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THE Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) may push back the expiration date for income tax holiday (ITH) incentives enjoyed by locators in areas affected by the Taal Volcano eruption.
THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said Friday that it completed a P122-million flood control structure in Isabela, a P34-million river wall in Leyte, and a P6-million farm-to-market road in Zamboanga del Norte.
FIVE YEARS AGO, Jack, a 71-year-old retired physician, bought a two-story house worth P11 million in the upland town of Alfonso in Cavite province, 16 kilometers away from one of the world’s smallest and active volcanoes -- Taal Volcano.
THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has drafted a circular that exempts from compulsory notification the joint ventures (JVs) of private entities formed for an unsolicited public-private partnership (PPP) project.
THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said its P279.3-million slope protection project along the Taguig River is expected to be completed within the first half of the year.
THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) expects Palawan to become a major cruise destination with the construction of a P1.5-billion cruise port, whose third and fourth phases are targeted for completion this year.
INTERNATIONAL Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) said Sociedad Puerto Industrial Aguadulce S.A. (SPIA), its joint venture container terminal project with PSA International Pte Ltd. (PSA) in Buenaventura, Colombia, has received the “largest vessel ever to call Colombia” this month.
CAVITE’S Sangley Airport expansion project is targeted to break ground in the middle of next month after the completion of a technical assessment, the provincial governor said.
MANILA’S Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Monday partially resumed operations after more than 500 flights were affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano, whose ash enveloped some cities near the capital on Sunday evening.
THE Mindanao Railway Project’s Tagum-Davao segment has been set an operational target date of the second quarter, the Department of Transportation (DoTr) said.
THE Department of Tourism has set a 2020 target of P4.454 trillion for tourism revenue, which if realized would exceed the 2019 estimated total by about 9.8%.
NEW telecommunications company DITO Telecommunity Corp. said it had forged an agreement with the organization of municipalities for the delivery of “fast and upgraded” internet services to their constituents.
THE country’s three major airlines — Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, and Philippines AirAsia — have committed to help the government in the repatriation of Filipinos working and living in the countries in the Middle East that are affected by the Iran-United States conflict.
THE NEW passenger terminal of Clark International Airport, which is expected to increase the airport’s overall capacity to 12.2 million passengers yearly, is set to be operational by July, the Department of Transportation (DoTr) said.
TRANSPORTATION Secretary Arthur P. Tugade said the newly-developed Salomague Cruise Port in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, which serves as an alternate cruise port for Region I, will be formally launched this month.
ANGKAS is seeking a 72-hour temporary restraining order (TRO) against the implementation of a policy allowing the inclusion of JoyRide and Move It in the extended pilot program for motorcycle taxis and imposing a limit on the number of bikers.
INFORMATION technology (IT) system management solutions provider ASG Technologies Group, Inc. sees an increase in the number of Filipino data scientists this year driven by the growing demand from enterprises.
THE Department of Tourism (DoT) said its target of 9.2 million international visitors this year is driven by more airport development projects which allow tourists to bypass Manila’s congested airport.
THE GOVERNMENT will inaugurate Sangley Airport in Cavite on Feb. 15, positioning it as the main hub for general aviation to decongest Metro Manila’s main gateway.
RIDE-HAILING firm Grab Philippines is seeking to revive its motorcycle service, Grab Bike, to help provide “affordable and agile transport solutions” to commuters.
THE Mandaluyong City Regional Trial Court (RTC) has issued a 72-hour temporary restraining order (TRO) against the new policy of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) that limits the number of bikers of motorcycle ride-hailing platform Angkas (DBDOYC, Inc.) to 10,000 in Metro Manila and 3,000 in Cebu.
THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said the rules governing the shared use of telecommunications towers will be issued by next week.
THE water districts of Dolores, Quezon and San Pablo City, Laguna are seeking a joint venture (JV) partner to implement the Lumbo Spring Bulk Water Supply Project, the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center said Monday.
MPCALA Holdings Inc. (MPHI), a unit of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC), is hoping to start collecting initial toll fees for the newly opened 10-kilometer Mamplasan Interchange-Sta. Rosa segment of the Cavite-Laguna-Expressway (CALAx) by February at the latest.
THE DEPARTMENT of Transportation (DoTr) is inviting Japanese firms and Japanese-led joint ventures to bid to provide train sets, as well as electrical and mechanical (E&M) systems and rail track works as part of the first phase of the Metro Manila Subway Project, one of the current administration’s flagship developments funded by Japan official development assistance (ODA).
WANG HONG, 29, was hooked on gambling.