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METRO PACIFIC Tollways Corp., (MPTC) the tollways unit of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC), has sold a 10.32% stake in Indonesian infrastructure firm PT Margautama Nusantara (MUN) to a consortium of Japanese firms, the Metro Pacific group said on Tuesday.
THE Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) said Tuesday that cargo congestion at the Manila ports due to failure to withdraw cargoes may cause the terminals to shut down.
THE SURGE in data traffic due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic will drive telecommunications companies in Asia-Pacific countries to ramp up their spending on additional network capacity, Fitch Ratings said.
AIRLINES in Asia-Pacific countries, including the Philippines, saw air cargo demand for the month of February hold up “remarkably well” amid the decline in international air passenger demand due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) said.
THE NATIONAL Telecommunications Commission (NTC) said multinational technology company Google LLC, online entertainment services provider iflix Sdn. Bhd. and ABS-CBN Corp.’s iWant have agreed to reduce their streaming bitrates to help ease data congestion in the country as more people are now working and studying from home due to the government-imposed community quarantine period.
THE Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), and the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), made an advance dividend payment of more than P10 billion Friday.
TRANSPORTATION Secretary Arthur P. Tugade said the review of unsolicited proposals for all transport-related projects will continue during the COVID-19 quarantine.
THE Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP), which is one of the main drivers of demand for commercial vehicles this year, faces “significant risks” of being delayed due to the lockdown on Luzon, Fitch Solutions said.
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, including local government units (LGUs), are being urged to simplify and streamline procedures and requirements as the country is under a state of national emergency due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.
THE International Air Transportation Association (IATA), a trade association for the global airline industry, is asking governments to remove supply chain obstacles amid the pandemic as the continuing airfreight delays caused by bureaucratic processes are “endangering lives.”
THE Philippines’ telecommunications commission has asked US media-services provider Netflix to “efficiently manage” its streaming bit rates to ease data congestion as the Luzon-wide lockdown to contain the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has slowed Internet speeds due to a surge in users.
DIGITAL PAYMENTS firm PayMaya Philippines, Inc. has launched a one-stop digital donation facility, enabling people to donate to various charitable organizations that aim to help affected communities and frontliners who are dealing with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
TRANSPORTATION Secretary Arthur P. Tugade has ordered the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) to hand over in advance P10 billion worth of dividends to the government by Friday.
RIDE-HAILING platform Angkas now has a food delivery service to help its bikers during the government-imposed quarantine period.
MULTINATIONAL technology company Microsoft Corp. has added new features to its unified communication and collaboration platform, Microsoft Teams, to further address the needs of an increasing number of people working and learning from home amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) warned Tuesday of potential cyber-attacks against hospitals and health care facilities.
THE National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has issued a memorandum order allowing ABS-CBN Convergence, Inc., whose franchise had expired on March 17, 2020, and other telecommunications companies of the same status to continue to operate during the Luzon-wide quarantine period, ABS-CBN Corp. said.
LOPEZ-LED companies have donated P100 million to ABC-CBN Corp.’s fund-raising campaign that aims to help local government units provide food and basic necessities to families affected by the Luzon-wide lockdown, the media company said.
THE DEPARTMENT of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) on Sunday warned Private Express and/or Messengerial Delivery Service (PEMEDES) operators who violate the government’s guidelines on handling and delivering basic goods and necessities amid the Luzon-wide community quarantine.
THE government has allowed financial markets to operate with a skeletal workforce during the month-long lockdown of the main island of Luzon.
BUDGET carrier Cebu Pacific said the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic will continue to impact its operations in the coming months, even after the month-long enhanced community lockdown being imposed over the entire Luzon island.
BUSINESSMAN Manuel V. Pangilinan assured President Rodrigo R. Duterte that the companies he leads under the so-called MVP Group of Companies are helping their employees cope with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic that has forced his government to declare a Luzon-wide lockdown.
AIRPORTS on the main Philippine island of Luzon will close their doors to inbound and outbound international flights starting March 20 as part of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s lockdown order to contain a novel coronavirus outbreak, the Transportation department said on Tuesday.
JUVY P. CASTILLON, a 54-year-old grade school English teacher in Bangkok, Thailand, is scheduled to return to General Santos City via Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City on March 21.
LISTED port operators International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and Asia Terminals, Inc.(ATI) said their business operations continue while contingency measures are being carried out to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
THE government has ordered the suspension of the operations of motorcycle taxis such as Angkas (DBDOYC, Inc.), JoyRide (We Move Things Philippines, Inc.) and Move It (We-Load Transcargo Corp.) in line with President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s “community quarantine” order in Metro Manila.
POLICE on Friday threatened to arrest people who ignore a month-long metro-wide lockdown that President Rodrigo R. Duterte ordered on Thursday amid a new coronavirus outbreak, saying an “absolute blockage” would be enforced.