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THE Transportation department said an unsolicited proposal to build the Modified Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 6 is currently being evaluated by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).
FIFTH GRADE STUDENTS in the Philippines are falling behind their counterparts in some Southeast Asian countries in reading, writing and mathematics, with a significant percentage of students still performing at levels expected in early years of primary education, a regional study showed.
PLDT, Inc. announced on Thursday that it ranked fourth out of the top 100 “most influential” information and communications technology companies worldwide in the 2020 Digital Inclusion Benchmark of the World Benchmarking Alliance.
Philippine firms still lack skilled personnel capable of handling cybersecurity risks, especially during the pandemic crisis where many companies have become more vulnerable to cyberattacks, industry leaders said.
PHILIPPINE AIRLINES (PAL) on Tuesday said it is ready to offer nonstop flights after the government allowed the visa-free entry of returning Filipinos or “balikbayans” beginning Dec. 7.
THE METRO Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) will resume operations on Dec. 1 after repair works at the Taft section were completed, according to the Transportation department.
FRANCE-BASED shipbuilder Naval Group is looking to open an office in Manila as part of its plan to help the country in improving its naval capabilities.
THE Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) said the shipping industry will receive assistance from the government’s second stimulus package in the form of subsidized port fees.
Almost half of German companies and their partners in the Philippines expect zero or lower investment in the next 12 months as economic recovery...
Budget carrier Cebu Pacific announced on Friday that it would be working with the local government of General Santos City and the Philippine Airport...
Globe Telecom, Inc. has officially completed the acquisition of US-based cloud managed services provider Cascadeo, the Ayala-led telecommunications company said on Friday. “The collaboration between...
PHILIPPINE AIRLINES (PAL) is planning to seek court protection from creditors as it works on a debt restructuring plan, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said on Wednesday.
INTERNET SECURITY firm Kaspersky on Monday said it expects new cyberattack strategies to emerge next year, which will mainly target network appliances and 5G.
THE provincial government of Cavite said on Wednesday, MacroAsia Corp. and its partner China Communications Construction Co. Ltd. (CCCC) have formally submitted their consortium agreement.
AMERICAN multinational cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks, Inc. is seeking to work with Philippine businesses for protection against cyber threats as they adopt 5G technology to accelerate their digital transformation journey.
THE TOLL Regulatory Board (TRB) on Wednesday said toll operators are ready to enforce cashless transactions starting Dec. 1 amid a coronavirus pandemic.
THE Transportation department announced Tuesday that the technical working group overseeing the operations of motorcycle taxis has granted Angkas (DBDOYC, Inc.) a provisional authority to operate until Dec. 9.
THE Transportation department has started seeking bidders for the construction of viaducts, bridges, nine stations, and a depot for use by the South Commuter Railway project.
AIRASIA Group Berhad continues to focus on survival and restructuring, as travel behavior is expected to return to normal by 2022, its top official said.
THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Public-Private Partnership Center (PPP Center) said Monday that they are gauging investor interest in three proposed big-ticket expressway projects — the Pacific Eastern Seaboard Expressway, the Metro Cebu Expressway, and the Davao-Digos Expressway.
THE Cavite government sees “signs” that it will finally seal a joint venture (JV) agreement by Nov. 24 with MacroAsia Corp. and its partner China Communications Construction Co. Ltd. (CCCC) for the $10-billion Sangley Point International Airport project.
SAN MIGUEL Corp. (SMC) President and Chief Operating Officer Ramon S. Ang on Sunday said the company and its contractor EEI Corp. will be implementing “stricter” safety measures at the Skyway Extension project site after an accident that resulted in one fatality and four injuries.
CHINESE cloud computing company Alibaba Cloud, a subsidiary of Alibaba Group, said Thursday that it is targeting to support 5,000 Philippine enterprises on their digital transformation journey.
ABS-CBN CORP. launched on Thursday a subscription-based streaming service for its global viewers.
SINGAPOREAN multinational ride-hailing company Grab Holdings, Inc. is adding new safety and security features to its platform, including gesture-less verification, crash-detection, and unusual-ride termination features, a company official said.
LOCAL airlines will soon start operating flights between Manila and Bohol, as the island-province reopens its doors to tourists beginning Nov. 15.
CONVERGE ICT Solutions, Inc. will put up another data center to protect its subscribers from internet outages in the future, its top official said.
GLOBE Telecom, Inc. announced on Wednesday that its commercial 5G service is now available in “17 cities” nationwide.
THE Philippine digital economy’s gross merchandise value (GMV) is seen to hit $28 billion in 2025, accelerating to a 30% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), driven by the growth in new digital consumers, the latest e-Conomy Southeast Asia report by Bain & Company, Google, and Temasek said.
LOSSES of Chelsea Logistics and Infrastructure Holdings Corp. for the third quarter widened to P1.32 billion due to the adverse effects of the global health crisis on its operations.
PHILIPPINE Infradev Holdings, Inc. on Tuesday reported a net loss attributable to parent equity holders of P779,527 for the third quarter, reversing net earnings of P2.27 billion a year ago.
MEGAWIDE CONSTRUCTION Corp. expects the Swiss challenge for the P109-billion Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) rehabilitation project to be completed in the first quarter of 2021.
ABS-CBN Corp. swung to a net loss in the third quarter as advertising and consumer revenues dropped after the closure of its broadcast and digital TV operations, and amid the public health crisis.
CHELSEA Logistics and Infrastructure Holdings Corp. said on Monday it would continue with cost-cutting measures to improve its financial health, as it expects to recover from the effects of the global health crisis in the second half of 2021.
ASIAN TERMINALS, Inc. (ATI) on Monday reported a 14.8% increase in its attributable net income for the third quarter to P812.10 million as trade picked up with the easing of lockdown measures.