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Breaktime: Let them eat ache

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Okay, the media made a big fuss out of the kilometric queues of hundreds of wretched commuters at the MRT Edsa stations during rush hours, not to mention the unbearable congestion inside the MRT coaches, already bursting with humanity anytime of the day.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

In road daylight

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A few days ago the company called Manila North Tollways Corp. launched the second segment of its P12-billion project known as the “port connector road,” linking the congested Manila port area with NLEx—yes, the North Luzon Expressway.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Connector road still ‘doable’ by ’16

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Metro Pacific Tollways Corp., the toll-road arm of Metro Pacific Investments Corp., submitted its formal proposal detailing the implementation structure for a P23-billion “connector-road” aimed at linking the company’s North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) to the South Luzon Expressway (SLEx).

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Citra’s ‘connector road’ gets Palace nod

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A key infrastructure project—an elevated highway meant to decongest Metro Manila’s main thoroughfares of vehicular traffic—has finally received the greenlight from Malacañang, three years after it was first proposed to the Aquino administration.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

P23-B ‘connector road’ project awaits Aquino nod

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President Aquino is set to decide on the implementation of a P23-billion “connector road” proposed by Manuel V. Pangilinan-led Metro Pacific Investments Corp. that would link the company’s North Luzon Expressway (NLex) to the South Luzon Expressway (SLex), a senior government official said.

Posted: September 3rd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Skyway connector road project cleared

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The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) sees no more legal stumbling block to the implementation of the Skyway connector toll road project spearheaded by the San Miguel-Citra alliance.

Posted: May 2nd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Biz Buzz: From Fr. Doom to Dr. Boom

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Forget Davos. One of the most sought-after speakers in the financial world has landed on local shores (a week after gracing the World Economic Forum in the famous Swiss ski resort) to give his prognosis on the local and global economies.

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

SMC, Metro Pacific reach deal on road project

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The San Miguel and Metro Pacific groups have struck a compromise on the P7-billion, five-kilometer common alignment for their respective North Luzon-South Luzon Expressway connector road projects, according to Inquirer sources.

The San Miguel and Metro Pacific groups have struck a compromise on the P7-billion, five-kilometer common alignment for their respective North Luzon-South Luzon Expressway connector road projects, allowing their major infrastructure projects to move forward.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Rising connector road cost weighs on gov’t

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The price tag of the elevated roadwork of Metro Pacific Investment Corp. has just gone up due to higher costs in acquiring right-of-way access, forcing the government to double its project subsidy, data from the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) revealed.

Posted: October 15th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Solomonic decision

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What’s a government to do when faced with two competing, similar proposals for a big-ticket infrastructure project?

Posted: May 28th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

MVP firm asserts right over connector road plan

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Pangilinan-led Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) is asserting its hold over the planned “connector road” project amid pronouncements by a rival group that claims to have the lawful right to the multibillion-peso government deal.

Posted: November 23rd, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Group bucks MVP’s connector road plan

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RIGHTS TO BUILD CONNECTOR ROAD  Citra Metro Manila Tollways Corp., operator of the Metro Manila Skyway, claims that it has the rights to build a connector road linking the two major toll road systems at the north and south of Metro Manila, based on a recent Department of Justice opinion.

Businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan’s bid for the contract to build the so-called “connector road” will not go as smoothly as he hoped for due to the pronouncement of a rival group that it had a more lawful claim to the deal.

Posted: November 21st, 2011 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

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