build a 22 kilometre 13 7 mile extension of Metro Rail Transit

DOTC to finalize MRT-3 auction details by mid-Feb

Feb 07, 2012 - 3:14 PM

Before improvements in MRT 3 can proceed the DOTC has 2 resolve 2 issues how and what aspect of the rail service will be privatized