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SMC firms up $10B airport project

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San Miguel Corp. (SMC) is set to submit to President Aquino next month its own proposal for a $10-billion alternative international airport serving Metro Manila even as the government separately pursues a similar project, likely at a former US naval base in Sangley Point, Cavite.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

2 senators score lack of due diligence in airport bidding

Senators Sergio Osmeña III and Antonio Trillanes IV have scored the Department of Transportation and Communications pre-qualification bids and awards committee for overlooking pertinent information regarding the GMR-Megawide consortium, which submitted the highest bid for the renovation, expansion and 25-year management of the Mactan Cebu International Airport. File photo by Frances Mangosing/ INQUIRER.net

Senators Sergio Osmeña III and Antonio Trillanes IV have scored the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) pre-qualification bids and awards committee (PBAC) for overlooking pertinent information regarding the GMR-Megawide consortium, which submitted the highest bid for the renovation, expansion and 25-year management of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA).p

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Naia rehab seen completed by ’15

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The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) expects to complete the rehabilitation of the aging Terminal 1 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) by January 2015.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Biz Buzz

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It’s no secret that one reason for the long delay in the implementation of the elevated connector road tollway project was that at least one influential Cabinet official wanted Philippine National Construction Corp. president Luis Sison replaced.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

PAL launches flights to Haneda

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Philippine Airlines (PAL) will start flying from Manila to Haneda twice a day starting March 30 complementing its thrice a day service to Narita for travelers to and from Japan.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Caticlan runway set for upgrade

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Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. said it would complete the extension of Boracay Airport’s runway by the end of the year, allowing the tourist hotspot’s nearest aviation gateway to accommodate large international flights.   The runway extension, from the current 950 meters to 2,100 meters, is a key component of Boracay Airport’s upgrade, which San Miguel [...]

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Mactan airport bidders to keep groupings for other PPP projects

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Major conglomerates that participated in last week’s P17.5-billion Mactan Cebu International Airport concession auction are looking forward to other airport Public Private Partnership (PPP) deals that will likely be offered by the transportation department next year.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Mactan airport contract awarding set in Jan ’14

The P17.5–billion deal to expand and operate Cebu’s main airport is set to be awarded by Jan. 14 next year, according to the Department of Transportation and Communications.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

7 groups seen bidding for Mactan PPP project

Most bidders are set to submit their offers Thursday for the Aquino administration’s first airport public-private partnership (PPP) deal, the P17.5-billion Mactan-Cebu International Airport, based on interviews with the seven prequalified groups this week.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Gov’t to defer bid for P17-B Mactan-Cebu airport project

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The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) again may postpone Friday’s bidding for the P17.5-billion project to expand and operate the Mactan-Cebu International Airport as the government focuses on dealing with the aftermath of Supertyphoon Yolanda, a senior government official said.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Privatized public services

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After years of government neglect and apathy, Manila North Harbor, the major seaport that links Metro Manila to the Visayas and Mindanao, has taken a new look that the country can be proud of. Early this month, Manila North Harbour Port Inc. (MNHPI), a joint venture of Harbour Center Port Holdings Inc. and San Miguel Corp., inaugurated the North Port Passenger Terminal Complex, a world-class terminal that can accommodate three million passengers a year.

Posted: November 8th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

SMC keen on tapping UK air traffic firm

Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. is keen on tapping NATS, the leading provider of air traffic control services in the United Kingdom, for its prospective airport projects in the Philippines.

Posted: November 8th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

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