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Calax tollway deal also delayed by DPWH

The Department of Public Works and Highways has formally announced it would push back the bid submission deadline of the 47-kilometer Cavite-Laguna Expressway (Calax) public private partnership deal by a month to May 21.

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

Skyway Stage 3 to cut Buendia-Balintawak travel to 15 minutes


The launch of the first of two private sector-led elevated expressways linking northern and southern Metro Manila was held on Wednesday, marking the formal start of a major infrastructure project aimed at easing traffic jams in the metropolis.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Gov’t to set major roadworks in motion

Foreign business groups in the country are urging President Aquino to boost infrastructure spending and implement critical measures on the final stretch of his term to ensure inclusive growth. FILE PHOTO

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is finalizing auction plans for three more major toll roads—two located south of Metro Manila and another north of the capital—set for the second half of 2014.

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Car dealers can now ‘be in two places at once’

CHRISTOPHER Franks, Reynaldo Castellano, Daniel Scott, Arianne Rose David, and RJ David during initial talks for the acquisition of PinoyAutoTrader.com.ph by leading buy and sell website Sulit.

As motorists fume at inopportune road repairs by the Department of Public Works and Highways; DPWH points to local governments for enabling informal settlers blocking passageways; squatters lash out at the continuing rise of commercial establishments; and Dan Brown coins the combination of all these as the “Gates of Hell,” another factor in the metro’s spatial suffocation is forgotten altogether.

Posted: July 14th, 2013 in Headlines,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Naia Expressway deal: SMC gets notice of award


San Miguel Corp. (SMC) has been issued the award notice by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), recognizing the conglomerate as the winner for the right to build and operate the 7.15-kilometer Naia Expressway Phase II project.

Posted: May 10th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Naia Expressway contractor known Monday—DPWH


Who will win the P15.5-billion Ninoy Aquino International Airport Expressway project? Will it be the Manila North Tollways Corp. (MNTC) or the Optimal Infrastructure Development Inc. (OIDI)?

Posted: April 15th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Pangilinan, San Miguel Corp. vie for Naia expressway

PLDT chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan: Signs of growth.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The stage is set for another head-to-head battle between the group of businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan and conglomerate San Miguel Corp.—this time for the P13.61-billion contract to build and operate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Expressway.

Posted: April 8th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

SLEx operator opposes DPWH Daang Hari policy


South Luzon Tollway Corp. (SLTC) has formally objected to the decision of the Department of Public Works and Highways to allow last-minute changes in the design of the Daang Hari road project without securing the approval of all involved parties.

Posted: November 26th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Breaktime: Double or knotting


For more than two long years, the survey-smart Aquino (Part II) administration shilly-shallied on the most vital road projects in Metro Manila since the dawn of civilization: the two by-pass skyways connecting NLEx and SLEx.

Posted: November 8th, 2012 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

PPP project changes may cost gov’t P500M

The original proposed Daang Hari-SLEx as posted on dpwh.gov.ph

The government’s proceeds from the Daang Hari link may be cut in half after it was revealed that the Department of Public Works and Highways approved a last-minute change in the project’s interconnection design without the consent of the operator of the South Luzon Expressway to which the tollway will connect.

Posted: November 5th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Banker’s big day arrives


A big change is coming to this foreign bank this month after its big bosses overseas decided to finally put a Filipino in charge of local operations.

Posted: October 1st, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Philippines scores low in infrastructure in WEF competitiveness ranking—DPWH

A government road project in El Nido in Palawan. The Philippines ranked a "mediocre 113th" for the overall state of its public infrastructure, with particularly low marks for the quality of its seaports and airports, in the 2012 Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways.  PHOTO FROM DPWH.GOV.PH

On a scale of 1 to 7—with 1 being extremely underdeveloped and 7 extensive and efficient by global standards—roads in the Philippines scored a low 3.1 in the 2012 Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways.

Posted: September 9th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »



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