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China Bank, AF Payments ink deal for Beep reloading

China Bank, AF Payments ink deal for Beep reloading

CHINA BANKING Corp. (China Bank) said its automated teller machines (ATM) can now be used by its cardholders to top up their “Beep” cards. In a statement on Monday, the Sy-led China Bank said it has partnered with AF Payments, Inc., allowing cardholders to reload their Beep card via select ATMs. The service will initially... continue reading

Clark airport expansion 25% complete

Clark airport expansion 25% complete

The Bases Conversion and Development and Authority (BCDA) has accomplished 25 percent of the Clark International Airport expansion project to date, making it on track to complete phase 1 by June 2020, according to Joshua Bingcang, BCDA senior vice president for Business Development and Operations. Bingcang said this phase will increase the airport passenger capacity... continue reading

Clark airport expansion hits 25% completion

Clark airport expansion hits 25% completion

THE BASES Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) said the Clark International Airport expansion project has reached 25% completion. “We have accomplished 25% of the Clark International Airport project as of this date,” BCDA’s Senior Vice-President for Business Development and Operations Joshua M. Bingcang, an engineer, said in a statement Monday. Activity on the site will now... continue reading

Mountain water soon to reach faucets in Bulacan

Mountain water soon to reach faucets in Bulacan

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan — Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado heralded on Sunday the fulfillment of a promise that Bulakeños will have fresh water from its own mountain coming out of their faucets. “A few months from now, the fresh surface water from the bounty of Bulacan mountains in Angat Dam will flow in every home’s... continue reading

First-ever landport in PH to open in Paranaque next month

First-ever landport in PH to open in Paranaque next month

The first-ever landport in the Philippines, Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX), will start full operations in November this year, Megawide announced on Monday. Megawide said that the integrated transport terminal will have a capacity of 200,000 passengers daily with separate levels for arrivals, departures, and private parking areas. “PITX aims to provide seamless interconnectivity of... continue reading

Megawide poised to launch Parañaque transport terminal in November

Megawide poised to launch Parañaque transport terminal in November

MEGAWIDE CONSTRUCTION Corp. is launching next month the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX), a “landport” for passengers from the south going to Metro Manila. “We will be on soft opening this October with full operations scheduled this November. We are working closely with the DoTr and affiliated agencies such as the LTFRB to ensure that... continue reading

Paranaque transport hub set to open this month

Paranaque transport hub set to open this month

MWM Terminals Inc., a consortium led by Megawide Construction Corp., said the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange will open later this month, with full commercial operations expected in November this year, three years after the concession was awarded to the group. PITX is located beside the old Coastal Mall at Kennedy Road, Barangay Tambo, Parañaque City.... continue reading

PSA opts for competitive bidding for National ID system

PSA opts for competitive bidding for National ID system

THE government will pursue competitive bidding for the national ID system, with the pilot registration pushed back to next year. National Statistician Lisa Grace S. Bersales said the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has decided to pursue competitive bidding and did not accept the unsolicited proposal from a private consortium looking to implement the Philippine ID... continue reading

First Look: PH’s First ‘Landport’ is a Bus Terminal That Looks and Feels Like an Airport

First Look: PH’s First ‘Landport’ is a Bus Terminal That Looks and Feels Like an Airport

More than three years ago, the government signed a public-private partnership agreement with MWM Terminals Inc. to build and operate the Southwest Integrated Terminal Exchange (SWITEx), the country’s first intermodal land transport terminal. It will serve as the last stop and origin of buses MWM is a consortium of WM Properties Inc., part of the... continue reading

Draft IRR out on National Transport Policy

Draft IRR out on National Transport Policy

THE National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) released on Monday the draft implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the National Transport Policy which aims to modernize the country’s transport network. NEDA said the framework “promotes a safe, reliable, efficient, integrated, intermodal, affordable, cost-effective, environmentally sustainable, and people-oriented national transport system.” NEDA said that the country... continue reading