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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 »

Biz Buzz: Winning streak

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They say good things come in pairs or threes but the transportation department—which is the one agency now that needs a positive lift as Metro Manila commuters simmer on MRT’s woes—has been defying those averages.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Infra spending needed to boost growth to 8-10%

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The Philippine economy is still on an upswing but to hasten the pace of growth of 8-10 percent, there must be greater investment in infrastructure alongside further governance reforms to stimulate private sector investments, according to former economic planning secretary Cayetano Paderanga Jr.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

DOTC: Delaying antics

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Now it hits the fan, this P17.5-billion project of the Aquino (Part II) administration to build and operate a badly needed new passenger terminal at the Mactan Cebu International Airport.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Gov’t to spend P4.17T for infra, tourism, social projects

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The Aquino administration has committed P4.17 trillion worth of public investments in the remainder of its term to make the benefits of the growing economy trickle down the poor.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

PH said to be ‘punching below its weight’

The Philippines needs to address infrastructure bottlenecks to prevent annual growth from sliding back to the 5-6 percent growth range, an economist at British banking giant HSBC said.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

San Francisco traders, execs keen on setting up firms in PH

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An employee works on a machine inside a newly built product distribution warehouse in Cabuyao, Laguna, in this file photo. AFP

A trade delegation comprising of 70 businessmen and government officials from San Francisco, California, has expressed interest in tapping prospective investment opportunities and possibly setting up manufacturing facilities in the Philippines.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Common toll plaza mulled for SCTEx, TPLEx

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THE SUBIC-CLARK-TARLAC Expressway INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The state-run Bases Conversion Development Authority and the Private Infra Dev Corp. have agreed to interconnect the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) and the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEx) by installing a common toll plaza to make their use more convenient for motorists.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

MRT 7 construction delayed anew due to House probe

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Construction of the Metro Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT 7) may be delayed anew as Congress seeks to scrutinize the financial terms involving a private sector proponent, a lawmaker said on Thursday.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Barriers threaten PH tourism thrust

Aileen C. Clemente, executive vice president of the Tourism Congress and president of Rajah Travel Corp., says the arrivals targets of 6.8 million for this year and 10 million by 2016 are achievable as long as the government will work hard to “remove the [tourism] barriers in a timely manner.”

The Philippine government must address critical problems in infrastructure, regulatory regime as well as education to enable the country to meet its target tourist arrivals of 6.8 million for this year and 10 million by 2016, an industry official said Thursday.   Aileen C. Clemente, executive vice president of the Tourism Congress and president of [...]

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

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

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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 »

3rd stage of M. Manila skyway project to start in April

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A company led by conglomerate San Miguel Corp. and Indonesia’s Citra Group have set for Wednesday the groundbreaking for its northern and southern connector road expressway, dubbed Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

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