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THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said it will consider the selection process for the new telecommunications industry entrant, the so-called “third player,” to be successful if it attracts three or four applicants.
THE INTERNATIONAL Chamber of Commerce-Philippines (ICCP) expressed its support for San Miguel Corp.’s (SMC) proposed Bulacan International Airport — also called the New Manila International Airport — after the fiasco at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) over the weekend.
THE DEPARTMENT of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said it is looking to give San Miguel Corp. (SMC) by next month the original proponent status (OPS) for its proposal to extend the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEx).
THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) said the disruption to air travel caused by the airport closure caused by the botched landing of a XiamenAir jet last week highlights the need to develop alternative gateways and upgrade systems at existing airports.
THE implementing agency for the Philippine Identification System Act said it is preparing the terms to auction the design contract for the infrastructure underlying the national identification (ID) system.
THE CHINESE AIRLINE whose disabled passenger jet caused the closure last Friday, Aug. 17, of a runway at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) apologized for that incident, even as Philippine officials mulled possible penalties against the company.
THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said the planned Quezon-Bicol Expressway (QBEx) will tap various modes of financing, and will not be a purely Public-Private Partnership (PPP).
HARBOR STAR Shipping Services, Inc. (HSSSI) on Thursday said it acquired 30% of Hi-Energy Marine Services, Inc. (HEMSI), a tugboat operator at the Manila South Harbor.
THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said it has delivered 95% of the right-of-way required for the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Harbor Link Segment 10 and expects the main line in Valenzuela City to be completed by the end of the year.
SENATE LEADERS on Wednesday filed a resolution “strongly urging” the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and its policy-making authority, the Metro Manila Council (MMC), to recall and suspend the ban on driver-only vehicles in EDSA during rush hours.
A CONSORTIUM which includes the Ayala and Aboitiz groups submitted to the government an unsolicited proposal for the design and development of the national identification (ID) system.
FILIPINO consumers are becoming more aware of how their purchasing power can influence companies and promote products and ways of doing business that they support, a media communications company said, citing the results of a study.
ASIAN Terminals, Inc. (ATI) saw an 18% rise in net income attributable to equity holders of the parent company during the second quarter, boosted by record-high cargo volumes.
THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said it is conducting ongoing discussions to streamline fares for all transport network vehicle services (TNVS), a process which may invalidate Grab Philippines’ petitions to raise fares and reimpose its P2 per-minute trip duration charge.
THE Philippines was ninth in the world in terms of volume of online attacks during the second quarter, up from 44th a year earlier, cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab said.
THE PHILIPPINE COMPETITION COMMISSION (PCC) has cleared Grab Philippines’ (MyTaxi.PH Inc.) acquisition of the local business of Uber and Uber Systems, Inc., but will monitor for a year the former’s compliance with quality and pricing standards it had committed to.
A GROUP of foreign private equity investors is looking to acquire a majority stake in Voyager Innovations, Inc., according to PLDT Chairman, President and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan.
CEBU AIR, Inc. reported a 39% drop in net profit to P1.87 billion in the second quarter, weighed down by rising fuel prices and weakening of the peso.
COMPANIES must do their part to make the labor force more competitive in the age of automation and artificial intelligence (AI), professional services company Accenture said.
CONVERGE ICT Solutions, Inc. is investing $1.8 billion for its broadband network expansion in the next five years, partnering with US, South Korean and Philippine companies for its nationwide rollout.
THE Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (PT&T) said a Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) granted its request to exit from court-assisted corporate rehabilitation, giving a boost to its plan to participate in the bidding for the third telecommunications player.
THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) released a new draft memorandum circular (MC) outlining the selection terms for the third entrant in the telecommunications industry, which tightened some track-record requirements for prospective bidders while loosening some financial criteria.
CONSTRUCTION of the Metro Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT-7) -- a project designed to offer more public transport options north of Metro Manila -- could face delays on right-of-way questions involving the project’s planned depot in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan.
THE CONSORTIUM of seven of the country’s top conglomerates proposing to rehabilitate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) said more Filipinos still prefer the main Manila gateway over its alternatives in Clark, Sangley and Bulacan, citing data from a survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) in March.