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FLAG CARRIER Philippine Airlines (PAL) will be deploying “special flights” between Manila and Xiamen on Monday next week to carry stranded passengers after their flights were canceled when President Rodrigo R. Duterte ordered a travel ban.
MPCALA Holdings Inc. (MPHI), a unit of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC), has gotten a go-signal from the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) to collect initial toll fees beginning Feb. 10 for the newly opened 10.7-kilometer Mamplasan Interchange-Sta. Rosa segment of the Cavite-Laguna-Expressway (CALAx).
THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) said it will proceed with a single-track and non-electrified system configuration of the Mindanao Railway Project, overruling appeals from the Davao Regional Development Council to adopt a two-track, electric configuration.
THE BUREAU of Quarantine (BoQ) has exempted all cargo ships from the required 14-day quarantine amid the novel coronavirus (nCoV) threat in consideration of the country’s supply chain, Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) General Manager Jay Daniel R. Santiago said on Wednesday.
SAN MIGUEL Corp. (SMC) has committed to work 24/7 to open the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 — a portion of which had collapsed due to fire last Saturday — by July this year.
MALACAÑANG said it will look into alleged irregularities at the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) which reportedly led Undersecretary Eliseo M. Rio, Jr. to resign.
THE government on Monday inaugurated the Port of Claveria in Cagayan, which it hopes will boost transport connectivity between the far north of Luzon and islands beyond.
THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) hopes to modernize Kennon Road by offering its rehabilitation to toll-road operators as a Public-Private Partnership (PPP), the PPP Center said.
A 44-YEAR-OLD Chinese man who died of severe pneumonia in the Philippines had tested positive for the new coronavirus strain, the first coronavirus-related death outside China, the Department of Health said on Sunday.
THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has raised concerns regarding San Miguel Corp.’s (SMC) proposed $2.15-billion acquisition of Holcim Philippines Inc. (HPI), saying the deal could lessen competition in the grey cement market in Luzon.
THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is expecting the approval of the NAIA Expressway (NAIAx) expansion project within the first quarter of the year.
THE Philippines was seventh in the world in terms of the number of web threats detected during the fourth quarter of last year.
SOFTWARE engineering solutions firm Multisys Technologies Corp. has forged a partnership deal with Indian software company Manorama Infosolutions Pvt. Ltd. (MIPL) to upgrade its health care platform HealthBox.
AT LEAST THREE Japanese firms, including one of the maintenance providers of Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3), signaled interest in bidding for the contract to provide train sets and electrical and mechanical (E&M) systems for the Metro Manila subway project.
ASIAN Terminals Inc. (ATI) said it handled more than 310,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) at the Batangas Container Terminal (BCT) in 2019, up 25% from the previous year.
THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) hopes to finish this year three infrastructure projects in South Cotabato, including the P100-million road-widening project from Koronadal City to General Santos City which is set for completion in April.
METRO RAIL Transit (MRT)-3’s number of passengers and collection from ticket sales fell further in 2019 as the railway system undergoes rehabilitation to increase its capacity by July 2021.
A RESOLUTION seeking to declare Singaporean investor Angeline Xiwen Tham as persona non grata for owning ride-hailing company Angkas at its inception has been filed in the Senate.
CHINESE smartphone manufacturer Realme said it is collaborating with Philippine tech firms and network operators to expedite the development of the fifth-generation (5G) network technology in the country, as it is set to roll out its 5G smartphones in China this year.
INTERNET security firm Kaspersky on Monday said the enterprise solutions segment of its business achieved a “twofold” growth in the Philippines last year.
PHILIPPINES AirAsia, Inc. is set to launch three more domestic routes this year in response to the growing volume of passengers in Zamboanga City, General Santos City, and Dumaguete City.
THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) said 120 airport projects, which include rehabilitation, expansion and upgrade works, have been completed by the current government.
THE DEPARTMENT of Transportation’s (DoTr) interagency technical working group (TWG) has increased the cap for motorcycle taxi bikers in Metro Manila to 45,000 from 30,000, and expanded the coverage of the pilot run to Cagayan de Oro City, where 9,000 bikers are allowed to operate, the same number as in Metro Cebu.
JOYRIDE is bent on deploying more bikers until it reaches the 10,000 cap despite the government’s plan to terminate the pilot program that allowed the operation of motorcycle taxis, an official of the ride-hailing firm said.
CONSUMERS switching telecommunication networks are a step closer to retaining their contact digits after the securities regulator cleared the creation of a new company that will ease the portability of mobile phone numbers.
SAN MIGUEL Corp. (SMC) said no fees would be collected at the South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) and Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR) for vehicles involved in relief operations in areas affected by the Taal Volcano eruption.
THE operator of Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) is ready to cooperate should the government push through with an investigation into an alleged irregularity in its concession agreement.
AROUND a hundred drones rose up into the night sky during the final leg of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games Torch Run at the Clark Freeport Zone on Nov. 23.