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Duterte administration revisits PPP to boost BBB infrastructure program

Duterte administration revisits PPP to boost BBB infrastructure program

The national government is now fine-tuning the framework of cooperation between the state- and-private sector entities for infrastructure projects to ensure the continuity of public-private partnership (PPP) initiatives. But the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) said there’s a need to do so because PPPs have now been included in the list of flagship projects.... continue reading

Cavite-Laguna Expressway seen to ease Southern Luzon traffic

Cavite-Laguna Expressway seen to ease Southern Luzon traffic

SANTA ROSA CITY, Laguna, Philippines — Traffic-weary motorists from the southern section of Metro Manila and from provinces in Southern Luzon have found relief with the opening of a portion of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (Calax) last week. On Monday, an official of tollway operator, Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC), said a daily average of 3,000... continue reading

Economic team to OK more PPPs in new ‘Build, Build, Build’ pipeline

Economic team to OK more PPPs in new ‘Build, Build, Build’ pipeline

MANILA, Philippines — Economic managers are set to unveil the longer and more comprehensive “Build, Build, Build” pipeline this week with more public-private partnership (PPP) projects expected to be included in the list. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia told the Inquirer last week that the updated “Build, Build, Build” list comprised of up to 100... continue reading

Visayas airports make it to list of Asia’s best

Visayas airports make it to list of Asia’s best

ILOILO CITY – The Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) and Iloilo Airport have been named to the list of 20 best airports in Asia. ONE OF ASIA’S BEST — The Iloilo Airport is included in the list of Asia’s 20 best airports by a travel website. (TARA YAP / MANILA BULLETIN) The Guide to Sleeping in Airports, a... continue reading

MCIA’s improved ranking bodes well for tourism

MCIA’s improved ranking bodes well for tourism

GLOBAL realtor Colliers International Philippines is projecting that Mactan Island will see more hotels and leisure-oriented projects over the medium term. “Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) has been recognized as one of the best in Asia. Colliers believes that this bodes well for Cebu’s leisure sector,” Colliers senior research manager Joey Bondoc said Friday, Nov. 1,... continue reading

MCIA ranks 16th best in Asia

MCIA ranks 16th best in Asia

THE Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), the premier gateway to southern Philippines, was ranked 16th best airport in Asia in this year’s survey by travel website Sleeping in Airports. MCIA joined other major aviation hubs in Asia—Singapore Changi Airport—which sustained its ranking as the best in the region and the world—Seoul’s Incheon Airport (second), Tokyo’s Narita... continue reading

CALAX Laguna segment partially opens ahead of Undas

CALAX Laguna segment partially opens ahead of Undas

STA. ROSA CITY, Laguna – Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark A. Villar led the partial opening of the first 10 kilometer-segment of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) from the Mamplasan Toll Barrier in Biñan City to the Santa Rosa City-Tagaytay Interchange, two days before Filipino observe Undas or All Saints’ and Souls’ days. “It is... continue reading

NAIA Consortium, Aboitiz Infra submit revised airport offers

NAIA Consortium, Aboitiz Infra submit revised airport offers

MANILA, Philippines — The private proponents behind proposals to rehabilitate the congested Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and take over the Bohol-Panglao International Airport have come up with their respective revised offers in hopes of complying with the state’s new conditions and eventually secure its final approval. Transportation Undersecretary for planning Ruben Reinoso told The... continue reading

​60 PPP projects up for rollout

​60 PPP projects up for rollout

Public-private partnerships (PPP) in the local level remained booming with 60 projects for rollout, according to state planning agency National Economic and Development Authority (Neda). “With respect to local PPPs, there’s no backtracking ever. What’s happening is we’re working silently without getting attention, but now we’ll enjoy your attention as PPPs will be highlighted once... continue reading

NEDA revises list of flagship infra projects

NEDA revises list of flagship infra projects

MANILA, Philippines — The list of flagship projects under the government’s ambitious Build Build Build program will be revised to include more but smaller projects in the regions, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said. In a briefing, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and NEDA chief Ernesto Pernia said that instead of 75 big-ticket projects, there... continue reading